Rigaku Analytical Devices’ to Showcase World’s Only MIL-STD-810G Handheld LIBS Analyzer at IMTS
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Rigaku Analytical Devices’ to Showcase World’s Only MIL-STD-810G Handheld LIBS Analyzer at IMTS

KT-100™ Katana™ is the only handheld alloy analyzer certified to strict MIL-STD-810G standards providing users with the industry’s first drop tested analyzer for metal and alloy identification in industrial environments

Wilmington, Massachusetts, August 29, 2016 – Rigaku Analytical Devices, a leading pioneer of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers, will showcase its handheld laserinduced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer, KT-100 Katana at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) between 12-17th September 2016 in booth N-7178.

Applications including metal fabrication, positive material identification in petrochemical plants and scrap metal sorting require fast, accurate and robust methods for alloy identification to ensure profitability and product quality. To guarantee protection against these dusty and harsh work environments, KT-100 Katana underwent strict testing to the United States Military Standard MIL-STD-810G. The tests involved rigorous vibration, shock and drop testing which focused on impact to every angle of the instrument to evaluate its durability and performance when exposed to environmental stress. As the first handheld metal analyzer to have passed these tests and with an IP 54 rating for use in wet environments, KT-100 Katana is truly optimized for rugged use in scrap yards, plant environments and fabrication shops.  

“We are pleased to have achieved MIL-STD-810G certification for KT-100 Katana. Our focus when we developed Katana was to provide a rugged solution for superior light element identification that overcame current analysis and usability gaps and this successful testing proves that we have achieved this goal,” explained David Mercuro, General Manager at Rigaku Analytical Devices. “By enabling rapid alloy grade identification, regardless of location or environment, we continue to deliver cutting edge technological advancements to our customers in the metals industry to ensure the highest quality metal products and we look forward to demonstrating the capabilities of the KT-100 at IMTS.”  

Designed for on-the-spot metals classification, including aluminum grades, KT-100 Katana has powerful analytical capabilities, offering results in less than 2 seconds with QuickID™ software – at the touch of a button. Katana offers unique auto surface preparation with its DrillDown™ feature and is considerably smaller and lighter than other handheld LIBS analyzer currently available. With an extended battery life, Katana is more robust and less susceptible to fatigue and downtime, which is critical for on and off-site operations. Furthermore, the GPS allows for instrument tracking which helps protect your investment.

For a product demonstration or to find out more about the capabilities of MIL-STD-810G certified Katana, please visit the Rigaku Analytical Devices team at booth N-7178 at IMTS from 12th -17th September 2016 or visit www.rigakuanalytical.com.

About Rigaku Analytical Devices   
Rigaku Analytical Devices is leading with innovation to pioneer a portfolio of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers for use in the protection of public health and safety, aid in the advancement of scientific and academic study, enable the recycle and reuse of metal alloys, and ensure quality of key metal alloy components in mission critical industries. Our core goal is to be recognized globally for quality, reliability and expertise in all aspects of our business through our commitment to exceed our customer’s expectations by providing technologically advanced products. The foundation of our company is our talented team, dedicated to continual product development efforts which improve performance and functionality, resulting in reliable, cost-effective solutions for the end user. Our rugged products utilize integrated software that combines an open architecture platform with user defined settings, delivering unparalleled accuracy and extensive application support, empowering our customers to achieve rapid lab-quality results any time, any place.  

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