AXT Brings Industry Leading Handheld XRF and LIBS Systems to Australia

The SciAps X-Series handheld XRF and Z-Series handheld LIBS.
The SciAps X-Series handheld XRF and Z-Series handheld LIBS.
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Warriewood - New South Wales - Australia


WARRIEWOOD, Australia - Nov. 15, 2016 - PRLog -- AXT are proud to announce that they have teamed up with SciAps and will be distributing their range of industry leading handheld XRF's and LIBS devices. Their exciting range of instruments will give field engineers and scientists increased capabilities and allow them to carry out more accurate and faster analyses on site, increasing efficiency and reducing the number of samples that need to be brought back to the lab.

SciAps is based in Boston, USA with an ISO-certified manufacturing facility. Key members of the management and technical teams have had vast amounts of relevant experience having been responsible for the development and commercialisation of many of the Innov-X range of handheld XRF's.

The X-series next generation handheld XRF's from SciAps pick up where the others have left off. They feature the latest X-ray tube and detector technology which results in the fastest and most precise analyses with count rates far exceeding any other system. This means you can measure more samples per shift and increase productivity. Combine excellent ergonomics, light weight and shielded detectors to protect both the instrument and operator, and you get an instrument that simply can't be beaten.

SciAps also manufacture handheld LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) systems that ideally suited to alloy sorting. Suitable for all types of alloys, their LIBS goes beyond the limits handheld XRF able to analyse aluminium and magnesium alloys as well as elements such as Li, Be, B and C. Using technologies such as argon purge and dual burn, the Z-series LIBS provide the most accurate results of any commercial (handheld?) LIBS.

Both instruments use an Android operating system with a vibrant display that will instantly be familiar to anyone with a smartphone. This provides simple connectivity to computers and printers via wifi or Bluetooth. They also share batteries and battery chargers making them perfect partners for field use providing you with maximum portability and analytical power.

Richard Trett, Managing Director at AXT commented, "The SciAps handheld XRF and LIBS compliment our existing product ranges in our materials analysis, mining and non-destructive testing portfolios. We see great potential in these instruments and look forward to introducing them to the Australian market and empowering field engineers."

Andrew Somers, Managing Director of SciAps Australia replied, "while our products are relatively new to Australia, we know the technology and performance is industry leading. We are excited to be working with the team at AXT and see great opportunities in the areas of Positive Materials Identification (PMI) in particular light alloys and exploratory geology."

For more details about the SciAps handheld XRF and LIBS instruments and AXT's range of related products, please visit

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