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Handheld XRF Analyzer measures trace elements.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 07, 2013 - Equipped with 40 kV X-ray tube and Silicon-drift detector, X-MET7000 eXpress analyzes, verifies, and screens materials with one pull of trigger. Unit includes large alloy grades library, providing more than 1,600 grades to ensure accurate identification of metals. High contrast 4.3 in. Blanview® transmissive LCD touchscreen ensures optimal outdoor viewing, even in direct sunlight. Using USB connection or WiFi, reports can be downloaded on USB memory stick or to laptop.

Oxford Instruments Analytical - High Wycombe, GBR

Original Press Release

Time is Money. The New X-MET7000 eXpress Handheld XRF Analyser is the Fastest to 'Power Up' and Now Offers 4 Times Faster Analysis!

Press release date: Jan 31, 2013

Oxford Instruments is proud to launch a new, faster handheld XRF analyser for high performance measurement - the X-MET7000 eXpress. The NEW X-MET7000 eXpress delivers the high performance that is needed when measuring trace elements without compromising on time.

The new X-MET7000 eXpress delivers accurate analysis, lower limits of detection, improved precision (repeatability) and faster analysis time.

With one pull of the trigger, the X-MET7000 eXpress analyses, verifies and screens materials up to 4 times faster than the X-MET7000 QuickSort. This can be critical when dealing with large volumes of samples to analyse in limited time, as in the scrap and PMI markets, and in the environmental testing industry, saving costs and increasing productivity.

The X-MET7000 eXpress includes Oxford Instruments’ 40 kV X-ray tube and high resolution, high count rate Silicon-drift detector (SDD).

The X-MET7000 Series comes with the largest alloy grades library available on the handheld XRF markets, providing more than 1,600 grades to ensure accurate identification of metals.

As part of the X-MET7000 Series, the X-MET7000 eXpress offers the largest touch screen available on the market with its intuitive and easy-to-read graphical user interface. Large functional icons make learning how to use the instrument simple and quick. The bright and high contrast 4.3” Blanview® transmissive LCD touch screen ensures optimal outdoor viewing, even in direct sunlight. Its ease of use guarantees maximum productivity. Up to 10-12 hours battery life enables operation for a full working day on a single battery charge.

The handheld X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysers come with unsurpassed reporting flexibility; reports can be downloaded on a USB memory stick, or to a laptop using a USB connection or WiFi. The results screen and reports can be easily customised, e.g. to show pass/fail messages. The rugged, yet light and compact design of the X-MET7000 Series withstands the harshest environments and weather conditions.

Increase productivity and profitability with the X-MET7000 eXpress XRF analyser from Oxford Instruments. Take a closer look to find out more. Contact us today at to arrange a demonstration.

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Judith Friesl
Global Marketing Communications Manager
Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 479278
Fax: +44 (0) 1494 461033

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About Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis
Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis offers a range of analytical X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR) instruments essential for quality control in a diverse range of industries. For materials analysis, thickness measurement, product optimisation and research applications, the Industrial Analysis products incorporate the latest field proven technology coupled with over 30 years of experience in designing, producing and supporting world class instruments.

X-MET handheld XRF analysers and the expanded range of ARC/Spark mobile OES are specifically designed for positive material identification, alloy analysis and screening. The OES systems comprise the FOUNDRY-MASTER range, PMI-MASTER PRO and TEST-MASTER PRO. Benchtop XRF spectrometers, X-Supreme and Lab-X, span the price/performance range for routine chemical analysis. From sulphur in petroleum products to the analysis of limestone, users may select the spectrometer to match their application. The X-Strata systems and thickness gauges provide world-class performance for coating thickness measurement.

The Magnetic Resonance portfolio includes the MQC benchtop NMR analysers which have broad applications across the agriculture, foods, consumer products, textiles and polymer industries, and the AffirmoEX EMR spectrometer, ideal for reintroducing EMR to undergraduate Chemistry courses. The GeoSpec range of NMR Core Analysers is designed specifically for studies of core samples from oilfield reservoirs, with installations in almost every major oil producer and SCAL laboratory world-wide.

With leading products and a global sales and service network, Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis continues to explore innovative ways to deliver instrument solutions for faster and easier measurements. Visit for more information on the company and its products.