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Hitachi High-Tech

Address 2 Technology Park Dr., 2nd Floor, Westford, MA, 01886, US
Telephone 1 888-580-8070
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Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, part of Hitachi High Technologies Group, is headquartered in Oxford, UK. With over 45 years' experience providing high-tech analysis solutions, designed to meet the tough challenges of a rapidly evolving industrial sector, the company specializes in handheld analyzers including LIBS and XRF models, ideal for scrapyards, recycling and a range of other applications.

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Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science launches Vulcan+ laser analyzer range

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, has launched an advanced line of handheld laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzers, known as Vulcan+. The range sees updates to the existing Smart and Expert models, while a new Optimum+ model is added to the product line. The whole range maintains Vulcan's market leading analytical capability, according to Hitachi.

LIBS vs XRF: comparing two technologies

For recyclers who sort metals and alloys, in applications where precise understanding of content and composition is paramount, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) based handheld analyzers have been the main tool employed for over a decade. In recent years, however, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology has been used increasingly in metal recycling applications, especially with aluminum and other nonferrous metals, and for light elements. XRF is still considered by most to be the best option for applications in stainless steel and heavy metals, or for recyclers focused on plastics and e-waste sorting.

Analyzing the options of handheld analyzers

Scrap handling operations can be thrown into disarray when sorting isn’t done properly on the line. Whether it is metals being combined erroneously or tramp material being missed in the process, businesses need to ensure that their product – and their profit – is protected.

World’s fastest metals analyzer - the Vulcan

Oxford Instruments (now Hitachi Hi-Tech(2019)) has launched Vulcan, a handheld analyzer using LIBS (laser induced breakdown spectroscopy) technology. The new Vulcan includes advanced reporting tools and is designed as an ergonomic, balanced handheld LIBS analyser with a simple user interface, for the rapid identification of a wide range of alloys in scrap metal processing/recycling markets and for manufacturing plant applications within multiple industries world wide.