Laser analyser range


Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, a Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the manufacture and sales of analysis and measuring instruments, has launched an advanced line of hand-held laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analysers, known as Vulcan+. The range sees updates to the existing Smart and Expert models, while a new Optimum+ model has been added to the product line. It is claimed that the whole range maintains Vulcan’s market-leading analytical capability.

The new Vulcan Optimum+ model has been optimised for analysing aluminium alloys. It now features a high-performance spectrometer, enabling the measurement of lithium in aluminium alloys, and it is also capable of measuring boron-aluminium alloys. Boron and lithium are both elements that cannot be measured with any hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser. The Vulcan Optimum+ is an ideal tool for identifying modern aerospace alloys in manufacturing and scrapyards.

The calibrations for the updated Vulcan Smart+ and Expert+ models have been revised and extended based on feedback from customers. New elements have been added and performance optimised.

Customers will continue to benefit from unparalleled speed and ease of use and the Vulcan+ range of analysers will continue to enable users to identify metal alloys in just one second, delivering productivity gains in both manufacturing QA/QC and scrapyards.

The Vulcan+ range will continue to benefit from advanced reporting direct from the instrument, as well as the ExTOPE Connect mobile phone app and cloud connectivity for data transfer and storage. With the cloud service, users will have real-time access to results at any time, anywhere.

Mikko Järvikivi, Head of Product Management, said: “Delivering best-in-class analytical capability, the Vulcan is known for its speed, ease of use and robustness. We continue to invest in developing our LIBS product range, working together with customers to manufacture market-leading instruments.”