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xrFuse Electric Fusion Machines: Operating Principles

Since 2006, XRF Scientific has been spearheading the design and implementation of innovative fusion machines for cutting-edge sample preparation. At this time, the Phoenix range was already an industry-standard tool for inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) sample preparation. Yet these markets needed a simple-to-use, automated electric fusion machine to suit the requirements of a broadening consumer base.

Our inaugural xrFuse electric fusion machine was released to a global market in 2013. Within a few short years, the product line has grown to cover three distinct instruments: the xrFuse 1, the xrFuse 2, and the xrFuse 6. In this post, we will outline the operating principles of the xrFuse range in more depth, providing a brief hardware and specification...

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Phoenix II Gas Fusion Machines: Features & Specifications

Versatile and ultra-efficient, gas fusion machines are an industry-standard tool for high throughput sample preparation in inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) applications. The Phoenix line, from XRF Scientific, has set an enviable benchmark for operating performance and sample purity over the last 20 years, servicing almost 1,000 installations around the world.

In 2016, we launched a new generation of gas fusion machines: The Phoenix II range. Building on the demonstrable successes and reliability of the Phoenix brand name, this brand-new instrument introduces new technological innovations that make it the most advanced gas fusion machine available on the market to date.

Phoenix II Gas Fusion Machines: Hardware Analysis


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Modutemp Shaking Electric Fusion Machine: Operating Principles

Electric fusion machines set the benchmark for high-purity sample fusion in X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) sample preparation. They utilize all-electric heating elements to generate extremely high continuous temperatures (approx. 1250°C/2282°F) in thermally-efficient heating chambers, eliminating the minute risk of cross-contamination via natural gas combustion.

Standard electric fusion machines operate on a simple principle: sample materials are mixed with a borate flux in platinum crucibles and loaded into the mantle, where they are reduced to a molten mixture by process temperatures before being poured into a platinum mold. There are several mandatory steps within each of these processes; each of which is time-consuming and energy-intensive.Read More