Arjun Dalvi, Regional Sales Manager – Southeast Asia and India, EDAX
During a recent trip to Bangkok, Thailand I visited a customer and was very happy to see that two EDAX DX-95 units were installed at his location. The units are a piece of history because EDAX hasn’t sold liquid nitrogen cooled detectors or systems anywhere in the world in quite some time.
When I asked the customer when this system was installed, he said it was installed more than 30 years ago, at a time when I was still in elementary school! EDAX was one of the first companies to produce liquid nitrogen cooled detectors for microanalysis.
|EDAX DX-95 (left) and SiLi detector (right) used over 30 years ago.|
Since its origin in 1962, EDAX has provided customers with reliable, accurate microanalysis systems. The company has benefitted from its stellar reputation, as well as its, name recognition. The name EDAX almost has a generic trademark, because many people throughout the world refer to their Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) systems as “EDAX” systems.
EDAX, a big name in microanalysis and microscopy, has a vast history in research and development of new technology and product improvements. The company has been a part of the AMETEK corporation since 2011. Since joining the well-respected organization of AMETEK, EDAX has been able to pursue new developments in the fields of EDS, EBSD and WDS analysis. After AMETEK acquired a company that produced silicon nitride windows, EDAX gained a great advantage by having an inhouse supplier for its new SDD window. This was a big revolution for EDAX’s EDS products. Now, EDAX is the only manufacturer that has a unique silicon nitride window with vacuum encapsulation technology. EDAX has become one of the top manufacturers of EBSD systems, providing solutions to various applications in the fields of microstructure and formation and deformation of new materials. The new CMOS-based Velocity™ EBSD Camera is the fastest EBSD camera on the market for high-speed EBSD mapping. In India, we have many users that have EBSD systems and are doing research in the fields of steel and metals.
Today, EDAX has a complete range of products with all the latest developments and inhouse raw materials needed to help us maintain quality and add to our customers’ confidence in our products.
I feel EDAX will come up with new developments for years to come. Maybe 30 years or more down the road, we will see the Element, Octane Elect, Octane Elite or Orbis at one of our customers sites, much like the DX-95, which is still in use today.