Oxford Instruments continues to develop the fastest metal alloy sorters available

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  • Published: Jul 7, 2015
  • Source: Oxford Instruments
  • Channels: X-ray Spectrometry
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Abingdon, UK. July 7, 2015.

Oxford Instruments introduces a new model to its range of ultra-fast metal alloy sorters. mPulse, the first ever handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) metals analyser on the market is now available as two options. mPulse and mPulse+ enable users to identify a wide variety of metal alloys at the press of the trigger and measure light and heavy elements up to 10 times faster than any handheld XRF instrument on the market. With no costly detector or limited-lifetime X-ray tube to replace, maintenance and repair costs are low.

mPulse for fast scrap sorting

The mPulse analyser is the fastest alloy sorter on the market. It has been designed for the rapid identification and sorting of heavier alloys such as stainless steels, Ni, Cu, Co, Ti alloys and many more. The mPulse makes measurements in just one second regardless of the alloy type.

mPulse+ for Aluminium sorting

The mPulse+ is the fastest Aluminium sorter on the market, up to 10 times faster than any handheld XRF instrument available. It is able to separate even the close grades such as Aluminium 6061 and 6063 in just one second. mPulse+ is designed for ultra-fast sorting of a wide range of metal alloys including Magnesium and Aluminium alloys, stainless steels, Ni, Cu, Co, Ti alloys and many more.

No X-Rays

mPulse and mPulse+ are powered by LIBS technology which is 100% free from the regulatory constraints usually associated with X-ray analysers. This means that costly and time consuming radiation safety training classes and user certifications are not required.

Rugged for low cost of ownership

Designed with low cost of ownership in mind, both models feature a strong sapphire window in the analyser’s nose, protecting the analysis head, safeguarding against the need for costly repairs and preventing contamination of the optics. The mPulse analysers are ready to use: with no set up required, skilled or unskilled staff can be up and running in minutes. Minimal training is required for optimal use and maximum throughput.

Mikko Järvikivi, Product Manager LIBS, Oxford Instruments, said “It has been exciting to witness the recent mPulse development. Based on feedback from our customers, our continuous development programme has allowed us to make enhancements to further improve our calibrations resulting in rapid yet accurate analysis for virtually any alloy sorting need.”

For more information, please visit www.oxford-instruments.com/mpulse.

About Oxford Instruments

Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. It provides solutions needed to advance fundamental physics research and its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments’ growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion. The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over fifty years ago, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 1900 staff worldwide and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors. This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra-high vacuum environments, Nuclear and Electron Magnetic Resonance, X-ray, electron and optical based metrology, and advanced growth, deposition and etching. Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. Its products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, security and health.

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