Industries that rely heavily on the use of chemicals to manufacture products, including paints, wood treatments, sealants, and printer inks, rely heavily on compositional analysis to ensure the final product meets specification and, in some cases, legislation. Often the analysis is purely for elemental composition to check whether the product contains the right amount of essential additives. However, in many cases, the analysis determines the characteristics of the product under real-world conditions, such as paint or sealant color at elevated temperatures.
XRF analysis is ideal for determining chemical composition as it can be carried out easily on liquids and powders with very little sample preparation. It also detects elements at extremely low levels, so is excellent for strict process control. Thermal analysis is used for product characterization and there are a range of measurement methods to choose from to determine the stability of a product under high temperature or load.
The powerful LAB-X5000 is ideal for general chemical analysis, both in the lab and in a manufacturing setting. Its rugged and compact design slots easily into a busy production environment, and a sample spinner can analyze several points in a single measurement run to test for homogeneity. The LAB-X has built-in safety features that protect against accidental spills and can measure hard to detect substances, such as DCOI in treated wood.
The X-Supreme8000 is the analyzer to choose if you have a lot of samples to test in a production setting. The benchtop instrument includes a ten-position autosampler and once up to ten samples are loaded into the instrument, it can be left to run the analysis automatically. A powerful X-ray source and a high-resolution detector ensure the X-Supreme can detect very low levels of substances within a wide range of samples.
Hitachi’s range of thermal analyzers give world-class baseline performance for excellent accuracy even on trace amounts of material. Sensitive enough for research and development, these instruments are robust, durable, and reliable, making them ideal for production environments. Hitachi’s unique RealView sample viewing system gives another layer of understanding of what changes are occurring with the sample during the test and is essential for in-depth materials development and failure analysis.
The X-MET8000 is a handheld XRF analyzer that’s ideal for on-site soil analysis of heavy metals and other soil pollutants, and wood preservatives in residential and commercial structures including chromates copper arsenate (CCA). With point and shoot technology and results displayed immediately on the easy-to-read screen, the X-MET significantly reduces reliance on external laboratory testing, reducing analysis time and cost.
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