Leading analytical X-ray company PANalytical (Almelo, the Netherlands) has entered a strategic alliance with neutron generator based analyzer specialist SODERN (Limeil-Brevannes, France). The result will be the long-term, exclusive, worldwide distribution and support of SODERN's neutron based cross-belt analyzers by PANalytical.
Cross-belt analyzers are used in the cement, minerals and coal industries for critical applications such as raw material real-time characterization, quarry/mine management, stockpile and raw mix control, and combustion optimization.
Guido Eggermont, Commercial Director, PANalytical, said: "Bringing SODERN's exciting switchable neutron source technology into our portfolio is a significant move. It will widen the solutions we can provide to our customers in the cement, minerals and coal sectors. PANalytical has a great tradition in these industries and our reputation for the combination of cutting-edge technology with ultimate commitment in support and safety can only be enhanced by this new development."
"Leveraging our unique Pulsed Fast and Thermal Neutron Analysis (PFTNA) technology with the worldwide commercial footprint of PANalytical will ensure our customers benefit from unparalleled expertise and customer support", says Franck Poirrier, CEO of SODERN. "It will also facilitate further development of this technology into new applications and markets," he adds.