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PANalytical showcase exceptional X-ray technology at Pittcon 2013

Pittcon 2013, in Philadelphia

The PANalytical team will demonstrate the advanced capabilities of their range of unique analytical solutions at Pittcon 2013

PANalytical will challenge conferees to pit themselves against the Epsilon 3 XL in a contest to correctly identify local Pennsylvanian beers, while in a complementary demonstration the ASD LabSpec4 NIR system will identify and measure the quality of different sorts of barley. PANalytical will also showcase the Empyrean X-ray diffraction (XRD) system, the X’Pert Powder XRD system, the Axios wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) system and the Eagon 2 fusion sample preparation machine.

This year’s PANalytical challenge promises to be a highlight of the conference, as PANalytical invites conferees to taste and identify a range of local beers, which will then be analyzed by the powerful Epsilon 3 XL X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer. Pieter de Groot, Corporate Marketing Director commented: “The system also features the new and innovative Stratos software that is able to analyze more than 16 layers, depending on their thickness and composition. The upgraded FingerPrint software provides a fully automated method with advanced spectrum processing and state-of-the-art correction and quantification algorithms”. FingerPrint software allows the Epsilon 3 XL to identify the beers and demonstrate its high performance in food testing applications, as well as areas such as petroleum, cement production and pharmaceuticals. With a new high-performance ceramic X-ray tube, the Epsilon 3 XL provides non-destructive quantitative analysis across the full range of elements, in concentrations from 100% down to ppm levels, with little or no sample preparation. This tasting challenge will be accompanied by the analysis of barley on the ASD LabSpec4 NIR system, which offers exceptional sensitivity in 0.1 second spectrum collection time.

Additionally on booth #741, PANalytical will exhibit the Empyrean XRD system, winner of 2011 R&D 100 Award, complete with the advanced PIXcel3D 2x2 detector and the new ScatterX78 for nanomaterials analysis. This addition to the system allows quick and sensitive small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) measurements, while the wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) signal to angles of up to 78 degrees provides information about atomic order.

Pieter de Groot commented, “We hope everyone will come along to take on our beer taste test challenge, and see if they can beat the Epsilon 3 XL. We are very excited to have the opportunity to demonstrate the advanced capabilities of our extensive range of instruments. XRF, XRD and NIR are exceptionally powerful technologies with a whole host of applications, and together with our specially designed software packages they deliver unmatched performance.”

 

About Pittcon

Pittcon is the world's largest annual conference and exposition on laboratory science, attracting over 17,000 attendees from industry, academia and government to showcase innovation. It is organized by The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation which is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). This year it will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre, Philadelphia, between 17 and 21 March.

For more information visit www.pittcon.org

 

About PANalytical

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 years PANalytical has added a variety of other analysis techniques solutions to their product portfolio. Optical emission spectrometry (OBLF GmbH, Germany), pulsed fast  and 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 three sites: two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes) and one site in the USA, Boulder (development and production of near-infrared instruments). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support. The company is certified in accordance with ISO9001-2008 and ISO 14001.

Visit our website at www.panalytical.com for more information about our activities.

PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.


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