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Handheld Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Analyzer

Rigaku Analytical Devices, a provider of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers, recently introduced its handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer, the KT-100 Katana.

Applications including metal fabrication, positive material identification in petrochemical plants and scrap metal sorting require fast, accurate and robust methods for alloy identification to ensure profitability and product quality. "To guarantee protection against these dusty and harsh work environments, KT-100 Katana underwent strict testing to the U.S. Military Standard MIL-STD-810G," said a company spokesperson. "The tests involved rigorous vibration, shock and drop testing which focused on impact to every angle of the instrument to evaluate its durability and performance when exposed to environmental stress. The handheld metal analyzer passed these tests and with an IP 54 rating for use in wet environments, KT-100 Katana is truly optimized for rugged use in scrap yards, plant environments and fabrication shops."

"We are pleased to have achieved MIL-STD-810G certification for KT-100 Katana. Our focus when we developed Katana was to provide a rugged solution for superior light element identification that overcame current analysis and usability gaps and this successful testing proves that we have achieved this goal," said David Mercuro, General Manager at Rigaku Analytical Devices. "By enabling rapid alloy grade identification, regardless of location or environment, we continue to deliver cutting edge technological advancements to our customers in the metals industry to ensure the highest quality metal products."

Designed for on-the-spot metals classification, including aluminum grades, KT-100 Katana has powerful analytical capabilities, offering results in less than two seconds with QuickID software - at the touch of a button. "Katana offers unique auto surface preparation with its Drill-Down feature and is considerably smaller and lighter than other handheld LIBS analyzer currently available," said the spokesperson. "With an extended battery life, Katana is more robust and less susceptible to fatigue and downtime, which is critical for on and off-site operations. Furthermore, the GPS allows for instrument tracking which helps protect investments."

For more information contact:

Rigaku Analytical Devices

30 Upton Drive, Ste. 2

Wilmington, MA 01887


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