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EDXRF Elemental Analyzers are the Tool of Choice for Many Applications

Many industries and organizations use Rigaku EDXRF elemental analyzers to solve their analytical needs. Applications range from research & development to industrial and in-plant quality assurance and many others. EDXRF analyzers are ideal tools for measuring ultra-low and trace element concentrations up to percent levels in almost any matrix.

Typical uses of EDXRF analyzers include the analysis of petroleum oils, fuels, catalysts, plastics, textiles, food, feeds, fertilizers, soils, personal care products, wastewater, air filters, geological materials, and so much more. EDXRF elemental analyzers are also well-suited for the determination of coatings on paper and plastic substrates, metals and alloys, for auto catalyst recycling, and the rapid screening of waste oil, used oil, and refuse-derived fuel. In addition, X-ray transmission process gauges are specifically optimized for the total sulfur analysis needs of refineries, pipelines, blending operations, bunkering terminals, and other storage facilities.

Non-destructive Elemental Analysis of Sodium through Uranium from PPB Levels to 100%

Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. specializes in benchtop and on-line elemental analyzers for the non-destructive analysis of solids, liquids, powders, coatings, and thin films. Our company engineers, manufactures, and distributes Rigaku energy dispersive XRF analyzers worldwide.

Rigaku EDXRF elemental spectrometers offer users the flexibility and reliability needed to measure elements sodium (Na) through uranium (U) in a variety of matrices for a wide range of applications. Our benchtop EDXRF analyzers include the compact NEX QC Series for routine quality control needs, the advanced NEX DE for more demanding workflows, the NEX DE VS for small spot analysis applications, and the NEX CG II indirect excitation analyzer for complex applications and research.

For real-time process control needs, we offer the NEX XT total sulfur analyzer, NEX OL multi-element process analyzer for liquid streams, and the NEX LS scanning multi-element coating analyzer.

Rigaku EDXRF Center of Excellence

Since 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Today, with hundreds of major innovations to their credit, the Rigaku group of companies are world leaders in the field of analytical X-ray instrumentation. Rigaku employs over 1,500 people worldwide in operations based in Japan, the U.S., Europe, South America, and China.

In 2009, Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. was established as Rigaku’s Energy Dispersive X–Ray Fluorescence Center of Excellence. Based in Austin, Texas, Applied Rigaku Technologies is responsible for the engineering, production, and distribution of Rigaku EDXRF elemental analyzers for non-destructive analytical chemistry applications, including atomic spectroscopy and both quantitative and qualitative elemental analysis. Applied Rigaku Technologies not only provides users with advanced, high-quality EDXRF analyzers but offers customer-focused solutions and support, backed by Rigaku innovation and years of EDXRF experience.

EDXRF Elemental Analyzers

EDXRF, a primary type of X-ray fluorescence (XRF), provides quick, non-destructive multi-element analysis in a wide range of matrices, even in the most challenging sample types. In general, EDXRF systems are easy to use, have a small footprint, and cost less to operate than other technologies. These advantages make Rigaku EDXRF analyzers attractive systems for many applications.

EDXRF elemental analysis provides one of the simplest, most accurate, and most economical analytical methods for determining the chemical and/or elemental composition of many types of materials. The technique is non-destructive, requires little to no sample preparation, and is well-suited for almost all sample types. Rigaku EDXRF elemental analyzers can be employed to measure a wide range of atomic elements, from sodium (Na) through uranium (U), while providing elemental detection limits from low parts-per-million (ppm) to high weight percent (wt%). In addition to elemental analysis, EDXRF spectrometers may be used to measure the thickness and composition of multi-layer thin films.

Benchtop EDXRF analyzers offered are NEX QC Series for routine quality control, NEX DE for bulk analysis, NEX DE VS for small spot analysis, and NEX CG II for complex applications and research.

For real-time process control, the NEX OL process elemental analyzer for liquid streams and the NEX LS scanning multi-element coating analyzer are offered.

Process Sulfur Analyzer

In addition, NEX XT, a robust X-ray transmission (XRT) process gauge, is offered for total sulfur analysis needs. Applications for the NEX XT include bunker fuel blending to meet MARPOL Annex VI sulfur restrictions, interface detection of different grade fuels delivered via pipelines, refinery feedstock blending and monitoring, and the quality monitoring of crude at remote collection and storage facilities.

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