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  • Fighting soil contamination with XRF

    Fighting soil contamination with XRF

    Soil contamination Complying with new environmental regulations is a fast growing concern for companies and local officials tasked with ensuring that industries reduce pollution and clean up after themselves. It’s a particularly challenging ...

    Christelle Petiot, XRF Product Manager

  • Seven reasons to choose the X-MET8000 Expert Geo for mining

    Seven reasons to choose the X-MET8000 Expert Geo for mining

    Mining companies are looking for ways to make their operations more efficient and reduce costs without compromising on product quality. Product Manager Christelle Petiot looks at how the X-MET8000 Expert Geo from Hitachi High-Tech can help them. ...

    Christelle Petiot, Product Manager

  • Are you recycling polystyrene the right way? Don’t risk the heavy fines

    Are you recycling polystyrene the right way? Don’t risk the heavy fines

    While there’s a European-wide drive to recycle more polystyrene, some forms of it contain a flame retardant that is hazardous to human health and the environment. The idea of the circular economy is a compelling one, and it’s driving ...

    Christelle Petiot, XRF Product Manager

  • New Advances in XRF Technology Allow for Measurement of Electroless Nickel Plating

    New Advances in XRF Technology Allow for Measurement of Electroless Nickel Plating

    Electroless nickel (EN) plating was introduced over 50 years ago as a means to provide lightweight materials for improved fuel efficiencies, greater corrosion performance and durability. Quickly implemented into the automotive, aerospace and ...

    Matt Kreiner, Benchtop XRF Product Manager

  • Using XRF to ensure food safety

    Using XRF to ensure food safety

    The giants in the food and beverage industry are using handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF) analysers as part of their quality control procedure to ensure rigorous food safety. Food manufacturing often involves mechanical steps such as chopping, ...

    Christelle Petiot, Product Manager

  • What is Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)?

    What is Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)?

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy or LIBS is an analytical technique that`s been used in laboratories for many years.  Most handheld LIBS analysers are used for fast sorting of alloys in scrap yards, and alloy identification and analysis in ...

  • Vulcan case study, future proofing a scrap yard - Case Study

    Vulcan case study, future proofing a scrap yard - Case Study

    “Quality second generation analyser that is well built, robust and fast. Perfect for what we need in the scrap yard.” As a start-up scrap yard, Romuta wanted to build an advanced, digitalised scrap yard of the future. They met with ...

  • Six reasons to get excited about the new LAB-X5000 benchtop XRF

    Six reasons to get excited about the new LAB-X5000 benchtop XRF

    With handheld devices making it easier to analyse samples on the move, it’s easy to overlook the reliability, flexibility and sheer power of desktop XRF analysers. For 45 years, LAB-X has been a leading name among lab instruments around the ...

  • Measuring carbon in steel – absolute reliability matters

    Measuring carbon in steel – absolute reliability matters

    The incorrect analysis of the carbon content in steel can lead to a multitude of issues down the line, making accurate and reliable carbon analysis critical. Our OES expert Willy Sanders looks at why… Carbon steel has been in use for nearly ...

  • An urgent and ongoing need to test steel punches for the pharma industry

    An urgent and ongoing need to test steel punches for the pharma industry

    Nottingham-based I Holland supplies steel dies and punches to the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture tablets. In July 2017 they had an urgent need to identify and sort a large quantity of punches. Unable to do so accurately themselves, they ...

  • Trust your supplier, but also check

    Trust your supplier, but also check

    In the wake of mis-certification scandals around the world, firms are tightening their quality assurance (QA) processes using materials analysers.Industry has been shaken recently by news of companies providing false certification in a range of ...

  • Do you need to rapidly analyse Coltan?

    Do you need to rapidly analyse Coltan?

    The need for a rapid, simple analysis (carried out by non-laboratory staff) at mines makes a handheld X-ray analyser the ideal analytical technique for analysis of Coltan. The solution Hitachi High-Tech’s X-MET8000 Expert Geo provides fast ...

  • Why LIBS means lower cost of ownership

    Why LIBS means lower cost of ownership

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) handheld analysers are both compact, easy-to-use and fast. Materials can be identified at the pull of a trigger. It’s that simple. Often, cost is a key factor in the ...

  • Sample preparation is the key to quality analysis with a laser analyser

    Sample preparation is the key to quality analysis with a laser analyser

    Sample preparation is the most important step of any chemical analysis. To get the best results with any elemental alloy analyser regardless of the technology, the sample must be clean before taking a measurement. Otherwise the results are always ...