New hand-held XRF analyser

International Mining

Oxford Instruments has launched a new, robust X-Ray Fluorescence analyser – the X-MET5000, for the accurate and reliable identification of multi-element ores. The X-MET5000 represents the fourth generation of Oxford Instruments’ hand-held analysers. This design experience combined with Oxford Instruments’ patented PentaFET­ detector technology means fast analysis and lower detection limits for all elements of interest for on-site analysis in mines.

The X-MET5000 can measure directly on drill cores or the sample can be prepared for a more accurate analysis. Multi-element ores can be reliably analysed. The user friendly empirical calibration package allows on-the-spot sample analysis and the universal fundamental parameter analysis mode is available for measurement of ores without known standards.

With results often obtained in even less than 20 seconds – the powerful user programmable interface enables highly accurate screening for on-site Go/No-Go decisions.

This rugged and reliable tool is IP54 (NEMA 3) approved for superior dust and splash protection. The XMET5000 is ideal for the harsh conditions of a mine. The battery’s operating time of one working day enables extended productivity without returning to base.

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