Are you able to ensure end-to-end quality control for your finished products? For mission-critical applications, it is important to meet high quality standards at all stages of your supply chain, from the arrival of goods to final assembly, including the manufacturing process. To help you improve your quality control and assurance process, handheld analyzers with X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology are excellent tools.
This blog post describes the benefits of handheld XRF analyzers used for quality control and assurance, in addition to providing practical advice for performing end-to-end quality control in the industry. the making.
Benefits of Using Handheld XRF Analyzers for Quality Control and Assurance in the Manufacturing Industry
X-ray fluorescence technology is a technique for verifying the composition of metals. It provides elemental analysis and identification of precise nuances. You can use it to analyze a variety of metal materials including sheet, rod, tube, bar, wire, powder, and finished products, making it a convenient method for checking materials. Here are some other advantages of this method:
Minimal Sample Preparation: In most cases, alloy analysis requires little or no sample preparation.
Non-destructive analysis method: Handheld XRF analyzers leave no mark on the metal alloys analyzed.
Ease of Use: Simply position the analyzer and pull the trigger to quickly get analytical results for common alloy grades.
Quick Analysis: It only takes one to two seconds to get immediate results for common alloy grades.
Portability: Lightweight and portable, handheld XRF analyzers can be easily carried and used anywhere in your facility.
Now that you know more about the benefits of handheld XRF analyzers for quality control and assurance and material verification, we offer you some helpful tips to help you get the most out of your device.
Nine Ways to Use Your Handheld XRF Analyzer to Perform End-to-End Quality Control in the Manufacturing Industry
Here are some ways you can use your Vanta ™ XRF analyzer to ensure quality control throughout your manufacturing process:
1. Check materials anytime of the day, anywhere in your facility.
Vanta Handheld XRF Analyzers meet the requirements of certain IP ratings and have been tested for drop resistance, ensuring increased durability and uptime in manufacturing environments and empowering your team to make decisions fast on the quality of materials in addition to maintaining a good level of productivity all day long.
2. Reduce time spent on operator training with user-friendly software.
The user-friendly user interface of the Vanta analyzer is easy to use with operation similar to that of a multifunction mobile phone. Customizable operator instructions and clear 'pass / fail' results make it easy to learn and use, reducing the risk of human error
The user interface of the Vanta Analyzer is similar to that of a multifunction mobile phone, which reduces operator training time and improves productivity.
3. Customize the swatch library to suit your application.
Achieving a shade match is easy with the 600 unique shades in the Customizable Shade Library. The trace element library, which is based on industry standards, also simplifies shade matching.
4. Make sure you have a fast pace of work with the SmartSort feature.
The SmartSort function automatically extends the analysis time for light elements such as magnesium, aluminum and silicon, if necessary, while avoiding unnecessarily long analyzes for other elements.
Use the SmartSort feature to save analysis time.
5. Take a photo of the analyzed materials.
Save and archive a photographic record of analyzed materials for increased visibility and better reporting.
Quickly take a photo of your analyzed materials using the Vanta Analyzer camera to keep a visual record of what has been analyzed.
6. Use the collimator to isolate a small analysis area.
The optional collimator allows you to isolate small parts of the background material; it is a handy tool for analyzing small components and small welds.
7. Use the panoramic camera as a barcode reader.
Use the optional panoramic camera as a barcode reader, then automatically fill in the information fields embedded in your scan notes.
8. Take advantage of wireless connectivity to simplify data management.
Take advantage of optional wireless connectivity to easily incorporate XRF analysis data into your ERP and ensure materials meet purchasing requirements. You can also connect to the Olympus Scientific Cloud ™ (OSC) to access free and paid applications designed to simplify data sharing.
9. Use built-in reporting functions to optimize data retention and traceability.
Use the built-in PDF reporting functions to combine GPS data, images and XRF analysis information into a clear summary report. You can easily add references to find related information: date, timestamp, operator notes, etc.
Integrated PDF reporting functions facilitate data retention and their traceability in the field.
The importance of an end-to-end quality control and assurance process
Improved quality translates into making better products, lowering costs, and increased customer satisfaction. Taking advantage of the powerful capabilities of XRF analyzers can help you meet high quality standards at all stages of your manufacturing process. To learn more about how a handheld XRF analyzer can improve your quality control and assurance program, see the following page: Vanta for Quality Assurance and Control in the Manufacturing Industry .
Brochure : Vanta XRF Analyzers for Manufacturing QA/QC
Document infographique : Save Time and Prevent Material Mix-Ups with Vanta Handheld XRF
Video: Vanta - Device overview
Auteur : Damien Blondel, Environmental and Natural Resources Vertical Market Specialist
Damien joined Olympus in 2011 after living in Denmark where he was Product Manager for measurement systems for diagnostics and research into fluid mechanics. Currently, he is part of Olympus’ Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) team and is based in Paris, France. His background is in mechanics (Master’s Degree) and he holds a Ph.D. in physics.