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Olympus launches new handheld XRF analyser

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The new Vanta Element-S handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser delivers fast light element detection, joining a family of cost-effective, entry-level Vanta Element XRF instruments. The S model is equipped with a silicon drift detector (SDD) to analyse light elements like magnesium (Mg), aluminium (Al), silicon (Si), sulfur (S) and phosphorus (P) in alloys.

Ideal for scrap recycling, basic PMI, metal manufacturing and precious metals, the Vanta Element-S effectively measures ferrous metals, aluminium, copper, stainless steel, nickel and gold karats. The analyser offers clear on-screen grade ID and comparison for the light elements Mg, Al and Si in seconds. Its SDD detector can distinguish similar alloy grades like 303 stainless steel from 304, and aluminium 6061 or 6063 from 1100.

For greater uptime and reliability, the analysers are IP54 rated to resist dust and moisture and built to pass a 1.2 m (4-foot) drop test (MIL-STD-810G) to help protect from the occasional drop or jostle. Other protective features include a stainless-steel faceplate and a Prolene®window with Kapton® mesh support that easily sticks on and peels off for toolless window changes in the field. The analysers continuously perform in temperatures from -10 °C to 45 °C (14 °F to 113 °F).

Vanta Element-S analysers come with the essential features the Vanta series is known for: speed, reliability, ruggedness, connectivity and smartphone-like ease of use. Weighing a slim 2.9 lb. (1.32 kg), the analyser is suitable for all-day testing for alloy and metal analysis. Powered by Olympus’ Axon Technology™, the S model brings the same high-count rate and stability as the rest of the Vanta series for fast results and ROI.

Optional wireless connectivity helps future-proof your analyser for Industry 4.0. Connect to the Olympus Scientific Cloud for wireless data sharing and access to fleet management tools, as well as the Olympus mobile app or your network. The analyser also has a one GB microSD card to store results and two USB ports to easily export data. For added flexibility, the analyser is compatible with accessories like the Vanta field stand, soil foot, probe shield and holster.

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