Bowman is a new generation XRF built by the team that built the CMI XRF.  This next generation CMI has 7X better Detector resolution with better stabiliity and sensitivity.  It is built on a modular platform that allow for easy service and provides a big cost savings solution.  We call it smart engineering.  This allows us to sell this XRF at a very good price point. Translation, nobody beats our price.



  • Solid State Pin Diode and SDD Detectors provides greater resolution, stability and sensitivity
  • Applications ENIG, ENEPIG, And Electroless Nickel % P Analysis
  • Fast non-destructive analysis within seconds
  • Simultaneous composition analysis of up to 25 elements
  • Measure up to five coating layers simultaneously, any two of which can be alloys
  • Fundamental Parameters (FP)-driven standard-less thickness and composition analysis
  • Easy setup and operation-one USB cable connection
  • Simple front panel controls
  • Small footpring and light weight
  • has a precision analysis range from Titanium 22 to Uranium 92 (Ti 22 U 92)
  • For Coating Thickness measurement,
  • Elemental Analysis,
  • Plating Solution measurement.
  • Made in U.S.A, Chicago, IL
Bowman Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]

poly-capillary optics (u-spot )

BOWMAN is proud to introduce the second generation of cutting edge XRF instrumentation, the Xray Optics System. The small spot, high flux x-ray beam and large window SDD detector combine for unmatched speed and performance. It can be the perfect tool for minimizing wasted time, money, and materials.

  • Poly-capillary optics achieves hundred times higher flux than collimation system at the same distance from the source
  • 15um spot size or 80 um spot size
  • This provides best precision at shortest test time with small spot
  • Flux Density Gain Up To 5 Orders Of Magnitude Compared To Collimator
  • Thin coating measurments on Wafers, PCB, lead frames, and thin wires
Poly-capillary optics
Bowman M-Series product sheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]

Product Specification

Element Range Aluminium 13 to Uranium 92.
X-ray excitation: 50 W (50kV and 1mA) micro-focused W anode tube, Poly-capillary optics: Rh Tube
Detector: Pin Diode 190eV resolution, Silicon drifted detector with 135eV resolution, Poly-capillary optics only option is SDD.
Number of analysis layers and elements: 5 layers (4 layers + base) and 10 elements in each layer, .Composition analysis of up to 25 elements simultaneously
Filters/Collimators: 4 primary filters/4 motorized collimators  Poly-capillary optics has 2 spot sizes: 15um and 80um FWHM and 2 primary filters
Focal Depths: 4 fixed focal depths with laser, Poly-capillary optics is fixed 0.1" focal depth.
Digital Pulse Processing: 4096 CH digital multi-channel analyser with flexible shaping time Automatic signal processing including dead time correction and escape peak correction
Computer: Intel, CORE i5 3470 Processor (3.2GHz), 8GB DDR3 Memory, Microsoft Windows 10 Prof, 64bit equiv.
Camera optics: 1/4” CMOS-1280x720 VGA resolution
Power Supply: 150W, 100~240 volts, with frequency range of 47Hz to 63Hz
Weight: 32 ~50 kg
Standard Motorized/Programmable XY: Table size: 15” x 13” | Travel: 6” x 5”
Extended Programmable XY: Table size: 25” x 25” | Travel: 10” x 10”
Internal Dimensions: Height: 140mm (5.5”), Width: 310mm (12”) , Depth: 210mm (8.3”)
External Dimensions: Height: 450 mm (18”), Width: 450 mm (18”), Depth: 600 mm ( 24”)

From CMI to Bowman

Bowman understands the need for precision, dependability, and quality. With the same technical team that founded and successfully grew CMI International.


Bowman offers over five decades of combined experience in the coating thickness measurement and elemental analysis industry.


All built in the USA, and all backed by the best-in-class service and support team.



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