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Metal analysis with laser is 10 times faster than x-ray

Oxford Instruments has added a new model to its range of ultra-fast metal alloy sorters: mPulse, a handheld laserinduced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) metals analyser.

Two options are available: mPulse and mPulse+. They allow users to identify a variety of metal alloys at the press of the trigger, and measure light and heavy elements up to 10 times faster than handheld XRF instruments.

The mPulse analyser has been designed for the rapid identification and sorting of heavier alloys such as stainless steels, Ni, Cu, Co, Ti alloys and more. It makes measurements in just one second regardless of the alloy type. The mPulse+ is designed for ultra-fast sorting of a wide range of metal alloys including magnesium and aluminium alloys and many more. It is able to separate even close grades such as Al 6061 and 6063 in just one second.

They are free from the regulatory constraints usually associated with X-ray analysers.  

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