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EDAX Adds Octane Elect Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy System to Portfolio of Industry-Leading EDS Analysis Tools

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

EDAX Adds Octane Elect Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy System to Portfolio of Industry-Leading EDS Analysis Tools

MAHWAH, NJ – Building on the success of its entry-level Element and game-changing Octane Elite energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) systems, EDAX Inc., a leader in electron and X-ray microanalysis instrumentation, announces the addition of a new Octane Elect EDS System to its existing portfolio of EDS analysis tools. The new system becomes available end of January 2017.

Tailored for users who need higher performance and more options than those available in the Element System, the Octane Elect System offers both increased functionality and higher resolution than the Element. The new system can be paired with electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis as part of the integrated Pegasus EDS-EBSD Analysis System and includes an EDS detector with a manual slide.

“All of EDAX’s EDS systems take materials characterization to the next level, allowing users to solve their most difficult analysis challenges,” comments Sia Afshari, Global Marketing Manager at EDAX. “With the addition of the Octane Elect EDS System to the EDAX product portfolio, we can now offer our customers an additional opportunity to adopt industry-leading EDS solutions at a great value and at a level of sophistication that is tailored to their specific analysis requirements.”

The Octane Elite System remains the ‘platinum standard’ for analysts, who face characterization challenges that demand the full range of analysis options developed in this extended product line. The entire range of EDAX EDS systems includes high- resolution Silicon Drift Detectors (SDD) that offer superior improvement in light element sensitivity and outstanding low-energy performance due to the use of silicon nitride (Si3N4) windows.

EDAX is the acknowledged leader in Energy Dispersive Microanalysis, Electron Backscatter Diffraction and micro 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 the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. For further information about EDAX, contact:

Sue Arnell
EDAX, Inc.
91 McKee Drive, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Tel: (201) 529-4880 • Fax: (201) 529-3156
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