Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Corp., Westford, Massachusetts, a Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the manufacture and sales of analysis and measuring instruments, has launched a line of hand-held laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzers, known as Vulcan+. According to a news release from Hitachi High-Tech, the range offers updates to the existing Smart and Expert models, while a new Optimum+ model is added to the product line.
The new Vulcan Optimum+ model has been optimized for analyzing aluminum alloys. It features a new high-performance spectrometer, enabling the measurement of lithium in aluminum alloys, and it’s also capable of measuring boron-aluminum alloys. According to a news release from Hitachi High-Tech, boron and lithium are both elements that cannot be measured with any hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. The Vulcan Optimum+ is an ideal tool for identifying modern aerospace alloys in manufacturing and scrap yards.
The calibrations for the updated Vulcan Smart+ and Expert+ models have been revised and extended based on feedback from Hitachi High-Tech’s customers. The company has also added new elements and optimized performance on the tool. Hitachi High-Tech reports that customers will still benefit from high speed and ease of use they are used to with the Vulcan tool. The Vulcan+ range of analyzers will continue to enable users to identify metal alloys in just one second, delivering productivity gains in both manufacturing and scrap yard applications.
Additionally, the Vulcan+ range will continue to benefit from advanced reporting direct from the instrument as well as the ExTOPE Connect mobile phone app and cloud connectivity for data transfer and storage. With the cloud service, users will have real-time access to results, Hitachi High-Tech reports in a news release.