18 Sep 2017

Video: How to press XRF pellets using an automatic hydraulic press | Spectroscopy Guides

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This video was prepared at Specac, to demonstrate how efficient, easy-to-use and powerful the Atlas Autotouch automatic hydraulic press is for the preparation of XRF pellets for X-ray Fluorescence spectroscopic analysis.

In this video we compressed milk powder into an XRF pellet, using a Pellet Die for housing the sample.

If you want more information on using the Atlas Autotouch automatic hydraulic press for pressing XRF pellets, or any other application, get in touch for a price and demonstration.

How to press XRF pellets using an automatic hydraulic press

  1. assemble die with sample
  2. place die in the press
  3. a) set a default pressing program or b) enter a customer pressing program
  4. run selected program
  5. remove work from press
The Atlas Autotouch automatic hydraulic press is the world's leading powered laboratory press for XRF pellet preparation.‚Äč

Atlas Autotouch Automatic Hydraulic Press explained

This video summarizes the benefits of the Autotouch and why it is the world's leading laboratory automatic hydraulic press.

The Atlas Autotouch can be used for thin film-making, XRF pellet preparation and more.

  • It comes in various loads (8 ton, 15 ton, 25 ton, 40 ton).
  • The PETG safety guards completely remove risk to the user.
  • It provides a digitally programmable load & release functionality.
  • The LED touchscreen is easy-to-use and available in different languages.
  • The press is full CE marked.

If you want more information on using the Atlas Autotouch automatic hydraulic press for pressing spectroscopic pellets, or non-pellet applications, request a free price estimate and demonstration.

Sample Preparation Webinar

Learn more about Specac's various sample preparation equipment offerings, in this simple webinar.

Specac provide a wide range of sample preparation solutions, including:

If you would like more information and a price estimate on any of Specac's Sample Preparation equipment, please get in touch for a price and demonstration.

How to press an XRF pellet using a Manual Hydraulic Press

Watch this video of the preparation of an XRF pellet of cocoa powder, using the Specac Manual Hydraulic Press.

This process was inspired by the University of Ghana, who used the Manual Hydraulic Press to prepare cocoa powder for analysis. Apparently, cocoa powder can protect the liver during high-dosage malaria treatment.

If you want more information on using the Atlas Manual hydraulic press for pressing XRF pellets, KBr pellets, or for a non-pellet applications, request a free price estimate and demonstration.

XRF pellet preparation applications

We have published a series on XRF #SpectroscopySolutions content which focuses on the various applications of our sample preparation equipment, specifically in the field of X-ray Fluorescence spectroscopy.

XRF pellet preparation for cement analysis

Read about XRF being used as a major method of quality control for the production of cement and the pivotal role played by sample preparation equipment.

XRF pellet pressing for steel production

Steel production requires XRF analysis for controlling alloys. Read more on this technique and where our equipment comes in.

Food and beverage analysis using XRF

XRF is an efficient testing technique for increasingly tight quality and safety regulations for this industry. Read more.

Environmental testing using XRF

Inorganic environmental pollution can be both detected and analyzed using XRF and our equipment plays a crucial part of this.

XRF plastics and polymers analysis

Analyzing polythylene and polypropylene using XRF is ideal, but sample preparation in this field of XRF can be tricky.

Analyzing mined minerals using XRF

XRF pellet preparation for the mining industry is difficult, requiring high tonnages and throughput.

To learn more about what spectroscopy can do, check out #SpectroscopySolutions for more insights into the applications XRF and FTIR can fit.

Look up #SpectroscopyGuides for tips and tricks to help your analysis.

Also, check out our #SpectroscopySolutions presence on YouTube!