Rigaku Presents Latest X-ray Analytical Instrumentation at 2018 ArabLab Conference

DUBAI, UAE (PRWEB) March 17, 2018

Rigaku Corporation is presenting its diverse lines of X-ray analytical instrumentation at the 2018 Arablab exposition. Arablab is a trade show for the analytical instruments industry that reaches buyers from the growth markets such as the Middle East & Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent, as well as China & Asia. The conference takes place Sunday, 18 March through Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE.

Rigaku provides the world’s most complete line of X-ray analytical instruments and components, including benchtop X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) systems, X-ray optics and detectors and is presenting its latest X-ray analytical instrumentation at stand 965 in Hall S1.

Analytical and industrial instrumentation from Rigaku range from benchtop devices, suited for researchers employing X-ray techniques, to high-end instruments with advanced analytical capabilities. Among the instruments featured is the new sixth generation Rigaku MiniFlex benchtop X-ray diffraction instrument. The MiniFlex is a general purpose X-ray diffractometer that can perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of polycrystalline materials. It is designed to deliver speed and sensitivity through innovative technology enhancements such as the HyPix-400 MF 2D hybrid pixel array detector (HPAD) coupled with a 600 W X-ray source and new 8-position automatic sample changer.

Also new from Rigaku is the Rigaku SmartLab SE system, a highly versatile multipurpose X-ray diffractometer with built-in intelligent guidance. The SmartLab SE system offers continued refinement of the ease-of-use features that enabled the original SmartLab diffractometer to receive the coveted R&D 100 Award, including automatic alignment, component recognition, cross beam optics and a 2D detector.

The latest addition to the Rigaku ZSX Primus series of wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometers is the ZSX Primus IV high-performance WDXRF spectrometer. Due to the instrument’s tube-above optics, powder sample spills do not adversely affect the optical system. Since no protective film is required, intensity reduction due to film is avoided. The ZSX Primus IV system also includes a dedicated analyzing crystal, resulting in a 30% improvement in light element performance over conventional configurations and "ZSX Guidance" software and error prevention functionality.

The Rigaku Supermini200 analyzer is also among the analytical instrumentation being presented. It is the world's only high-power (200 W) benchtop sequential wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for elemental analysis of oxygen (O) through uranium (U) of almost any material. It uniquely delivers low cost-of-ownership with high resolution and lower limits of detection (LLD).

Optimized for sulfur analysis, the Rigaku Micro-Z ULS WDXRF analyzer is a benchtop spectrometer, compliant with ASTM D-2622. The atmosphere in the optics path of the Micro-Z ULS spectrometer is a vacuum, so helium gas is not required. The Micro-Z ULS sulfur analyzer is specifically designed for ultra-low level sulfur analysis of diesel and petrol (gasoline) fuels.

About Rigaku

Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on general-purpose analytical instrumentation and the life sciences. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in X-ray spectrometry, diffraction, and optics, as well as small molecule and protein crystallography and semiconductor metrology. Today, Rigaku employs over 1,400 people in the manufacturing and support of its analytical equipment, which is used in more than 90 countries around the world supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial communities.

For further information, contact:

Michael Nelson

Rigaku Global Marketing Group

tel: +1. 512-225-1796


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Vamoose Bus Beefs up Service to ‘March For Our Lives’ and ‘Cherry Blossom Festival’ events in DC

NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 17, 2018

Vamoose Bus, an intercity bus company serving NYC and the DC area, estimates that travel activity in the New York City – Washington, DC corridor is expected to reach a high-peak on the fourth weekend of March 2018. The March For Our Lives rally, which will be held in Washington, DC on Saturday, March 24, 2018, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which is scheduled to kick off on the same day, are expected to draw millions of attendees.

“As we are nearing the day of these events, we’re noticing a high volume of bus tickets sold,” said Fred Lastres, Director of Operations at Vamoose Bus. “Booking data suggest that the number of travelers who will flock to the Washington, DC area may reach a record level.”

Lastres added that Vamoose Bus is monitoring the flow of bus reservations, and will continue to expand the bus schedules to accommodate the stream of travelers heading to DC area to participate in the respective events.

Passengers can get schedule information and purchase bus tickets by visiting http://www.vamoosebus.com.

About Vamoose Bus

Vamoose Bus, a bus company headquartered in NYC, operates daily buses between Midtown Manhattan and several cities in suburban Washington, D.C. The bus stops are conveniently located at Penn Station in New York City; Bethesda Metro station in Bethesda, MD; Rosslyn Metro station in Arlington, VA; and Lorton VRE station in Lorton, VA.

Launched in 2004, Vamoose Bus has built a reputation for dependable on-time departures and arrivals, convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, cost-effective travel fares, and especially, a safe travel experience. Vamoose Bus was awarded “Best Bus to NYC” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015.

Check us out on the web at VamooseBus.com. Connect with Vamoose Bus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Runnymede Investments LLC Acquires Smuttynose Brewing Company From The Provident Bank

North Hampton, New Hampshire (PRWEB) March 17, 2018

The Provident Bank, which purchased Smuttynose Brewing Company at a foreclosure auction on March 9, has sold the company to North Hampton-based Runnymede Investments for an undisclosed amount. Says The Provident Bank President Chuck Withee, “The Provident Bank is confident that Runnymede Investments is the right buyer for Smuttynose Brewing Company. Runnymede has the resources to reinvigorate this popular brand. Runnymede is working with a professional brewery executive, Rich Lindsay, who will collaborate with the current team at Smuttynose.”

Chris Broom Jr. of Runnymede Investments expressed enthusiasm for having the opportunity to invest in New Hampshire’s largest craft brewery. “Peter Egelston and Joanne Francis have assembled a great team and an impressive production facility. We’re taking a long view and plan on making immediate investments to strengthen the brand and return to growth. We’re also pleased to be adding Richard Lindsay as Chief Executive Officer to the team. Rich is a seasoned industry veteran having held executive roles with Samuel Adams, Tuthilltown Spirits, Night Shift Brewing as well as consulting roles with numerous startups in the alcoholic beverage industry.”

“I’m very happy to be leading this team and building upon the Smuttynose brand’s legacy,” commented Mr. Lindsay. “Our immediate priorities are focused on growth. We’re making plans to add personnel to our sales team and provide them with resources to make them effective in this competitive market. We also plan to make an investment in a canning line that will allow us to participate in a growing segment of the craft beer market.”

Egelston and Lindsay will be working closely to ensure a smooth transition and to shape the next generation of sales and marketing for the brewery.

Founded in 1994, Smuttynose Brewing Company, employs 66 people and generates more than 10 million dollars in annual revenue. It is the Granite State's leading craft brewery and produces some of New England’s most popular craft beers. The sale includes the Smuttynose brand, its state-of-the-art, LEED – Gold certified facility on the historic Towle Farm in Hampton, and Hayseed Restaurant located next to the brewery on the picturesque 13-acre campus. The brewery is among the largest in New England, capable of producing 75,000 barrels a year.

Peter Egelston, President and founder of Smuttynose shared the news with the brewery’s staff. “All of us here are Smuttynose are eager to turn the page and start our next chapter. We are pleased to know that we'll be working with investors from within our own community, people who are familiar with our brand and appreciate what we've built here.”

Egelston’s partner, Joanne Francis, is relieved that the future is no longer in limbo, saying, “A company like Smuttynose doesn't just pop up overnight. Our culture and reputation for quality are the result of decades of work, devotion and creativity. We’ve built a strong foundation with a lot of untapped potential, but circumstances over the last couple of years have held us back. With a strong partner who understands that potential, there’s no limit to what we can now accomplish. We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get started!”

There has been no disruption in the transition. The brewery and Hayseed Restaurant continue to operate, as well as all planned events on site. They welcome visitors and patrons.

Runnymede Investments is a family owned and operated investment firm headquartered five miles from the Smuttynose Brewery in North Hampton. Runnymede specializes in real estate, private equity, and venture capital.

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