Company Announcements

In March, Eurocontrol Technics named Paul Wood as interim president and CEO. The company also announced the initiation of a formal process to explore a broad range of strategic alternatives. In 2017, Eurocontrol Technics’ Xenemetrix sales climbed 62.2% to CAD 2.7 million ($2.1 million). Company net loss totaled CAD 5.4 million ($4.2 million) compared to income of CAD 11.5 million ($8.8 million) a year ago. In March, DECTRIS named Chinese distributor Unite Technology as a certified service provider.  

Product Introductions

Malvern Panalytical debuted in February the Claisse LeDoser­12 automatic dispensing balance for sample preparation by fusion for XRF and ICP analysis. The 12-position instrument features automated weighing and dispensing with 3 weighing modes. In February, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments released the new SPECTRO ICP Analyzer Pro software for its latest SPECTROBLUE ICP-OES models. The software features streamlined workflows, and customizable modules and plug-ins. SPECTRO Analytical Instruments introduced in March a major upgrade to its SPECTROTEST arc/spark mobile metal analyzer, featuring a new, more­ advanced readout system and the iCAL 2.0 calibration logic system. In March, C. Gerhardt released a new model of its UMATHERM CN system for simultaneous determination of carbon and nitrogen, designed for operating at lower costs. In April, Rigaku introduced the new next generation Rigaku SmartLab XRD system. It features a new PhotonMax high-flux 9 kW rotating anode x-ray source coupled with a HyPix-3000 high-energy-resolution 2D multidimensional semiconductor detector to support 0D, 1D and 2D measurement modes.  

Sales and Orders of Note

Distributor AXT announced in March the first Australian installation of Rigaku Oxford Diffraction’s XtaLAB Synergy-S protein x-ray crystallography system at the School of Molecular Sciences at the University of Western Australia.

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