Vulcan

The Vulcan is a rugged, handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) tool used for elemental analysis. The Vulcan can identify common alloys such as aluminum, magnesium, titanium, cobalt, chromium, nickel, and copper, as well as stainless steel, tool steels, low alloy steels and more. Two models: Smart and Expert. The Expert contains a built-in camera and identifies Co, Cu, Pb, Sn, Ti, and Zn alloys. Formerly sold by Oxford Instruments.

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Manufacturer
Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science
Product Name
Vulcan
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Elemental Analysis;
Detection Method
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy;
Application
Screening;
Product Model Number
630-086 Vulcan
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Vulcan is a rugged, handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) tool used for elemental analysis. The Vulcan can identify common alloys such as aluminum, magnesium, titanium, cobalt, chromium, nickel, and copper, as well as stainless steel, tool steels, low alloy steels and more. Two models: Smart and Expert. The Expert contains a built-in camera and identifies Co, Cu, Pb, Sn, Ti, and Zn alloys. Formerly sold by Oxford Instruments.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
~ 12 x 6 x 3 in (30.5 x 15 x 7.6 cm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; 8 hours
Noise Produced
Negligible
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
Waterproof/Resistant; Dust; Vibration/Shock; IP54, Measurement window is sapphire glass, meaning no punctured detectors and no expensive repairs. MIL-STD-810G military grade standard for ruggedness.
Operating Conditions
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Consumables
None
Calibration Schedule
Annually by vendor
Communications Interface
Wi-Fi, USB
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$13,000.00
Other Chemical Targets
Elemental analysis; Aluminium (Al), titanium (Ti), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), magnesium (Mg), nickel (Ni) and tin (Sn) • Stainless steels, tool steels, low alloy steels • Pure element identification for Ag, Au, Bi, Cd, Cr, Ge, Hf, In, Mn, Mo, Nb, Pd, Sb, Si, Ta, V, W, Y and Zr
Number of Library Entries
1,500 grades of alloys
Adaptability
No
Sample Introduction
Solid;
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
%; 0.02 to 0.2 %
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds)
Total Run Time
< 1 minute
Software Control
On-board
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Warranties
1 year instrument, 3 month battery
Data File Type Format
CSV, PDF
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