Metals analyzers for mechanical engineering

Today’s metals analyzers deliver the level of precision necessary to support demanding mechanical engineering projects that require tightly specified materials.

Accurate grade and composition analysis are essential as part of a robust quality control program when delivering precision engineered parts for demanding applications. From ensuring the correct grade of raw material has been received, to final product certification, accurate analysis that delivers reliable results at speed is a must. Today, there are a range of analysis technologies to choose from for accurate metals grade and composition analysis; optical emission spectroscopy (OES) delivers the best detection limits, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) offers non-destructive testing and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) delivers results in less than a second.

Hitachi offers all these metals analysis techniques, contained within instruments designed for the reliability and precision the mechanical engineering industry demands. Our stationary arc OES instruments offer exceptionally low detection limits for their price and our portable OES and other mobile analyzers are invaluable when dealing with larger components. From raw material PMI inspection, in process production control to final product verification, there’s a Hitachi analyzer that will make the job simpler, quicker and deliver results you can trust.

Handheld XRF – X-MET8000 series

The X-MET8000 range provides non-destructive analysis and accurate grade identification. It’s great for the analysis of light elements (Mg to S) for fast testing of most commercial alloys, including aluminum alloys, Si and AI bronzes. It provides low limits of detection for accurate grade separation (e.g. 303-304, 6061-6063) with laboratory quality results in seconds.

Handheld LIBS – Vulcan+ series

With a 1-second measurement time, our laser analyzer will help you check large inventories, avoid material mix ups and quality control. It’s an ideal tool to carry out 100% PMI. Vulcan gives results on all common alloys including aluminum, magnesium, titanium, cobalt, chromium, nickel, and copper alloys as well as stainless steels, tool steels and low alloy steels.

Mobile OES – MASTER Series

A range of portable and mobile metals analyzers to help you prevent grade mix-ups of incoming and outgoing materials, conduct material verification and quality control. Our mobile spark spectrometers provide full chemistry of critical alloy elements at low detection limits including carbon, phosphorus, sulfur, boron, arsenic and tin in low alloy and stainless steels, and nitrogen in duplex steels.

Stationary OES

Our range of stationary OES analyzers offer the highest levels of accuracy and precision. Analyze all main alloying elements and identify exceptionally low levels of tramp, trace and treatment elements in metals, such as nitrogen in steel. Our instruments can also cover rare applications like oxygen in copper and oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen in titanium.

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