According to the producer, Vulcan is one of the fastest metals analysers available, taking just one second to analyse metal alloys. In quality control and quality assurance this means that large inventories of incoming raw materials or finished parts can be checked very quickly. Large quantities of scrap metal can be sorted in scrapyards easily and fast. It not only provides the commercial grade of aluminium but also its accurate chemical composition.
Designed to be rugged and durable, Vulcan is splash water and dust proof (IP54 certified). The instrument has been designed to withstand harsh environments and is tough enough to be used in a scrapyard. In fact it is so strongly built that it complies with the MIL-STD-810G military grade standard for ruggedness.
Connection via Wi-Fi, to the Oxford Instruments OiConnect cloud service allows secure storage of results and reports. Alternatively, data can be downloaded to a computer or laptop on a USB stick.
For the identification of steels and nickel alloys, Oxford Instruments offers Vulcan Smart. It has been designed for ferrous applications and its performance is limited to stainless steels, tool steels, low alloy steels and nickel alloys. However, Vulcan Smart can be upgraded to include cobalt, copper, lead, tin, titanium and zinc calibrations.