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New Innov-X Portable XRFs debut at ASMs AeroMat Conference & EXPO

06-07-2007 12:02 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Innov-X Systems

/ PR Agency: Armada Group
Operating at up to 25 times the power of a handheld XRF, the X-50 is an industrial-grade XRF with portability.

Operating at up to 25 times the power of a handheld XRF, the X-50 is an industrial-grade XRF with portability.

Woburn, MA, --- Innov-X unveils new XRF products at ASMs AeroMat* in Baltimore this year, guaranteed to make a visit to booth 207 worthwhile. Analyze superalloys quickly and precisely, for example Ni/Co superalloys that differ only by Hf concentrations, or 97-3 from Ta, and many more. We are introducing:

• New, Ultra-rugged handheld alloy analyzer – a totally sealed, weatherproof unit without a PDA.
• Now with-- Al, Si and Mg analysis with a patent-pending internal vacuum for handheld XRF – still the most portable XRF in the world – available in the classic PDA or the sealed Ultra Rugged.
• X-50 high-powered, mobile XRF: the ultimate benchtop XRF featuring up to 25X the power of handhelds now in a mobile package.

Positive Materials Identification (PMI) for Metals & Aerospace--- PMI is vital for materials management. XRF tests can prevent alloy mix-up problems. Cast, forged, or wrought parts, fasteners, and other components must be carefully identified for grade and chemistry to ensure compatibility with specifications.
• Fast alloy grade and chemistry verifications,
• Fast, precise analysis of difficult grade separations 304, 321, P91, many low-alloy steels.
• Multiple, fully editable grade library standards for fast comparisons to published specifications – UNS, SME, Mil Spec
• Simple, fast data download with confirmatory spectra
• Removable handle to test through insulation ports, other hard-to-reach areas.
• Engineered for in-service PMI, proven performance on surface temperatures up to 900°F.
• Print Material Test Reports quickly, easily
• Original test data fully encrypted to avoid tampering
• NEW: Mg, Al, Si analysis now available

Innov-X’s breakthrough design uses an x-ray tube in a compact unit. The Ultimate in Customer Choice: The Classic Removable PDA model or the Totally Sealed Internal Electronics model. Both models offer the signature Innov-X Superior Ergonomic design for performance, ruggedness, portability and versatility required for tough field applications.

• The lightest weight, smallest, and best-balanced handheld XRF.
• Bright, color display that is easy to read in any lighting conditions - even direct sunlight.
• Touch trigger. No uncomfortable triggers to squeeze and hold. Comfortable “deadman” trigger also.
• Dual display: Angled front display plus rear display for easy viewing of test results.
• Reduce regulatory baggage – no wipe tests, minimal travel restrictions, easy to transport.
• Eliminates the liability of isotope control, improper use, theft and disposal.

Either Innov-X Handheld XRF system is configured with a standard package of up to 25 elements including precious metals. They provide alloy chemistry and grade ID in seconds. Customers may specify additional or replacement elements at any time, provided they can be measured by handheld XRF. See a demo at:
Detect challenging elements at significantly lower detection levels, using the high power mobile capabilities of the new X50 MobilLab ™ unit. The X-50 mobile XRF offers a higher level of power and performance not possible in smaller handheld XRF’s. Operating at up to 25 times the power of a handheld XRF, the X-50 is an industrial-grade XRF offering the performance of traditional tabletop XRF systems while maintaining Innov-X Systems signature XRF portability. The X-50 is hardened for in-field use, unlike traditional benchtop XRF. It goes anywhere – it can be operated by battery or AC power. Its onboard factory calibrations make it exceptionally easy to use by non-technical operators. The underlying software can includes a full-featured analytical and user calibration package for advanced technical users.

Totally Free of Radioactive Materials--All Innov-X XRF analyzers employ our pioneering tube technology, unlike other units; thus eliminating the risk and headaches of controlling radioactive materials:

• Reduces regulatory baggage – no wipe tests,
minimal travel restrictions, easy to transport.

• Eliminates the liability of isotope control,
improper use, theft and disposal.

Don Sackett, Innov-X CEO, notes: “When you invest in our analyzers, you’re dealing with a company that routinely delivers the next innovation in elemental analysis – a company with a proven record of delivering state-of-the-art XRF solutions, and customer friendly upgrades, options and service. That’s why we’re known as the #1 manufacturer of handheld XRF in the world.”
Bring your questions to AeroMat---our experts will help provide the answers.

More information can be accessed at:

*18th AeroMat Conference & Exposition, June 25-28, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD ( )

About Innov-X Systems
Innov-X Systems is a vital new force in the x-ray fluorescence (XRF) industry. Their systems perform fast, accurate chemical analysis in seconds to identify, differentiate and quantify most materials by elemental composition. Founded in 2001, they pioneered handheld XRF instrumentation using a miniature x-ray tube rather than radioactive isotopes. Innov-X has rapidly expanded into many other XRF areas. These include the new SEA-Mate™ System for marine on-board fluids analysis; MobiLab X50, a portable XRF that in comparison to handheld units, delivers higher power and superior performance throughout the periodic table. Innov-X has also taken a leading position in custom XRF and online/automated XRF instrumentation.

With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Innov-X has offices in Europe (the Netherlands), and Asia (Hong Kong). They maintain sales and service alliances in Canada, the Middle East, Latin America and worldwide. Service, installation and training is available in over 100 countries.

More company information is available at
Product photos may be downloaded at:

Suzanne Moller, Sales Manager- North America

Advertising/Media Contact:
Carrie-Ann Doucette, Marketing Specialist Adv & Media

Public Relations Contact:
Jim Martin

Innov-X Systems, Inc.
100 Sylvan Road, Suite 100
Woburn, MA 01801
Toll Free: 866.4.Innov-X or 781.938.5005

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