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When it comes to pet food, pet owners expect top quality for their loved ones. Pet food regulations require "guaranteed analysis" information on the label. Moreover, the products must be safe and free of any harmful substances.


In pet food and animal feed production, fast and reliable quality control of incoming raw materials as well as the finished feed products are needed. Among other measures, the concentrations and ratios of macro and micro mineral nutrients require frequent monitoring. Besides speed and reliability, simplicity of operation is key to smoothly implement analytical solutions at feed production sites. Bruker’s X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometers are ready for the task. With XRF, samples can be measured without, or after minimal, sample preparation and the results are ready within minutes. Your benefits: no daily re-calibration, no hazardous chemicals, no expensive consumables!


The S2 PUMA Series 2, Bruker’s powerful energy-dispersive XRF (EDXRF) spectrometer, is frequently applied in the pet food and animal feed industry to quantify mineral nutrients and trace element contaminants in raw materials, pre-mixes, feed supplements, forages, pet food and more. Check out Cleo, she trusts the results of our S2 PUMA Series 2.


We invite you to learn more at our live online seminar, From Raw Materials to Final Food & Feed: Rapid Analysis of Mineral Nutrients with XRF, on May 24th or June 2nd. Join us for a short overview of XRF, a live demonstration from the lab, and an interactive Q&A session.


We look forward to meeting you online!

Cement Analysis with the S6 JAGUAR – WDXRF Analytical Performance in Benchtop Size

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) has established itself as the analytical method of choice for cement raw materials, intermediates, and final products. Larger, floor-standing WDXRF units are common in central process labs, while smaller, benchtop EDXRF units are often used as backup or at the raw mill lab. EDXRF instruments, like the S2 PUMA, complement the bigger WDXRF instruments S8 TIGER or S8 LION, which are used for the majority of analyses. But our new S6 JAGUAR benchtop WDXRF is bridging the gap and is a good additional option. Based on the advanced technology of WDXRF with better spectral resolution and light element performance, but slightly lower power, the S6 JAGUAR provides the same data quality as the big units, with only a little longer time-to-result. The S6 JAGUAR has quickly been established at global cement manufacturers around the globe as the leading benchtop WDXRF instrument with full capabilities: accurate and precise results from fluorine upwards in all cement related materials (limestone, sand, gypsum, slags, raw mix, clinker, cement and fuels), but also with the EasyLoad XY-autochanger, including an automation interface to receive samples unattended and TouchControl for ease-of-use.



XRF CEMENT-QUANT Results Compliant to ASTM, EN and ISO Norms

Today’s challenge in cement production is to establish close monitoring of all materials involved in the process. In cooperation with cement manufacturers, CEMENT-QUANT is the unique XRF solution to make this analytical task an easy job in daily routine. With CEMENT-QUANT, XRF users are able to utilize the maximum performance of the S6 JAGUAR for process and quality control in cement works. CEMENT-QUANT provides a workflow to meet good laboratory practice (GLP). This includes a quality check procedure for instrument stability, and a repeatability check for the sample preparation – fully compliant to the international norms ASTM C114 and DIN EN ISO 29581-2. What's more, CEMENT-QUANT contains a set of predefined applications for the XRF analysis of process materials, like raw mix, clinker and cement prepared as pressed pellets and, for the most accurate results, as fused beads.



Tetraaryladamantanes as Co-crystallization Chaperones for the Determination of Absolute Configuration of Liquid Compounds

We are pleased to announce a May 31st webinar on a new chaperone-aided crystallization method given by Prof. Clemens Richert and Dr. Wolfgang Frey of the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the University of Stuttgart. Co-crystals delivered by this new method allow for the determination of the stereochemistry of liquid analytes. The crystallization is fast and can be applied to organic analytes lacking functional groups. For researchers working on new natural products, synthetic intermediates, pharmaceutically active ingredients, fragrances, and similar compounds, the approach adds an important tool for growing crystals. Co-crystals obtained by the new method typically exhibit a well-ordered analyte in the unit cell, allowing for the determination of relative or absolute configuration.



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