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PANalytical launches new XRF analysis software
New software offers convenience, speed and accuracy
PANalytical, the world's leading supplier of analytical X-ray equipment and software, is set to launch its new software for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) systems. PANalytical developed Stratos, a brand new software package, for both the Epsilon 3 and Axios spectrometer ranges. The company will also be releasing an upgrade of the FingerPrint software for the Epsilon 3 range.
Stratos – sophisticated analysis made easy
The Stratos XRF analysis software features built-in intelligence and can quickly and accurately analyze the thickness and composition of coatings, surface layers and layered structures. Multi-layer samples can be analyzed with bulk standards, without the need for in-type standards that are sometimes hard to source. Another significant advantage of the software is its flexibility and the ease of use provided by the 'Virtual Analyst'. This unique tool is a consultant for advanced method development and provides optimum measurement settings for analysis, which can be time-consuming for complex stack structures. Stratos is able to analyze more than 16 layers, depending on their thickness and composition. It is also easily combined with PANalytical’s Omnian semi-quantitative software.
The Stratos software developed by PANalytical makes daily operation easier, with a simple interface that helps new users. Stratos is available for both the Epsilon 3 range (energy dispersive, EDXRF) and the Axios range (wavelength dispersive, WDXRF). Applications of Stratos include the automotive industry, wafers and solar cells and the coating and packaging industry.
FingerPrint software upgrade for more convenience
FingerPrint software is the second generation of PANalytical’s successful material identification software for the benchtop Epsilon 3 range of spectrometers. The unique combination of FingerPrint software with Epsilon 3 sets new standards for industrial and process control applications. The upgraded FingerPrint software makes it even easier for material testing where the actual composition is not of interest and analysis speed is important. The addition of simple pass/fail reporting means that expert knowledge is no longer required to interpret the results and application of PCA (principal components analysis) allows cluster analysis in 3D visualization. FingerPrint software is used in materials identification, comparison and quality control and can be used in a wide range of applications, for example in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and petrochemical industries.
PANalytical is one of the world’s leading suppliers of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology.
During the last decade PANalytical has added a variety of other analysis techniques solutions to their product portfolio. Optical emission spectrometry (OBLF GmbH, Germany), thermal neutron activation (Sodern, France) and near- infrared (ASD Inc.) capabilities together with XRD and XRF can provide customers with tailor-made analytical solutions for the characterization of a wide range of products such as cement, metals, nanomaterials, polymers and many more.
PANalytical’s headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support. The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001.
PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.