Mobile metal analyzers: on-the-spot solutions for incoming and outgoing inspection
Is the metal or metal alloy you’re working with the right one? Does it have the chemical composition that your supplier promised, your process needs, your customer demands, or your product requires?
Metal mistakes and counterfeits are impacting supply chains worldwide. Accepting the wrong alloy at the shipping dock or on the factory floor can mean anything from a troublesome batch rework to a catastrophic loss of business. So for metal producers, metal processors, metal dealers, or service contractors worldwide, inspecting incoming and outgoing metals and their alloys has become a critical quality control (QC) task. However, outsourcing metal sample testing to third-party laboratories introduces considerable time and expense. Even sending samples to an in-house lab can mean significant delays.
Fortunately, there’s a class of instruments that lets users analyze their metal samples on the spot – easily, accurately, and affordably. This paper highlights some key capabilities of today’s mobile metal analyzers (MMAs).