/// WORLD’S TOP EXPERT– CROSS BELT ANALYZER TECHNOLOGY!
TOM DESIGNED, BUILT & SHIPPED THE FOLLOWING ANALYZER:
/// Bulk Material Analyzer (BMA) – the world’s first PGNA Analyzer! A chute-type.
/// Cross Belt Analyzer (CBA) – the world’s first Cross Belt Analyzer
/// ASYS EBA/FSA – the world’s first Digital Electronics that dramatically improved the cross belt analyzer performance
/// OMNI Analyzer – the world’s most successful and widely used PGNAA system – sold to Thermo Fisher
1985 /// THE BMA
/// In 1985, Dr. Atwell was Chief Scientist at Gamma Metrics. His role was to develop PGNAA technology. His team at Gamma Metrics invented the worlds’ first successful PGNAA system The Bulk Material Analyzer (BMA). This was designed for the coal market, and to meet new Sulfur regulations.
PHOENIX CEMENT TESTIMONIAL
/// In 1986, the world’s first Cement Analyzer was installed by Tom Gibbons, at Phoenix Cement.
“ I was the pioneer that installed the first PGNA Analyzer in the Cement Market. It took years of R&D to get it right, but Dr. Tom Atwell delivered. I ended up purchasing many systems from Tom.
For the past 25 years, I have tracked all of the major advances in PGNAA technology, and in my opinion Tom is responsible for all of the major innovations – like the Cross Belt Analyzer, or electronics that enabled the ability to measure magnesium. He continues this tradition with the new APEX Air and APEX line of analyzers.”
Former Quality Manager, Plant Manager
1986 /// THE CROSS BELT ANALYZER (CBA)
/// In 1985, Dr. Atwell invented the Cross Belt Analyzer. This was a breakthrough in terms of reduced cost of installation, size, ease-of-installation, and performance.
/// The Early CBA Systems were not accurate at Alkali, mg.
/// Gamma Metrics was purchased by Thermo Fisher.
/// Dr. Atwell left Thermo Fischer, and formed ASYS.
1998-2002 /// Dr. Atwell designed & built the ASYS FSA & EBA
/// In 1998 Dr. Atwell formed ASYS, and designed the FSA & EBA systems.
/// These systems featured the worlds’ first digital electronics for PGNAA.
/// Thanks to the innovations in electronics these were the first systems in the world to deliver accurate results on Mg and Alkali.
/// The ASYS analyzers delivered outstanding performance and lasted for years.
/// These system were very reliable, stable, and accurate. Many systems are still running today.
/// Only now (2017-2018) are there significant advances in the electronics and software that further improves system performance.
2005 /// Dr. Atwell designed the OMNI Analyzer
/// Dr. Atwell designed the OMNI Analyzer.
/// The original name was the ASYS Beltstar.
/// The first Omni system ran extremely well – right from the start.
/// The Mitsubishi OMNI electronics was recently upgraded – with the XRSciences APEX upgrade.
/// The Mitsubishi system is still running 24x7…..and running…… and running……
/// The OMNI delivered good performance on Alkali’s and Mg
/// Many analyzers still do not deliver high performance on Alkali’s and Mg
2006 /// Thermo Purchased the OMNI Analyzer
/// Thermo purchased the OMNI Analyzer and made it their Flagship PGNAA Product.
/// Approximately 200 systems were sold – in just 2 years.
/// The OMNI became the most successful PGNAA system to-date with hundreds of installations.
2011 /// Colin & Tom launched XRSciences
/// Colin and Tom joined forces to create new and innovative products for the cement market.
/// They receive funding from the National Science Foundation – to develop a PGNAA-based Clinker Analyzer.
/// In 2012, based on extensive customer visits and market discussions, XRSciences pivots and moves to designing and building an Air Slide Analyzer
2016 /// XRSciences APEX Analyzer
/// AFTER 7 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT, DR. ATWELL HAS DELIVERED THE NEXT GENERATION ANALYZERS…
THE XRSciences APEX ANALYZER
“ Testing shows that the APEX system delivers the highest performance of any analyzer I have designed. ”
Chief Technology Officer
/// XRSciences installs first APEX ANALYZER
/// The system was designed from the ground up to deliver the highest performance possible. This included the electronics, software, system design, and the nucleonics.
/// The biggest innovation is in the new electronics. These took over 40,000 man-hours to develop. The electronics are 2 generations past the previous most advanced electronics.
/// The new electronics is designed to be very stable, accurate and repeatable. These are designed to run for months or even years with no adjustments.
/// Testing shows that the APEX analyzer delivered the highest performance of any analyzer developed by Dr. Atwell – and can run for 6+ years without a source replenishment!
2017 /// XRSciences APEX LITE Analyzer
/// 2017 – XRSciences Designs APEX “Lite” ANALYZER and APEX Upgrade Package
///Based on customer feedback – Dr. Atwell redesigned the APEX analyzer to be smaller and lighter – reducing the system installation and operational costs . The system still uses the APEX design and APEX software and electronics. So the system still delivers outstanding performance, but at the lowest operational costs.
/// The new APEX electronics used in the APEX “Lite” is designed to be very stable, accurate and repeatable. The electronics are designed to run for months or even years with few if any adjustments.
/// The APEX Electronics upgrade – using the new APEX software and electronics – was introduced in 2017.
/// These upgrade electronics are guaranteed to improve the system performance of any upgraded analyzer. This includes CBX, CBGN, EBA, FSA and other competitive systems.
2018 /// XRSciences APEX AIR Analyzer
/// Dr. Atwell introduces the APEX Air – the world’s first Air Slide Analyzer
/// The first PGNAA-based analyzer in the world to measure 100% of the material in an Air Slide
/// Designed to analzye continuously on fully fluidized, powdered Raw Meal, Kiln Feed, or Cement.
/// Designed to deliver accurate and repeatable measurements that do not drift, ensuring you have an accurate view of your manufacturing process, and can optimize your manufacturing.
/// System is a direct measurement using PGNAA. A technology proven to be highly accurate.
/// System is not impacted by sampling bias, layering bias, operator bias, or segregation issues.
/// 2018 – XRSciences celebrates 10th year in operations