The wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) technique is a highly flexible analytical technique for the elemental analysis of solids and liquids. Elements from beryllium to uranium can be analyzed in a wide range of samples with high accuracy, precision and reliability.
ARL OPTIM'X has the following salient features:
Innovative WDXRF platform with simultaneous and/or sequential capabilities.
Element coverage from fluorine to uranium, based on the configuration.
Innovative Ultra Closely Coupled Optics (UCCO) technology for increased intensity, up to 210% more than conventional geometry.
Multichromators for rapid analysis.
Unique compact SmartGonio for sequential analysis.
Sequential-simultaneous configuration blending speed with analytical flexibility.
High accuracy, both short term and long term repeatability due to temperature regulation of spectrometer and crystals.
Superior spectral resolution from low atomic number elements to heavy elements (~15 eV at CaK
a). Optimum configuration for specific applications with simplified operation, which is compliant with ISO and ASTM standards.
Stand alone and autonomous operation without water cooling.
No gas supply needed.
Direct and simple introduction of the sample.
Automatic analysis of batches with sample changer.
The ARL OPTIM'X can be configured for speed and flexibility having the following features:
Up to 8 elements simultaneously using 4 multichromators.
Sequential analysis with the SmartGonio.
Sequential-simultaneous analysis: SmartGonio and 2 elements simultaneously on one multichromator.
50 W basic or 200 W optional power to achieve 2.5 times faster analysis
The ARL OPTIM'X can be configured for specific applications, which include:
Petroleum industry: analysis of S (ISO 14596 or ASTM D2622), Pb (ASTM D5059) or other elements in gasoline, fuels and oils.
Major and minor oxides in raw materials such as limestone, sand, feldspar, bauxite, magnesite and other mining applications.
Major and minor oxides in products such as sanitary ceramics, refractories, slags and sinters.
Glass, paints, paper, ferro-alloys, silicon, metal sheets and other products where a few major and minor elements need to be monitored.
Food industry for major and minor nutrients and other regulated elements.