The EDX-7000/8000 won the 2014 IBO Industrial Design Awards – Gold Award for Analytical Instrument Industrial Design on August 15, 2014.
The Award is promoted by Instrument Business Outlook, the newsletter issued by Strategic Directions International, Inc. (SDi, USA), which implements market surveys on analytical and life science-related instruments. Awards are given to superior products from among the industrial products released during that year, considered from the perspectives of cutting-edge design, functionality, and user experience (the concept of expressing the experience of users in terms of level of satisfaction and impression when using the instruments).
The EDX-7000 and EDX-8000 energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, released in September 2013, present a different exterior to the square, heavy formats of other similar instruments. Their round, streamlined exterior makes them user-friendly in a wide variety of circumstances. In addition, the coloring and compact sizes made them extremely popular with the judges.
Instrument Business Outlook said the following about the EDX-7000 and EDX-8000.
'The system's round front and streamlined profile set it apart from the boxier and heavier-looking designs of other benchtop ED-XRF systems, making the system approachable and distinctive.'
For further details of the Award, click here.
Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers detect fluorescent X-rays discharged by irradiating a sample with X-rays, thereby allowing the qualitative and quantitative analysis of elements included within the sample. They are used in a wide range of industries and settings, for everything from ensuring compatibility to environmental regulations such as the EU's RoHS Directive to materials analysis for research purposes.
Shimadzu intends to further expand sales of the EDX series throughout North America as a result of this Award. We will continue to further improve the quality of the products through improvements to their functionality, design, and ease of use.
For further details on the EDX-7000/8000, click here.