Getting the Most Out of an XRF Analyzer

Some of the most popular features of the Vanta handheld XRF analyzer are illustrated by a series of helpful tutorial videos created by the applications team from Olympus.

Watch the below videos for insights on how to optimize your analyzer.

1. Using the Averaging Feature

It is possible to generate an average of numerous test results for a particular method using the Vanta analyzer’s averaging feature. You can generate averages on the fly during live testing or using results collected previously.

2. Using the Pseudo-Elements Feature

Encountering criteria which consist of combinations of various elements is common in certain industries. Examples include geologic ratios of elements or threshold levels for the sum of toxic elements. Traditionally, it would have been necessary to calculate these values manually using measured chemistry. The Vanta analyzer enables users to create ‘pseudo-elements’ which automatically calculate and display these criteria along with normal chemistry measurements.

3. Creating a Custom Notes Template

This video illustrates how to use the Vanta desktop app to create custom notes templates. You can make sure that all of the information which is relevant to your process is saved together with your data when using your own notes template.

4. How to Export Results to an SD Card or a USB Drive

This video shows you how to export test results from a Vanta analyzer to a USB drive or SD card. It also provides a walkthrough for the configuration of the export format and the selection of a file type. Results can be exported in PDF or CSV format.

5. Configuring Alloy Grade Match Settings

This video shows users how to adjust grade match settings on their alloy or alloy plus Vanta analyzer. The manner in which alloy result information is displayed on the screen is controlled by the analyzer’s alloy grade match settings. A wide range of functionality is offered by these factory default values. However, if you require something different for specific applications, this video reviews adjusting alloy grade match settings, inclusive of the comparative method, nominal chemistry, N sigma, and match number.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas (XRF / XRD).

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