Oxford Instruments has launched Vulcan, a fast metals analyzer with advanced reporting tools. Vulcan is an ergonomic handheld LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) analyzer with a simple user interface. Vulcan was designed for the rapid identification of a wide range of alloys in manufacturing plants within multiple industries and the scrap metal processing/recycling markets worldwide.
"Vulcan is the fastest metals analyzer available, taking just one second to measure metal alloys - that is faster than any X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer or any other laser product on the market," said a company spokesperson. "In quality control and quality assurance this means that large inventories of incoming raw materials or finished parts can be checked very quickly. Large quantities of scrap metal can be sorted in scrapyards quickly and easily.
"Vulcan offers high performance and guarantees high accuracy and precision for its analysis results. For example, when analyzing aluminum, it not only provides the commercial grade of aluminum but also its chemical composition. Because Vulcan is so simple to operate, possible user error has been significantly reduced if not almost completely eliminated, so the results obtained from analysis will be reliable and consistent.
"Vulcan is splash water and dust proof (IP54 certified). In addition, Vulcan's measurement window is protected by strong sapphire glass, meaning no punctured detectors and no expensive repairs. The instrument was designed to withstand harsh environments and is tough enough to be used in a scrapyard. It complies with the MIL-STD-810G military grade standard for ruggedness."
Connection via Wi-Fi to the Oxford Instruments OiConnect cloud service allows secure storage of results and reports. Alternatively, data can be downloaded to a computer or laptop on a USB stick. This means that all data, including measurement results, measurement tags, camera images and more, can be saved in one safe location and accessed from any computer, anytime and from any location.
"XRF analyzers require strict licensing and certification for training," said the spokesperson. "Because Vulcan is a laser tool, there is no need for staff to attend expensive and time consuming radiation classes, meaning users can start working with Vulcan quickly and easily."
Vulcan Smart is designed for ferrous applications and its performance is limited to stainless steels, tool steels, low alloy steels and nickel alloys. However, Vulcan Smart can be upgraded to include cobalt, copper, lead, tin, titanium and zinc calibrations.
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