Control 2017 Laser analyser identifies a wide range of alloys

Editor: Briggette Jaya

Oxford Instruments will introduce at Control, a new handheld metals laser analyser, a new spark probe and an improved spark stand for optical emission spectroscopy.

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Vulcan can identify materials within a second.
Vulcan can identify materials within a second.
(Source: Oxford Instruments)

Vulcan, a handheld metal-laser analyser, is a metal analyser, a LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) tool with a simple user interface that has been designed for the rapid identification of a wide range of alloys in manufacturing plants within multiple industries and the scrap metal processing/recycling industry. Despite its light weight, Vulcan is robust (IP54 and MIL-STD-810G certified) and very fast – identifying materials with a one second analysis. The results can be saved securely via Wi-Fi in the Oi-Connect Cloud service and accessed anytime from any location.

Another product to be showcased is a new spark probe developed for mobile and portable optical emission spectrometers. It can be equipped with a rubber seal for improved analysis on curved materials, such as tubes. This spark probe is smaller, lighter and more ergonomic than its predecessor. The analytical performance has been improved significantly by increasing the light transmission rate.

On a spark stand, spark analysis typically creates condensate in the spark stand of the stationary spectrometer. To maintain good performance, it is usually necessary to clean the spark stand after 1000-1500 sparks. The company has now optimised the argon flow in the spark stand of its Foundry-Master benchtop analyser series and expanded the cleaning interval up to 5000 sparks (depending on the matrix). This saves the user significant time and increases the availability of the instrument.

Oxford Instruments will be at booth 4317 in hall 4.

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