The manufacturing industry has little to no tolerance for error. That means suppliers often need to know the exact composition of the metallic alloys they’re dealing with.
Portable optical emission spectrometers (OES) have gained popularity in PMI testing. This is likely due to their portability and ability to provide the full chemistry of a metal including true carbon measurement.
QLX1 Portable LIBS Laser OES from QuantoLux
In this post, we’ll cover questions around portable OES including:
What is an optical emission spectrometer (OES)? An optical emission spectrometer, or OES, is a spark- or laser-based system designed to accurately determine the elemental composition of metals by burning the metal surface and measuring the light wave emissions coming from the plasma created.
And specifically for portable OES:
- History of portable optical emission spectrometers
- Pros and cons of using portable optical emission spectrometers for PMI
- Costs of using portable optical emission spectrometers for PMI
- Mistakes to avoid when using a portable optical emission spectrometer
- Portable optical emission spectrometer brands