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Bowman's New XRF Measurement System Satisfies Need for Multi-Use Flexibility and PrecisionOctober 10, 2023 | Bowman XRF
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Quality departments and contract shops that test many different plated parts need an XRF analyzer with an expansive measurement area, selectable spot sizes, and high levels of both precision - and speed.
Bowman's K Series benchtop XRF meets all of these requirements. It has a 12″x 12″ measurable area for parts up to 9″ tall. Selectable spot sizes accommodate a wide range of features; focal distances from .25″ to 3.5″.
A cantilever door design gives operators easy access; a servo motor-driven programmable stage streamlines sample positioning. Table-view functionality images the entire measurable area and allows the operator to navigate to any location with a single click.
The standard K Series configuration includes a 4-position multi-collimator. Variable focus simplifies measurements in recessed areas. Programs can use pattern matching and automatic focus for the most precise measurements.
As with all Bowman XRF systems, the K Series features a Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) and long-life micro focus X-ray tube.
Bowman’s K Series is a robust system built and backed by the technology leader in XRF analysis. It is ideally suited for the analysis of metals from aluminum through uranium (13-92 on the periodic table) and for the testing of printed circuit boards, wafers, connectors, electronic components and precious metals on jewelry, upscale hardware and other decorative objects.
The K Series is the 9th XRF in the Bowman benchtop portfolio. Like the other 8 systems, K Series instruments simultaneously measure up to 5 layers (base plus 4 plated layers), 10 elements in each layer.
To quantify plated thickness from the detected photons, K Series systems run Bowman’s Archer software. A unique Graphical User Interface makes this advanced, proven software easy to use, highly intuitive, and visually ergonomic. Archer generates customizable Excel reports with no MS Office required, and unlike competitive platforms, there is no need to install a software plug-in to export data to customer ERP systems.
Bowman customers are supported by a robust local service network that provides same-day response for every XRF requirement, worldwide. Equipment evaluation, selection, commissioning, maintenance and modernization is provided for users of all major XRF brands.
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