The Katanax® X-300 fluxer is a key part of our new offering in next-generation electric fusion, providing exceptional flexibility for outstanding ease of use and unparalled results. It prepares glass disks (beads) for XRF analysis and solutions for ICP/AA analysis or for preparing peroxide and pyrosulfate fusions.This multi-sample fluxer is available in 1, 2 or 3 positions, and can later be expanded, thus adapting to the needs of today's modern laboratories. As a 3-position fluxer it can run up to 15 samples per hour.
The multi-lingual touch screen interface comes pre-loaded with various fusion programs that can be used as is, or customized for your particular protocol. Pre-loaded programs include: Oxide, Metal, Solution, Peroxide, Anneal and Ramping. Programs can be saved, renamed, deleted or copied, just like computer files. The interface also allows the user to control and monitor the temperature of the furnace. Here is what customer Owens Corning had to say about its pre-release trial:
"The X-300's robust design will be better suited for use in a plant environment. Since the X-300 is able to operate even if an element fails, this will limit down-time which is critical for meeting the needs of manufacturing. Since the crucible and mold holders are made of a high temperature alloy, any spills can be dissolved from components and should not need to be replaced. The software now includes up to 6 fusion steps and operates in a similar manner to the K1 and K2 Prime, so transitioning would be seamless."
Lynn Schurter, Senior Scientist, Owens Corning