Archiv – Thermo Electron Corporation’s Niton Analyzers business unit has described its new XLt 898He model as the ’first truly non-destructive portable analysis tool for light element content in alloy material’.Thermo Electron Corporation’s Niton Analyzers business unit has described its new XLt 898He model as the ’first truly non-destructive portable analysis tool for light element content in alloy material’.
The XLt 898He provides rapid, laboratory-quality chemical analysis of light element content in aluminium and titanium alloys, as well as nickels, superalloys, stainless steels and others materials. Inspection is intensely critical in certain industries such as aircraft and aerospace manufacturing; for a scrap recycling facility, misidentified material can result in a returned load and loss of consumer confidence. ’In the past,’ says Thermo, ’inspectors or scrap metal sorters have been forced to turn away from the convenience of portable XRF for analysis of light element content such as magnesium, aluminium, silicon and phosphorus. Thermo’s new NITON XLt 898He system takes the analytical capabilities of portable XRF to a new level.’
The XLt 898He system fills the interior of the XLt’s measurement head with pure helium, purging atmospheric air from the X-ray analysis path and allowing light element X-rays to contact the device’s high-resolution X-ray detector. As a result, operators can measure light element alloy content with the same analyser used to test high-temperature alloys – ’a feat previously impossible with a hand-held, portable analyser,’ according to Thermo.
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