Intellection and Bruker AXS sign strategic collaboration agreement

April 17, 2008
April 17, 2008, Brisbane, Australia and Karlsruhe, Germany--X-ray equipment manufacturer Bruker AXS GmbH and mineral analysis company Intellection Pty Ltd have announced a new strategic alignment.

Brisbane, Australia and Karlsruhe, Germany--Bruker AXS GmbH, a leading manufacturer of X-ray diffraction and X-ray spectrometry equipment, and mineral analysis technology company Intellection Pty Ltd have announced a new strategic collaboration agreement that builds on the strong existing OEM relationship between the companies.

Under this agreement, Intellection will expand its range of products and services, directly supplying X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) systems from Bruker AXS to its customers. This will allow both companies to develop highly competitive global sales strategies.

"Bruker's XRD and XRF technologies complement Intellection's QEMSCAN analysis, making them an excellent business fit for us," said Intellection chief executive officer Calvin Treacy. "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 an advanced analytical technique for process and quality control in the minerals industry. It is well established 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 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.

The agreement also establishes that Intellection and Bruker AXS will undertake joint product development projects to add value to both companies' technologies.

About the Author

Valerie Coffey-Rosich | Contributing Editor

Valerie Coffey-Rosich is a freelance science and technology writer and editor and a contributing editor for Laser Focus World; she previously served as an Associate Technical Editor (2000-2003) and a Senior Technical Editor (2007-2008) for Laser Focus World.

Valerie holds a BS in physics from the University of Nevada, Reno, and an MA in astronomy from Boston University. She specializes in editing and writing about optics, photonics, astronomy, and physics in academic, reference, and business-to-business publications. In addition to Laser Focus World, her work has appeared online and in print for clients such as the American Institute of Physics, American Heritage Dictionary, BioPhotonics, Encyclopedia Britannica, EuroPhotonics, the Optical Society of America, Photonics Focus, Photonics Spectra, Sky & Telescope, and many others. She is based in Palm Springs, California. 

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