Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced a new 200-Watt version of its innovative Thermo Scientific ARL OPTIM’X Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) analyzer. The ARL OPTIM’X Series uses WDXRF analysis techniques to assist in determining the elemental composition of a wide range of samples, both solids and liquids, at a high resolution.
Thermo Fisher designed the new 200W ARL OPTIM’X to enable lower limits of detection, two- to three-times faster analysis and higher sample throughput. The instrument features an innovative goniometer – the SmartGonio™ – that can be configured to cover all elements from fluorine to uranium in sequential mode. For critical elements, two fixed channels can be fitted alongside the SmartGonio to reduce total analysis time and improve performance.
The ARL OPTIM’X Series also features UCCO™ (Ultra Closely Coupled Optics) technology, which is designed to enable the instruments to perform at levels as high as 2.5- to 3-times its nominal power. Temperature regulation of both the spectrometer and the crystals improves stability and repeatability, complying with ASTM and ISO regulations. The compact instruments offer consistent performance without the need for water cooling. Each unit utilizes user-friendly Thermo Scientific OXSAS software to support the spectrometer operation and data handling.