Delta Alloys & Metals XRF Analyzer

Delta Alloys & Metals XRF Analyzer Introduction

DELTA Alloys & Metals Handheld XRF Analyzers provide highly specific material chemistry to rapidly and accurately identify alloy grades and pure metals. Get alloy chemistry and grade ID in seconds, from simple sorting to challenging grade separations, from incoming material inspection to end-product verification.

Delta Alloys & Metals XRF Analyzer Details

Overview

Configured with a standard package of 25+ elements, the DELTA generates alloy chemistry and grade ID in seconds. From simple sorting to challenging grade separations, the DELTA provides highly specific material chemistry to rapidly and accurately identify pure metals and alloy grades including, but not limited to:

The DELTA knows Metals & Alloys - Chart

The DELTA knows Metals & Alloys – Chart

When you need a reliable analysis tool to provide fast and accurate Positive Material Identification (PMI), turn to the DELTA. From turnings, shavings, rods, and wires to small parts and components, to more sizeable material or structures, the DELTA provides anywhere, anytime testing with faster and more accurate results than ever before.

DELTA Alloys & Metals Applications

DELTA Alloys & Metals Applications

Superior Light Element Analysis

Traditionally a difficult area for handheld XRF, the analysis of light alloys and light elements (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) is now routine with the DELTA. With automatic filtering, there is no compromise – you get fast, precise analysis of transition and heavy metals, and sensitive measurement of light element content. SmartSort maximizes testing throughput – beams are automatically activated based on the sample tested.

  • Magnesium (Mg) detection down to 0.20% with the DELTA Premium
  • Quick and accurate quantification of S content in stainless and low alloy steels
  • Reliable identification of 303 and 416 grades
  • Measures Si and Al in stainless, bronzes and other alloys
  • Measures P in carbon steel down to 0.014% with exclusive 3-beam Alloy Plus calibration, included with the DELTA Premium Alloy Analyzer
  • Extensive grade library provides nominal chemistry for light elements when the fastest testing speeds are required
Phosphorus (P) in low alloy steel analysis by DELTA Premium Alloy Analyzer. Correlation plot: Measured P % vs Assay P %

Phosphorus (P) in low alloy steel analysis by DELTA Premium Alloy Analyzer. Correlation plot: Measured P % vs Assay P %

Ultimate Aluminum Analysis

Easily and directly sorts and grades Aluminum and Aluminum containing materials. The DELTA Premium offers unmatched Al performance.

  • Aluminum Alloys
    Accurately measures Mg content in 5000 series alloys and separates Mg-containing alloys. Sorts 3003 and 3004; 1100 and 6063; 2014 and 2024
  • Titanium Alloys
    Accurately determines the Al content in Ti alloys, including CP Ti cut with Al
  • Red Metals
    Accurately classifies Al and Si bronzes
  • High-Temperature Cast Stainless
    Measures Al in high-temp, Ni/Co superalloys

Small Component and Weld Analysis

DELTA Analyzers can be equipped with 3mm diameter spot collimation for hightly focused sample analysis. An integrated full VGA camera takes live video image of the sample tested and superimposes a spot location for precise test location. Capable of analyzing thin weld beads independent from substrate materials. Analyzes small fixture components, wires and solders.

Weld Analysis with The DELTA Alloys & Metals Handheld Analyzer

Weld Analysis with The DELTA Alloys & Metals Handheld Analyzer

  • Spot size can be changed in real-time by switching between the collimated 3 mm diameter spot and the standard 10 mm diameter analysis spot.
  • The sample image is saved to memory after analysis. The image can be archived along with the analysis results and exported for simple report generation.
  • The convenience of a benchtop spectrometer in a rugged handheld analyzer.

 

 Small spot collimation for PCB component analysis & 3mm spot collimation for weld bead exclusive of joined material

Small spot collimation for PCB component analysis & 3mm spot collimation for weld bead exclusive of joined material

Weld Mask Adaptor

The ruggedized weld mask can be attached to the front plate of the snout to collimate analysis to a 3 mm width slot, which is perfect for rapid, on-site weld bead analysis. The DELTA weld mask is engineering with layered metals to exclude substrate materials from analysis.


Features

Olympus Innov-X Knows Metals and Alloys

Testing times that once took 5 to 10 seconds with handheld XRF now take just 1 to 2 seconds to complete and provide even greater accuracy and precision. This means PMI inspectors and QC personnnel can run hundreds more tests per day with complete confidence in the results, further increasing productivity, boosting customer confidence, and maximizing the bottom line.

Exclusive DELTA Alloy Analysis Features

The DELTA is a reliable and rugged analyzer that maximizes both speed and accuracy. Other XRF systems have trade-offs. They may be able to identify alloys quickly, however inexperienced operators may not be able to determine whether an ID is incorrect, or whether longer testing is required. So how does the conscientious inspector maximize testing speed without increasing the risk of mistaken IDs or erroneous readings? Innov-X’s SmartSort solution automates all these decisions, enabling even inexperienced operators to maximize both speed and inspection accuracy. This powerful feature yields optimized throughput and accuracy, making the DELTA an extremely productive XRF for alloy inspection.

DELTA for Positive Material Identification
With Newly Available X-act Count Technology

Superior Light Element Analysis

Traditionally a difficult area for handheld XRF, the analysis of light alloys and elements (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) can now be routine with the DELTA Alloy and Metal XRF Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) Analyzer with the newly available X-act Count Technology. Its integration with a 40kV Rhanode tube and automatic filtering provides fast, precise analysis of transition and heavy metals, and sensitive measurement of light element content. SmartSort maximizes testing throughput – sample by sample, testing is automatically extended or terminated – maximizing accuracy and throughput.

DELTA SDD Analyzer Benefits

  • Magnesium (Mg) detection down to 0.20%
  • Quick and accurate quantification of S content in stainless and low alloy steels
    — Reliable identification of 303 and 416 grades
  • Measures Si and Al in stainless, bronzes and other alloys
  • Measures P in carbon steel down to 0.014% with exclusive 3-beam Alloy Plus calibration
  • Extensive grade library combined with SmartSort provides nominal chemistry for light elements when the fastest testing speeds are required

 

Tire rim testing with The DELTA Alloys & Metals Handheld Analyzer

Tire rim testing with The DELTA Alloys & Metals Handheld Analyzer

SmartSort Mode

  • Enables specific grades to be set up to automatically extend testing time, thus preventing mix-ups
  • Maximizes effieciency for speed testing. Automatically extends tests for light elements (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) when absolutely necessary, thus eliminating unnecessarily long tests, and preventing mix-ups
  • Makes the DELTA an extremely fast analyzer for inspections

 

Grade Match Messaging

  • Enables qualitative information and messages to be added into the grade ID library
  • Fully customizable messages allow for refinery-specific coding messages
  • Can be used to store multiple messaging libraries for individual work sites

 

Welding Grade Library

  • Can be activated alongside the standard inspection library for comprehensive PMI work
  • Provides easy grade addition or editing on board the analyzer
  • Standard Grade Match Messaging library included

 

High-Temperature Ready

The DELTA is engineered to be utilized for in-service inspection of high temp systems with temperatures in excess of 426oC (800oF)

  • The DELTA’s industry-exclusive heat sink dissipates heat away from the XRF electronics
  • The DELTA can be used for longer durations in hot environments
  • Facilitates enhanced reliability of key XRF electronic components
  • Provides faster cooling of electronics after exposure to high temperatures
Analysis results display demonstrating nominal value (3% AL) and Tramp element (0.09% Fe) features.

Analysis results display demonstrating nominal value (3% AL) and Tramp element (0.09% Fe) features.

Tramp Library

  • A long-time standard in OES systems, the DELTA is the first HHXRF to offer this feature
  • Allows operators to set a max tolerated concentration for individual elements in 7 unique grade families; these elements are considered “Tramp”
  • The DELTA comes preloaded with a tramp library based on industry standards
  • The analyzer can identify and report tramp material, enabling the user to simplify grade matching by not having to count small, expected amounts of tramp elements against the grade match
  • Detect and quantify tramp residuals critical to selective corrosion investigations and failure analysis

 

Easy Report Generation

  • Get fast, easy-to-interpret customizable results screen
  • Export data to wireless printer via Bluetooth®
  • Generate custom reports with DELTA PC Software
    –Incorporate quantitative and qualitative results
    –Incorporate analysis images
    –Incorporate operator & company information
    –Incorporate company logo

 

Everything You Need in Handheld XRF with State-of-the-Art Innovation

The New Generation DELTA Handheld XRF Analyzers are ergonomically advanced with a forward looking design incorporating the latest in electronics, components, and software technology.

The newly available DELTA X-act Count Technology can provide even better sensitivity and precision in faster time for more materials than before. Throughput is increased with the same or better precision in half the time for most elements.

Features and Benefits of The DELTA Alloys & Metals Handheld Analyzer

Features and Benefits of The DELTA Alloys & Metals Handheld Analyzer

The unique DELTA Docking Station frees you from having to power down the analyzer. The station charges the analyzer battery and a spare, and performs periodic calibration checks. DELTAs can be operated 24/7 in the field with hot swap battery replacement.

The DELTA CAMERA & COLLIMATOR Package is optionally available with a full VGA camera, autofocus and zoom capable, providing instant sample imaging and archiving. The integrated camera takes a live video image of the sample tested and superimposes a spot location for precise test location. The collimator allows for electronically controlled small spot (3mm diameter) focus, in addition to standard spot size analysis. This option is ideal for highly focused sample analysis such as the analysis of thin weld beads independent from substrate materials, small fixture components, wires and solders.


Specifications

The DELTA series handheld XRF analyzers are configured with powerful miniature X-ray tubes, Si-PIN, or highly advanced Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) detection, specialized filters, and multi-beam optimization for the ultimate in XRF field analysis.

The DELTA Line of Handheld Analyzers

The DELTA Line of Handheld Analyzers

The DELTA Premium with advanced 40kV tube and large area SDD detector is best for ultra quick, analytically demanding applications, such as trace levels and light elements in low alloy steel, soil, mining, and metallurgical samples.

The DELTA Professional with a 40kV tube and SDD detector is the best value solution from Olympus for handheld XRF analyzers. It provides superior performance in speed, LODs, and elemental range.

The DELTA Classic Plus with a 40kV tube and Si-PIN detector is ideal for simple applications. It provides quick ID, screening, sorting, and elemental and metals analysis.

The DELTA Element is the entry-level DELTA, built for economy and fast ROI for basic alloy identification and metals analysis.

DELTA Alloys & Metals Specifications

DELTA Alloys & Metals Specifications

The DELTA XRF Configuration & Technology

The DELTA XRF Configuration & Technology

The DELTA brings the power and flexibility of handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to the field. Ruggedized and ultra portable, this dramatically fast 24/7 technology provides accelerated testing times, allowing for hundreds more tests to be conducted per day with analytical confidence. The DELTA series analyzers are configured with powerful miniature X-ray tubes, Si-PIN detectors or highly advanced Silicon Drift Detectors (SDD), specialized filters, and multi beam optimization for the ultimate in XRF field analysis. The DELTA’s real overall value is to help make decisions in real time with minimal reliance on off-site laboratory testing.

Window Guard™ System Protection for Testing Metal Turnings, Shavings & Protruding Components Using the DELTA Handheld XRF Alloy Analyzer

The DELTA Handheld XRF Alloy Analyzer Window Guard System is ideal when testing conditions get really tough. It is designed to protect everything inside the DELTA’s analyzing window from foreign objects. It safeguards the DELTA’s detector, tube, filters, and electronics from damage by sharp objects, dirt, and debris.

The DELTA analyzing metal wire

The DELTA analyzing metal wire

DELTA Window Guard System is designed to save customers thousands of dollars in costly repair bills and down time.

DELTA Window Guard System

DELTA Window Guard System

The economical DELTA Alloy Window Guard is easy to affix and remove where and when you need it. Simply remove the DELTA Alloy Window Guard to analyze elements lighter than Titanium (22) and make sure the correct calibration mode is selected. 

The DELTA Window Guard System is standard on all new DELTA Handheld XRF Alloy Analyzer purchases. If you want to upgrade your DELTA Handheld XRF Alloy Analyzer to incorporate the Window Guard System, simply schedule a Service RMA which includes the Window Guard System Set-Up and Calibration. Packets of Window Guards are available for purchase.


Software & Accessories

Standard Accessories

  • Waterproof Carrying Case
  • Two (2) Li-ion Batteries
  • Electronic User Manual and User Interface Guide and Printed Quick Start Guide
  • Docking Station
  • Mini USB Cable
  • 316 Stainless Steel Calibration Check Reference Coin
  • Ten (10) Spare Windows
  • Integrated Wrist Strap
  • DELTA PC Software
  • Factory Authorized Training & Support

 

Optional Accessories

  • XRF WorkStation for mobile benchtop use
  • Soil Foot facilitating hands-free In-sltu testing
  • Soil Extension Pole offering ergonomic In-sltu testing while standing/walking
  • Belt Holster


Applications

Alloy QA/QC 

XRF analytical and positive material inspection (PMI) analyzers are vital for quality control and assurance in the metal manufacturing and fabrication industries. They are used for compositional analysis and alloy grade identification, from critical components to raw materials to welds.

Scrap Recycling, Metal, Glass, & Plastic 

Scrap refiners and recyclers need fast and accurate materials analysis and identification. Our portable and automated XRF analyzers sort scrap metal, plastics, and glass and offer precise, dependable compositional measurements faster than ever before, even for aluminums and light alloys.

Non-Ferrous Alloys

Traditionally the powerhouse application of portable XRF analyzers, the DELTA analyzers excel at quick analysis and ID of stainless steels, Ni superalloys, and other high alloy materials with ease. Sort out Mo containing alloys in split seconds. Even sort out heavy alloys based on low levels of Si and Al content.Aluminum & Light Alloy

Low Alloy Steels

Verify residual content in steels. Confirm Si, S and P content, along with Mn and alloying element levels. Sort based on chemistry requirements. A battery powered angle grinder is all the help you need. Just clean the surface and analyze. Within seconds you’ll have the sorting information needed to classify, sort and price out a load of material.

Aluminum & Light Alloy

With the technical advances of the DELTA analyzers, the range of light alloy capabilities continues to expand. With outstanding Mg sensitivity, confidently sort aluminum alloys once relegated to OES systems. Test Al alloys on the same analyzer utilized for heavies and ferrous alloys. Smelters and refiners love the ease of use and portability of XRF analysis, as opposed to tethered and cumbersome OES analyzers.

Electronics

Sort out electronics components with precoius metal (Ag, Au, Pd, etc.) content. Sort out and identify poisons and Pb-containing solders. Evaluate copper content in shredded materials.

Glass

Quickly sort out Pb-containing glass and glass-ceramic from recycling streams. Detect toxic elements. Ask about our glass classification sorting library.

Copper

Within seconds, separate brasses, bronzes, leaded, and aluminum & silicon containing alloys. As with all grades, sample geometry isn’t important – the DELTA will automatically compensate for sample shape and size. Even sort out Be Copper using the DELTA’s nominal chemistry feature and reliable analysis accuracy.

Precious Metals

XRF is a nondestructive and non-intrusive technique. Within seconds, the DELTA will provide not only chemistry analysis, but also instant karat determination. Gold, silver, platinum alloys and more can be tested confidently. XRF analysis provides a cheaper, quicker and more accurate testing alternative to fire assay and chemical tests, and is ideal for pawn shops, cash-for-gold, jewelry manufacturing and more.  The DELTA is also available with integrated camera and small spot collimation for detailed analysis of small components.

Car Catalysts

Analyze pulverized catalyst materials for content of precious metals, including Pd, Pt, Rh, and other elements. Olympus Innov-X has partnered with industry experts to develop proprietary calibrations ideal for car cat analysis.

Slags

Monitor the chemistry of slags during melts for quality control and furnace life prediction. Sort and evaluate recovered slags from different melt operations.

Liquids and Fluids

The DELTA can be used to inspect runoff streams, industrialwaste fluids, HAZMAT and oil spills for metal contaminants before they seep into the soil, or reach ground water and drinking water sources.

For more information on The Delta Alloys & Metals Analyzer please visit our Knowledge Center.

Related Applications

  • Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum & Light Alloy
  • Car Catalyst
  • Castings
  • Ceramics
  • Copper
  • Electronics
  • Glass
  • Gold
  • Iron
  • Liquids and Fluids
  • Low Alloys Steels
  • Metal
  • Non-Ferrous Alloys
  • Ore
  • Petrochemical
  • Plastic
  • Precious Metals
  • Slags
  • Steel
  • Titanium

Related Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Alloys QA/QC
  • Automotive
  • Corrosion Surveying
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals & Alloys
  • Oil, Gas, Petrochemical
  • Scrap & Recycling
  • Technology
  • Weld Inspection
  • Transportation
  • Medical Device
  • Machinery
  • Power Generation

 

 

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