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New handheld LIBS analyser

23 August 2019 | Product
by Ian Michael

The lightweight Thermo Scientific Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyser enables users in the field to test metals for carbon content in environments where previous technologies were too cumbersome. Results can be returned in as few as 10 s and the portability of the Niton Apollo is especially useful for operators at complex jobsites who have historically maneuvered large equipment into small or difficult spaces to perform analysis.

In addition to quantifying carbon concentrations in low alloys and L+H grade steels, the Niton Apollo also more accurately measures Al, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Si, Ti, V, W, Carbon Equivalency (CE) and pseudo elements. Additional features and benefits of the Niton Apollo include: third-party-validated interlocks designed to keep users and bystanders safe from laser exposure; a tapered nose to attain more field coverage of awkward corners, joints and tight welds; micro and macro cameras to support sample positioning and record keeping documentation; wireless data transfer, remote operation and software updates enabled by NitonConnect; IP54 rating to safeguard against environments containing splashes or dust; two hot-swappable Milwaukee® batteries with a battery life of 3–4 h each; tilting, colour touchscreen to allow viewing from multiple angles.