Metals analyzers for manufacturing and fabrication

Today’s metals analyzers make it easy to implement quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC) programs. Hitachi’s range of analyzers support the end-to-end metals production process from incoming inspection to final product assembly and finished goods testing to ensure product reliability, safety and regulatory compliance.

Complex supply chains, more stringent regulations and increased use of scrap metal means today’s best practices include a robust QA & QC program that centers around 100% PMI (positive material identification) testing of critical materials. This is especially the case in high-technology markets, such as aerospace, automotive and pharmaceutical, where material mix-ups and wrongly graded metals can damage reputations, cost money and cause injury.

Today’s analysis technology makes it possible to verify the grade and elemental composition of materials at every stage, with reliable and accurate analytical performance results delivered in seconds.

Hitachi offers a toolbox of metals analyzers to ensure you have the right tool for the job at every point of your metals production. Choose from OES technology for low-detection limits for precise material chemistry, XRF for non-destructive testing (NDT) of finished products or LIBS for 1-second grade verification of incoming alloys. Portable, handheld and benchtop instruments are available to make analysis fast and simple even when dealing with large and complex components. Advanced technology within a robust exterior, coupled with intuitive software, makes the Hitachi range of metals analyzers ideal for the precise analysis needed in critical manufacturing operations.

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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Find the product for your QA / QC needs

Is any test mark on the material acceptable?
Do you measure powders and very small components?
Carbon analysis required?
Does the instrument need to be field portable?
Do you make decisions based on the test results chemistry?

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To find out which analyzer will support your QA/QC testing, get in touch to request a demo or quote.