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Revolutionary Mining Exploration & Analysis: Innov-X Portable XRF for Mining and Metals Operations

09-03-2007 02:01 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Innov-X Systems

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Mining operators can now save time and money with real-time, on-the-spot elemental analysis

Mining operators can now save time and money with real-time, on-the-spot elemental analysis

Innov-X to exhibit at Peru Mining Convention - EXTEMIN 2007

Woburn, MA, --- In the past, mining operations relied exclusively on expensive and time consuming laboratory analysis based on samples that are hoped to fully characterize a site. The advent of Innov-X Portable XRF Analyzers has completely revolutionized geochemical exploration for surface and underground mining. Site sampling need no longer be a limiting factor in comprehensive mining investigation.

Visitors to Booth 916 (Centex Instrumentacion y Equipos S.A.C.) at the EXTEMIN 2007, 28th Mining Convention and Exhibit * will see how Innov-X’s portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzers in mining applications can save valuable time and money by performing rapid analysis right on site.

Portable XRF liberates and empowers geochemical studies. Mining operators can now save time and money with real-time, on-the-spot elemental analysis – from Magnesium to Uranium, from PPM to 100% - in solids, liquids, powders, cores, oil shale, fragments, filters & films, slurries and more.

Portable XRF is an ideal tool to complement other analytical techniques. Providing cost-effective, timely analysis, one simple test can analyze up to 25 separate elements in seconds, including precious metals. Portable XRF analyzers help determine zonal patterns and mine mapping; they perform real-time surveys to delineate and define anomalies; essentially, they help evaluate data at the site to pinpoint the right spot while there. In addition, portable XRF checks can be easily integrated into maintenance programs of mining equipment by detecting wear metals in oils for early detection of potential component failures.

Innov-X is also unveiling new and exciting products for mining applications and operations this year:

The X-50 Mobile XRF high-powered, portable XRF: The ultimate benchtop XRF featuring 50x or more the power of handhelds now in a mobile package. The best detection limits for key trace level elements like Au, Pt and others. Recipient of the 2007 Gold Award for Portable Analytical Instrument Industrial Design- 14th Annual IBO Industrial Design Awards.

The New Ultra-Rugged Handheld Alloy Analyzer – a totally sealed, weatherproof unit with fully integrated, sealed controller and industrial-grade touch screen. This analyzer is impervious to moisture and dust.

Addition of 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.

* EXTEMIN 2007, 28TH Mining Convention, 10-14 September 2007, Arequipa – Peru, Tecsup campus, Urb. Monterrey Lote D-8 José Luis Bustamante y Rivero, Arequipa ( )
More information can be accessed at

Tel: 954-236-6897
Pedro Arredondo, Director, Latin America & Caribbean

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

Public Relations Contact:
Jim Martin

Innov-X Systems, Inc.
100 Sylvan Road, Suite 500
Woburn, MA 01801
Toll Free: 866.4.Innov-X or 781.938.5005

About Innov-X Systems
Innov-X Systems is a vital force in the x-ray fluorescence (XRF) industry. Their systems perform fast, accurate 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 expanded into many other XRF areas. These include the new SEA-Mate™ System for marine on-board fluids analysis; X-50, 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.

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