XRF Analyzers
Quickly Analyze And Compare Alloy Tubes And Rods To Specification

The FOX-IQ system can be configured for fully automated alloy testing with data logging and alerts.

Typical Applications:

  • 100% heat or batch alloy type verification
  • Quality control of components after the fabrication process
  • Use in service centers to confirm alloy type before shipment
  • Alloy types: stainless steels, carbon steels, low-alloy steels, tool steels, nickel alloys, nickel-cobalt alloys, titanium alloys, zirconium alloys, copper-nickel alloys, brasses, bronzes, and aluminum alloys

The FOX-IQ® system is driven by powerful and intuitive software developed specifically for the tube/pipe industry. Features include multilevel access, pass/fail and chemistry analysis, and extensive reporting.

The FOX-IQ in-line analyzer consists of three rugged components:

Probe Head Assembly (PHA):

The PHA contains the X-ray tube, detector, and front-end digital signal processing electronics. The unit can be precalibrated, and its modular design makes it easy to swap out.

Electrical Interface Assembly:

This assembly supports an external sample trigger input and provides a pass/fail indicator signal that can be used to trigger a “kicker” or other line equipment, such as a PLC, to accept or reject the sample based on the analysis result.

User Interface Computer:

The computer runs the PC software that controls the instrument, analyzes the sample, manages the results, and interfaces with customer systems through RS232 or TCP/IP.

Source X-ray tube; no radioactive isotopes
Detector Silicon drift detector; <165 eV resolution at 5.95 keV Mn K-alpha line.
PC Windows® XP or Windows 7 operating system.
Housing Anodized aluminum. Sealed from moisture and dust. Shielded from EMI emissions. Weight: Probe Head Assembly: 1.8 kg (4 lb) Electrical Interface: 8 kg (18 lb)
Dimensions Measurement Head (L × W × H): 30.5 cm × 10 cm × 10.5 cm (12 in. × 4 in. × 4.125 in.); Electrical Interface (L × W × H): 40.6 cm × 15.88 cm × 50.8 cm (16 in. x 6.25 in. x 20 in.).
Cable Length Probe Head Assembly to Electrical Interface: up to 30 m (100 ft); Standard Lengths: 15 m. Electrical Interface to PC: dependent on customer requirements.
Tube Voltage 10 kV – 40 kV
Current 80 μA maximum, 10 μA typical
Tube Filtering Up to five (5) filter positions for optimal analysis on 25+ elements
Shutter Automatic shutter for safety and internal standardization
Power AC 110–250 V, 50/60 Hz
I/O The user interface runs on a PC equipped with the Olympus PC software that controls the FOX-IQ; this software analyzes sample spectra, manages results, and interfaces with external devices through RS-485 or TCP/IP. There are dry contacts on all outputs and 24 V start/stop and interlock signals.
Data Logging Up to 12 fields of information per sample including Job #, Work Order, Part #, etc. Auto tracks alarms, pass/fails, and elemental results within a work order or run. Stores >100,000 tests, including results, sample ID, and spectral data, in a binary, tamper-proof format.
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