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Itrax XRF Scanner SC


Small scanner - big performance

Itrax XRF Scanner SC is dedicated to scanning of samples for chemical elements from Mg and heavier in drill cores and sediment cores. It offers high scan speed combined with very good sensitivity and an attractive price. It is one of our latest constructions, featuring high performance XRF, so that all detected elements from bulk to trace level are determined in the best possible way and at the same time. The quantification is excellent, even when it is challenged by a highly variable sample matrix.

Single Core Design

This scanner is designed for routine scanning of cores, offering smooth core handling. SC stands for Single Core, and this scanner can be loaded with one core, full circle or split, having a length up to 1250 millimeters and a diameter up to 127 millimeters.

To the left is a photo of Itrax XRF Scanner SC.

Chemistry revealed

Itrax XRF scanners provide chemical element data that have a documented good accordance with traditional XRF analysis. Add to this the speed and minimized sample preparation that Itrax XRF scanning offers. Scan speed is optimized by the short time needed for a reliable measurement, and by the continuous, non contact scanning where no no stopping at each point to move the scan head up and down is required. While some scanners are still working on moving the scan device to the first measuring position, the SC scanner has already scanned a few increments of a scan, saving time at each step. All elements of interest are determined simultaneously with highest sensitivity, without the need for time consuming multiple analyses at different voltages. Each instrument is equipped with XRF and a RGB optical camera that registers detailed sample images. A laser distance meter determines the sample topography, allowing for analyses that are correct at each and every increment.

Photo: LKAB, Kiruna, Sweden. Drill core samples.


When in-depth scans with increments at millimeter level are in focus, Itrax offers a unique, cutting edge feature where the same, short analytical speed and good performance is maintained as increment size is decreased. For the XRF scanner SC, this means that the scan time of 5-20 second can be applied from centimeter increments and all the way down to 1 millimeter with the same high data quality.

Excellence in software performance

Another key feature of this scanner is that it is delivered with the same robust software for element quantification as our larger scanners. It can handle large shifts in sample matrices and still deliver good quality quantitative estimates for any concentration, from trace level and up to the amounts found in matrix elements. The software is straightforward and easy to use, while still flexible with user controlled setup. Analytical settings often used can be stored and re-loaded in order to make it easy to initiate a standard scan.

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The flexibility that you need

The analytical resolution is variable from 10-1 millimeter for maximum flexibility, so that the scanner can be adapted to different requirements. Standard sample throughput for mineral drill cores is 5 meter per hour, allowing for precise quantitative data with  concentrations of the determined elements per meter of core.

Run it 24/7, and wherever you want

With a robust construction of Made in Sweden quality and built for 24/7 operation, this XRF scanner works well in a permanent lab setup as well as in a lab container for field work.

Photo: Sedimentary Rock.

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