Metal Finishing Coating Analysis

1 micron can be the difference

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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.

Brochures and Industry Guides

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

Brochure: General metal finishing

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Guide: XRF for measuring platings and coatings

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Infographic: Growth markets in metal finishing

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✔ 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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Compare Products For Coating Analysis

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.

X-Strata920

Proportional counter or High resolution SDD

FT110A

Proportional counter

X-MET8000 Expert

Detector: Large area SDD

X-Strata920
  • 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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FT110A
  • 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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X-Strata920
Proportional counter

X-Strata920
High resolution SDD

FT110A
Proportional counter

FT160
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

Electromagnetic Thickness Gauges for Metal Finishing

Our CMI series magnetic induction and eddy current gauges provide reliable, simple and accurate thickness measurements for a range of coatings including anodizing, galvanizing, electroplating and paint on metal substrates.

CMI255
CMI233
CMI730
CMI255
  • Handheld gauge with integrated probe
  • Dual-technology probe
  • Single-probe design
  • On-board statistics
  • Base re-zero function
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CMI233
  • Handheld gauge with replaceable tethered probe
  • Dedicated magnetic induction or eddy current probe
  • Single-probe design
  • On-board statistics
  • Base re-zero function
  • User calibration function
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CMI730
  • Benchtop work station with multiple, replaceable tethered probes
  • Dedicated magnetic induction, eddy current or phase sensitive eddy current probes
  • Connect multiple probes simultaneously
  • On-board statistics and graphical display
  • Base re-zero function
  • User calibration function
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CMI155

CMI157

CMI255

CMI257

CMI233M
CMI233E
CMI233D
CMI243
CMI730
Magnetic induction   Option Option
Eddy current     Option
Phase sensitive eddy current              
Probe Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Tethered Tethered Tethered Tethered Tethered
Probe replacement Service Service Service Service User replaceable User replaceable User replaceable User replaceable User replaceable
Base re-zero    
User calibration        
Anodizing ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★☆☆ N/A ★★★ ★★★ N/A ★★★*
Paint ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★★☆ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★*
Organic coatings ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★★☆ ★★☆ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★*
Galvanizing ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★★☆ ★★☆ ★★☆ N/A ★★☆ ★★★ ★★★
Electroplating ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★★☆ ★★☆ ★★☆ N/A ★★☆ ★★★ ★★★
Statistics display N/A N/A ★★☆v ★★☆ ★★☆ ★★☆ ★★☆ ★★☆ ★★★

*Note: Available with optional probes

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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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