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08. July 2021

What to Look for in Material Analysis Equipment

Material analysis equipment is vital to companies in many major industries, such as aeronautics, automotive, electronics, engineering materials, gold, jewelry, and more. At Fischer Technology, we understand that the precision of analysis instruments is the topmost priority when optimizing your quality process. Assessing the quality of materials provides the insight needed to increase performance, rectify a failure, or resolve contamination issues.

The elemental composition of a material defines its characteristic properties. Thus, itโ€™s essential to evaluate your materials with razor-sharp accuracy. This involves using instruments that provide high-quality material analysis.

If you are searching for material analysis equipment to improve your processes, there are several key characteristics to consider. Keep reading to learn more:

1. Outstanding Precision

When it comes to measuring and analyzing materials โ€“ regardless of their size or geometry โ€“ the precision of your testing results is essential. Even slight inaccuracies can have a significant impact on the integrity of your products and production process. 

All Fischer Technology XRF Analyzers are engineered in Germany using high-quality materials and the latest technology. Our instruments are developed with an emphasis on accuracy and ease of use.

2. Flexibility

Application requirements can evolve over time. To meet these changing needs, it is beneficial to invest in material analysis equipment that includes a comprehensive software package. Ideally, this technology will perform an assortment of tests to meet immediate and future applications.

Fischer Technologyโ€™s WinFTMยฎ software is intuitive and easily programmed. It launches with a single click and is adaptable for a number of tasks, providing you the versatility you need as your business grows and changes.

3. Reliable, High-Quality Components

When you invest in material analysis equipment, you should be able to do so with the confidence that your machines will serve you for years to come. Additionally, itโ€™s important to select technology that is made with top-of-the-line components to ensure unparalleled performance. All of the elements โ€“ including the X-ray tube, optics, filters, and the detector โ€“ are key to the results of your analysis.

At Fischer Technology, weโ€™re dedicated to manufacturing products with the highest-grade composition. Our X-ray optics are polycapillaries (bundles of glass fibers), which allows them to focus nearly all of the primary radiation onto a small spot, providing the most reliable evaluation possible. 

We also design our filters with thin metal foils such as nickel or aluminum. This means that the radiation is modified by absorbing part of the spectrum, thereby creating a higher sensitivity to weak signals. These specifications, combined with our WinFTMยฎ software, result in a superior material analysis device.

4. Non-Destructive Analysis

When testing a product that will one day be implemented in a jet engine, sold to a consumer, or be used for any other application, it must be completely free of damage. Even slight cracks or abrasions could lead to dangerous failures. Hence, the importance of using a testing method that does not cause any physical damage to the material being analyzed.

At Fischer, we specialize in manufacturing non-destructive analysis tools. Our GOLDSCOPE SDยฎ, for example, allows users to check the authenticity of jewelry without the use of chemicals or damaging processes. Plus, critical measuring tasks for this application are pre-programmed with our WinFTMยฎ software.

5. Ease of Use

Material composition analysis tools should make your processes easier and more efficient. Complicated technology can affect your workflow and increase the risk of errors. Fischer Technology offers a variety of tools that are easy to use, regardless of your experience level. Our FISCHERSCOPEยฎ X-RAY XDLยฎ and XDLMยฎ instruments, for example, provide complete automation. Not only does this minimize the risk of operator errors, but it also gives you more time to focus on other important tasks.

If possible, itโ€™s best to complete a trial run of the material analysis equipment youโ€™re considering before you purchase it. At Fischer Technology, we offer an innovative sample measurement program through our applications laboratory. During this process, customers can mail in a sample and connect to our application engineers virtually while they measure it. This allows you to ask questions and view our products in real-time.

6. Access to Responsive Customer Service

No matter your application or industry, itโ€™s essential to work with a material analysis instrument manufacturer that provides responsive customer service. Thatโ€™s why we developed our Fischer 360หš  support program, which includes everything from qualified consulting (which ensures you choose the correct instrument for your unique application) to professional setup and maintenance and service contracts. 

Additionally, we offer one-on-one product training and seminars virtually and on-site that will take your knowledge to a new level, provide insights regarding your specific measuring job, and improve your quality control. We also have a wealth of webinar topics that range from learning the fundamentals of measurement technology to overcoming challenges for a specific application.

To learn more about how our exceptional material analysis equipment will meet your needs, contact our customer service team today.

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