X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a proven technique for material analysis in a broad range of industries and applications. The application possibilities go from positive material identification, scrap metal sorting, measuring sulfur in oil, analysis of coating thickness of metal finishing and metal alloys to quality control in the electronics and consumer goods industry.
With a flexible algorithm and a high spectral resolution, this technology offers a solution for various (handheld) X-ray fluorescence scanning solutions. XRF is an easy to use, fast and accurate quality control method for a wide range of industries and applications.
The technology on offer is a Flexible Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED XRF) working prototype to be further developed for any industrial application.
The main advantages of this prototype are the high spectral resolution and the software adapted for specific applications (i.e. our coating thickness measurement software is unique, due to its proprietary algorithm). Competitive solutions can be easily adapted to a particular industrial process thanks to the developed algorithm.
A portable demonstrator device has been developed optimized to measure coating thickness or to detect lead. Industrial applications or new versatile portable applications are of interest.
With the developed solution real-time measurement can be realized which are typically interesting for quality control of industrial production processes.
The same type of technology is used onboard planetary probe ((the Viking X Ray Fluorescence Experiment, into the Mars lander). That technology is also used in the framework of analyses of meteorites.
Although various mobile X-ray fluorescence scanners are currently on the market, the technology has interesting opportunities for new applications in the field of quality control; material property analysis and research due to its algorithm structure and high spectral resolution.