Archive for January, 2011

XRF Price Question

This was a great question I heard recently while discussing the QSX-295T…

A gold buyer looking into all of his x-ray fluorescence options asked me “Why can your system be so much less than the competition?”  Before I could answer he followed that by saying “…when I ask your competition why theirs are so much more than yours they couldn’t really tell me why.”

The answer is that while all XRF analyzers are similar in the basic components of an x-ray tube, high voltage power supply, solid state detector, etc. the difference in cost is that other analyzers are designed to be more versatile machines…developed to test for a wide range of applications.  Because of this, other systems require additional (costly) features or components like automatic filters, multiple collimators, etc.

The Quickshot XRF QSX-295T was designed specifically for identifying gold karat and precious metal content; this means it does not have features that a gold buyer or refiner doesn’t require for accurate analysis.  Therefore, the user of the QSX-295T gets a very reasonably priced system that still performs as well, or better, than the other models on the market.

Contact QSX Instruments (here) to discuss this and other topics relating to x-ray fluorescence.

Testimonial: QSX-295T gold/precious metal buyer

When I first talked to Quickshot XRF representatives they suggested the QSX-295T for my gold, and precious metal, buying needs.  However, I did start with the lower cost QSX-79T and quickly realized the limitations discussed were present.  The staff of QSX worked with me to make sure I was satisfied and I was able to upgrade to a QSX-295T.  This analyzer has been what they said it would be – accurate, consistent and able to handle a variety of metals and sample mixes.

I am very pleased with the QSX-295T; it is easy to use, doesn’t require calibrations and provides results on par with much more expensive analyzers.

Dan D.
San Antonio, TX
Jeweler/Gold Buyer

At Quickshot XRF we try to help potential users get the best x-ray fluorescence system to meet their needs.  Organizations have a variety of reasons for moving forward as they see fit but the end goal of Quickshot XRF is the end-users satisfaction and we’ll always work for that…if that’s additional training, upgrading a system, etc.

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