Technical Team Appoints Principal Engineer

December 9, 2021 – Xin Jiang has joined Bowman as Principal Electrical/Firmware Engineer. He holds an MSE (Master of Science, Electrical Engineering) and has 30+ years of experience in digital circuits, embedded software, and product design. He has an impressive record with UL, CE, and FDA compliance and testing, and will lead Bowman’s effort in designing electronics for automated XRF tools and next-generation instruments.

In his previous posts, he specialized in HPLC chromatography and X-ray technology for medical device applications, and was a consulting test engineer for Teradyne, a semiconductor test equipment provider.

His responsibilities at Bowman cover firmware, product design, and regulatory compliance; he reports to Engineering Manager, Robert Magyar

Bowman Attends 2021 SUR/FIN Show

November, 2021 – Ryan Ahrens, Rob Coleman, Brian Judge and Dana Woodson represented Bowman at SUR-FIN 2021 in Detroit. Of particular interest at this show was the Bowman L Series, which accommodates parts up to 24″ in any dimension and is ideal for fixtured parts requiring automated multi-point measurement. 3 of the 7 systems in the Bowman XRF suite were developed specifically for metal finishers.

Q3 Appointments Add Heft
to Expanding Markets

September, 2021 – Bowman Applications Engineer, Brian Judge, has been promoted to Midwest Technical Sales & Support Engineer. In his new position, Judge manages equipment service and repair, as well as XRF sales, for the important 9-state Midwest region.

Vladimir Korolchuk has joined the Bowman Global Partnership, becoming the company’s exclusive representative for technical sales and service throughout Texas. Korolchuk’s headquarters is Pasadena, TX, a suburb of Houston, America’s 4th largest market.

G and L XRFs Meet RoHS 3

July, 2021 – Bowman G and L Series XRFs have become industry’s best alternative for quickly and precisely identifying hazardous substances covered in the RoHS 3 Directive. Conventional XRF instruments are limited to the measurement of spot sizes Φ10mm or larger, making it difficult to measure most electrical parts which are smaller, and/or have an irregular shape.

New generation Bowman G and L Series XRFs were engineered to meet the evolving needs of the electrotechnical industry. The maximum measurement spot size of a Bowman XRF is Φ1.5mm. (The minimum spot size, used for high-end electrotechnical and semiconductor applications, is Φ 0.01mm.) Small X-ray spot capability, a factory-calibrated RoHS package and powerful, intuitive software provide companies throughout the electronics supply chain with a reliable and cost-effective quality tool.

Bowman Captivates CPCA Attendees
with Virtual Reality Demo

July, 2021 – Bowman China Applied Scientific Instruments is one of the main highlights of this year’s 30th International Electronics Circuit Exhibition July 7-9 at Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center. The show is managed by China Printed Circuit Association (CPCA) and features more than 500 exhibitors.

Bowman China will showcase P, B, L, and G Series XRF systems in a unique virtual presentation on the show floor. Visit Arthur He and his expert team in booth 8Y28.

G, B, P and L Series XRFs
Approved for Sale by the Spanish Ministry of Industry

May, 2021 – Felicidades to Joan in Barcelona, and Robert and Hugo at headquarters for their determination and hard work in achieving this critical milestone. Bowman Iberica has been in talks with new and existing XRF users throughout Spain and Portugal since on-boarding with Bowman last summer.

According to owner Domenec Mayoral, the region holds great potential, particularly for Bowman’s G Series XRF, with its precision video imaging, and ‘bottom-up’ measurement. Mayoral has more than a quarter century of experience with XRFs technology and knows great measurement instrumentation when he sees it!

Global Product Manager Announced

May, 2021 – Zach Dismukes, one of the most knowledgeable names in the XRF industry, moved from US headquarters in Schaumburg to southern California with a mission to make Bowman a highly recognized technology brand in the continent’s technology hub.

On May 1, Bowman Chief Technology Officer Jun Choi announced his return, as Global Product Manager, with a team of 5 and wide-ranging responsibilities. These include analysis of global market priorities, participation in the development of new systems and software, strategic planning, and business process enhancement.

Bowman Grows Production Capacity with Key New Hires

April, 2021 – Production Manager Xavier Rodriguez announces the expansion of Bowman production capacity with the addition of Manufacturing Technicians Brie Goodman and Sean Mann.

Brie Goodman holds an Associate’s Degree, and an Integrated Engineering Technology (InET) degree. She formerly worked for Wi-tronix and Allen Avionics, the latter as an electronics technician, where she specialized in assembly and testing. In her post at Bowman, her primary focus will be collimators, filters, motors, and complex soldering projects.

Sean Mann has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and formerly worked as a mechanical technician for Rockwell Automation’s Research and Development for Motion department, where his most notable project was the I-Trak Intelligent Track, a linear motor system that allows for independent control of multiple movers, replacing rotary-driven chains, belts, and gears. In his new position, he will focus on production parts and the optimization of work instructions.

Bowman Expands Sales Team

March, 2021 – Bowman has appointed Ryan Ahrens as sales and support engineer for the high-activity region that includes southern California, also Arizona, Oregon and Washington.

Mr. Ahrens was previously a technical sales engineer, based in Dallas, with Keyence, a global supplier of sensors, measuring instruments, and machine vision systems. As a sales and support engineer, he will work with Bowman customers in the PCB manufacturing and metal finishing industries, providing consultation, installation and support for all seven models of Bowman XRF plating thickness measurement systems.

Mr. Ahrens holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and an MBA from the University of Alabama; he is a member of AIChE*. His base is Santa Ana, California.

* American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Unique Measurement Geometry and Entry-Level Price

February, 2021 – Mumbai. Bowman and its India partner, Quantum Equipment Co. Pvt. Ltd., have debuted an important addition to their suite of benchtop XRF composition analysis systems.

The Q-series Karatmeter is a robust system, developed exclusively for the India market, that’s ideal for gold assay measurement and other precious metal analysis.

The two most distinctive features of the Q Series are “top-down” measurement using a manual Z-axis movement, and precision video imaging.

The standard Q-series Karatmeter includes a single fixed collimator, solid-state PIN detector, and long-life micro-focus x-ray tube. As with all Bowman models, the components can be upgraded to include multiple collimators, a variable focal camera, or an SDD detector.

Like others in the Quantum portfolio, Q-series Karatmeter XRFs simultaneously measure up to 30 elements in a single alloy. Element range is Al (13) through U (92.)

To quantify composition in the alloy from the detected photons, Q-series systems run advanced Xralizer software. Xralizer combines intuitive controls with time-saving shortcuts, extensive search capability, and “one-click” reporting. Equally important: Karatmeter XRFs are full-access instruments from the day of install: there are no dongles or lock-outs to complicate, delay, or add cost.

Bowman’s Q-series desktop XRF was developed for gold assay, quality labs and production environments. It is highly advantageous for users with limited benchtop space – or budget limitations. Q-series XRFs are ideal for both gold assay and alloy composition