ZEISS today announces its biggest new release of the ZEISS Mineralogic software at the Process Mineralogy ’18 conference in Cape Town, South Africa. This is the 7th instalment 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.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.
In fiscal year 2016/17 the company generated revenue approximating €5.3 billion with around 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).
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