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Element EDS System

The EDAX Element energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) system delivers powerful analytical capability in a compact package, maximizing performance and flexibility while providing streamlined operation to guarantee fast results and ease of use. It is ideal for the industrial market, where application-specific problems must be solved quickly and accurately. Combining an Element silicon drift detector (SDD) with the user-friendly APEX™ software provides a complete EDS microanalysis solution for all levels of analysis and high throughput industrial applications.

Element Silicon Drift Detector


Element SDDs
  • Excellent resolution
  • Designed with a silicon nitride (Si3N4) window to optimize low-energy X-ray transmission for light element analysis
  • Advanced low-noise electronics for outstanding throughput
  • Small footprint offers flexibility to ensure ideal geometry and data collection conditions
APEX software

The intuitive APEX software for EDS ensures high-end results and ease of use. APEX software simplifies compositional analysis and delivers high-quality data processing with accurate and reliable results. The user interface can be customized for a specific workflow, offering various layouts, colors, and data report formats.

Features and benefits

Outstanding light element results and best low-energy performance
  • The clearest window and low-noise electronics deliver a detection range down to Be.
  • The design of the SDDs with the material properties and durability of the Si3N4 window offers the most robust and reliable detectors for EDS applications. The unique module design means they are corrosion and shock resistant and suitable for plasma cleaning.


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