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Handheld LIBS Analyzer for High Performance Metal Alloy Analysis

Rigaku Analytical Devices will feature the new KT-500 handheld alloy analyzer for analysis of carbon steels and more at WESTEC 2021.

The Rigaku KT-500 features a carbon-capable, miniaturized, high resolution echelle spectrometer, known as HiRES Technology. "It represents the next advancement in LIBS technology with the ability to provide identification of elements that were difficult to see with previous generation handheld LIBS analyzers, such as carbon," said a company spokesperson. "This capability gives the user the ability to analyze ferrous and non-ferrous alloys on one device, making it the single tool of choice for quality assurance in metal fabrication and positive materials identification (PMI) in mission-critical applications, such as in power generation, oil and gas and aerospace."

The handheld Rigaku KT-500 LIBS analyzer strengthens the capabilities of LIBS technology and provides the user with better analysis of low alloy steels, stainless steels, nickel and cobalt alloys and now carbon steels. Because of this, the KT-500 is suited for addressing all the most common alloy grades used in metal fabrication.

KT-500 features include:

  • Lightweight with aluminum housing
  • IP54 rating for protection against dusty environments
  • Hot swappable batteries
  • Carbon analysis in steels including carbon, low alloy and stainless steels.
  • High performance analysis of stainless steels, nickel and cobalt alloys without purge gas consumption
  • Multiple access user interface, facilitating single-handed operation, includes flip-up touchscreen, oversized keypad, side quick keys
  • Integrated micro-camera
  • WiFi for easy data transfer and report generation
  • Access and download data without using third party software
  • Optional front plate for analysis of welds
  • Docking/charging station.

The KT Series utilizes a laser excitation source. The KT-500 is safe for the user to analyze small components while holding in hand, as well as minimal to no regulatory licensing requirements.

For more information contact:

Rigaku Analytical Devices, Inc.

30 Upton Drive, Suite 2

Wilmington, MA 01887

855-785-1064 / 781-328-1024

WESTEC Booth 1922

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