EDX-7000P / EDX-8000P / EDX-8100P

The Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer EDX-7000/8000 measures the energy (keV) and intensity of the generated fluorescent X-rays to determine the type and content of the elements comprising a sample. It is applied for non-destructive elemental analysis of solid, powder, and liquid samples. It is widely used by electronics and automobile manufacturers around the world.

Principle and Features of X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

BfS Type approval gives EDX-7000P/8000P/8100P plug & play status

The EDX-7000P and the EDX-8000P Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometers passed the BfS type approval, the safety standards prescribed by the German “Bundesanstalt für Strahlenschutz” BfS (Federal Institute for Radiation Safety).

2014 IBO Industrial Design Awards

Shimadzu EDX-7000/8000 Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer received Instrument Business Outlook's 2014 Gold Award for analytical instrument industrial design.

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Principle of Fluorescent X-ray Generation  

When a sample is irradiated with X-rays from an X-ray tube, the atoms in the sample generate unique X-rays that are emitted from the sample. Such X-rays are known as "fluorescent X-rays" and they have a unique wavelength and energy that is characteristic of each element that generates them. Consequently, qualitative analysis can be performed by investigating the wavelengths of the X-rays. As the fluorescent X-ray intensity is a function of the concentration, quantitative analysis is also possible by measuring the amount of X-rays at the wavelength specific to each element.

Supports Various Applications in Many Fields

■ Electrical/electronic materials

  • RoHS and halogen screening
  • Thin-film analysis for semiconductors, discs, liquid crystals, and solar cells

■ Automobiles and machinery

  • ELV hazardous element screening
  • Composition analysis, plating thickness measurement, and chemical conversion coating film weight measurement for machine parts

■ Ferrous/non-ferrous metals

  • Main component analysis and impurity analysis of raw materials, alloys, solder, and precious metals
  • Composition analysis of slag

■ Mining

  • Grade analysis for mineral processing

■ Ceramics

  • Analysis of ceramics, cement, glass, bricks, and clay

■ Oil and petrochemicals

  • Analysis of sulfur in oil
  • Analysis of additive elements and mixed elements in lubricating oil

■ Chemicals

  • Analysis of products and organic/inorganic raw materials
  • Analysis of catalysts, pigments, paints, rubber, and plastics

■ Environment

  • Analysis of soil, effluent, combustion ash, filters, and fine particulate matter

■ Pharmaceuticals

  • Analysis of residual catalyst during synthesis
  • Analysis of impurities and foreign matter in active pharmaceutical ingredients

■ Agriculture and foods

  • Analysis of soil, fertilizer, and plants
  • Analysis of raw ingredients, control of added elements, and analysis of foreign matter in foods 

■ Other

  • Composition analysis of archeological samples and precious stones, analysis of toxic heavy metals in toys and everyday goods

Functional Design

Large Sample Chamber with Small Footprint

Installed width is 20% smaller than the previous instrument due to its compact body size. The EDX-7000/8000 can accommodate samples up to a maximum size of W300 x D275 x approx. H100 mm.

High-Visibility LED Lamp  

When X-rays are generated, an X-ray indicator at the rear of the instrument and an X-RAYS ON lamp at the front turn on, so that the instrument status can be monitored even from a distance.

PCEDX Navi Software Allows Easy Operation from the Start

PCEDX Navi software is designed to simplify X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for beginners, while providing the feature set and capabilities demanded by more experienced users. The straightforward user interface offers intuitive operation and provides a convenient operating environment for beginners and experts alike.

Simple Screen Layout  

Sample image display, analysis conditions selection, and sample name input on the same screen.

Collimator Switching from the Measurement Screen

Change the collimator diameter while observing the sample image. The selected diameter is indicated by a yellow circle.

Automatic Storage of Sample Images

The sample image is loaded automatically when the measurement starts. Sample images are saved with a link to the data file.

Once the measurement is complete, the element names, concentrations, 3σ (measurement variance) are displayed, together with the sample image, in an easy-to-understand layout. Display the result list and individual report with a single mouse click.

Measurement Setup Screen Using the Turret (sample positioning screen)

Support for Continuous Measurements  

PCEDX Navi supports measurements using the optional turret. Switch between the sample image screen and sample positioning screen.

 

 

EDX-7000P / EDX-8000P / EDX-8100P

 

The EDX-7000P, the EDX-8000P and the new EDX-8100P Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometers passed the BfS type approval, the safety standards prescribed by the German “Bundesanstalt für Strahlenschutz” BfS (Federal Institute for Radiation Safety). This BfS certification, administered by the German government, is considered one of the strictest safety standards in the world and is accepted throughout the European market as a seal of quality. In most European countries this certification will exempt the end user from having a user qualification and the hardware will no longer require annual X-ray leakage inspections. This will simplify operation and will reduce system management costs for the user

The EDX-7000P (range of detected elements: Na to U) and the EDX-8000P/8100P (range of detected elements: C to U) now feature enhanced safety mechanisms to prevent X-ray leakage:

The spectrometers feature a control function that blocks the generation of X-rays in case of a malfunction during operation and startup. To perfect the existing instruments, a new locking mechanism has been added to the main units, in order to enhance the monitoring system that works when the lid is opened or closed. 

The systems measure the energy (keV) and intensity of the generated fluorescent X-rays to determine the type and content of the elements comprising a sample. They are applied for non-destructive elemental analysis of solid, powder, and liquid samples while offering excellent maintenance performance.

The EDX-7000P, EDX-8000P and the new -8100P are widely used by electronics and automobile manufacturers around the world. Furthermore, they are suitable for general screening applications, for analysis of impurities in pharmaceuticals, in foods and in polymer materials. In combination with FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometers), the EDX-7000P, EDX-8000P and EDX-8100P deliver a powerful package for the identification of contaminants.

 
 

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