Multinational appliance manufacturer streamlines quality control of coatings with the X-MET XRF analyzer

By avoiding costly mistakes when producing stove tops that are coated outside of specification, we’ve recouped the X-MET’s cost in as little as seven ten-hour shifts.

For their high-end stainless-steel cook tops, a leading global appliance manufacturer has developed a revolutionary protective coating that resists stains. Where this innovative coating requires an anti-stain property, the applied weight must meet a defined specification.

To ensure proper coating during production, this appliance manufacturer introduced Hitachi High-Tech’s X-MET handheld XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analyzer into their quality control program in the USA.



Traditional stainless-steel appliances typically show smudges, stains, and fingerprints over the course of their lifetime, diminishing the aesthetic value of the appliance. On stovetops it’s common for the steel to become discolored around the burners due to the extreme heat.

The manufacturer found that a clear coating on these high-end appliances eliminates stains associated with everyday use. For this coating to attain its unique properties, an applied weight must meet a pre-defined specification. To ensure proper coating during production, they introduced Hitachi’s X-MET into their quality control program.

Read more about how they incorporated the X-MET as part of a coatings quality control process, and why they chose Hitachi High-Tech and the X-MET.

Download the case study Book a personalised 1:1 virtual demo


You might also be interested in:
Application note: X-MET8000 for the rapid on-the-spot coating thickness measurement
Find out more about the X-MET8000
Find out more about Hitachi’s range of analyzers for coating thickness analysis

Share this blog

Date: 25 January 2021

Author: Laura Phimister, Global Marketing Communications Manager

Share this blog


XRF Analysis in lithium-ion battery recycling

Read More

Mastering smart manufacturing for coatings: key strategies

Read More

Case Study: Bearings excellence and quality assurance at Kugellager-Express

Read More