ZEISS has announced its biggest new release of the ZEISS Mineralogic software at the Process Mineralogy '18 conference in Cape Town, South Africa. This is the 7th installment of ZEISS Mineralogic since the software was brought to the market in July 2014 and represents a significant advancement in both features and productivity.
The software is already well known for providing quantitative mineralogy with the ability to calibrate EDX data to reference standards whilst simultaneously quantifying mineral textures. ZEISS has expanded this capability to provide a significant throughput improvement without compromising data quality whilst also increasing the quantitative textural classification ability of the system.
ZEISS Mineralogic is a high-performance geological investigation tool, answering a wide range of questions about the sample. From dedicated high throughput mineral liberation workflows to in-depth fundamental geoscientific investigations, the combination of image processing, standards-based quantitative EDS, image analysis, and reporting toolkits can be configured to interrogate even the most challenging samples.
Allister McBride, head of raw materials industry at ZEISS commented, ‘This new major release provides the market with unique capabilities which directly address the global megatrends of electrification of transport infrastructure and low discovery rates of new ore deposits which are expected to put stress on the metal supply chain as industry 4.0 ramps up.’
ZEISS Mineralogic combines a scanning electron microscope with one or more EDS detectors and a mineral analysis engine – all controlled and operated from a single user interface. It can be used with all standard sample types, including stubs, geological slides and core cuttings, and conventional or field emission systems, e.g. ZEISS EVO, ZEISS Sigma 300 or ZEISS MinSCAN.
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