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Manufacturing and Services

The Manufacturing and Services (MAS) unit of the International Trade Administration (ITA) is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of U.S. industry, expanding its market access, and increasing its exports. (more) (MAS Overview at a Glance)


Cement and Raw Materials (XRF & XRD)

In cement production the chemical and mineralogical composition of raw materials as well as intermediate and finished products has to be determined to control and optimize the process and to guarantee constant high product quality. The raw materials from the quarry, additives, like slag, filter dust,.., through all steps of the production process (milling, mixing,..), the intermediate products, e.g., clinker, hot meal, and the final products are analyzed directly. This information is important to drive the process in the most cost effective way for highest quality. In close partnership with the cement industry Bruker AXS is continuously pushing the performance of its analytical solutions. We are committed to strongly focusing on the seamless integration of our XRF and XRD tools into the process and on simplifying the analytical tasks. Our precalibrated solutions in combination with software for easy, safe, reliable and intuitive operation are trend-setting.

Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) for process and quality control


One of the most advanced analytical techniques for process and quality control in Cement is wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis (WDXRF). No other technique can compete with the accuracy and precision, the ease of use, the simple and fast sample preparation and finally the high grade of automation and integration into any process control strategy.

The S4 PIONEER, the high performance, high sample throughput wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (WDXRF), combines analytical flexibility for routine analysis and any analytical task beyond routine with high performance.

The S8 TIGER 1K is the perfect wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (WDXRF) due to the unique “Plug ‘n Analyze” technology, when installation requirements and running costs are the main focus.

The S4 PIONEER and S8 TIGER 1K in combination with PETRO-QUANT are the perfect analytical solutions for the analysis of hazardous elements in secondary fuels: Reliable safe liquid handling, calibrated for the accurate and precise standardless determination of elements in hydrocarbons: Trace analysis in secondary fuels has become an easy job in daily routine.