Two new x-ray fluorescence analyzer packages were recently released by Oxford Instruments for in-house hazardous substance screening interests. The analyzers, available through distributor Eastern Applied Research, are the bench-top Maxxi-6 and the handheld X-Met8000.
The Maxxi-6 is currently the only bench-top analyzer from Oxford Instruments to feature Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) technology. When combined with the micro-focus Be window x-ray tube and multiple collimators, the system offers a versatile solution for quality control testing – providing coating thickness measurements and compositional analysis along with hazardous substance screening capabilities.
A large internal chamber combined with a slotted design and programmable XY stage let the Maxxi-6 handle larger samples like automotive components and consumer goods to small electronic components and printed circuit boards. The Maxxi-6 excels at creating efficiency in sample analysis because of the stage programmability. An operator can quickly set samples, start the appropriate measurement program, and then handle other tasks while the system screens for collects the required measurements. Data management and report development, critical aspects in most RoHS interests, are simple to handle with the Windows 7 based operating system.
When portable RoHS screening or the analysis of samples that are too large for a bench-top chamber are required, organizations may also consider the newest generation of Handheld XRF – the X-Met8000. Already an industry leader in metals testing applications, the new X-Met8000 from Oxford Instruments has been released with a new software package for efficient RoHS screening of electronics and additional hazardous substance regulations.
Like all systems from Oxford Instruments, the X-Met8000 was developed with efficiency in mind. In the Regulated Goods mode, the XRF analyzer automatically selects the right calibration and its customizable display (largest screen interface on the market) provides color-coded pass/fail messages within seconds. The XRF analyzer is optimized for the detection of chlorine (Cl), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), chromium (Cr), Bromine (Br) and other restricted toxic elements in plastics, product packaging, metals, or mixed materials.
Minimal operational training is required on the X-Met8000 because of the intuitive software that almost walks an operator through measurements. Again, Oxford Instruments leads the way in the categories data management and reporting functions. The X-Met8000 has many time saving features from automatic sample name generation, ‘push’ functionality for the automatic loading of results to a network, and efficient report development in customized templates that are generated in a secure PDF format.
Learn more about the newest developments in hazardous substance screening at www.easternapplied.com and contact Eastern Applied Research to discuss what style of x-ray fluorescence system best fits your organizations regulatory requirements.