Choose your Itrax scanner

The table to the right clarifies some of the basic features of the Itrax scanners. More details are found in the description of each instrument, under Products in the menu.


Cox Analytical Systems

Cox Analytical Systems is a leading provider of XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) scanners for Continuous Scanning XRF, CS-XRF. We build scanners by scientists for scientific work in research and industry, scanners that maximize your analytical possibilities and the information that you can pick up from your samples. Still, these scanners are straightforward and easy to use. With these instruments you can scan along long samples to determine the variation of a wide range of elements along a scanned track. Our Itrax XRF scanners retrieve a wealth of information in short time, non destructively and cost efficient. A deep understanding of x-ray physics have resulted in several cutting edge constructions. Itrax stands for XRF scanners with unique constructions packed with innovations that offer several competitive advantages. These analytical instruments find their applications in scanning drill cores as well as wet sediment cores or even wood, within fields like Geology, Petroleum Engineering and Research, Mineral Exploration and Research, Forestry, Environmental Research, Paleoclimate Research, etc.

If you need a XRF scanner that offers high sample throughput and analytical quality, you have come to the right place. These scanners also offer scanning at variable scanning resolution, all analyses without touching the sample surface, a wide chemical element range, very good detection limits, and different scanners adapted for different sample types and needs. Itrax was first with sub-millimter scanning, and with non contact analyses all the way down to light elements like Al, Mg and Na. Itrax are still the only scanners that are equipped with the Poly-flatTM technology which multiplies the sample throughput, and only the Core Scanner combines XRF with radiography.

Cox Analytical Systems have been supplying analytical instruments since the early 90's, and was founded by a group of researchers specialized in XRF. This knowledge continues to prove itself in several unique constructions, all having cutting edge performance. We keep pushing the limits for CS-XRF scanning again and again.


Leading XRF Scanners since 2003

 Itrax XRF Scanners have set the standard for Scanning XRF since many years, and meet high requirements through focus on innovative solutions and high quality. This is made possible by deep XRF knowledge, cutting edge ideas, in-house developed software and Swedish manufacturing.

The advantages of Itrax XRF scanning

Scanning with XRF is a fast growing technique, and the reasons are that this technique offers a combination of several useful features; continuous information about a wide range of chemical elements from large samples, a sample detail that is high enough for many applications, fast and precise analyses, a minimum of sample preparation, and capacity for quantitative results. A core can be scanned in short time, without missing anything and without a labor intense sample preparation.


Repeatability is a crucial XRF scanner test. This example from Itrax Core Scanner shows two element profiles, one red and one black, each displaying the same Manganese profile as recorded in two consecutive, continuous scans of the same core. Each profile contains 3,000 measurements with a spot size and step of 0.2 millimeter. Each spot was measured during one second. The average Manganese concentration range is ~0.02 - 0.2%, and the similarity of the two scans is obvious.With Itrax, you can have a combination of high scan speed and reliable results.