(Bruker: Wien, Austria) -- During the 2012 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Convention and Exposition held recently in Las Vegas, Bruker, a developer, manufacturer, and provider of scientific instruments and analytical services, introduced the S1 TITAN handheld XRF analyzer. The S1 TITAN is among the lightest (1.44 kg, including battery) tube-based handheld XRF analyzers on the market. It features an integrated touch screen color display, an up-to-50-kV X-ray tube, Bruker’s proprietary, high-speed XFlash SDD detector with high energy resolution and light-element capabilities, and an ergonomic housing that is sealed against humid and dusty environments.
The S1 TITAN is available in three models:
• The S1 TITANLE uses a thin film window for analysis of up to 37 elements, including light elements such as Mg, Al, and Si, without the need for a vacuum or helium gas flush.
• The S1 TITANSE is perfect for analyzing standard alloys, as well as high-temperature samples up to 500 EsC.
• The S1 TITANSP is a value analyzer with a traditional SiPIN detector. With its aluminized Kapton(R) window, the S1 TITANSP is able to measure in-process samples at temperatures up to 500 EsC.
The S1 TITAN’s SharpBeam technology optimizes the detector and tube geometry. The optimized geometry has many benefits, including improved measurement precision, reduced power requirements, and increased battery life.
The S1 TITAN covers a wide range of applications and materials. Whether it’s in aerospace or automotive applications, metals processing or fabrication, electronics manufacturing, in a refining, recycling and scrap sorting, consumer products testing, or field or lab analysis, the analyzer will quickly and accurately identify the elemental composition or alloys of samples or parts to be tested. The S1 TITAN is capable of analyzing industrial metals, exotic aerospace alloys, e-scrap, drill core, soil, consumer goods, and more.
“We always have our customers in mind, so we completely redesigned the instrument to remove almost one-third of the weight,” says John Landefeld, executive vice president of the Bruker Elemental Division. “The result is one of the lightest tube-based, handheld XRF analyzers on the market today. In addition, our patent-pending SharpBeam technology provides an optimized measurement geometry, which helps to reduce weight and power consumption. In terms of analytical performance and proprietary algorithms, the S1 TITAN has made even further progress for many important metals, mining, and recycling applications, and calibrations, and represents the best available system for fast, easy-to-use, accurate, and automated elemental analysis and positive material identification.”
The S1 TITAN complements Bruker’s line of handheld XRF analyzers, including the S1 TURBO and S1 SORTER.
Visit Brucker’s website for additional information.