Easy handling and improved detection limits
With a simple push of a button, elements ranging from sodium to uranium can be analysed
quickly and easily. In addition, the software enables measuring conditions to be
adapted to the sample characteristic. For precise analysis of lighter elements the
systems can be operated optionally under vacuum or under a helium atmosphere. The
built-in five-filter assembly effectively reduces interference and increases the
signal quality. This way, the limits are markedly improved for detection of e.g.
lead, cadmium, chlorine or chromium.
The large sample chamber accepts samples up to 300 mm diameter and 150 mm height.
Additionally, many accessories are available, for instance a precision stage for
accurate sample positioning as well as various sample turrets for 8 or 16 samples.
The detector system requires liquid Nitrogen (N2) but a thermoelectric
cooled detector system is also available. For the measurement of small samples,
the X-ray is decreased easily using the two optional collimator assemblies. Two
different assemblies are available:
The exact positioning of small samples can be monitored accurately using an optional
colour CCD camera.
WEEE and RoHS
In addition, the EDX series offers, with respect to WEEE (Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
and RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain
Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment)
simple and fast decision-making criteria in order to adhere to these directives.
The EDX systems enable analyses of mercury, cadmium and lead in polymer building
parts (such as casings and cable solderings) down to the ppm range. During EDX analysis,
hexavalent chromium, PBB (polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl
ether) are detected as elemental chromium and elemental bromine.