Olympus FOX-IQ - Process & On-Line XRF Analyzer
The FOX-IQ XRF system performs fully automated online analysis for 100% high-volume process control. X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) is a proven analytical technique commonly used to quickly and nondetructively verify alloy grade and chemistry. The FOX-IQ is a compact system that integrates easily with new or existing PLC-controlled processes. This CE-certified system is engineered for 24/7 operation in industrial environments - it can endure high levels of vibration, electromagnetic and acoustical noise, in addition to dust and moisture. The FOX-IQ's compact design and minimal power requirements provide quick and easy integration of both new and existing operations.
Each FOX-IQ delivers pass/fail tests, accurate grade ID, and chemistry with automated links to the QC/QA reporting system. The FOX-IQ is controlled by a PC for start/stop, data acquisition, decision making, and communication to external devices.
The FOX-IQ is driven by powerful and intuitive software that has been developed and custom designed specifically for the Tube/Pipe industry in cooperation with several market leaders. Features include multi-level access, automated retesting, extensive reporting, and an intuitive touch-screen interface.
The Olympus Innov-X FOX-IQ system consists of three major industry-hardened components:
Probe Head Assembly:
contains the X-ray tube, detector, and fron-end Digital Signal Processing electronics. The PHA can be precalibrated, and its modular design allows for swapping in minutes.
Electrical Interface Assembly:
supports an external sample trigger input, and provides a pass/fail indicator signal that can be used to trigger a 'kicker' or other line equipment, such as a PLC, in order to accept or reject the sample based on the analysis result.
User Interface Computer:
runs the Olympus Innov-X PC software in order to control the instrument, analyze the sample, and mange the results and interface with external devices through RS485 or TCP/IP.
The FOX-IQ provides totally automated alloy testing with data logging and alerts requiring no manual operation. Its Smart QC software gives fast and accurate grade ID, pass/fail, and chemistry for on-line elemental analysis of phosphorus (P) to uranium (U), on any surface.
The FOX-IQ provides totally automated stream analysis with data logging and alerts requiring no manual operation. Its Smart QC software gives fast and accurate elemental ID, pass/fail, and chemistry for on-line elemental analysis of phosphorus (P) to uranium (U), in virtually any liquid or fluid stream.
- Plating baths (Cu, Zn, Ni, P, S, Au)
- Hydrometallurgical (mining)
- Leaching operations (Cu)
- Liquid catalysts (Co, Mn, Br, Fe,)
- Waste treatment (Pb, Mo, Cd, U)
- Pulp & paper industry (Ca in water)
- Petro-Chemicals (S, Cl, V, Ni, Fe)