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Alpha/Beta Counters

CANBERRA offers a large family of automatic and manually-controlled low background alpha/beta counters. The majority of the systems use gas flow proportional technology but and the also includes the new iSeries of gasless alpha/beta counters.

Alpha Beta Counters

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iSolo® Alpha/Beta Counting System

iSolo® Alpha/Beta Counting System

Description

The CANBERRA iSolo® is a portable, firmware based, single-sample, manual, gas-less alpha/beta counter. The iSolo is designed for the analysis of air filters and most other types of alpha/beta samples. When analyzing air filters, the iSolo discriminates both radon and thoron and their progeny from transuranic and fission product materials on the air filter samples. The iSolo weighs as little than 6.5 kg in its lightest configuration. The iSolo uses a solid state silicon PIPS® detector for alpha and beta detection. The iSOLO can be operated for 10 hours or more with internal batteries and is totally self contained.

iSolo® Alpha/Beta Counting System

Features

  • Portable, manual, single- sample alpha /beta counter
  • Automatically identifies and compensates for radon, thoron and progeny interference in air filters
  • Can be used for other types of samples without radon/thoron compensation
  • PIPS® silicon gas-less detector
  • Air filter analysis optimized
  • NiMH battery power for 10 hours or more
  • Universal, auto-sensing power supply
  • Cosmic guard detector model available
  • Shielded model available
  • Compatible with essentially all filter types and multiple sizes
  • Compatible with iLink™ iSeries™ Communications Software for remote setup and download of data to a computer
  • Effective solution for complying with EPRI Alpha Monitoring Guidelines for Operating Nuclear Power Stations
  • CE compliant
iMatic™ Gas-less Automatic Alpha/Beta Counting System

iMatic™ Gas-less Automatic Alpha/Beta Counting System

Description

The CANBERRA iMatic™ is a firmware based, automatic, low background, gas-less alpha/beta counter designed specifically for the analysis of air filters and smear or swipe samples. The iMatic discriminates both radon isotopes and their progeny from transuranic and fission product materials on the samples. It uses a solid state silicon PIPS® detector for alpha and beta detection; can be operated continually for over six hours with internal batteries and is totally self contained. The iMatic represents a major technological breakthrough in air filter analysis.

iMatic™ Gas-less Automatic Alpha/Beta Counting System

Features

  • Automatic sample changer with 50 or 100 sample capacity
  • Automatically identifies and compensates for radon, thoron and progeny interference
  • PIPS® silicon GAS-LESS detector
  • Developed primarily for air filter analysis
  • NiMH battery power provides 6+ hours of continuous operation
  • Universal, auto-sensing power supply
  • Scintillation cosmic guard detector
  • Molded low background passive lead shielding with interlocking design, 4 in. thick
  • Compatible with essentially all filter types and sizes from 25 mm to 60 mm diameter
  • Carriers available for NFS, PAS and SAS mounted filters
  • Includes mobile cart
  • Stores up to twenty-six standards; allows for up to ten counting procedures and ten independent calibrations
  • Automatic system calibration for background, alpha and beta efficiencies for all ten calibrations with no operator intervention
  • Automatic daily QC checks of alpha and beta backgrounds and alpha and beta efficiencies
  • Compatible with iLink™ iSeries™ Communications Software for remote setup and download of data to a computer
  • CE compliant
Series 5 XLB - Automatic Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

Series 5 XLB - Automatic Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

Description

The Series 5 XLB is the only low background alpha/beta counter to offer a completely integrated, computer controlled system for maximum flexibility.

The Series 5 platform is the next generation of automatic low background systems, designed to count samples the way they are prepared in a laboratory. Sensible and smart, the Series 5 provides integrated intelligence to satisfy the most demanding applications and routine analysis.

Series 5 XLB - Automatic Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

Superior Counting Performance, Unparalleled System Features

Features

  • Automatic single detector, ultra-low background counting system
  • Enhanced low background capability
  • Gas Stat digital gas conservation and monitoring system
  • Fifty planchet sample changer with 100 sample capacity optional
  • Molded low background passive shielding with interlocking design
  • Reduced system footprint and integrated portable cart
  • High performance 5.7 cm (2.25 in.) gas flow detector with ultra thin 80 μg/cm2 window; one inch detector option
  • Advanced electronic diagnostics continuously monitor operating conditions
  • Universal auto-sensing power supply
  • Coded positive sample carrier identification
  • External or sample changer based bar code reader
  • CE compliant
LB5500 - Large Area Automatic Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

LB5500 - Large Area Automatic Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

Description

The LB5500 is designed for counting large samples, up to 12.7 cm (5 in.) in diameter. Built on the same foundation of quality and innovation as other Series 5 systems, the LB5500 offers low background performance for applications requiring a large area counting system. The added capabilities of Eclipse Control and Analysis Software make the LB5500 a state-of-the-art counting system that easily integrates into today's count room. Specially designed detector windows provide the LB5500 with excellent counting efficiency exceeding current regulatory requirements.

Whether counting large area air filters or for methods requiring additional sample amounts, the LB5500 is the system of choice.

LB5500 - Large Area Automatic Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

Enhanced Low Background and Productivity - Simply the Best

Features

  • Automatic single 5 inch detector, ultra-low background counting system
  • Enhanced low background capability
  • Gas Stat digital gas conservation and monitoring system
  • Fifty planchet sample changer
  • Low background passive shielding
  • True bench-top model with reduced system footprint and integrated portable cart
  • High performance 12.7 cm (5.0 in.) gas flow detector with ultra thin window 80 mg/cm²
  • Advanced electronic diagnostics continuously monitor operating conditions
  • Universal auto-sensing power supply
  • Coded positive sample carrier identification
  • Optional external bar code reader
  • CE compliant
Eclipse - Control and Analysis Software for S5XLB and LB5500 Systems

Eclipse - Control and Analysis Software for S5XLB and LB5500 Systems

Description

Eclipse is the multi-tasking, Windows XP and Windows 7 compatible software application which provides analysis and control of CANBERRA Alpha/Beta counting systems. Eclipse and the Series 5 XLB together provide capabilities and features that no other manufacturer's alpha/ beta counting system can offer. For larger samples, the Series 5 LB5500 interfaces with Eclipse in a form factor that will accept samples up to five inches in diameter. Eclipse is designed for the way samples are counted in laboratories, thereby making analysis of alpha and beta samples faster and easier. Since Eclipse has been validated and verified under CANBERRA's ISO 9001 standards - you can depend on verifiable and defensible results. All of this can be achieved with one software application using CANBERRA counting instruments and Eclipse.

Eclipse - Control and Analysis Software for S5XLB and LB5500 Systems

An integrated counting solution designed the way samples are counted

Features

  • Real-time data acquisition with count and system status view
  • Compatible with previous generation of systems
  • Integrated QC with statistical capabilities
  • One-button operation
  • Remote diagnostics
  • Automatic calibrations for Plateau, Efficiency, Background and Crosstalk
  • Rapid procedure building
  • Integrated data reporting with custom report generator
  • ODBC-compliant database
  • Selectable count modes:
    • Alpha only
    • Alpha/Beta simultaneous
    • Alpha then beta
  • Multi-system operation
  • Compatible with Windows® XP and 7 32-bit Professional operating systems
LB4200 - Multi-Detector Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

LB4200 - Multi-Detector Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

Description

The CANBERRA LB4200 is the advanced alpha/beta counting system designed to simplify lab operations. The LB4200 is perfect for applications requiring high sample throughput with long counting times, or where a number of samples must be counted at the same time. The system can be configured from one to four counting drawers. The maximum detector capacity is sixteen 5.7 cm or 3.1 cm detectors, or four 12.7 cm detectors.

The LB4200 includes the Gas Stat Gas Conservation system. Gas Stat has been proven in CANBERRA's Series 5 Automatic Low-Background for years and is now available in a multi-detector manual system. Gas Stat dramatically reduces P-10 consumption by as much as 50% compared with past multi-detector alpha/beta systems. Plus, the LB4200 has an electronic gas monitoring system that automatically delivers optimal gas pressure to the detectors without manual flow valves.

Each detector has individual start and stop counting control for maximum flexibility. Front LED indicators provide system health, sample analysis and gas flow status at a glance.

The LB4200 connects to a host computer using standard USB cables and is 100% compatible with CANBERRA's Apex-Alpha/Beta analysis and control software.

The LB4200 has the lowest published background specifications of any commercially available alpha/beta system using a 5.7 cm (2.25 in.) diameter gas flow proportional detector.

LB4200 - Multi-Detector Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting System

Features

  • An advanced alpha/beta analysis instrument with up to 50% lower counting gas usage and 30% lower background than previous generations of counters
  • Delivers fewer gas changes (and associated re-calibrations) and reduced count times to meet required MDAs
  • Flexible configuration from one to four counting drawers
  • Multiple size detectors can be combined in a system
  • Four sample detectors per drawer when configured with 5.7 cm (2.25 in.) or 3.1 cm (1.25 in.) detectors
  • One sample detector per drawer when configured with 12.7 cm (5 in.) detectors
  • High performance gas-flow detectors with ultra thin 80 µg/cm2 window
  • Lowest warranted 5.7 cm detector background in the industry
  • Gas Conservation and Monitoring System for maximum gas cylinder life
  • Full front detector access without lifting lead shielding
  • Small footprint and modular design for easy upgrading
  • Individual window per detector with easy operator field replacement
  • Independent detector start/stop
  • Apex-Alpha/Beta™ Software Compatible
  • Automatic calibrations for Plateau, Efficiency, Self-Absorption, and Background
  • Simple USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Windows® XP and Windows 7 compatible
Apex-Alpha/Beta™ Counting Productivity Software

Apex-Alpha/Beta™ Counting Productivity Software

Apex-Alpha/Beta™ Counting Productivity SoftwareApex-Alpha is part of our Apex Software Family.

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