The handheld mineral analyzer is a type of handheld alloy analyzer. For Handheld Mineral Analyzer, scrap yards are one of the most challenging environments. There are risks of sensation, falling, vibration, rain, dust, and sharp objects every day. After some preventive measures, proper training, and some knowledge, many incidents can be prevented, but incidents do still occur.

Handheld Mineral Analyzers are designed for use in harsh outdoor environments. But the detector is not indestructible.

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Front End of Analyzer-Fragile Detector

Almost all people who have used handheld X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) instruments for a long time have painfully experienced the fragility of the front end of the instrument, more specifically, the fragile X-Ray detector. If the detector is pierced, it will cost a lot to repair, so be careful to avoid damage to the detector when using it.

To ensure the best function of the handheld metal analyzer and detect the lightest elements such as magnesium, aluminum, silicon, sulfur, and phosphorus. The detector must be placed very close to the measurement window. The detection port must also be made of the thinnest material to ensure that the signal will not attenuate when it reaches the detector. This combination makes the front end of the XRF analyzer very sensitive, and the puncture of the detector is the most common cause of accidental damage to the instrument.

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If anything is placed on the path between the detector and the sample to be tested, it will always damage the analysis function of the alloy analyzer to a certain extent. For example, if you need to monitor the phosphorus content in stainless steel or select close aluminum content based on the magnesium and silicon content, it is generally impossible to use shielding, and it is necessary to consider this when selecting the instrument.

Accidental Drop of the Instrument

If you drop a precision instrument with a five-digit price tag, it is a very bad situation. Now, many instruments have passed the test of falling from a height of 4 feet (1.22 meters) in the US military standard 810-G, but what does it mean in use? What kind of protection does it give to the accidental fall and serious handling of the instrument? 

MIL is a regulation made by the U.S. military. It is a series of tests that simulate the stability of the laboratory. In the test, the instrument was dropped 26 times on a 2-inch (5 cm) plywood from a different angle of 4 feet (122 cm). To test the robustness of the instrument. The important thing is that Handheld Mineral Analyzers that have undergone military inspections are generally not eligible for warranty claims. This means that users cannot expect a warranty for the tested instrument. The instrument is generally equipped with a sensation sensor. If the Hand-held alloy analyzer has fallen, it can be detected during maintenance. 

However, dropping equipment on a hard surface such as asphalt or concrete is completely different from imitating a fall on plywood. Therefore, even if current instruments are much more powerful than past instruments, those wrist straps or lanyards should always be retained. 

Prevent Splashes and Dust

There are always water, dust, oil, and other stains in the waste yard. But our Handheld Mineral Analyzer can adapt to these conditions well. Most instruments have been classified by IP54 (Europe) or NEMA 3 (USA) and can accept splashing water and dust. In light rain and dusty environments, most handheld analyzers can work normally, just clean them regularly, and often supervise the cleanliness of the measuring window. Do not use the instrument in heavy rain, and do not immerse any part of the analyzer in water. In a humid and dusty environment, water and particles will always affect the analysis function to a certain extent. Therefore, it is recommended to keep the handheld alloy analyzer and the measuring object dry and clean during the measurement.

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If you need to buy a Handheld Mineral Analyzer, you can contact us. We are DRAWELL, we are a professional handheld metal analyzer manufacturing company. We can provide high-quality handheld metal analyzers, and at the same time, we also have high-quality after-sales guarantees.  So you don’t need to worry about the service life of the machine, maintenance costs, and other issues.