BRISBANE, Australia & KARLSRUHE, Germany–Bruker AXS GmbH, one of the world leading manufacturers of X-ray diffraction and X-ray spectrometry equipment, and mineral analysis technology company Intellection Pty Ltd have announced a new strategic collaboration agreement which builds on the strong existing OEM relationship between the companies.
Under this agreement, Intellection will expand its range of products and services, directly supplying XRF (X-ray fluorescence) and XRD (X-ray diffraction) systems from Bruker AXS to its customers. This will allow both companies to develop highly competitive global sales strategies.
“Intellection’s own technological credentials are impeccable, with our QEMSCAN® solutions the international market leader across the resources sector,” said Intellection CEO Calvin Treacy. “Bruker’s XRD and XRF technologies complement QEMSCAN® analysis, making them an excellent business fit for us.”
“Intellection is able to strongly endorse Bruker’s products – the Bruker XFlash® SD detector currently forms part of our QEMSCAN® solution, and has delivered outstanding performance and reliability.”
X-ray analysis is one of the most advanced analytical techniques for process and quality control in the minerals industry. It is well established as a market leader for its accuracy and precision, ease of use, simple and fast sample preparation, and its high grade of automation and integration into any process control strategy.
“The combination of fast, accurate particle analysis and identification technology provided by Intellection with Bruker AXS’ X-ray diffraction, powered by the unique and unmatched TOPAS data evaluation software, is the most powerful method available for quantitative phase analysis in the fields of minerals and mining,” said Bruker AXS Executive Vice President Dr. Frank Burgaezy.
The new strategic collaboration agreement extends the range of analytical processes offered to customers in the mining and upstream oil and gas sectors, allowing Intellection to provide the most comprehensive range of advanced automated mineralogy solutions available from any supplier on a global basis.
It will also see Intellection and Bruker AXS undertake joint product development projects to add value to both companies’ technologies.
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Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with offices in the UK, US and Chile, Intellection provides integrated solutions and services for the automated, quantitative analysis of minerals, rocks, metals and other inorganic compounds based on the company’s QEMSCAN® technology.
QEMSCAN® solutions and services significantly improve productivity, accuracy and the quality of key information resulting from the automated analysis of geological and process samples fundamental to decision making by companies, interest groups and government bodies involved in the mining, coal, and oil and gas industries.