The X-MET8000 range of handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF) analysers delivers the performance needed for rapid alloy grade identification and accurate chemistry of a wide variety of materials (solid and powder metals, polymers, wood, solutions, soil, ores, minerals etc). The X-MET is practical, rugged and easy to use to deliver results you can trust.
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The X-MET provides great light elements (Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl) analysis, low limits of detection, and outstanding precision for results you can trust, day after day.
Test a wide range of materials with its versatile standardless fundamental parameters (FP) methods, or use its empirical calibrations when results traceability and superior accuracy are needed.
With its large touchscreen and icon-driven user interface, the user training required to operate it is minimal.
Light (it’s only 1.5kg), compact, and balanced, you can use the X-MET for long periods of time with minimum fatigue.
IP54 compliant (equivalent to NEMA 3), splash water and dust proof, you can use the X-MET confidently indoors or outdoors.
Tested to the MIL-STD-810G military grade standard for robustness.
Its optional shield prevents costly detector repairs when measuring rough surfaces.
Total flexibility: Store up to 100,000 results on-board the X-MET, export reports on a USB flash drive or a PC, or automatically store the X-MET data securely in the LiveData cloud.
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To prevent potential product failures and their costly consequences, quality control and assurance testing at various stages of the production process is essential. With handheld x-ray fluorescence (HHXRF), you can carry out rapid incoming inspection of alloy materials at delivery, and verify the correct alloy material is used during the manufacturing process right through to shipping.
Why choose an X-MET8000 HHXRF analyser for this task?
The X-MET provides:
Positive Material Inspection (PMI) programmes allow plant operators and maintenance professionals to test critical process components before and after they are put in service to ensure assets’ integrity and prevent potentially catastrophic failures. With handheld x-ray fluorescence (HHXRF), you can determine alloys’ grade and chemistry in seconds, on-site. You no longer have to rely on suppliers’ certificates.
Why choose an X-MET8000 HHXRF analyser for PMI inspection?
Over 400 million tonnes of scrap are processed each year. Sorting scrap metal through testing adds value at all stages of the metal recycling process, from sorting mixed scrap into low value and high value materials, to determining the composition of the scrap that goes into the melts and the quality of the output. Our X-MET analysers are used worldwide in the scrap metal processing and recycling market to add value at every stage of the metal recycling process.
Why choose an X-MET8000?
The X-MET8000 handheld XRF (HHXRF) analyser delivers rapid, on-site geochemical analysis at various stages of the mining process, from the early stages of exploration through to environmental monitoring after site closure. This reduces the need for laboratory analyses significantly, speeds the decision-making process and reduces testing costs.
Why choose the X-MET8000 Expert Geo?
The contamination of soil has gradually been caused by human activity such as industrial processes (e.g. mining, manufacturing), agriculture (use of fertilisers and pesticides), or waste disposal (e.g. improper use of landfill).
Exposure to some of the contaminants such as Pb and Cd is detrimental to human health, and many countries have introduced regulations and programs to identify polluted areas and manage the clean-up process (remediation).
For example, as part of a US waste management program, the U.S EPA introduced Method 6200 for the in-situ determination of key elements in soil and sediment by field portable/handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry.
Operators can use HHXRF for the rapid, on-site screening of soil for heavy metals and other pollutants. This enables them to dramatically reduce the number of samples sent to an off-site laboratory for analysis, and reduces analysis costs and the time it takes to complete the testing program. By isolating problem areas and defining remediation boundaries on the spot, operators can minimize soil treatment and disposal costs.
Why choose an X-MET8000 Expert Geo?
Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, or importer of electronic equipment, children’s products and other consumer goods, you will have been affected by the regulations regarding the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), as well as other directives (e.g. CPSIA - Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act - of 2008, Packaging directive, WEEE – Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, CA Prop 65 etc). These directives have been enacted in different geographic regions to increase product safety, and to reduce environmental pollutants by controlling "upstream" sources in products and disposal techniques. This legislation affects a wide variety of industries worldwide, from raw materials suppliers, to components and finished products manufacturers and retailers.
Regulatory compliance screening by X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) provides information about the chemical content of the components being tested. Because it is fast and non-destructive, XRF is widely used and it is supported by standard test procedures such as IEC Method 62321.
Why choose the X-MET8000 Expert CG?
Metal coatings are used in many industries and are applied to objects for decorative purposes (e.g. mirror finish, gold colour), to increase corrosion resistance, improve solderability, increase hardness, reduce friction and wear, and more.
To ensure that the thickness of the coating applied is sufficient to give parts and components the desired properties, without wasting material by applying too thick a layer, plating companies need to control their process and check the end products meet specifications.
Coating thickness measurement based on X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a widely accepted and industry-proven analytical technique. Handheld XRF offers total versatility: you can take the analyser to where testing is needed.
Why choose the X-MET8000?
Handheld X-ray Fluorescence (HHXRF) is often used in the process for authentication, conservation and restoration of art and historical artefacts. It is a non-invasive technique that can help identify inks, pigments, ceramics, bronzes and other alloys in seconds, without the need for sampling or preparing the tested piece. The analysis can indicate the date and/or provenance of an object or piece, for example by identifying specific pigments in a porcelain glaze that would only have been used during a particular time period. Handheld XRF analysis can also help ascertain if, and which part of, an object has been restored, by checking the elemental composition over the surface of the object, and easily pin-pointing differences.
Why choose the X-MET8000?
Handheld X-ray Fluorescence (HHXRF) analysers are commonly used to test jewellery and other precious metal items (e.g. coins, silverware) to verify authenticity and determine monetary value. The high price of precious metals such as gold (Au) and platinum (Pt) means that a small difference in their contents means a large difference in the product’s value. HHXRF offers many benefits: it is fast, non-destructive (no scratch or damage to the tested item, no loss of material), and delivers multi-element analysis of large and small precious metals items.
Why choose the X-MET8000?
Handheld X-ray Flouresence analysers can be used to test sulfur in bunker fuel oil so you can make sure you meet the current and any new sulfur limit regulations.
Why choose the X-MET800?
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