SPECTRO MIDEX M: The New Dimension in Micro X-ray Fluorescence Analysis

Monday, October 13, 2003

Kleve, October 2003. Six months after the successful product introduction of the SPECTRO MIDEX at Pittcon 2003, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments now brings to market the SPECTRO MIDEX M, the newest member of the bench top micro-XRF family, featuring four computer-controlled collimators and extended mapping capabilities.

While the SPECTRO MIDEX is delivered with a fixed 0.35 mm diameter collimator, the newest member of the product family is outfitted with four - computer controlled - collimators with diameters of 0.1 mm, 0.35 mm, 0.5 mm, and 1.0 mm. This measurement spot size flexibility allows the SPECTRO MIDEX M to adapt perfectly to match the surface conditions and the size of the sample area to be examined. 
As universal analysis instruments, the SPECTRO MIDEX product family delivers fast, non-destructive analyses for a wide range of elements. Using the newly developed, and SPECTRO proprietary, program FP+, analysis accuracy has been improved dramatically compared to “classic” FP methods. With the ultra-small measurement spots, in addition to the analysis of jewelry and dental alloys, the instruments are also well suited for archeological and historical/preservation analysis purposes. Further applications are found in forensics and criminology, processing industries, as well as for the examination of wear particles in lubricating oils. In addition to the bulk or particle composition analysis, the instrument can also determine layer thickness quickly, accurately, and reliably. The measurement time is typically just two to three minutes.

Founded in 1979, SPECTRO develops, manufactures and distributes state-of-the-art ICP, XRF and Arc/Spark spectrometers. Within each product line, SPECTRO markets an extensive selection of instruments: from the niche specific to multi-purpose laboratory and on-line models. Adaptable and innovative, SPECTRO instruments are found in a variety of environments including metals and aerospace industries, agronomy, quality control, environmental, and research oriented activities such as Pharmaceutical.

SPECTRO - the global leader in Optical Emission and XRF Spectroscopy, is a multinational company committed to innovation, instrumentation support and service. 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