High Level Metal Analysis with the OE750

Until now, high level metals analysis at the ppm level across the entire wavelength range has required an expensive OES instrument. The OE750 has changed that for good. Made affordable by design, the OE750 brings high accuracy on-site analysis within reach for foundries, metal processing companies and recycling facilities alike.

At last, you don’t have to compromise performance for cost. Here are five reasons why:


  1. High performance 
    A revolutionary new optical design, with four patents pending, gives the OE750 a high level of optical resolution and dynamic range. This means the analyser can measure the entire range of elements within metals at ppm levels. This is essential for those who are at the forefront of metals production.
    For example, the analyser can meet the requirements of the new ASTM E415 test method for carbon and low-alloy steel. It can detect P, Bi and Sb in aluminium alloys at 10ppm. The OE750 ensures incoming materials meet specified standards and can help you make the most of your scrap, for example it can measure Zn to below 1ppm.

  2. Reduced argon consumption and increased wall-plug efficiency makes the OE750 incredibly cost-effective to run.
    The innovative design of the OE750 gives you other benefits too. The sealed spark stand has been optimised for gas flow, reducing argon consumption, which can reduce your argon costs by up to $5,500 USD per year (based on 300 measurements/day). The fact that this component is in a sealed unit minimises contamination which reduces the amount of time the analyser is out of action for maintenance.
    The analyser operates within a mid-pressure environment. This has allowed for the use of an oil-free pump that’s only needed for some of the time, reducing power consumption of the pump by 90% and, again, increasing instrument availability.

  3. Intuitive controls with advanced software options makes the OE750 easy to use and an asset to your organisation.
    The best technology in the world is of no practical use if the analyser is difficult to use. That’s why we’ve ensured the OE750 includes intuitive software that’s specifically designed to support today’s high-performance metals analysis. As an example, the Hitachi GRADE Database comes as standard. This gives you immediate access to more than 12 million records for over 339,000 materials from 69 countries and standards.
    Another example is the optional charge correction software that takes into account furnace capacity and available materials when calculating the most cost-effective way of bringing the melt into spec.

  4. Increased uptime and reduced maintenance ensures you can keep your foot to the floor in production.
    As we’ve mentioned above, the sealed optics design reduces the likelihood of contamination and means you can go longer between maintenance, standardisation procedures and lens cleaning. And the reduced volume that houses the optics ensures the OE750 is ready to use for most analyses within an hour (although for longer wavelength analysis and nitrogen, it may take a little longer).
    This means you can afford to take as many measurements as you need to be certain that production is meeting the specification.

  5. Advanced data management allows for full record keeping, making life a lot easier at audit time.
    The OE750 has built-in connectivity to Hitachi’s ExTOPE Connect advanced data management and storage service. You get an unlimited secure data storage for free and you can access your results from any connected computer. You can manage several analysers from one centralised location, even if they are scattered across different sites.
    This makes it easy to store a high volume of data and retrieve it when you need to, such as during audits or in response to customer requests.


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Date: 11 December 2019

Author: Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science

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