Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Corporation (Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science) introduces a new entry-level handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) X-MET8000 Smart model with capabilities to rapidly analyze alloys and the chemical makeup of a variety of materials, including solid and powder metals, polymers, wood, solutions, soil, ores, minerals and more. 

With best in class performance, thanks to its large area SDD detector, the new model will allow users to pick up to three calibrations: Alloy FP, Aluminum FP and Precious FP. The instrument will come with a shield window as standard to protect the instrument from sharp objects, one battery that allows a full day’s operation (10-12 hours), and a power supply. Users can purchase additional accessories as needed.

The X-MET8000 Smart delivers rapid and reliable analysis and alloy identification, with over 1,600 grades in the built-in library and the most comprehensive metals database as an option post purchase. 

Mikko JÄRVIKIVI, Product Business Development Manager at Hitachi, said: “Our latest X-MET8000 model, Smart allows us to offer a competitively priced entry-level product purpose designed for scrap metal sorting and precious metal applications. We’ve been trusted for over 45 years to deliver best in class XRF analyzers and our latest product introduction is part of us working in close collaboration with our customers to deliver the latest advances in analysis solutions that drive business success.”

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