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Bruker CRONO
Bruker Micro-XRF

The Bruker CRONO is a mobile micro-XRF analyser for large artworks. Ideal for galleries and museums, perform fast, in-situ analysis of paintings and cultural heritage artefacts. Detect elements in the range from Na to U, even in the energy regions below 2 keV and above 25 keV (eg Sn, Sb and Ba K-edge emissions).


Scan large areas quickly

Ideal for paintings, artwork, manuscripts and historic artefacts.

Measure elements from Na to U

Scan multiple elements simultaneously at a speed of 42mm/s.

Flexible rig

Use vertically or horizontally, and fold for transport.

Detachable head for mobile use

Weighs only 3kg.


  • Motorised stage for scanning areas up to 60 cm x 45 cm.
  • Frame dismantles easily for transportation.
  • Attach the measurement head to a tripod for portable use.

Safe Analysis of Valuable Objects

Analysis is non-destructive and completely non-contact, with monitoring systems to maintain a safe distance of 1 cm from the surface.


The Bruker CRONO is a flexible system, which can be reconfigured for measuring different types of artefacts and paintings. The measurement head can be mounted on a trolley so you can tilt the frame from -20° to +90° from horizontal. The motorised frame and trolley can be dismantled easily for transportation.

It can also be converted into a portable scanner, by attaching the measurement head to a tripod. The head weighs only 3kg and measures 28 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm.

Fast and High Resolution

The excitation source is a highly efficient and compact X-ray generator with Rh anode. You can use different spot sizes, by selecting different collimators in the software (0.5 mm, 1 mm and 2 mm diameter).

There are also 4 software selectable filters, to improve low detection limits for specific applications.


Software is provided for instrument control and monitoring. Spectra and maps are displayed straight away during acquisition. A spectrum is stored for every pixel, giving you comprehensive data. PDF reports can be generated automatically for single measurements and projects.


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