Cartridge Approach Saves Money in XRF Analysis

While the X-ray source of an XRF typically lasts only a few months or so, this unit offers low-cost interchangeable cartridges that can be installed right on the shop floor to eliminate downtime.

For any shops working with metals in their manufacturing processes, particularly those supplying to aerospace, automotive and medical customers where conformance of certification is mission-critical, analysis for positive materials identification (PMI) can play an important role in quality control. The Watson XRF metal analyzer from Tribogenics instantly identifies, analyzes and tests a range of metals and alloys for PMI, scrap metal recycling, quality assurance and quality control. According to the company, it is the first XRF analyzer priced below $10,000.

In “A New Look at Material Verification,” published last year, we took a closer look at this unit, detailing some cool features including the field-exchangeable and auto-calibrated X-ray source cartridges. This feature alone can save significant expense when it comes to downtime.

Tribogenics recently released its next-generation model that includes automated upload of data to the cloud and a newly attained CE Mark that makes the product available worldwide. Dale Fox, the company’s CEO, says, “This next-generation Watson XRF represents an unrivaled combination of power, performance and price that is poised to up-end the mobility X-ray market.”

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A New Look at Material Verification

Handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers have become a standard for non-destructive elemental analysis, testing and inspection in a range of industrial and consumer applications.