When it comes to the material being utilized in a critical application, even a single wrong piece can be one too many! A customer asking their fabrication or machine shop to verify batches of all metal alloy material of any shape and size can seem a daunting task. An aerospace or petrochemical customer will demand the shop verifies 100% of the material being fabricated.
PMI is a great option for confirming the alloy of large batches of material, testing finished components, re-certifying materials, and evaluating materials that cannot be destroyed or shipped to a lab.
Handheld analyzers for PMI are not new. For decades, manufacturers have attempted to satisfy the specific needs of inspectors, managers, and incoming QA/QC personnel with tools that appeared at first glance, to be safe and easy to use, but were actually complicated and required more user interference than expected.
With those limitations in mind, Rigaku launched the KT Series to satisfy these unique metal verification requirements. Equipped with a laser instead of an X-ray tube, the KT-100S LIBS analyzer gives metal fabricators and machine shops a safe and easy to use alternative to incumbent technologies.