Reliable Results in PCB Analysis

A rugged instrument for shop floor and QC lab operation

M2 BLIZZARD with PCB and Monitor
M2 BLIZZARD with monitor, the
instrument for PCB coating analysis

Bruker‘s M2 BLIZZARD is a small spot X-ray fluorescence spectrometer with the main purpose of nondestructive analysis of printed circuit boards. The slotted instrument permits safe investigation of large and small samples. The powerful
XSpect Pro software supports the compositional analysis of bulk and layer samples and the accurate determination of multilayer thickness in compliance with the ASTM B568 and DIN/ISO 3497 standards.

The M2 BLIZZARD features

  • ƒƒCost efficient operation
  • ƒƒRobustness and freedom of maintenance
  • ƒƒEase of use
  • ƒƒAdvanced user safety
  • ƒƒAnalytical flexibility
  • ƒƒFast and accurate analysis
  • ƒA powerful software package

Cost efficient to operate

The M2 BLIZZARD is a measurement device with low power consumption that requires no consumables.


Robust and maintenance-free

The system is designed for reliable use in a production environment. All moving parts and measurement head are completely inside the encasement and protected from contact.

Easy to use

The M2 BLIZZARD can be operated by staff that has received introductory training only. The user-friendly software can be set up to perform all measurements automatically. Autofocus and measurement can also be initiated by foot switch or touchscreen operation. Samples are positioned by means of a plastic tray and the measurement spot can be accurately determined using the built-in video microscope.


Advanced safety features

The enclosure of the M2 BLIZZARD provides optimal radiation protection. Using the plastic tray to move samples in and out of measurement position is an additional safety feature.

Analytical flexibility

Both bulk samples and layer systems can be analyzed with the M2 BLIZZARD. Bulk sample analysis uses a standard-based model. Layer analysis can be done with a Fundamental Parameter model that can be refined further by using standards.


Speed, accuracy and precision in analysis

Excitation with a high-performance micro-focus tube and collection of fluorescence radiation with an efficient silicon drift detector result in short measurement times and provide accurate concentrations down to trace levels.  The stability of the systems warrants precision and comparability of results over longer times.

Powerful system software

The M2 BLIZZARD features XSpect Pro and XSpect Data for analytical standards management, measurement setup, analytical method (application) design, analysis, reporting and data archiving.

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