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A complete range of metals analyzers for QA/QC

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The technology to help you deliver 100% to specification

Our range of X-ray, laser and optical emission spectrometer analyzers provide superior analysis for incoming inspection, factory floor process control and NDT for final inspection to provide you with cutting-edge solutions.

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


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


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


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

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Hitachi solutions for metals manufacturing QA/QC

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 utilizes 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 analyze 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 analyzer, 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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Our Customer Stories

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Guide: Why choose spark OES for metal additive manufacturing

Our experts provide insights on how we can help you to find an optimal solution for your additive manufacturing process quality control.


Guide: 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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Essential Guide: Materials analysis in automotive

Download our essential guide to learn about what you need to know to stay ahead.


Guide: LIBS, XRF or OES

A rough guide on choosing the right technology for your metals analyzer.


Basics Guide: 10 elements that need spark OES for precise results

This guide discusses the 10 elements that need spark OES for precise results, where they are likely to appear and why it’s essential to get precise results when analyzing for them.


Guide: Search for True Values

How to evaluate accuracy and calculate the error margin of spectroscopy measurements.



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Positive Material Identification Analyzers Can Save You Millions

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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 analyzers 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 analyzers could prove to be your most valuable tools.

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