Katana sorter

Metal sorting: uncompromisingly fast, easy and tough

The Katana sorter operates with the new LIBS-technology (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) and is worldwide the first system that meets the toughest test criteria for military equipment (MIL-STD 810G) and IP54. During these tests, the device is exposed to extreme vibrations, dust, cold and heat. The device also has to resist shock-like hits as well as 26 falls from a height of 90 cm. Due to the IP54 classification, it can also operate in rain. The Katana sorter is extremely tough and its battery life of over 10 hours makes it exceptionally enduring.

The LIBS-technology is easy and can be used by everyone after a short instruction. The class 3B laser is not subject to approval; the company concerned just has to present proof that a laser protection officer is on-site.
Working with the Katana sorter is very pleasant and fatigue-free for it is very small and light. The combination of touch screen and real keys allows for an unrestricted use even in the rain, with gloves or greasy hands. Dirt or coatings can be removed via the switchable Drill Down-function. Thereby, often there will be no need for time-consuming grinding. Typical areas of application are aluminium alloys, V2/V4, NCT and chromium steel, titanium and nickel alloys, brass, bronze and red brass during the recycle of metals and the fast material verification testing during incoming goods inspection. All alloys are detected within 2 – 3 seconds.

Advantages:

  • Excellent for light metals
  • Super fast sorting of alloys
  • Small and handy, weighs only 1,5 kg
  • Foldable display for glare-free reading
  • Real keys allow for operation in every weather condition
  • Exceptionally enduring thanks to a battery life of over 10 hours
  • Little to no sample preparation thanks to Drill Down™
  • Indestructible hardware in accordance with MIL-STD 810 G and IP54

Areas of application

The Katana is extremely well suited for a fast sorting during recycling and for material verification testing during incoming goods inspection.


Typical materials:

  • Aluminium alloys, V2/V4, NCT, chromium steel
  • Brass, bronze and red brass
  • Nickel alloys
  • Titanium alloys

Technical details

Measures and weights 243 mm x 84 mm x 257 mm; 1,5 kg (with battery)
Laser excitation 1064 nm, laser class 3B
Operating temperature 5 °C bis 40 °C
Display 3,5“ touch screen, foldable, high resolution
Material archive database Comprehensive, expendable and user-definable alloy library
Measurement method Miniature Czerny-Turner spectrograph with CCD-detector, Breakthrough Laser Ablation & Detection Engine (Blade). Drill Down™. Function for cleaning of the sample surface.
Housing and standards Robust housing and large (real) keys, MIL-STD-810G, IP-54 splash proof
Power supply 2 lithium-ion batteries with an operating time of >10 hours, power supply unit (100 V – 250 V)
Accessories Robust transport case, holster, aluminium test sample, docking station to charge, kick stand
Data transmission USB cable, WLAN
Security Password protection