The ARL OPTIM'X Cement Analyzer is a compact instrument optimized for fast and reliable analysis of major and minor oxides present in the raw materials and products found in cement.
Cement quality is determined by key performance parameters such as setting time and strength, so it is imperative that raw materials used in the manufacturing process are carefully controlled. Based on the successful ARL OPTIM'X WDXRF spectrometer, Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces this new industry specific package to meet the analytical testing requirements of the cement industry. The Thermo Scientific ARL OPTIM'X Cement Analyzer is an entry level pre-calibrated turn-key solution designed for ease of use with minimal running and maintenance costs.
The ARL OPTIM'X Cement Analyzer can accurately and reliably detect both major and minor oxides in commonly used raw materials such as limestone, sand, feldspar, bauxite and magnesite, as well as clinker and raw meal. Major and minor oxides can also be tested for in products such as sanitary ceramics, refractories, slags and sinters. The analysis of sodium - an important industry demand - can be carried out without problem with the SmartGonio goniometer.
Thanks to the innovative Ultra Closely Coupled Optics (UCCO), the equivalent of a 200W analytical performance is generated from 50W X-ray power. Temperature regulation of both the spectrometer and the crystals ensure outstanding stability and repeatability to comply with ASTM C114 and other similar methods. The compact instrument offers consistent performance without the need for water cooling and its powerful, user-friendly Thermo Scientific OXSAS software supports the spectrometer operation and data handling.
Quick and easy to install, the regulatory compliant package is pre-calibrated for cement and clinker in the factory using a series of reference samples, and can be optimized on-site using customers' own standard samples to provide an accurate and reliable solution.
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