Looking back at 2011, the major news this year was about adding new analyzer lines at Eastern Applied Research. We are pleased to be working with two of the top manufacturers of x-ray fluorescence technology and believe the addition of these high quality XRF analyzers will lead Eastern Applied Research into a successful 2012.
In March of 2011, Eastern Applied Research was selected as the North American service company for Roentgenanlytik GmbH (Roen). Soon after, Eastern Applied was able to agree with the manufacturer of XRF for coating thickness applications to release the Element Xr line to the North American market. Element Xr combines the manufacturing experience of Roen with Eastern Applieds knowledge of coating thickness applications and understanding of the North American market. Because of this collaboration, the Element Xr line provides top price-to-performance options from basic single layer coatings to complex coating applications, plus thin film and plating bath analysis.
As we look at Element Xr moving into 2012, we are excited to be preparing for the release of the newest system – the Xr 6000. Among other developments, this versatile unit will feature a streamlined software package that runs on Windows 7 OS and will provide more functionality than in the past. The Xr-6000 will be available for review at both Pittcon and Sur/Fin events.
After adding the quality line of coating thickness analyzers, Eastern Applied wanted to add a second line for material analysis needs. Eastern Applied was very excited when associates of Xenemetrix Inc selected our organization as their North American Sales Agent in May of 2011.
Known for producing high quality EDXRF Spectrometers for material analysis, the Xenemetrix line has allowed Eastern Applied to broaden our application reach. We are now able to focus on petrochemical test solutions (low sulfur verification, lube oil analysis), geological analysis (mining related and soil testing) and forensics related testing. Additionally, the Xenemetrix product mix focuses on xray fluorescence for general laboratory use, offering highly powerful systems like the EX-6600 series for industrial testing laboratories and cost efficient systems like the X-Cite for academic laboratories.
In addition to these applications, we have also recently announced a collaboration with Xenemetrix to develop the RoHS+SDD unit for detection of hazardous substances in electronics…those of you who now our history know that we were heavily involved in RoHS testing at its early stages. With the revised RoHS regulations affecting more industries, this new system will provide testing for RoHS plus other quantitative and qualitative analysis.
As Eastern Applied Research moves into 2012, we look forward to launching new systems from both the Element Xr and Xenemetrix line. Our staff is very excited about the new solutions that can be offered as both have proven to be top analyzers for their target applications…we hope you are excited in our analyzer lines if adding x-ray fluorescence is needed for you in 2012.