Advanced WDXRF Spectrometer – ARL PERFORM’X from Thermo Scientific

The Thermo Scientific ARL PERFORM’X X-ray fluorescence (XRF) sequential spectrometer is a sophisticated platform to enable accurate and rapid analysis of up to 90 elements in nearly any solid or liquid sample.

The ARL PERFORM’X spectrometer has a novel compact design and offers the superior benefits of XRF analysis including repeatability, sensitivity and ease of use while establishing new standards of speed, consistency and flexibility on a broad range of sample types. The spectrometer can solve composition problems in challenging industrial processes and quality applications as diverse as metallurgy, petroleum, polymers, mining, glass, cement and refractories. Academic or research laboratories dealing with geochemistry, automotive engineering, materials science, environmental research and forensics will also benefit from its performance and versatility.

Key Features

The salient features of the ARL PERFORM’X spectrometer are:

  • It is equipped with a dual sample loading system for high sample throughput.
  • It can handle up to 60 samples per hour, unmanned.
  • It has a dedicated loading position for urgent samples.
  • It is equipped with an Ultra-thin X-ray tube window for improving sensitivity for light elements.
  • It is incorporated with unique UCCO technology (Ultra Closely Coupled Optics).
  • It has a high peak-to-background ratio.
  • It offers both long-term and short-term stability.
  • It has a choice of power levels up to 4200 W.
  • It is equipped with mid power systems without external water chiller.
  • It has a multiple position automated X-Y sample changer.
  • It is equipped with a new goniometer design that offers a number of collimator and crystal options achieving the widest possible analysis range.
  • It is possible to select viewed diameter in multiple increments from a large 35-mm area to small 0.5-mm spot.
  • It has a number of beam filters wherein mean optimal analysis parameters can be chosen for every element.
  • It possesses a design optimized for reliability, maximum uptime and easy maintenance.
  • Its completely digital, frictionless goniometer ensures excellent lifetime angular accuracy.
  • It has a security device for dust/liquid collection in case of sudden breakage of a pressed pellet/liquid cell during loading.

Advantages

The main benefits of ARL PERFORM’X over other analytical techniques are:

  • Convenient and rapid sample preparation.
  • Analysis of the whole sample surface, a segment of it or specific spots on the surface.
  • Speed of analysis.
  • High stability and accuracy.
  • Wide dynamic range from ppm levels to 100%.
  • Simple and quick analysis of unknown samples through advanced standard-less analysis packages.

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