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A complete range of metals analysers for QA/QC

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The technology to help you deliver 100% to specification

Hitachi High-Tech has developed a range of metal analysers essential for positive material identification (PMI) for the QA/QC processes.

We’ve put together a library of virtual demos to help you in the current situation which is causing disruption.

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From handheld through mobile to stationary formats, our analysers are as simple and intuitive to use with minimal training required.


Our analysers are fast, saving you time and money. And with long battery life, you’re not wasting time constantly recharging either.


We understand our analysers need to work where the metal is – so we’ve designed our analysers to be tough, durable and built to last.


Our analysers feature reliable, rigorously-tested and efficient technology – to ensure that over time, your overall costs are lower.

XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence)

XRF, available in both benchtop and handheld formats, is ideal for measuring a wide range of elements and concentrations in many different materials, including metal alloys. XRF technology utilises an X-ray tube to induce a response from the atoms in the tested sample. This technique is ideal when you need low limits of detection for accurate grade separation.

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OES (Optical Emission Spectroscopy)

OES is available in mobile and stationary formats. OES can analyse all the key elements at low limits of detection, like phosphorous, sulphur, boron – and carbon, starting with a detection limit of 30ppm. Compared to handheld XRF, OES technique requires more sample preparation and a small but visible burn spot is left on the surface.

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LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)

LIBS is a fast, handheld format, ideal for the identification of different types of alloys. With a LIBS analyser, there are no X-rays as it uses a focused laser pulse to hit the sample surface, removing a very small amount of material for analysis. This means the LIBS burn mark is so small that it can often be used even for finished goods.

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NEW: OE750

The new OE750 stationary OES analyser delivers high performance metals analysis for verifying incoming material specifications. Go beyond grade information, verify tramp and trace elements content before allowing them into production. The fast start-up time, ready in less than an hour, aids high throughput production where 100% of material supplied is checked.

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Whitepaper: Metals Analysis

Download our whitepaper to learn about few of the issues that keep us talking at Hitachi High-Tech.

3D Printing in metal ● Metals analysis and big data ● The reduction in quality as competition increases ● The rise of robots ● Materials and their impact on the environment

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100% Positive Material Identification is here

With compliance and cost pressures throughout the production and manufacturing process, the need for 100% positive material identification is here to stay. This puts more and more demands on your instrumentation. That’s why you need a trusted partner – one that can deliver accurate results fast.

Our range of metals analysers and technologies ensures:

  • Rapid, reliable material verification – even in the most demanding QA/QC applications.
  • Meeting of standards, avoiding potentially devastating results for your customers, your company and even your reputation.
  • Avoidance of costly reworks through incoming inspection of alloy material before the production phase.
  • Avoidance of costly recalls by confirming chemical composition and material verification prior to shipment.
  • Production lines kept running at optimum efficiency.
  • Access to powerful data management and reporting.

So whatever the metal, at whatever the stage of the process, Hitachi High-Tech analysers could prove to be your most valuable tools.

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