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X-MET8000 Expert

X-MET8000 Expert thumbOur handheld XRF Analyzer, the X-MET8000, delivers the speed and performance required even in the most demanding applications, by using the optimised combination of a high performance X-ray tube and a large area silicon-drift detector (SDD).

Thanks to our continuous customer feedback and product development programmes, less than 1 year since we brought you the X-MET8000 Expert, we would like to introduce you to the rest of the series. Along with the X-MET8000 Expert, the new models X-MET8000 Optimum and X-MET8000 Smart enable reliable, uninterrupted metals analysis, all-day long, in the harshest environments.

The X-MET8000 XRF Analyzer, is ideal for scrap metal analysis, precious metals and jewellery analysis, and positive material identification (PMI) for inspection and manufacturing applications.

 

Features

  • X-MET8000 Series XRF Analyzers, include 3 models to suit all analysis needs and budgets
  • Proven “point and shoot” simplicity
  • Intuitive, icon-driven user interface: minimal operator training required
  • Large 4.3” colour touchscreen for excellent results visibility, even in direct sunlight; easy operation with gloves on
  • IP54 rating (equivalent to NEMA 3), allowing the X-MET to be used in the toughest environments
  • Optional shield (Expert and Optimum models) to protect X-ray tube and detector and prevent costly repairs
  • Quick-swap analysis window: no tool required to change the analysis window when broken or dirty
  • Customisable results screen for fast decision making: display information that is important to you, e.g. alloy grade, elemental composition, pass/fail messages, elements listed in your chosen order
  • Compact and balanced design
  • Optional integrated camera for accurate measurement positioning
  • Extensive, customisable grade library
  • Powerful data management

Applications

Scrap Metal Analysis & Sorting - X-MET8000

The X-MET8000 is the perfect metals analyzer for metals recycling analysis. Handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) metals analyzers are commonly used in the scrap yards, as they offer rapid, on-site alloy identification and chemistry.

The X-MET8000 handheld XRF metals analyzer has:

  • Superior light elements (Mg to S) analysis for fast and accurate analysis of most commercial alloys, including aluminium, titanium, bronze, high temperature alloys, etc.
  • Low limits of detection, for accurate grading and determination of impurities and penalty elements
  • Fast and accurate metals analysis for high speed sorting
  • Optimum efficiency: lightweight (1.5kg), small, and ergonomic design, with up to 10-12 hours battery life
  • Fast start-up: be up and running in seconds
  • Automatic sample size compensation for accurate testing of cables, wires down to 1mm diameter, fasteners, turnings, chips, etc

Precious Metals And Jewellery Analysis - X-MET8000

The X-MET8000 is the perfect jewellery and precious metals analyzer. Handheld X-ray Fluorescence analysers are commonly used jewellery and precious metal testing, as they provide non-destructive, “point and shoot” multi-element analysis of large and small precious metals items.

The X-MET8000 handheld XRF precious metals analyzers offer:

  • Non-destructive – No mark left on the sample, no material loss – Retain the full value of the tested piece
  • Fast and accurate – High analysis throughput, for maximised productivity and profitability
  • Low limits of detection – Analyse impurities and toxic elements (e.g. Pb and Cd) to identify potentially harmful pieces
  • Fully portable – Compact and light (1.5kg with battery), the X-MET8000 can be transported and used anywhere anytime. All accessories fit in the small and rugged transport case
  • Rugged: IP54 compliant for superior protection against dust and water; thick Kapton window (on X-MET8000 Smart), or optional shield (on Optimum and Expert models) to prevent detector and X-ray tube damage when testing small components and sharp objects

PMI Analyzer for Inspection - X-MET8000

The X-MET8000 is the perfect PMI analyzer for Positive Materials Identification inspection. Handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers allow plant operators and maintenance professionals to test critical process components before and after they are put in service, so they do not have to just rely on the suppliers’ certificates. This approach can potentially save lives by reducing the risk of serious accidents due to the failure of critical components.

The X-MET8000 handheld XRF analyzers are used in PMI programmes as they offer:

  • Rapid on-site alloy analysis
  • Superior light elements (Mg to S) analysis for tight control of components and systems
  • Low limits of detection, for accurate trace/tramp elements analysis
  • Fast analysis and accurate grade identification, with the most comprehensive grade library
  • Optimum efficiency: lightweight (1.5kg), small, ergonomic design, with up to 10-12 hours battery life
  • Fast start-up: be up and running in seconds
  • Optimised nose design to test material inside bends and corners (e.g. welds)

PMI Analyzer for Manufacturing - X-MET8000

The X-MET8000 is the perfect quality control analyzer for testing in the production process. Handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers are often the tool of choice for quality control testing, because they are easy to use and offer rapid, on-site, non-destructive analysis.

The X-MET8000 handheld XRF analyzers are used in quality control as they offer:

  • Superior light elements (Mg to S) analysis for fast and accurate analysis of most commercial alloys, including aluminium alloys, Si and Al bronzes, etc.
  • Low limits of detection, for accurate grade separation (e.g. 303-304, 6061-6063)
  • Fast analysis and accurate grade identification: get laboratory quality results in seconds, and reduce testing cost and time
  • Optimum efficiency: lightweight (1.5kg), small, and ergonomic design, with up to 10-12 hours battery life
  • Fast start-up: be up and running in seconds
  • Automatic sample size compensation for accurate testing of pipes, rods, wires down to 1mm diameter, welds, fasteners, turnings, chips, etc.

 

Comparison

 X-MET8000
Smart
X-MET8000
Optimum
X-MET8000
Expert
  X-MET8000-Smart 1 X-MET8000-Optimum 1 X-MET8000-Expert 1
  The smart choice for the rapid sorting of common alloys Optimised for the high speed sorting and analysis of alloys, from aluminiums to bronzes to stainless steels etc Our top performer provides the ultimate performance for the testing of the widest variety of alloys; with superior light elements (Mg, Al, Si, P and S), tramps and penalty elements analysis
X-ray tube 40kV 50kV
for enhanced heavy elements analysis (e.g. Sn, Ag, Cd)
X-ray tube filters Single Multiple
for the optimised analysis of all elements from Mg to U
Large area SDD
Elemnt Range Ti - U Mg - U Mg - U
Max. sample temperature 400oC 100oC 100oC
IP54 Rating
Protection against detector window damage Thick Kapton window Optional window shield Optional window shield
Calibrations Standardless Standardless (includes light elements analysis) Standardless + automatic selection of empirical calibrations
Bluetooth Option
Wi-Fi Option
Integrated camera Option Option Option
Raport generator

 

APPLICATION
Alloy FP LE
Calibration for alloy analysis and grade identification (Mg-U)
x  ✔
Alloy Mode LE
Empirical alloy calibrations for improved accuracy and grade identification (Mg-U)
 x  x ✔ 
Alloy FP
General alloy calibration for heavy metal alloys chemistry and grade identification (Ti-U)
 ✔  ✔  ✔
Al FP
Fundamental parameters calibration for aluminium alloys sorting, without the analysis of light elements
 ✔ x x
Precious FP
Fundamental parameters calibration for analysis precious metals
 ✔  ✔  ✔
FAC
Optimised empirical calibration for nuclear power plant -Flow Accelerated Corrosion (low content Cr, Ni, Mo, Mn)
 x  x ✔ 

Car Catalyst
Empirical calibration for analysis precious metals (Rh, Pt and Pd) in automotive catalytic converters

 x

Metal FP (RoHS)
Fundamental parameters calibration optimised for analysis heavy element concentration (Pb, Hg, Cr, Cd, Br) in metallic materials

 x  ✔  ✔
Plastic FP (RoHS)
Fundamental parameters calibration optimised for analysis heavy element concentration (Pb, Hg, Cr, Cd, Br) in plastic materials
x
Empirical Solder
Special empirical calibration prepared  for analysis soldered connections
x x
Pb In Paint
Empirical calibration for Pb in surface paint analysis
x
Wood FP
Fundamental parameters calibration for screening Copper, Chromium and Arsenic in treated wood
x
Empirical Customer Calibration
Customised empirical calibration provides superb performance for certain applications
x

Accessories

Carrying Case

xrf-carry-case 200A compact, rugged and waterproof case for easy storage and transportation of the X-MET8000 and its accessories.

Benchtop Stand

x-met8000-benchtop 200When repeatable positioning of the analyser or longer measurement times are required for best accuracy and precision (e.g. analysis of small parts, electronic components, powders, etc.) convert the X-MET to a benchtop analyser with a large chamber, in a matter of seconds with our benchtop stand.

The stand includes fail-safe interlocks and visible “X-rays on” warning lights for uncompromised radiation safety and local compliance.

With its foldable legs the X-MET8000 benchtop stand can be transported anywhere and is powered from the X-MET.

Light Stand and Safety Shield

xrf-stand-safety-shieldportable 2-part small stand for the safe analysis of small samples (e.g. fasteners, sample cups).

Light Radiation Shield

x-met8000-radiation-shield 200An easy-fit radiation shield to minimise the scatter of X-rays from low density samples (e.g. aluminium alloys, plastics).

Background Plate

xrf-background-platePlaced under thin, flat low-density samples, the background plate minimises scattered X-rays, and ensures accurate results by stopping X-rays going through the samples.

Holster

x-met8000-holster 200Secure holster frees your hands when not measuring samples, and makes the X-MET easy to transport on-site and easy to access.

Wrist Strap and Lanyard

xrf-wrist-strap-lanyardFor the safe and secure use of the analyser, also allowing hands-free on-site transportation.

Wireless Bluetooth® Printer

xmet8000-brother-printerPortable battery operated Bluetooth® printer for on-site results’ print outs (on paper or sticky labels) to avoid mix-ups and re-testing.

Bluetooth® Barcode Scanner

xmet8000-barcode-scannerQuickly define sample name and/or additional information to prevent typing errors and save time with complicated sample names.

 


Manufacturer: Hitachi High-Tech (formerly Oxford Instruments)  Logo Hitachi web

 

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