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10/8/2008

Coating Thickness Analyzer

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The handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t 800 XRF analyzer offers positive grade identification, composition analysis of alloy and metal coatings and substrates, as well as coating thickness/coating weight measurement. The instrument provides data such as eddy current, magnetic induction and Beta backscatter. Users will get precise multilayer coating thickness results in seconds, the company says.

The handheld Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t 800 XRF analyzer offers positive grade identification, composition analysis of alloy and metal coatings and substrates, as well as coating thickness/coating weight measurement.

The instrument provides data such as eddy current, magnetic induction and Beta backscatter. Users will get precise multilayer coating thickness results in seconds, the company says. Testing at the plating line eliminates over-coating or under-coating. The system also measures irregularly shaped samples as well as small-diameter wiring or tubing because there is no need to cut samples for benchtop analysis.

The analyzer incorporates 80 MHz real-time digital signal processing and dual embedded processors for computation, data storage, communication and other functions.

The X-ray tube-excited analyzer features a 50 kV, 2-watt miniaturized X-ray tube with multiple multilayer primary filters. An optional, integrated color CCD camera lets users view specific measurement areas and store the image together with the analysis data.

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