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Moxtek

mands. Moxtek also frequently meets with suppliers to
forecast demands and set inventory levels accordingly. The
optics group uses a material requirements planning (MRP)
system developed by software company The Mass Group in
its manufacturing planning process.

Product Applications
Moxtek's X-ray group manufactures X-ray windows as well
as handheld X-ray detectors and X-ray tubes and controllers.
The X-ray products manufactured by the company are
commonly used in X-ray fluorescence (XRF) detection, a
technique used to determine the elemental composition
of different compounds: metals, glass, ceramics, building
materials, etc.
Moxtek's X-ray window products are used mainly in scientific research, while its XRF detection products can be
used in scientific as well as industrial applications. One
industrial application for the detectors is in scrap yards,
where they have been used to determine the grades and value of recyclable metals.
The company's XRF detection products have also been
used to screen hazardous substances found in sheet rock
that was blown onto the Florida coastline following hurricane activity, Critchfield says.
Moxtek's optics products include wire-grid polarizers and
polarizing beam splitters, both of which are used to polarize
light by reflecting on polarization and transmitting the other.
These polarizers are commonly used inside of projectors to
all of moxtek's products
undergo extensive quality
testing throughout the
production process.

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