Handheld Steel Tester with XRF Technology

Handheld Steel Tester with XRF Technology

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In PMI (Positive Material Identification) testing, in refineries and in fabrication, Bruker XRF analyzer guns have been consistently been proven to boost both steel testing productivity and reliability. Uncompromisingly accurate and swift in action, the Bruker handheld XRF metal testing gun analyzes and verifies most steel alloys 3 seconds per test on average. Steel analysis with a latest-generation handheld XRF steel tester is efficient and money-saving across a wide range of industrial applications. 

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Bruker Makes Steel Testing Easy

Equipped with a Silicon Drift Detector (SDD), the Bruker S1 TITAN™ boasts superior count rates that allow users to perform steel testing 5 (!) times faster than the previous generation of SiPIN XRF guns. The metal testing gun´s readout gives both the grade and the elemental composition of the steel test sample. The Bruker steel tester performs its job completely non-destructively, with easy recording and flexible, printable reporting of the data, with all data exportable into Microsoft Excel®.

Our handheld XRF analyzer guns are at the cutting edge of modern steel testing. One major asset of the Bruker S1 TITAN™ is its convenience of use. Our handheld XRF gun can analyze steel objects and components of any shape (e.g. pipes or valves) for a complete PMI scan. The system comes with an extensive library of steel grade definitions, including steel grades commonly found refineries and manufacturing. This library is easily customizable to include steel grade names specific to your industry sector as well as custom grade definitions. Everything here is carefully designed to facilitate your steel testing work. Find out more about alloy grade identification.

stainless steel tubes in different shapes for testing with a steel tester

Benefits of Handheld XRF

New to XRF? Briefly, X-Ray Fluorescence analysis is the preferred present-day non-destructive method for determining the elemental composition of all types and grades of steel alloys. An XRF analyzer gun shoots X-rays at the steel alloy being tested and then scans the secondary (so-called “fluorescent”) X-rays emitted by the alloy in response. Each element in the given steel grade’s composition emits a unique X-ray fluorescent spectrum which serves as that element’s “signature” for accurate identification. XRF is an excellent method for many steel testing applications and for the identification of most steels.

Bruker's XRF machine for material composition testing is proven to be both practical and cost-effective, offering the best value for steel testing tasks. Its efficiency and portability compensates for the substantial price of XRF and investing in a Bruker XRF steel tester will save you recurring lab analysis fees. 

s1 titan material composition testing machine showing dif-ferent steel metrics on the screen

Metal Testing Gun Applications

Our accurate, robust, handheld, lightweight and wonderfully portable XRF analyzer guns have a great track record for the analysis and verification of a variety of steels, including:

If you don’t see your niche or application on the list, don’t worry, our steel testers will accommodate any flavor of steel, domestic or foreign. Our experts are standing by to address your analytical requirements.

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