New Configurations of Popular Handheld XRF, Xmet8000, Released

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Oxford Instruments has added two new models to its successful new generation of Handheld XRF, the XMet8000.  The initial analyzer (now the XMet8000 Expert) was developed to offer rapid alloy identification in power generation facilities, manufacturing plants, the scrap metal recycling facilities, and precious metals markets world-wide.  Along with the X-MET8000 Expert (available since September 2014), the new models X-MET8000 Optimum and X-MET8000 Smart enable reliable, uninterrupted metals testing, all-day long, in the harshest environments.

Three models to suit all analysis needs and budgets
The X-MET8000 range of analyzers has been designed to cover all analysis needs and budgets. The entry level, X-MET8000 Smart analyzer is ideal for routine, rapid testing of common alloys. The mid-range X-MET8000 Optimum model is optimized for high speed metal sorting and analysis of alloys, from aluminums to bronzes to stainless steels, etc. The top of the range X-MET8000 Expert provides the ultimate performance for the testing of the widest variety of alloys; with superior light elements (Mg, Al, Si, P anrfd S), tramp and trace elements analysis.

Fast, accurate and versatile verification
All three X-MET8000 models are fitted with a large-area SDD (silicon drift detector) and high performance X-ray tube, delivering exceptional speed and superior performance. Clear functional icons on the large (11cm/4.3”) integrated LCD touch-screen make the instrument simple and quick to use, even with gloves on and in direct sunlight. The flexible and easily customizable results screen allows for the display of information relevant to the user, ensuring the decision-making process is always optimized. The X-MET8000 may be used for a full working day of 10-12 hours without needing to change the battery, maximizing uptime. Due to its ergonomic design, the X-MET8000 is perfectly balanced and lightweight at only 1.5kg (3.3lb), minimizing user fatigue.

Christelle Petiot, Product Manager, Oxford Instruments, said “Our new generation of X-MET8000 handheld XRF analyzers uses the latest technology to provide superior speed and performance, so that professionals dealing with alloy testing, from metal recyclers to PMI inspectors, can maximize analysis throughput without compromising on the quality of test results."

Fit for purpose with a low cost of ownership
Designed with low cost of ownership in mind, all three models are manufactured with a rugged enclosure and are IP54 compliant (equivalent to NEMA 3), meaning they can withstand the harshest working environments. The X-MET8000 Smart is fitted with a robust, thick Kapton window, and an optional shield is available for the X-MET8000 Optimum and X-MET8000 Expert, both preventing detector and X-ray tube damage when testing small components and sharp objects, therefore eliminating potential downtime and costly repairs.

For more information, please visit the XMet8000 Handheld XRF product page.