Within seconds, the KT-100 Katana handheld metal analyzer easily performs identification of the most difficult alloy grades. KT-100 utilizes laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) enabling durable and accurate alloy identification for use in:
Scrap metal sorting
Quality assurance in metal fabrication
Positive material identification (PMI) in mission-critical operations, such as aerospace and petrochemical
Advanced light element identification
LIBS is more sensitive and better suited for light element detection, such as aluminum (Al), magnesium (Mg), and beryllium (Be). However, reliable LIBS’ analysis of materials with these elements has been very limited and typically confined to a laboratory environment – until now. The handheld KT-100 Katana metal analyzer represents recent technological advancements in laser and spectrometer miniaturization that has rapidly expanded the use of this technique into industrial operations. KT-100 offers an advanced method for easily identifying the most popular Al grades – 1100, 6061 and 6063 – as well as Al and silicon (Si) brasses and bronzes or Be in coppers.
In addition to the analytical performance of LIBS technology, KT-100 Katana reduces the need for regulatory licensing and registration that previous generation analyzers were susceptible to.