Metals and alloys are essential materials for modern manufacturing and products made from these materials are used everywhere. Various analytical test methods are required during the production process to maintain quality and assure desired performance. Use of non-destructive methods is very important, especially when testing a finished product.
Coating Thickness Analysis
The use of coatings is all around us and it continues to increase. Coatings are used for a variety of reasons; however, ultimately coatings are used to improve product performance. Many applications in the electronics industry use coatings for improved electrical properties, and coatings are also used for anti-corrosion and wear resistance in a wide variety of applications and industries.
X-ray Fluorescence is a powerful, accurate, and well-established method to measure coating thickness as well as provide an elemental analysis of materials. XRF Instruments are capable of both the qualitative and quantitative determination of coating thickness as well as identifying the composition of multiple elements.
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Scrap Metal Sorting
Sorting scrap metal used to be the job of experienced metal sorters, but that has all changed since the introduction of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology. An XRF scrap metal analyzer gun for sorting scrap metal provides a fast, reliable way of detecting the valuable content of scrap as well as detecting unwanted or “tramp” elements – without the need for highly-trained operators. The size of the sample isn’t a problem – the handheld XRF scrap metal analyzer can measure everything from single wires up to big heat-exchangers and other large structures. It’s a simple case of point-and-shoot.
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Whatever industry you are in, alloy component reliability, traceability, and safety are of the utmost importance. Whether you are performing non destructive testing small solder joints on aircraft circuit boards or miles of pipeline in a petrochemical refinery, a 100% positive material identification (PMI) and verification program can eliminate costly alloy mix-ups, improve product quality, and prevent injuries or even loss-of-life.
When it comes to Positive Material Identification (PMI), XRF technology provides a fast, easy and completely non-destructive analysis method for every metal component. XRF PMI testing with an XRF PMI analyzer offers non destructive elemental analysis.
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Precious Metals & Jewelry
With the high price and volatility of gold, you cannot afford the possible inaccuracies and time of traditional testing methods to verify the value of items being sold, bought, and recycled. Identifying precious metals with a handheld XRF metal analyzer provides results in less time than traditional methods.
Using an XRF gold testing machine you can accurately identify precious metal content in coins, jewelry, and other valuable items in just seconds. You can make a complete gold analysis, silver analysis, and precious metals analysis in real time using nondestructive XRF metal analyzer during any sale or acquisition.
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Hardness testing measures a material’s strength by determining resistance to penetration. The hardness test is extremely useful in material selection because it provides a hardness value which indicates how easily a material can be machined and how well the material will wear. Hardness testing is also valuable in making decisions about treatments and coatings.
Hardness Testing can be used in the field to verify heat treat condition of the component and conversion to an approximate tensile strength also allows the customer to non destructively and cost effectively determine the strength of their material.
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