SPECTRO Launches the new SPECTRO MIDEX at Pittcon exhibition

Monday, February 24, 2003

February 2003 SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading global supplier of spectrometers, introduces a new “pinhole” XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analyzer designed specifically to meet the needs of jewelry and dental alloys analysis as well as those of forensics laboratories. The new SPECTRO MIDEX analyzer uses state-of-the-art XRF technology and proprietary beam collimation techniques to ensure the easiest, most accurate measurement results possible within a typical 2-3-minute response time.

Using a collimated X-ray beam means that the sample itself, or the region analyzed on the sample, can be extremely small. As a result, composition of irregular surfaces, small metal fragments, and even metallic coatings can be measured quickly, accurately, and reliably.

Simple principle of operation

SPECTRO MIDEX spectrometers use an air-cooled, low-power X-ray tube. The beam excites the elements in the sample, causing them to emit fluorescence radiation that contains information on the quantitative and qualitative elemental composition of the sample. An advanced semiconductor detector converts the fluorescence radiation into an output signal proportional to the spectral energies emitted. None of the sample material is destroyed, a significant benefit for forensic and medical laboratories.

SPECTRO - the global leader in Optical Emission and XRF Spectroscopy, is a multinational company committed to innovation, instrumentation support and service. With more than 500 employees, SPECTRO has shipped over 19,000 instruments to customers throughout the world. SPECTRO is committed to producing advanced products, better and more diverse solutions, and providing an unparalleled support infrastructure.

Please contact Tom Milner for additional information, Tel: +49.2821.892-0, 
Fax: +49.2821.892-2200, E-Mail: spectro.info@ametek.com