Thermo Fisher Scientific's automated WDXRF spectrometer
for fast and reliable analysis in metals, mining, minerals and cement industries
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, the world leader in serving science, further strengthens its WDXRF product portfolio, with the launch of the enhanced Thermo Scientific ARL OPTIM'X with SMS-Omega automation. This compact, innovative solution includes a unique combination of Thermo Scientific XRF and automation technology in a footprint of less than one square metre. Featuring fully automated sample preparation and analysis, this cost-effective system responds to the needs of users for fast and precise analysis in metals, mining, minerals and cement applications.
This easy-to-use system improves the quality of results with the inclusion of automatic sample preparation and handling, while analysis and distribution of results is automated with no user intervention required. A sample handling arm equipped with a suction device or a gripper is used to load the samples for analysis. These are then processed under strict identical and reproducible conditions.
A fixed circular magazine provides storage of reference standards and for the occasional manual introduction of prepared samples. Standard and proven interfaces ensure easy system integration into a specific laboratory quality control environment.
Ensuring that the spectrometer permanently delivers quality results is essential to prevent scrap or waste and the need for production rework. Control samples are regularly analyzed and processed by statistical evaluation techniques (SPC) to detect eventual anomalies. Automatic standardization is triggered by the system when necessary.
Integrated SMS-Omega audit trail function
The integrated Thermo Scientific SMS-Omega audit trail function ensures increased traceability of the production control, facilitating the implementation of a laboratory quality system in compliance with ISO standards. The complete system can be supplied within a Thermo Scientific ARL QuantoShelter container for in situ analysis closer to the process.
The new automated ARL OPTIM'X with SMS-Omega solution demonstrates Thermo Fisher's commitment to offering automated solutions including simple, autonomous and dedicated production control lines as well as higher performing and more sophisticated systems.
For more information on the Thermo Scientific ARL OPTIM'X with SMS-Omega, please phone +27 11 570 1840, or fax +27 11 394 1204; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.thermofisher.com.
Comment - by Paolo Gianadda
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