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Vitriox


Electrical Fusion Machines VITRIOX ® series


Fusion technology is a sample preparation technology which can be used for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) measurements. With it, a sample is dissolved into glass using a temperature of up to 1.250 °C, resulting in a perfectly homogeneous glass bead that offers the highest precision in sample preparation for XRF analysis. Fusion technology is used to improve precision over pressed powder technology. With the VITRIOX ® series , available in different capacities, samples are fully automated processed sequentially.

System features are:

  • Fully automatic cold to cold operation.
  • Highest precision (ISO 29581-2 "expert performance") for all kinds of material
  • Full microprocessor control with a storage for 10 different application settings
  • High temperature control allows use of applications with variable temperature settings
  • Works with all common flux mixtures
  • Compatible with VULCAN gas fusion machine (no new calibration necessary)

  • Exclusive Features:
  • Monitoring of the casting dishes
  • ICP Option
  • Touch Display
  • Lift bottom furnace
  • Agitation by high speed rotation (250 rpm, bidirectional)
  • Observation of the sample during fusion using a mirror
  • Crucible holder and oven floor made from FLUXinert®® ceramic (no attack from lithiumborate, can be cleaned in diluted HCl)
  • Autosampler handles up to 6 samples automatically
  • Modular upgradeable system to a total of 6 positions
  • Optional: Extra position for continuous operation available (loading and unloading of samples during fusion program)
  • Optional: Use of lids on the crucibles for volatile elements like F, Cl or S
  • Optional: Oven ceiling made from FLUXinert®®

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    Micro Z ULS
    Micro Z


    Micro-Z ULS


    Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence sulfur (S) analyzer.
    Measure ultra-low sulfur (ULS) in petroleum fuels by ASTM D2622-10
    Designed for ultra-low level sulfur analysis of diesel, petrol (gasoline) and other fuels, the Rigaku Micro-Z ULS wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) instrument features a novel design that measures both the sulfur peak and the back-ground intensity. The ability to measure and correct for changes in background intensity delivers a better net peak intensity measurement, resulting in superior calibrations and enhanced real world precision. Rigaku Micro-Z ULS complies with ASTM 2622-10, ISO 20884 and JIS K2541-7 methods.

    Features

  • Ultra-low sulfur analysis of diesel and gasoline
  • 0.3 ppm lower limit of detection (LLD)
  • No He(g) purge required
  • Easy-to-use benchtop analyzer
  • Complies with ASTM D2622-10
  • Complies with ISO 20884
  • Complies with JIS K2541-7

  • Superior optics for reliable sulfur analysis.
    The Rigaku Micro-Z ULS is the ideal solution for sulfur analysis of petroleum based fuels, with a lower limit of detection (LLD) of 0.3 ppm sulfur. Employing robust fixed optics in a vacuum environment, and featuring a specially designed doubly curved RX-9 analyzing crystal, the Micro Z ULS delivers consistent high sensitivity measurements.

    ASTM D2622 performance for non-technical users.
    Specifically designed for non-technical users, all operations – from calibration through routine analysis – can be performed via the easy-to-use interface. And the analyzer can be powered by any standard “wall” AC outlet.


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    Primini


    Primini Biofuel


    Rigaku's Primini Biofuel is suitable for phosphorus analysis in biodiesel for EN14214 and ASTM D6751. It is optimized for sub-ppm detection limits of P, S and Cl and features easy operation without chemical treatment of the samples. Easy sample preparation and operation reduces the need for a highly skilled operator. A helium atmosphere is maintained in the spectroscopic chamber and sealing film separates the sample chamber from the spectroscopic chamber, protecting the X-ray tube and the spectrometer in the event of a spilled oil sample. Analyze elemental biodiesel impurities with one instrument Phosphorus in biodiesel, which comes from lipids in the fuel, is harmful to diesel engines, so control of phosphorus content is crucial. Sulfur content in the raw material is very low, which means that the content of sulfur in biodiesel is also very low. However, since the sulfur contents in regular gasoline is regulated for environmental reasons, the content of sulfur in biodiesel oil is regulated as well.

    Features

  • Optimized for rapid sub-ppm analysis of P, S and Cl in any hydrocarbon fuel
  • Compliant with ASTM D2622 and ASTM D6334 for analysis of S in petroleum product
  • Compliant with ASTM D6751 and EN14214 for determination of P in biodiesel
  • High-resolution, sequential wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
  • Easy routine operation requires little operator skill, no chemicals and minimal supplies

  • Specifications
    Primini Biofuel specifications
    X-ray path: Helium path
    X-ray tube: Pd target (50 W)
    Spectrometer: Sequential type
    Crystal: RX-9
    Detector: Sealed type proportional counter
    Sample changer: 6 sample position turret
    Detection limit (LLD):
    P less than 0.3 ppm
    S less than 0.3 ppm
    Cl less than 0.4 ppm


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    simultix 14


    Simultix 14


    The newest version of our popular multi-channel simultaneous wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometer system is the Simultix 14. Based on over 30 years of accumulated experience, the Simultix 14 stands out as the most advanced, fully automated system available — designed to meet today's analytical needs for utmost sensitivity, throughput, and versatility.

    Features

  • Analysis of elements from Be to U
  • 3 kW (or optional 4 kW) 60 kV end-window X-ray tube
  • Up to 40 fixed channels
  • Background corrections for fixed channels
  • Log curved crystals and optimized optical path
  • Compact design
  • On-line capability for process control
  • 8- or 48-position automatic sample changer
  • Multi-window, multi-function fundamental parameters (FP) software

  • High throughput elemental analysis
    Capable of analyzing elements from beryllium through uranium, the spectrometer was designed to have the smallest possible footprint—making it the definitive choice where space is at a premium. With its sophisticated hardware and multi-tasking software, the Simultix 14 offers the most effective elemental analysis tool to satisfy the needs of all fields of industrial applications. Up to 40 simultaneous elemental measurements.

    Simultix 14 provides simultaneous analysis of elements from beryllium (Be) through uranium (U). Equipped with a 3 kW (or optional 4 kW) 60 kV end-window X-ray tube, for analysis of up to 40 elements, the instrument is equipped for background corrections of all fixed channels and additionally features log curved crystals and optimized optical paths.


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    Supermini 200


    Supermini200


    High-power Benchtop Sequential WDXRF Spectrometer
    Elemental analysis of solids, liquids, powders, alloys and thin films
    The world's only high-power benchtop sequential wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometer for elemental analysis of oxygen (O) through uranium (U) of almost any material, the Rigaku Supermini200 uniquely delivers low cost-of-ownership (COO) with high resolution and lower limits-of-detection (LLD).

    Low cost of ownership
    Not only is the Rigaku Supermini200 an affordable choice for your XRF elemental analysis needs, the running costs are also low. P10 gas for the flow proportional detector is the only consumable. The Supermini200 does not require a source of cooling water, plumbing, or an external chiller, thereby decreasing system maintenance and lowering the overall lifetime cost of ownership of the system and yearly budgets for consumables and maintenance.

    Features

  • Analyze oxygen through uranium (O → U)
  • Analyze: solids, liquids, powders, alloys and thin films
  • Atmosphere: air, helium or vacuum
  • X-ray tube: 50 kV, 200 W Pd-anode
  • Primary beam filter: Zr is standard; Al optional
  • Detectors: F-PC and scintillation
  • Crystals: 3-position changer
  • Autosampler: 12-position standard
  • Vacuum: rotary pump standard
  • Power: 100 – 120V (50/60 Hz) 15A or 200 – 240V (50/60 Hz) 10A

  • Superior light element performance
    Analyzing complex matrix materials with a wide range of light and heavy elements, from trace to high concentration levels, is the instrument's core competency. Rigaku Supermini200 delivers high sensitivity for light elements with superior spectral resolution for resolving line overlaps in complex matrices without the need for deconvolution. Analyzing low concentration levels of light elements (F, Na, Mg, Ca, Si, Al, and P) is easy.

    High power X-ray tube
    Supermini is the only high powered (200 W) X-ray tube benchtop WDXRF system, providing excellent excitation resulting in lower detection limits and shorter measurement times. A unique and proprietary optical system is also employed to enhance sensitivity beyond the gains of the tube power.


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    ZSX Primus


    Wavelength dispersive X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer
    High performance WDXRF for rapid quantitative elemental analysis
    Rigaku ZSX Primus delivers rapid quantitative determination of major and minor atomic elements, from beryllium (Be) through uranium (U), in a wide variety of sample types — with minimal standards.

    Features:

  • Analysis of elements from Be to U
  • Small footprint uses less valuable lab space
  • Micro analysis to analyze samples as small as 500 μm
  • Tube-below design is optimized for liquids and loose powders
  • 30μ tube delivers superior light element performance
  • Mapping feature for elemental topography/distribution
  • Helium seal means the optics are always under vacuum

  • Powerful, flexible and reliable elemental analysis
    The latest instrument in Rigaku's ZSX series, the ZSX Primus continues the tradition of delivering accurate results in a timely and seamless manner, with unsurpassed reliability, flexibility, and ease of use to meet any challenges in today's laboratory.

    Low-Z performance with mapping and multi-spot analysis
    Providing superior performance with the flexibility for analyzing the most complex samples, the ZSX Primus features a 30 micron tube, the thinnest end-window tube available in the industry, for exceptional light element (low-Z) detection limits. Combined with the most advanced mapping package to detect homogeneity and inclusions, the ZSX Primus allows easy detailed investigation of samples that provide analytical insights not easily obtained by other analytical methodologies. Available multi-spot analysis also helps to eliminate sampling errors in inhomogeneous materials.

    SQX fundamental parameters with EZ-scan software
    EZ-scan allows users to analyze unknown samples without any prior setup. This time saving feature requires only a few clicks of the mouse and a sample name to be entered. Combined with SQX fundamental parameters software, it provides the most accurate and rapid XRF results possible. SQX is capable of automatically correcting for all matrix effects, including line overlaps. SQX can also correct for secondary excitation effect by photoelectrons (light and ultra-light elements), varying atmospheres, impurities and different sample sizes. Increased accuracy is achieved using matching library and perfect scan analysis programs.


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    SSLS
    SSLS


    ZSX Primus Smart Sample Loading System


    Rigaku’s new Smart Sample Loading System (SSLS) adds a new dimension of flexibility to the ZSX Primus WDXRF spectrometer. For sample types that are amenable to such a process, a vacuum chuck can be used to load samples into pre-loaded sample holders. This sample loading system has two important consequences: time is saved by the operator since they are no longer required to manually load each sample in a sample cup and the number of samples that can be held on the sample deck is increased significantly.

    Permissible sample types
    Rigaku’s SSLS can handle samples up to 50 grams in weight and the modular sample deck racks have been designed for different sample diameters. Samples with a diameter of 35 mm can be stored 32 samples to a rack with three such racks sitting on the deck. Samples with a diameter of 40 mm can be stored 24 samples to a rack with a possibility of three of these racks on the deck. In addition, the racks can be mixed so that different sample sizes are easily accommodated on the deck at the same time. Sample types that are amenable to this type of loading procedure include fused glass beads and pressed powders. Both plastic and metal pressed powder holders are permitted.

    Sample handling
    A precision vacuum chuck is used to safely and reproducibly pick up the samples and place them in the measurement sample holder. Each sample type has a specific sizing ring positioned in the measurement sample holders to assure that the sample is properly positioned for measurement, and the analytical reading surface is never compromised.

    Sample tracking
    Keeping track of samples has never been easier. A two-dimensional barcode can be attached to the non-analysis surface of each sample. Before the sample is lowered into the pre-evacuation chamber through the input port, the barcode is scanned and the sample information is loaded into the control software.

    Features

    Increases the number of samples on deck:
    The maximum number of samples that can be loaded in the same installation space as compared to the conventional sample changer has been increased from 48 to 104 units (when 35mm sample trays are used)

    Flexible combination of sample trays
    It is possible to combine various sample trays (the sample trays for the standard sample holder, for 35mm sample size and ∅40mm sample size) in various combinations with a simple software operation for deck configuration.

    Automated analysis interface provided
    By communicating with the automated analytical system control computer, the sample set at the sample transfer position is measured automatically.

    Significantly reduces labor requirements and improves accuracy
    With integrated barcode reader (option), labor requirements are reduced and data transcription accuracy increased.


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    Nex QC Quantez


    ZSX Primus IV


    Tube-above wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer.
    High performance WDXRF for rapid quantitative elemental analysis.
    As a tube-above sequential wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, the new Rigaku ZSX Primus IV delivers rapid quantitative determination of major and minor atomic elements, from beryllium (Be) through uranium (U), in a wide variety of sample types — with minimal standards.

    Features

  • Analysis of elements from Be to U
  • ZSX Guidance expert system software
  • Digital multi-channel analyzer (D-MCA)
  • EZ Analysis interface for routine measurements
  • Tube above optics minimizes contamination issues
  • Small footprint uses less valuable lab space
  • Micro analysis to analyze samples as small as 500 µm
  • 30μ tube delivers superior light element performance
  • Mapping feature for elemental topography/distribution
  • Helium seal. (Optics are always under vacuum)

  • New ZSX Guidance expert system software
    ZSX Guidance supports you in all aspects of measurement and data analysis. Can accurate analysis only be performed by experts ? No — that is in the past. ZSX Guidance software, with the built-in XRF expertise and know-how of skilled experts, takes care of sophisticated settings. Operators simply input basic information about samples, analysis components and standard composition. Measured lines with the least overlap, optimum backgrounds and correction parameters (including line overlaps) are automatically set with aid of qualitative spectra.

    Tube above optics for superior reliability
    ZSX Primus IV features an innovative optics-above configuration. Never again worry about a contaminated beam path or down time due to sample chamber maintenance. The optics-above geometry eliminates cleaning worries and increases up time.

    Low-Z performance with mapping and multi-spot analysis
    Providing superior performance with the flexibility for analyzing the most complex samples, the ZSX Primus IV features a 30 micron tube, the thinnest end-window tube available in the industry, for exceptional light element (low-Z) detection limits. Combined with the most advanced mapping package to detect homogeneity and inclusions, the ZSX Primus IV allows easy detailed investigation of samples that provide analytical insights not easily obtained by other analytical methodologies. Available multi-spot analysis also helps to eliminate sampling errors in inhomogeneous materials.

    SQX fundamental parameters with EZ-scan software
    EZ-scan allows users to analyze unknown samples without any prior setup. This time saving feature requires only a few clicks of the mouse and a sample name to be entered. Combined with SQX fundamental parameters software, it provides the most accurate and rapid XRF results possible. SQX is capable of automatically correcting for all matrix effects, including line overlaps. SQX can also correct for secondary excitation effect by photoelectrons (light and ultra-light elements), varying atmospheres, impurities and different sample sizes. Increased accuracy is achieved using matching library and perfect scan analysis programs.


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