Tube-based, hand-held analyzers introduced
Innov-X Systems Inc. has introduced its Alpha series hand-held, tube-based XRF analyzers that provide elemental analysis from phosphorus to uranium.
The design comprises an X-ray tube in a compact, ergonomically designed unit with a pocket PC. A rear-facing display supplements the high-resolution color PDA and allows reading from any angle. The removable handle allows the unit to fit into tight spaces.
The point and shoot analyzers use Smart Beam™ technology and a high-resolution Si PiN diode detector that eliminates radioactive isotopes and removes government regulation, disposal, or travel restrictions.
Applications include material identification for new-product quality control and assurance, metal recycling, checking impurity levels, and analyzing contaminants.
The unit's HP iPAQ® pocket PC runs with up to 25-element software suites using fundamental parameters, spectral matching and empirically generated calibrations. The Windows®-based PC features a color touchscreen display, up to 1 GB of memory, Bluetooth wireless communications, e-mail and Internet access, and GPS.
The analyzer comes with rechargeable batteries. A docking station is optional.