Rigaku Corp. has reportedly announced the introduction of its new ZSX Primus IVi tube-below sequential WDXRF (wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence) spectrometer.

WDXRF analyzers, which are often used by research institutions in various applications, are known for high sensitivity & spectral resolution. To ensure quality control, these analyzers enable a non-destructive trace elemental analysis. The new ZSX Primus IVi tube spectrometer offers a configuration that has been optimized for measuring several sample types such as plated metals, alloys, and liquids. It offers a unique portfolio of the WDXRF capabilities.

The new spectrometer has been highly improved as compared to the previous systems. The enhanced efficiency and redesigned control systems will help shorten time between various high-speed precision measurements and optimize a series of movement sequences. The system includes a vacuum partition to analyze liquids. The conversion of the vacuum atmosphere to the helium atmosphere can be done within 2 minutes.

The optical system of Rigaku is impact-resistant by sample surface height. It can suppress the changes in the X-ray intensity due to variations in distances from the tube. It minimizes the effects of multiple differences in fusion molds that are used in glass bead formulation as well as the impact of uneven surfaces to enhance the accuracy of the analysis.

The enhanced ZSX Guidance software of the system can guide the users through the automated optimized analysis settings. This software consists of features that sets measurement conditions and corrections based on users’ standards, automatically. The error prevention function has also been added for efficient operations.

The key features of the system include tube-below optics, ZSX Guidance software, high-speed analysis, D-MCA (Digital Multi-Channel Analyzer), analytical functions utilizing the scattered radiation, and point & mapping analysis. These will enable convenient functioning, handle sophisticated settings, improve throughput, ensure high precision and proper identification& analysis, among other benefits.

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