PMI, XRF & LIBS Analyzers

Positive Material Identification (PMI) is the analysis of a metallic alloy to establish composition. By examining the qualities of the sample’s comprising elements, a precise measurement of the sample’s composition can be determined. Typical methods for PMI testing include X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS).

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is the emission of specific x-rays from a material (fluorescence) that has been bombarded with high-energy X-rays or gamma rays. By reading this secondary x-ray spectrum, the inspection technician can determine the elemental and chemical composition of the material being tested. This method is used primarily in the fields of geochemistry, forensic science, and archaeology. Materials tested can be ceramics, glass, metals, or building materials.

Conversely, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) uses a focused high-energy laser pulse to excite the sample. As the laser pulse hits the sample, a very small part of it is atomized. The atomized sample emits a characteristic frequency of light that is analyzed through optical emission spectrometry to determine the constituent elements. Since LIBS can detect any element, when the comprising elements of a sample are already known, this method can be used to monitor for the presence of impurities or the relative abundance of each comprising element. LIBS can, in principle, be used on nearly any material and is limited only by the power of the laser.

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Hitachi Vulcan Smart Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Hitachi Vulcan Smart Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Description: The fastest handheld alloy analyser for accurate alloy identification - both lightweight & ergonomically designed.
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Product Code: VULCAN-SMART

Hitachi Vulcan Expert Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Hitachi Vulcan Expert Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Description: The fastest tool in the world for analyzing a broad spectrum of metal alloys - both lightweight & ergonomically designed.
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Product Code: VULCAN-EXPERT

Oxford Instruments Handheld XRF - X-MET7500 Series Analysers
Oxford Instruments Handheld XRF - X-MET8000 Series Analyser
Oxford mPulse Handheld LIBS Analyzer
Bruker CTX 800 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Bruker CTX 800 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Description: CTX 800 portable desktop XRF analyzer for use in the lab or in the field. Analyzes Mg-U, alloys, minerals, heavy metals & more.
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Product Code: CTX800

Bruker CTX 600 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Bruker CTX 600 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Description: CTX 600 portable desktop XRF analyzer for use in the lab or in the field. Analyzes Mg-U, alloys, minerals, heavy metals & more.
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Product Code: CTX600

Bruker CTX 500 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Bruker CTX 500 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Description: CTX 500 portable desktop XRF analyzer designed for use in the lab or in the field. Analyzes Ti-U, alloys heavy elements & more.
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Product Code: CTX500

Bruker CTX 500S Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Bruker CTX 500S Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Description: CTX 500S portable desktop XRF analyzer designed for lab or field use. Analyzes Ti-U, alloys & sulfur in maritime fuels (option).
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Product Code: CTX500S

Bruker CTX 300 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Bruker CTX 300 Portable Countertop XRF Analyzer

Description: CTX 300 portable desktop XRF analyzer designed for lab or field use. Analyzes Cl-U, alloys. Many calibration packages available.
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Product Code: CTX300

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