This series is designed for jewelry, fasteners and other precious metals analysis as it can quantify zinc, zinc-nickel and other anti-corrosion coatings.
Two features of the series include “bottom-up” measurement using a motorized z-axis with laser-based autofocus, and precision video imaging. An available manual XY stage with 1.5” x 1.5” travel facilitates positioning of small and large parts.
The standard configuration includes a single-fixed collimator, solid-state PIN detector, and long-life microfocus X-ray tube. As with all Bowman models, the components can be upgraded to include multiple collimators, a variable focal camera or an SDD detector.
These instruments can simultaneously measure up to five coating layers with 10 elements in each layer for a total of 25 elements. Element range is Al (13) through U (92.)
To quantify coating thickness from the detected photons, these systems run Xralizer software, which combines controls with timesaving shortcuts, extensive search capability and one-click reporting. The software also allows creation of new applications by the user and includes full-access instruments from the day of install. There are no dongles or lock-outs to complicate, delay, or add cost.
This product was developed for both labs and production environments, and may be advantageous for users with limited benchtop space or budget limitations.