Carbon measurements kept under control
The new Niton Apollo is the handheld solution for determining carbon or silicon content in steels, PMI measurements at lofty heights, or weldability testing. The light weight and compact dimensions of the LIBS spectrometer allow for easy flexible analysis in inaccessible locations without sacrificing precision. Thanks to its powerful laser and an argon purge, the Apollo delivers lab-quality measurement results within seconds. Carbon contents in the low, three-digit ppm range in stainless steels can thus be easily measured (e.g. differentiation of 1.4401 and 1.4404 (316/316L). The use of a powerful Li-Ion battery and an integrated argon cartridge eliminates limiting factors such as fiber optic tubes, external power supply, large gas cylinders and PC. Depending on the application scenario, gas cylinders of different sizes can be used via adapter. This increases flexibility and can minimize the cost per sample.
Advantages of the Niton Apollo
- Hand-held analyzer - weighs only 2.9 kg.
- Optimized for measurements at difficult to access locations, at high altitude, with frequent changes of location.
- Laboratory quality measurement results in seconds.
- Includes the elements C, Al, Si, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Nb, Mo, W.
- IP54 dust- and splash-proof.
- Foldable display, for glare-free reading.
- Hot-Swap for battery change during operation.
Areas of application
- Analysis of the carbon content in iron-based materials.
- Silicon content in steels.
- Determine carbon equivalent.
|Dimensions and weight||335 mm x 330 mm x 102 mm; 2.9 kg (with battery)|
|Laser excitation||1064 nm, laser class 3B|
|Operating temperature||0 °C bis 40 °C|
|Camera||Mikro and Makro|
|Screen||Foldable, resistive color touch screen|
|Material archive database||Extendable and user-definable alloy library|
|Measurement method||LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)|
|Argon purgin||Quick change gas cartridges.
With integrated gas cartridge approx. 200 measurements possible.
Larger gas bottles can be connected via adapter.
|Housing and standards||Robust housing, IP-54 splash-proof|
|Power supply||2 fast chargeable Milwaukee batteries, 18V with hot-swap function|
|Accessories||Robust and lockable transport case, 2 batteries, charger, 5 argon cartridges,
setup standards, laser safety goggles, device cleaning set, PC connection cable.
|Data transmission||USB-Kabel, WLAN|
|Security||3 independent security circuits, password protection|
Laser safety goggles
Safety goggles adjusted to the wavelength of the spectrometer for eye-safe operation.
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