Bowman (Schaumburg, IL) has added a unique multi-purpose XRF to its suite of benchtop plating measurement systems. Bowman’s G Series XRF is a robust system that’s ideally suited for connectors and other precious metal analysis. Because it quantifies zinc, zinc-nickel and other anti-corrosion coatings, it is also ideal for a broad range of industrial components such as fasteners.
The two most distinctive features of the G Series are “bottom-up” measurement using a motorized Z-axis with laser-based auto-focus, and precision video imaging. An available manual XY stage with 1.5 X 1.5” travel facilitates easy positioning of small and large parts.
The standard G Series configuration includes a single fixed collimator, solid-state PIN detector, and long-life micro-focus x-ray tube. As with all Bowman models, the components can be upgraded to include multiple collimators, a variable focal camera, or an SDD detector.