Finding the Perfect Optical Emission Spectrometer for Your Needs

Hitachi collaborates with over 1,000 universities and research institutes globally to provide material analyzers for research, teaching, and testing purposes. Since many universities are well-equipped with material analysis and characterization resources, Hitachi primarily serves in an advisory capacity.

Its primary objective is to assist universities and institutes in identifying the most appropriate analyzer to meet their specific requirements.

In cases where optical emission spectroscopy (OES) is concerned, this often entails thorough deliberations on testing procedures that involve comparing and correlating spark OES, ICP-OES, GD-OES, XRF, and combustion analysis.

Working With Different Universities

Hitachi’s experts strive to strike a balance and aid universities in developing a comprehensive plan/strategy to enhance their students’ curriculum and research.

Discussions are held at various levels, ranging from engaging with junior researchers to associate professors and deans, with each party having its unique objectives and goals in mind for the instrument.

Junior researchers prioritize research objectives, professors emphasize curriculum objectives, while deans and university stakeholders aim to enhance laboratory and university capabilities.

Hitachi’s experts are adept at guiding and acting as an encyclopedia to facilitate informed purchases of instruments that cater to the diverse needs of multiple stakeholders and users. 

Who Has Hitachi Helped, and Why?

Hitachi has worked with numerous universities and research institutes to help them achieve their goals.

A leading Japanese university established in 1949, specializing in education and research in metallurgy, sought to expand its capabilities by providing students and researchers with real-life industrial experiences in materials analysis for key applications like iron and aluminum.

To achieve this, the university chose Hitachi’s innovative OE750 spark spectrometer due to its exceptional performance in terms of specifications.

The university’s openness to adopting new technologies like CMOS is expected to yield long-term benefits in terms of instrument maintenance and expanding its applications.

Hitachi also assisted a public research university in Australia specializing in metallurgy education and research.

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The university aimed to provide students and researchers with more hands-on experience in materials analysis and recognized the importance of a reliable instrument that could measure gaseous elements, thereby reducing its financial dependency on commercial third-party testing labs.

The university selected the OE750 with Fe, Al, Cu, Ni, Zn, Mg, Ti, and Sn bases. Hitachi’s discussions with the university revolved around solder processes, die-casting applications supported by Fe, Zn, and Mg bases, die-cast process conditions, and Fe, Cu, and Ni alloy applications related to petrochemicals.

The university chose Hitachi based on the expert advice and knowledge sharing provided on different testing methods available in the market, which enabled the customer to understand the full potential of the OE750 and how it could cater to their specific metallurgy requirements.

A research institute in Singapore aimed to enhance the hands-on experience of its researchers and reduce costs associated with outsourcing sample analysis for gaseous elements.

The institute was particularly interested in analyzing iron, aluminum, nickel, and titanium.

The OE750 spark spectrometer, which can analyze all elements, including gaseous elements, was chosen due to its ability to provide interactive demonstrations and share applications of different testing methods in the market.

A leading engineering and technology university in Thailand, which has a partner institution in Malaysia, selected Hitachi’s OE750 for iron, aluminum, and copper analysis. The university preferred the OE750 due to its CMOS technology, which offers better specifications and easy modifications for future upgrades.

Hitachi also assisted a polytechnic in Indonesia that wanted to be a top vocational higher education institution by producing graduates with international competence and proficiency in the development of applied technologies relevant to present and future industries.

The polytechnic chose the FOUNDRY-MASTER Smart, which is specifically designed for iron and aluminum applications due to its compact design, integrated grade database, and comprehensive performance.

These features align with the polytechnic’s goal of providing a better educational experience to its students in the area of metallurgy.

More About Hitachi’s Spark Optical Emission Spectrometers

The stationary spark optical emission spectrometers offered by Hitachi provide exceptional accuracy and precision in analytical results. Equipped with advanced CMOS and CCD technology, the software package is powerful and user-friendly, covering nearly all applications.

For those seeking high-performance analysis in a compact size, the FOUNDRY-MASTER Smart serves as the entry-level analyzer.

The analyzer is reliable, with a short start-up and measurement time, and offers identification of duplex steels with nitrogen analysis. It also includes a unique spark stand accessible from three sides.

The FM Expert is the perfect fit for companies requiring precise monitoring of nitrogen levels down to 30 ppm. The argon-purged optics of the analyzer ensure reduced maintenance intervals and lower costs of ownership.

In addition, the OE Series comprising OE750 and OE720 allows for the analysis of all primary alloying elements and the identification of remarkably low levels of tramp, trace, and treatment elements in metals, such as nitrogen in steel.

The OE750 also covers rare applications like oxygen in copper, and oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen in titanium. This metal analyzer series performs just as well as larger and more expensive spectrometers.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science.

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