Oxford Instruments Miramar Rotterdam 2016 by Alex Baker PhotographyScrap metal sorting and recycling requires fast, accurate, on-site analysis

To achieve maximum price for the scrap, analysis for both incoming and outgoing scrap is required.
X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis is widely used within the scrap metal sorting and recycling industry to achieve highest efficiency, most consistent product and best price and all this through Non-Destructive Testing.

Scrap metal analysis and sorting with a handheld XRF analyser

The X-MET8000 Series is a rugged handheld X-ray Fluorescence analyzer for scrap sorting, measuring the key elements in a range of metal alloys including Stainless Steels, Nickel Alloys, Copper Alloys, Tools Steels, Titanium Alloys, Cobalt Alloys and Aluminium Alloys.

This is a simple to use technique, which just involves placing the X-MET against the alloy, pulling the trigger and after a few seconds the chemical composition and alloy grade is displayed allowing optimum scrap metal sorting to be performed.

The simplest, fastest way to analyse and sort scrap metal 

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS).  Vulcan, the fastest handheld scrap metal analsyser, combines 1 second scrap metal identification speeds with incredible ease of use and reliability.  The process couldn’t be any easier, particularly suited when high volume metal sorting and speed are critical.

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Vulcan’s simple user interface significantly reduces user error, delivering far more accurate and consistent results.


Fast & simple to use Handheld XRF analyzer