Metal Finishing Coating Analysis

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X-ray (XRF) Analyzers for Metal Finishing

Our FT series, X-MET and X-Strata920 XRF analyzers offer rapid, non-destructive testing across a range of applications from corrosion and wear resistant coatings to decorative finishes.

✔ Corrosion resistance

Verify the thickness and chemistry of the applied coatings to ensure product functionality and life-span in harsh environments. Handle small fasteners or large assemblies with ease.

✔ Wear resistance

Prevent product failure by ensuring coating thickness and uniformity of critical components operating in abrasive environments. Complex shapes, thin or thick coatings and finished goods can all be measured.

✔ Decorative finish

When the goal is to achieve a flawless finish, quality control throughout the production process is critical. With our range of test equipment, you can reliably inspect base materials, test intermediate and top layers.

✔ High-temperature resistance

Surface treatments for parts operating in the most extreme conditions must be controlled within tight tolerances. Ensure coatings specifications are met to prevent product recalls and potentially catastrophic failures.

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Find out more about our analyzers for general metal finishing, by downloading our brochure.

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Choosing the right product can help ensure target specifications are achieved and identify defects before they become a problem, thereby avoiding costly waste and rework.


Proportional counter or High resolution SDD


Proportional counter

X-MET8000 Expert

Detector: Large area SDD

  • Proportional counter or high resolution SDD
  • Element range: Ti – U or Al – U (SDD)
  • Chamber design : Slotted
  • XY stage options : Fixed base, deep well, motorised
  • Largest sample : 270 x 500 x 150 mm
  • Maximum number of collimators : 6
  • Filters : 1
  • Smallest collimator : 0.01 x 0.25 mm (0.5 x10 mil)
  • SmartLink software
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  • Proportional Counter System
  • Element range : Ti-U
  • Chamber design : closed or slotted
  • XY stage options : fixed base, motorised
  • Largest sample : 500 x 400 x 150 mm
  • Maximum number of collimators : 4
  • Filters: 1
  • Smallest collimator : 0.05 mm
  • X-ray Station software
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X-MET8000 Expert
  • Detector: Large area SDD
  • 6-position filter wheel for the optimised analysis of all elements from Mg to U
  • X-ray tube : 50kV
  • X-ray tube filters: 6 position filter changer
  • Max. sample temperature : 100ºC or 400ºC with HERO™ heat resistant window (optional)
  •  Small-spot collimator (Optional)
  • Integrated camera
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Infographic: Growth Markets in Metal Finishing

Take a look at our infographic guide, which offers an overview of the major growth industries for general metal finishing. Find out where to focus your growth for your current plating expertise with help from the latest industry predictions and figures for growth.

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Proportional counter

High resolution SDD

Proportional counter

High resolution SDD

Zn / Fe, Fe alloys
Cr / Fe, Fe alloys
Ni / Fe, Fe alloys
★★☆ ★★★ ★★☆ ★★★
ZnNi / Fe, Fe alloys
ZnSn / Fe, Fe alloys
★★☆ ★★★ ★★☆ ★★★
NiP / Fe
NiP / Cu
NiP / Al
(Thickness only)
(Thickness and composition)
(Thickness only)
(Thickness and composition)
Ag / Cu
Sn / Cu 
★★☆ ★★★ ★★☆ ★★★
Cr / Ni / Cu / ABS ★★☆ ★★★ ★★☆ ★★★
Au / Pd / Ni /CuZn ★★☆ ★★★ ★★☆ ★★★
WC / Fe, Fe alloys
TiN / Fe, Fe alloys
★★☆ ★★★ ★★☆ ★★★
Thin film analysis at nm-scale N/A ★★☆ N/A ★★★
Multi-layer analysis ★★☆ ★★★ ★★☆ ★★★
IEC 62321 RoHS screening N/A N/A N/A N/A
Distance independent measurement N/A N/A ★★★ N/A
Pattern recognition software N/A N/A ★★★ N/A


Choosing the right analyzer for your metal coating analysis is cruical. You want to be sure the coatings analyzer is precise, accurate and reliable.

We work with customers all over the world who need to achieve high reliability including those in the automotive, aerospace, military and medical industries.

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