Optical Emission Spectrometers and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) products provide a significant cost-benefit value, considerable competitive and health and safety advantages for manufacturers across various industries. Used effectively, Spectrometers provide users with the ability to ensure low waste and scrap levels. They also aid a more efficient and accurate manufacture of products. Today’s spectrometers are highly accurate, reliable machines.
GNR provide a wide variety of spectrometers and X-Ray diffraction systems and an industry guide helps identify which products are relevant for different industries.
Using X-Ray diffraction, it is possible to obtain many analytical parameters including the grade of crystallinty, quality and quantity analysis of the phases, crystalline dimensions and transformation of the phases according to the production or storage process. The beneifts and use of X-Ray defraction can be seen across many industries including:
X-Ray Diffraction systems for Materials Science and Materials Engineering
Materials science, also referred to as materials engineering is a interdisciplinary field using the properties of matter in various areas of science and engineering. To ensure high quality production in the process of developing building materials, chemical and mineralogical products, tests need to be conducted on a regular basis. Tests of raw material and implementing constant controls during the blending process is necessary not only to ensure quality, but to offer new technological solutions and eco friendly products. XRD is ideal in this testing phase because by measuring the crystal content in a consistent and reliable manner, producers can ensure that they have the right levels of chemicals for example, calcium sulphate is present and not some other powder.
X-Ray Diffraction systems for Minerals and Mining Industries
Mining activity is one of the first processes to be developed by mankind with the extraction of minerals vital for producing metals, metal pigments, pottery and other materials. The process has become sophisticated through the centuries and today, X-Ray diffraction is an ideal technique to help with the determination of the crystalline phase of raw materials.
X-Ray Diffraction systems for the Electronics Industry
The electronics industry requires consistent use of thin film metrology. XRD is one of the most employed techniques to conduct consistent thin film analysis of semi conductors in the development and mass production of epitaxial layer structure micro optical electronic devices. Quality X-Ray diffraction systems easily allow manufacturers to measure the thickness of the film, vital to ensure a consistent level of metal in microscopic items like semi-conductors in small electronic items such as smart phones.
X-Ray Diffraction systems for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Drug formulation and testing of related materials are subject to more and more severe norms and regulations. Fast response of analytical techniques are of primary importance. XRF and XRD techniques provide solutions for a faster and more reliable analysis in the pharmaceutical domain.
XRD as an analytical technique is completely irreplaceable in the pharmaceutical industry and can be used during the entire process from the research stage to the formulation and production of new medicines and pharmaceuticals.
Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence (TXRF) may also be used to assess for any metal contamination in pharmaceutical products, for example during a residual catalyst, when manufacturing medical tablets and capsules, companies need to ensure there are no traces of lead in the products.
X-Ray Diffraction systems for the Environment
TXRF and XRD solutions are essential tools for environmental investigation and research. Typical applications include: soil and sludge elemental analysis (heavy metals); air filter elemental analysis; respiratory silica estimation; asbestos mineral identification and quantification and general rapid identification of minerals. X-Ray diffractions is a vital method to help identify pollution in soils like lead, cadmium.
X-Ray Diffraction systems for the Petro chemical, chemical and plastics industries
Production of oil based products requires a consistency in the make up of their components. XRD provides the perfect solution to allow manufacturers to easily clarify the correct levels are being used. Rotoroil is a specialist rotrode emissions spectrometer for carrying out oil analysis. RDE-OSE is a technique used in petro-chemical applications to test oils, determine additives and the presences of contaminated elements at trace level. It may also be used to identify metals arising from wear and corrosion.
Rotoroil spectrometer for the Aerospace and Transport industries
These specialist spectrometers are vital to identify metals arising from wear and corrosion. Used in aerospace and public transport early identification of metals wearing are vital to help prevent a potential disaster occurring. As you would expect from such a key analytical instrument, Rotoroil complies with ASTM standards.
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