Oxford Instruments Releases Two XRF Analyzer Options for Hazardous Substance Testing

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Two new x-ray fluorescence analyzer packages were recently released by Oxford Instruments for in-house hazardous substance screening (RoHS) interests.  The analyzers, available through Eastern Applied Research, are the bench-top Maxxi-6 and the portable 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 system 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 stage let the Maxxi-6 handle larger 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 programmability.  An operator can quickly set samples, select the appropriate program, and handle other tasks while the system screens for hazardous substances.  Data management and report development, critical aspects in most RoHS interests, are simple to handle with the Windows 7 based operating system.

When portable testing is required or the analysis of samples that are too large for a bench-top chamber, 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 the customizable display 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 to efficient report development in customized templates that are generated in a secure PDF format.  Beneficial additions that are available with this package are the camera system and a bench-top stand.

Learn more about the newest developments in hazardous substance testing at www.easternapplied.com and contact Eastern Applied Research to discuss what style of x-ray fluorescence system best fits your organizations regulatory requirements.