"Twin-X": New EDXRF benchtop spectrometer
"Twin-X" is the result of combining two proven detector technologies to give unprecedented versatility and performance in one compact instrument.
Each detector is highly tuned for a specific group of elements on the periodic table. The patented "Focus 5+" detection system is the proven technology first introduced in the "Lab-X3000".
"Focus 5+" outperforms pin diode detectors on low atomic number elements such as Na, Mg, Al, P, S, Cl, K, Ca...
The PIN detector focuses on the analysis of complex metal matrices. The PIN detector delivers high sensitivity and resolution for higher atomic number elements such as Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn...
"Twin-X" can be configured with one or both of these detectors. Any combination of "Focus 5+" and PIN detector gives the unique advantage of tailoring the "Twin-X" to exactly suit your needs.
Oxford Instruments has 35 years of benchtop experience:
1968 The first benchtop XRF is introduced
1980s-1990s "Lab-X" series is released
1999 - present "Lab-X3500" evolves
2003 - A new concept in benchtop XRF
- Solids, liquids, powders, pastes;
- ppm to 100%, element range Na-U;
- Easy to use;
- High precision analysis;
- Rugged, robust design.
Flexible and compact
General XRF, Cement, Ceramics, Glass, Plastics, Chemicals, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Environmental, Food and Drink, Metals, Minerals, Paper and Packaging, Petroleum, Educational.
Our source reveals that the price will be around 35 – 40 K$US
and that the system is direct excitation but that polarization is a future development.
We make now the new internet line in our office. In order of this we may have the problems with the receiving e-mails from you till 04. of March (Tuesday). Please use our fax 007 (812) 235 29 58 for to send to use the urgent information.
We are pleased to announce that we are going to exhibit again at PITTCON 2003 in ORLANDO( Fl).
We will be exhibiting several of our new products among those our newly Portable PID detector Model DL102 the only model that can accept up to three add-on electrochemical detectors as well as an IR or TCD sensor (in addition to the PID with 9,5 eV or 10,2 eV or 11,7 eV lamp).
We can also propose our several other continuous low cost instruments :
1) Model 201 with either a PID or an FID detector with CH4/NMTHC separation option.
2) Model 301 B GC compact GC (19" rack) with all inclusive (internal computer, large screen, 15Gb hard disk ...etc) with a choice of SIX detectors PID FID ECD, FPD TCD FUVAD and to install up to TWO in series. A lot of high value options are available: online concentrator for BTEX or VOCs at low ppt, sparging for liquid analysis, multipoint sampling systems for 2 to 10 sampling points etc...
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any type of application including :
1) Low ppt/ppb/ppm analysis in ambient air / fenceline for VOCs and S compounds;
2) Natural gas analysis (odorization) for ppm levels;
3) Odor analysis (S at low ppb levels);
4) Benzene, Vinyl Chloride, Ethylene Oxide, formaldehyde, 1,3 Butadiene, chlorinated, Halogenated compounds (I or Br ...);
5) Industrial Hygiene survey (several thousands instruments installed and working ALL OVER THE WORLD !!!)
Please come and visit us at our booth # 400 at ORLANDO.
LAST CHANCE – Special Model 900 Viscometer Pricing!
Since its debut at the beginning of this year, OFI Testing Equipment has been offering a special introductory price on its new Model 900 Viscometer. Beginning March 3rd, 2003, the Model 900 will be sold at its regular price.
Feedback on the Model 900 Viscometer has been amazing! As a stand-alone field unit, the press of a single button prompts the Model 900 Viscometer to perform standard API test sweeps for your choice of mud or cement rheologies. Standard speeds (i.e. 600, 300, etc.) are also provided as single button operations on the keypad. Need a specific shear rate? Just enter the parameters on the numbered keypad and press "Enter".
Have a need for advanced research and demanding test parameters? Just hook up a computer to the Model 900 and turn it into a fully automated system that includes complete data acquisition using OFITE’s exclusive ORCADA™ software.
For a picture and specifications on the Model 900 Viscometer, visit http://www.ofite.com/products/Drilling/Viscometers/model%20900.htm. Also be sure and follow the links to see how the Model 900 performed against another well-known viscometer!
This is the last week to take advantage of the Model 900’s special introductory offer! Get your order in by Feb. 28th, 2003 to lock in your price.
You can place your order online, email us at email@example.com, fax us at 713-880-9886, or call us at 713-880-9885 or toll-free at 1-877-837-8683 (US and Canada).
Many applications call for special bath fluids. There are countless fluids in the marketplace, each claiming optimum performance for the particular temperature control task, but which one is the ideal one for your application?
The JULABO "Thermal" bath fluids are suitable for almost all applications. We offer a choice of 10 specially selected and specially tested bath fluids for long term use with refrigerated and heating circulators at temperatures ranging from –85°C to +350°C. Viscosity, oxidization level and thermal conductivity have been optimized for usage in heating only as well as refrigerated and heating circulators. Of special interest is the combination of the JULABO Presto Highly Dynamic Temperature Control Systems with Thermal HL 45 and Thermal HL 80 bath fluids. These offer very wide working temperature ranges of –45°C to +250°C and –85°C to +170°C respectively, with just one bath fluid. No more troublesome bath fluid changes. In addition the Presto LH models offer built in protection from oxidization and cracking that extends the lifetime of the fluid.
Bottom Line: Choosing the correct bath fluid not only makes your daily tasks easier but can also reduce costs!
New Additions to the JULABO sales team
JULABO has strengthened the international sales team! Mark Bitterwolf has accepted a senior position as International Sales and Marketing Manager at our world headquarters in Seelbach, Germany after being with Julabo USA for several years. He will lead the Sales and Marketing department in conjunction with Hans Faisst, the Domestic Sales Manager. Winfried Merk and Hubert Kirsch started with JULABO in early 2002 as Area Sales Managers. Christian Walker has joined the International Sales team on February 1, 2003.
Bruker AXS Reports Record Revenues of $104.3 Million in 2002; Revenues of $29.6 Million and Cash from Operations of $4.7 Million in the Fourth Quarter of 2002
FOURTH QUARTER 2002
Net sales for the three months ended December 31, 2002 increased 33% to $29.6 million, compared to $22.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2001. Excluding favorable currency effects, fourth quarter 2002 net sales increased 25% year-over-year. Gross margins continued to improve, increasing to 41.4% in the fourth quarter of 2002 compared to 39.9% in the same period in 2001. During the quarter, the Company took a special non-cash charge of $1.3 million to write-down investments in two unaffiliated proteomics companies.
On a GAAP basis, the net loss for the fourth quarter 2002 was $(0.4) million or $(0.01) per diluted share, compared to $(5.4) million or $(0.13) per diluted share for the fourth quarter 2001. Net income before special charges for the fourth quarter 2002, which excludes the non-cash write-down of investments, was $0.9 million or $0.02 per diluted share. This compares to net income before special charges of $0.2 million or $0.00 per diluted share for the fourth quarter 2001, excluding one-time non-cash charges for preferred stock accretion and beneficial conversion of $5.6 million.
Cash and cash equivalents totaled $52.7 million as of December 31, 2002. During the fourth quarter 2002, the Company generated cash from operations of $4.7 million and free cash flow of $2.9 million.
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2002
Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2002 increased 26% to $104.3 million, compared to $82.6 million for the year 2001. Excluding favorable currency effects, 2002 net sales increased 22% compared to the prior year. The MAC Science acquisition contributed $4.7 million of net sales in 2002. The net sales increase was driven by strong demand for the Company's systems, particularly in materials research and industrial process control. Gross margins improved for the year as well, increasing to 39.5% in 2002 from 38.2% in 2001.
Minimal sample preparation / universal method for numerous applications / Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis conforms to procedures described in pharmacopoeia
Based on the energy-dispersive XRF spectrometer SPECTRO X-LAB 2000, SPECTRO has developed a system that offers pharmaceutical laboratories a time saving method for multi-elemental analyses. The instrument conforms to the regulations of national and international pharmacopoeia, e.g. the 3rd edition of the European Pharmacopoeia.
With this new application, SPECTRO provides a cost-effective solution to a considerable problem in quality assurance during the production of pharmaceutical products: the analyses procedures described in the pharmacopoeia for the determination of contaminants in some cases require extensive sample preparation and often exhibit an unsatisfactory reproducibility of the results. In addition, numerous wet-chemical methods are proposed, each of which require the test setup to be adapted to the matrix of the sample. Thus, the routine testing of raw and auxiliary materials, active ingredients, as well as intermediate and end products for heavy metals from a wide range of potential contamination sources, is a significant cost and time factor.
New 2003 General Catalog
The new 2003 general catalog is now available. The catalog contains existing and new models in the JULABO program. The catalog is free and can be obtained from JULABO or downloaded from the Internet.
New 2003 CD Rom Catalog
The new CD Rom catalog will be available at the beginning of March 2003. The CD Rom contains the whole product line with data sheets and detailed product descriptions for all instruments.