General Metal Finishing describes the broadest sector of industries that Bowman serves
With manufacturing and headquarters located in the heart of the Midwest, we understand the needs and priorities of job shops and captive metal finishers.
Products from fasteners to faucets to five irons are plated with a protective metallic coating to impart corrosion protection, wear resistance, conductivity, lubricity, and decoration. All types of metals (and some plastics) can be plated, and the thickness and uniformity of the deposit layers is a critical determinant of whether or not the plating meets specifications.
For more than 3 decades, Bowman has provided platers with XRF instruments that are precise, reliable, and easy to use. Bowman systems are engineered to perform consistently in the rugged environment of a plating or manufacturing shop. Our best-in-class x-ray tube and solid-state SDD detectors are the solid core of every system. A modular design makes our systems the most field-serviceable in the industry, virtually eliminating downtime.
Choosing the best model starts with component size. The G Series is our smallest and most affordable system. It’s ideal for small parts like fasteners or hardware, and flat parts. It has a bottom-up measurement geometry and a manual XY sample stage. Next in chamber size is the B/P Series, which has a top-down measurement geometry, a larger chamber, and optional programmable XY stage. If samples or fixtures are larger, the L Series has industry’s largest chamber at 22”x24”x11” (WxDxH) and a 10”x10” programmable XY stage. All instruments in the Bowman Benchtop XRF Suite provide the highly accurate, highly repeatable performance for which Bowman instruments are known worldwide.
Sample chamber dimensions 12”x13”x4” (WxDxH). Bottom-up geometry with manual XY stage (1.5”x1.5” movement) and single collimator (8 or 12 mil). SDD detector standard; large-window SDD optional for fastest test times.
Sample chamber dimensions 12”x13”x5.5” (WxDxH). B Series has a fixed stage and single collimator; P Series includes programmable XY stage (travel from 5”x6” up to 16”x16”) and multiple collimators (4, 8, 12, 24mil default, customized options available). SDD detector is standard on both models; large-window SDD is optional for fastest test times.
Sample chamber dimensions 22”x24”x11” (WxDxH). Includes programmable XY stage (travel 10”x10”) and multiple collimators (4, 8, 12, 24mil default, customized options available). SDD detector standard; large-window SDD optional for fastest test times.