In a previous blog post, we covered the three main concerns professionals have when considering the right XRF analyzer to meet their coating thickness measurement needs. Those concerns typically relate to the general ability to measure a specific coating application (Au/Ni, Au/Ni/Cu, Cr/Ni/Cu, Zn/Ni are fairly common), the accuracy and repeatability a user can expect, and if an analyzer fits within their budget.
Those points are a good start in narrowing down the x-ray fluorescence options to consider, but our associates will soon realize that more factors are involved. After a discussion about the business and part(s) that will be tested, we typically find that one or more of the most common (but unknown) features of an XRF analyzer are needed. Those features include:
- Z-Axis Movement
- X-Y Table Programmability
- Slotted Chamber
The complete blog post can be read here:http://www.easternapplied.com/blog/coating-thickness/xrf-requirements/