EDAX Launches New Bangalore Demonstration Facility

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MAHWAH, NJ – EDAX, Inc., a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation, has opened a new highly equipped demonstration laboratory within AMETEK’s Bangalore, India, sales, service and support center that significantly increases the availability of important materials characterization technologies to scientists and microscopists around the region and across India.

The recently dedicated laboratory is co-located at AMETEK Instruments India with other AMETEK businesses such as SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, TMC and Taylor Hobson. The EDAX facility houses a Zeiss Sigma VP Field Emission (FE) Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with an EDAX Trident system that includes Octane Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) silicon drift detector (SDD), high-speed Hikari Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) camera and LEXS Wavelength Dispersive Spectrometry (WDS) detector.

“We are very pleased with our new Bangalore facility. It significantly expands our presence in India and reflects the growing importance of our Indian customer base,” notes Nick Grant, Vice President and General Manager for AMETEK Materials Analysis. “By co-locating with other AMETEK businesses, our customers gain greater access to AMETEK scientists and engineers as well as experience a broader, more comprehensive range of analytical technologies at a single location.”

“The availability of this advanced level system is an exciting addition to our worldwide demonstration capabilities,” comments Tara Nylese, Global Applications Manager at EDAX. “It is an important addition to the lineup of dedicated EDAX facilities across the United States and in Europe and Asia, as well as the EDAX systems located at many of our important partner electron microscope labs.”

“The new facility allows EDAX to stay at the leading edge of microanalysis and adds to our reputation as the technology leader. Our goal is to better understand the real world needs of our customers and to provide them with valuable and novel application solutions regardless of their location. The opening of this new lab further demonstrates the excellent progress we have made toward achieving that goal.

With the Trident system, Indian scientists now have the ability to analyze their materials using such proven analysis tools as EDAX’s TEAM™ Phase Mapping for compound chemical analysis and elemental distribution. Using EBSD, they will be able to understand the underlying microstructure of samples revealing how grain and orientation data relates to materials properties.

Finally, a WDS analysis allows them take their investigations to the most advanced levels with maximized sensitivity for trace level compositions and the most difficult spectral peak differentiation. The FE SEM can magnify samples several hundred thousand times, which allows visualization of nanomaterials in the tens of nm and smaller.

EDAX is the acknowledged leader in Energy Dispersive Microanalysis, Electron Backscatter Diffraction and X-ray Fluorescence instrumentation. EDAX designs, manufactures, installs and services high-quality products and systems for leading companies in the semiconductor, metals, geological, pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and ceramics markets.

Since 1962, EDAX has used its knowledge and experience to develop ultra-sensitive silicon radiation sensors, digital electronics and specialized application software that facilitate solutions to research, development and industrial requirements.

EDAX is a unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $3.6 billion.

For further information contact:
Sue Arnell
91 McKee Drive, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Tel: (201) 529-4880 • Fax: (201) 529-3156
E-mail: info.edax@ametek.com
Website: www.edax.com

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