The KT-100S laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) metal analyzer from Rigaku Analytical Devices (Wilmington, MA) provides on-the-spot identification of the most difficult alloys, including aluminum grades, with lower detection limits and the ability to analyze more alloys than traditional handheld identification methods. This includes upgraded precision for low-alloy steels, stainless steels, as well as high-temperature alloys and lithium (Li) detection.
Considerably smaller and lighter than competing products, the unit also offers unique auto surface preparation with its Drill-Down feature. Another major benefit is that, because the analyzer uses a laser excitation source, there are minimal to no regulatory licensing requirements.
Its MIL-STD 810G drop-test certification and IP-54 dust protection rating make the analyzer an ideal tool for fabrication shops, plant environments and scrap metal yards. Manufacturers now have the ability to provide on-site certification of verification of outgoing material, as well as confirm or re-establish chain of custody of mislabeled components.
Smart Visual Inspection Technology Meets Metrology Products
A new Mitutoyo-Kitov agreement will lead to the integration of Kitov technologies in Mituoyo’s metrology solutions. Look for future development of more solutions to come from the new partners as they combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies with Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.