EDX600 Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) was initially developed as a thickness measurement tool. In recent decades, however, the variety of applications that it provides an economical solution for has grown steadily. One such use is its accurate, rapid & nondestructive analysis of the content of precious metals in various samples.

Some popular desktop instruments for precious metal analysis require Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) to cool their detection systems. However, LN2 is a hassle for the user as well as an added expense. Because of that, Skyray™ XRF has developed our gold tester and precious metal analyzer so that they do not require LN2 but still provide excellent performance. Furthermore, the software packages have been developed specifically for precious metals analysis; providing easy navigation and report generation as required by users that don’t have a technical background.

Skyray Instrument EDX600 compact XRF analyzer is one of the most cost-effective solutions to key precious metals analysis for jewellers, refiners and recyclers, banks, etc. It’s able to detect element content for Au, Ag, Pt, Pd and Cu.

This equipment was developed through several years of experience working with jewellers with the aim of developing a low-cost option (half the price of older technologies). The system provides everything that an organization testing for gold, silver, platinum and palladium content needs. It has been developed with easy to use software that provides a straightforward testing option for gold jewellers, scrap jewellery buyers. A single screen image provides information on the system, the spectrum, measurement time, sample image and real time results. This system provides a colour camera system for the easiest sample viewing and alignment. In only 10 seconds, operator can determine the karat rating of a gold piece and after a few extra seconds the complete precious metal content information will come out.

The EDX600 is equipped with a proportional counter detection system which cannot always distinguish peaks other than Au, Ag, Pt, Pd and, because of this, it is most useful when in situations involving these four elements.

In light of this consideration, users buying back jewellery primarily for the gold & platinum content will typically choose EDX600 because of its lower cost when compared to units capable of distinguishing a larger range of elements.

Specifications:

Analyzable elements

Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Cu

Analyzable element content

Dynamic from a few percents to nearly 100%

Acceptable sample type

Solid, powder, tablet

Dimension of sample chamber

260(W) x 90(H) x 310(D) mm

Test time

60sec ~ 100sec

Precision (repeatability)

RSD≤0.05% for element content ≥ 96%

RSD≤0.10% for element content ≥ 90%

RSD≤0.25% for element content ≥ 75%

Environmental requirements

Temperature

15°C ~ 30°C;

Relative humidity

35% ~ 70% (no condensation) 

Others

Free from particles, corrosive gases, perceptible vibration

Power requirements

AC 220V±5V, 50/60HZ (optional AC purified regulatory power supply)

Outside dimensions

500(W) x 395(H) x 400(D) mm

Net weight

Approx. 30.5 kg

Main Features:

  1. It is the lowest cost XRF system available that offers a colour camera system so that the user knows the exact location of the sample they are testing.

  2. Developed to be straight forward; no hidden buttons or commands. Only a basic knowledge of computers is required to get the information you need when buying gold.

  3. Additional benefits include a large sample chamber (great for gold bars or larger objects) and its ability to provide accurate bulk analysis for gold buyers.

  4. The system can also provide concentration levels of additional precious metals (Ag, Pt, Pd, etc.).

  5. The latest application software provides all the critical information on one screen for element spectrum, in-process results of precious metal content, camera image, measurement time, etc

  6. Test report is exported into Excel file for easy data storage; give customers a professional results page.

  7. High stability Spellman™ high voltage supply with a maximum 50kV improves lifetime working stability; adjustable voltage can target specific elements of interest.

  8. Cost-effective and high counting rate proportional counter detection system.

Main Configurations:

High voltage supply

Manufacturer

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation (USA)

Maximum Voltage

50KV

Stability

0.002% per 8 hours (temperature: 20°C ±0.2°C)

X-ray tube

Target material

Rhodium (Rh), Tungsten (W) (optional)

Tube voltage

5kV ~ 50kV

Tube current

50μA ~ 1000μA

Collimators

Manual switch collimators of different apertures

Inside diameter range: ⌀3.0, ⌀2.0, ⌀1.5, ⌀1.0, ⌀0.5, ⌀0.3 (mm)

Primary filters

Manual selection from among 5 types of filters

Detection system

High counting rate closed proportional counter detector

Amplifier circuit

One preset & one main amplifier circuits (in the detector)

Multi-channel analyzer

(MCA)

Resolution

2048ch.

Gain

10eV/ch. and 20eV/ch.

Sample camera

3 million pixels CCD camera for sample observation and alignment with maximum 30 magnification times

Software

Qualitative analysis

Measurement and analysis of measured data

Quantitative analysis

Calibration curve method, matrix correction

Utility

Automatic correction for intensity and energy

Monitoring of operating condition of the instrument

Function of tabulating the results of analysis