Vulcan, the fastest metals analyser for scrap metal sorting has been launched today (24th January 2017). With the most advanced reporting tools on the market, Vulcan is a light, balanced handheld LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) analyser which is easy to use and has the longest battery life in the business. Vulcan has been designed for the rapid identification of a wide range of alloys. Simply point and shoot and in one second you’ll know what metal is in that load.
Vulcan is available to UK scrap metal processing companies through us at McIntyre. On site demonstrations are available on request so that you test out this amazing new metals analyser in your own yard.
A fast, accurate, and durable metals analyser
Vulcan is the fastest metals analyser available, taking just one second to measure metal alloys – that’s faster than any XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analyser or any other laser product on the market. This means that large quantities of scrap metal can be sorted easily and fast.
Vulcan offers high performance and guarantees very high accuracy and precision for its analysis results. For example, when analysing aluminium, it not only provides the commercial grade of aluminium but also its accurate chemical composition. As Vulcan is so simple to operate, possible user error has been significantly reduced if not almost completely eliminated, so the results obtained from analysis will be reliable and consistent.
Designed to be rugged and durable, Vulcan is splash water and dust proof (IP54 certified). In addition, Vulcan’s measurement window is protected by strong sapphire glass, meaning no punctured detectors and no expensive repairs. The instrument has been designed to withstand harsh environments and is tough enough to be used in a scrapyard. In fact it is so strongly built that it complies with the MIL-STD-810G military grade standard for ruggedness.
Advanced, flexible data management
Vulcan uses the most advanced reporting tools on the market. Connection via Wi-Fi, to the Oxford Instruments OiConnect cloud service allows secure storage of results and reports. Alternatively, data can be downloaded to a computer or laptop on a USB stick. This means that all your data including measurement results, measurement tags, camera images and more can be saved in one safe location and accessed from any computer, anytime, from any location.
Mikko Järvikivi, Product Manager, Oxford Instruments, told us: “Vulcan is a true revolution in the handheld metal analyser market. It delivers unparalleled speed, ease of use and ruggedness while still providing accurate and precise results for all common alloy types. Vulcan combines Oxford Instruments’ decades of experience in developing mobile and handheld elemental analysers with our market leading knowledge about handheld LIBS analysis.”
Lower cost of ownership – no X-rays
XRF analysers require strict licensing and certification for training. As Vulcan is a laser tool, there is no need for staff to attend expensive and time consuming radiation classes meaning that users can start working with Vulcan quickly and easily.
Smart cost-effective option
Two Vulcan models are available, Vulcan Smart and Vulcan Pro. Vulcan Pro comes complete with every feature, Vulcan Smart is a cost-effective option for the identification of steels and nickel alloys. It has been designed for ferrous applications and its performance is limited to stainless steels, tool steels, low alloy steels and nickel alloys. However, Vulcan Smart can be upgraded to include cobalt, copper, lead, tin, titanium and zinc calibrations.
Contact us today on 0115 9409630 to learn more or to organise a demonstration at your yard. Or contact us by completing an enquiry form: