Core Workstation (MSCL-XYZ)

MSCL-XYZ: Core Workstation

The Geotek Core Workstation (MSCL-XYZ) is a unique automated multi-core logging system for XRF, core imaging and various other surface core measurements. Multiple core sections (up to six 1.5 m core sections), or core boxes are loaded into the workstation, which are then logged in a single operation. The core workstation uses a unique core tray which pulls out to the user to aid core loading, and a shielded screen protects the user whilst giving full visibility of the logging operation.

MSCL-XYZ XRF - XRF Core Workstation
MSCL-XYZ XRF - XRF Core Workstation

Save Money and Time

The ability to load multiple cores at once is particularly valuable in a repository environment or where large core throughput is required without user intervention. As user input is limited customers and clients will not need to hire numerous technicians to consistently load core throughout the day, and allow multiple sections of core to be logged through the evening. Therefore a 24 hour core logging operation is more achievable using a Geotek Core Workstation without the need for night shift technicians thus saving customers money in the long term.

It is common for core repositories to utilise handheld XRFs, ASD Labspec spectrometers and high resolution cameras. However, typically these measurements are acquired by hand at low resolution intervals, which is a hugely time consuming process. The Core Workstation can integrate all of these sensors onto a single platform and the automatically acquire these multiple datasets at co-registered depths downcore. A Core Workstation can therefore free up staff from laborious manual measurements allowing them to focus on data analysis, and increase productivity through a core repository, institution, or industrial laboratory.

XRF Core Workstation (MSCL-XYZXRF) with an ultra-sensitive Geotek XRF sensor, point magnetic susceptibility and Geoscan V linescan camera with visible and UV light box.
XRF Core Workstation (MSCL-XYZXRF) with an ultra-sensitive Geotek XRF sensor, point magnetic susceptibility and Geoscan V linescan camera with visible and UV light box.

Compatible Sensors

The Core Workstation is compatible with all of Geotek’s surface core sensors including:

XRF Surface Mapping Technology

The unique design of the Core Workstation (MSCL-XYZ) allows the user to create ‘maps’ of surface properties from either areas of interest, or from whole core surfaces. Any of the Geotek sensors can be used to create surface maps of properties to discern the spatial distribution of elements, colour, or magnetic properties.

Elemental surface maps binned at a 1 mm x 10 mm resolution for various elements. Data acquired from a ultra-sensitive Geotek XRF sensor.
Elemental surface maps binned at a 1 mm x 10 mm resolution for various elements. Data acquired from a ultra-sensitive Geotek XRF sensor.

MSCL-XYZ Specifications

  • CORE ACCEPTED
    Up to 9 m; Length: up to 155 cm; Diameter: up to 15 cm
  • SENSOR MOTION
    Fully automated motion in the downcore, crosscore, and vertical axes. Linear precision: 0.02 mm. All sensors are moved in unison and collect data in parallel

  • DATA OUTPUT
    Tab-delimited ASCII files containing all measured parameters vs. depth in section and core: elemental concentrations, spectral reflectance data by wavelength band, magnetic susceptibility
  • DIMENSIONS
    Typical system L x W x H (cm): 306 x 137 x 210; Weight: approx. 1000 kg

For further information please contact us.