PHOENIX II - Direct Excitation

PHOENIX II - Direct Excitation
The PHOENIX II DE is an Energy Dispersive-X-Ray Fluorescent (ED-XRF) benchtop analyzer that offers extreme simplicity of operation in a low cost compact design. 
  • 30kV X-ray tube
  • Direct excitation using X-ray tube
  • Source filter for optimizing excitation conditions
  • Rugged proportional counter detector
  • Onboard computer with touch-screen interface
  • Windows™ operating system
  • Networking capability
  • Simple one-button analysis
  • Low cost of ownership

Benchtop ED-XRF Analyzer
The PHOENIX II DE is an Energy Dispersive-X-Ray Fluorescent (ED-XRF) benchtop analyzer that offers extreme simplicity of operation in a low cost compact design. It is ideal for elemental analysis of liquids, solids, pastes, slurries and powders for various elements qualitatively and quantitatively. This ED-XRF spectrometer has been designed for use in the rugged environment of production process and quality control, but is also well suited for the laboratory. An onboard PC makes use of Windows™ operating system along with a simple, intuitive touchscreen display, making analysis easy for nontechnical operators, but advanced enough for even the more experienced user as well.

The PHOENIX II DE combines direct source X-rays, optional source and/or detector filter, and a rugged gas-filled proportional counter detection system, giving the PHOENIX II DE improved performance. The detector design yields a high X-ray count rate throughput and utilizes a detector filter for specific applications to enhance analytical performance. With its onboard computer, no external computer is needed. The PHOENIX II DE does not require an external mouse or keyboard, yet offers USB, VGA and Ethernet connections for networking and connecting to external devices. This compact, simple to operate XRF system offers a unique combination of close-coupled geometry with a rugged detector for high sample throughput at a very affordable price and low cost of ownership.
  • Specifications +

    Technical Data


    • Direct X-ray excitation
    • Side-window X-ray tube
    • Configured with one of a wide selection of anodes
    • Max voltage 30 kV
    • Max power 9 W
    • Optional source filter

    Detection Systems

    • Rugged gas-filled proportional counter detector
    • Gas fill optimized for application
    • Automatic energy drift compensation
    • Optional detector filter

    Sample Chamber

    • Single position (30mm cups)
    • Bulk or flat samples (12 x 12 x 3 cm)
    • Analysis of solids, liquids, powders, pastes, slurries, coatings, films, filter deposits
    • Sample Spinner (optional)

    Spectrometer Data

    • Voltage: 120 or 230 VAC, 60W
    • Dimensions: W x D x H: 38 x 46 x 31 cm (15 x 18 x 12”)
    • Weight: 18 kg (40 lbs)

    Other Features

    • Software/User Interface
    • Touch-screen display
    • Embedded Panel PC computer
    • Password protection
    • Windows™ operating system
    • USB and Ethernet connections
    • Networking capability
    • External monitor connection
    • Onboard thermal printer
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  • Applications +

    Typical Applications:
    • Sulfur in diesel, gasoline, crude oil, bunker fuel, other petroleum distillates
    • Titanium, Iron and Zinc in cosmetics
    • Chlorine in rubber 
    • Sulfur and Metals in residual oil
    • Bromine in foam
    • Antimony and Bromine in plastics
    • Chromium, Copper and Arsenic in various wood preservatives
    • Pentachlorophenol in wood preservatives
    • Titanium in various matrices
    • Zinc and Titanium in plastics
    • Iron in silica sand
    • Iron in cocoa
    • Many other applications possible

  • Sales and Service +

    Our ASOMA Service Center in Austin, TX is readily available to help with all your XRF needs for not only the ASOMA PHOENIX II and 682-HP, but also, for the ASOMA and SPECTRO legacy Models 200, 200T, 400, 600 On-Line series, Titan and PHOENIX.  Our ASOMA service center can help with:

    • Major Repairs
    • Routine Serivce and Maintenance
    • Applications Support
    • Basic Operation, Theory and Radiation Safety Training
    • Calibration
    • Leak Tests for isotope analyzers
    • Radiation Surveys
    • Analyzer Disposals
    • Radioisotope Source Replacements
    • Radioisotope Source Displosal
    • Application Studies
    • Sample Matrix Testing

    Ensuring your analyzer has the most recent electronic setup and software will better protect your investment.  For the most up to date software and hardware for you ASOMA products, be sure to contact the Austin Service Center for your repairs and questions.  As always, all phone and email support is offered at no charge.

    Free analyzer support includes:

    • Internet Diagnostics for the ASOMA PHOENIX II
    • Basic troubleshooting
    • Method and Calibration Support
    • Application and Feasibility Studies
    • Parts Questions

    We also have International service centers around the world to provide you with fast repairs and support wherever you are.

    For Service and Analyzer support contact us at:

    AMETEK Process Instruments
    ASOMA Service Center
    4903 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Suite A-400
    Houston, TX 77041

    +1 512-215-2064

    For analyzer orders and quotes please contact one of our Sales Specialists at:
    +1 412-828-9040
    +1 412-826-0399 (fax)

    For parts orders:
    +1 412-826-2441

  • Special Offer +

    Special Offer
    For our loyal customers, you can save up to $7500 in radioisotope and instrument disposal of your older Model 200/200T/400/TITAN/PHOENIX with the purchase of a new PHOENIX II Analyzer.
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