Handheld Analyzer, Pipeline App OK'd for

Handheld Analyzer, Pipeline App OK’d for “In Ditch” Carbon, Carbon Equivalents Tests of Materials and Welds

Pipeline testing for alloy and weld chemistry with the SciAps Z-200C now widespread. Most major pipeline operators will now accept carbon, CE test data from the SciAps Z-200C as an alternative to spark OES. Based on industry input, SciAps has ...

Wounded Warrior Project

SciAps is please to have partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project. In the coming months we will be donating $500 per unit sold in the United States and Territories. Check back in on this page for the names of companies ...

Where's the Gold?   Elemental Deportment Mapping using handheld LIBS.

Where’s the Gold – SciAps Z300

Where's the Gold?  Elemental Deportment Mapping using handheld LIBS. The use of microanalytical techniques to better understand mineralization has become more widespread as laboratory equipment capable of discrete analysis has evolved. It is now possible to map elemental distribution in ...

Reduce Your Argon Footprint

Spark OES Got You Feeling Like a Pack Animal? Join the community of SciAps handheld LIBS users for your carbon and alloy testing. Watch Demo Video   The SciAps Z-200C+, the world’s only handheld analyzer for carbon testing, uses a …

New PMI ONE BOX Options

New PMI ONE BOX Options

Now SciAps offers attractive packages combining our award-winning carbon analyzer, the Z, and our X-ray gun. With these packages you can PMI every alloy you’ll ever need for your program or clients. There are two packages to choose from: The …

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Newly Published Research: Analysis of Rare Earth Elements in Uranium Using Handheld Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Breaking news: You can analyze concentrations of rare earth metals (REEs) with the SciAps Z-300 handheld LIBS. In a just-released publication in Applied Spectroscopy, author Ben Manard and his Los Alamos National Laboratory colleagues use the SciAps Z-300 handheld LIBS …

What does the SciAps carbon analyzer have in common with a good golf swing?

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 7: Getting Into the Swing

A breezy round of golf got us thinking about some demo stories we’ve been hearing from the road. One of the questions we keep getting is “does the handheld LIBS work in the wind?” We get this question all the time, and couldn’t understand why wind is a problem.

ApNote: Carbon Equivalents Measurement with Handheld LIBS

ApNote: Carbon Equivalents Measurement with Handheld LIBS

Introduction Our previous Carbon ApNote discusses the use of the SciAps Z-200 C+ for carbon content analysis. This note describes how the carbon measurement with the Z is easily extended to determine carbon equivalents (CE). The Technology and Method The …

ApNote: Carbon Analysis in Stainless and Carbon Steels with Handheld LIBS

Introduction Presented here is a method to analyze carbon content in carbon and stainless steels, utilizing the technique of handheld laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (HH LIBS). The method specifies the SciAps Z-200 C+, the world’s only handheld analyzer capable of …

LIBS vs. X-Ray – The Whole Story

Our Answer: Use X-ray whenever possible, LIBS only if X-ray can’t do the job. Why is the world’s leading manufacturer of handheld LIBS recommending X-ray as a superior tool for scrap processing? SciAps is the only company that makes high …

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 6: Demos Down Under

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 6: Demos Down Under

This edition of True Demo Stories takes us through Australia and New Zealand, where SciAps product specialist Ryan Clair demos the handheld Z-200 C+ and its software in New Zealand’s largest thermal power station and with AINDT testing specialists. Here …

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 5: The carbon job that required 2 days with spark OES, only needed 3 hours with the SciAps LIBS

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 5: The Carbon Job that Required 2 Days with Spark OES, Only Needed 3 Hours with the SciAps LIBS

They had budgeted two days for testing, since they had to get up a 100-foot tower with OES. Instead, they finished the work in just three hours with our handheld LIBS analyzer. This demo took place high up on a ...

True Demo Stories, Episode 4: The Rescue of the Music City Flyer

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 4: The Rescue of the Music City Flyer

When you're striking the first match in the firebox of a steam locomotive after 70 years, you'll want to know that your tests were done right. Bradley Varhol, SciAps representative from EON Products, shares this LIBS story straight from Centennial ...

True Demo Stories: Tuesday in Japan - LIBS testing in a tight spot

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 3: Tuesday in Japan – LIBS Testing in a Tight Spot

Here’s a great story from the front lines of LIBS testing, courtesy of our Applications Manager in Asia Pacific. Only the names have been redacted, to protect the innocent…. We were in Japan and stopped in to visit an intrigued ...

Public Release SciAps releases its service cost schedule for major components repairs. X-ray & LIBS. Do X-ray gun service tiers bring you to tears? See how uncomplicated & reasonable Sciaps service costs are. No more tiers...

Service Costs – X-Ray and LIBS Analyzers

Service on our X-ray and LIBS analyzers is less than half the cost of other manufacturer’s service costs. Why so much less? At SciAps we view service as a customer loyalty program, not a profit center. The staff at SciAps ...

True Demo Stories: Z200 LIBS Solves the Mystery in the Stainless

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 2: Z-200 LIBS Solves the Mystery in the Stainless

Location: Texas. We were called out to do some testing of some real world materials with a big inspection company (not just CRMs, like our imposter competitors want you to believe). One sample of interest was a piece of L-grade ...

True Demo Stories: The Day LIBS beat Spark OES

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 1: The Day LIBS Beat Spark OES

Here’s another great carbon story and learning opportunity, courtesy of our EMEA manager Jeroen. Only the names have been redacted to protect the innocent.... This demo took place at ØØØØØØØØ in the Netherlands with 5 people, including their OES operator ...

SciAps Announces Handheld XRF Analyzer Order from Haynes International

For Immediate Release SciAps Announces Handheld XRF Analyzer Order from Haynes International BOSTON, MA – September 27, 2017 – SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, today announced it has received a large order from Haynes International, Kokomo, ...

Geochemical industry

Rocks and Brines: In-field Lithium Analysis using Handheld LIBS

Traditional lithium exploration focuses on hard rock exploration for spodumene, petalite and lepidolite. In the past, elemental analysis for lithium content was done at off-site laboratories, because field portable XRF (fpXRF) cannot measure low atomic number elements such as Li, ...

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Carbon in Stainless and Low-alloy Steels

It’s revolutionary. We’ve miniaturized the long-established laboratory technique called laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). LIBS is very similar to spark optical emission (OES) except it uses a pulsed laser, rather than cumbersome high voltage spark system, to create the plasma. …

XRF Aluminum Performance Ad

Aluminum XRF Uber Performance Ad

The turbo is an X-ray source up to 5 times the brightness of other tubes, at the optimal energy for aluminum alloys. The enhanced brightness combined with the highly efficient tube/detector design of the X, means faster, more precise measurements …

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Fast Aluminum Sorting with Handheld X-ray

Why Turbo? Why Al App? Modern X-ray guns are beloved for their speed and precision on stainless, high temps and red metals. But ask most any scrap processor handling aluminum and they’ll complain about long tests to measure magnesium (Mg), …

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Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) – First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS

SciAps Inc., 2 Constitution Way, Woburn, MA 01801, 339-927-9455 First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has announced the first use of handheld LIBS to directly measure lithium in geological samples …

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Fast, Laser-based Cr Analysis for Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) Applications

Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) offers an alternative technique to both handheld XRF and spark OES for the analysis of a broad range of elements and alloys. With LIBS a plasma is created at the material surface as with spark optical ...

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SciAps Announces Completely Updated Z Handheld LIBS Analyzer

SciAps, Inc. announces our completely redesigned Z handheld LIBS analyzer. The new Z is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the previous version while preserving the industry leading analytical capability. The new Z features the well-established “must have’s” for handheld …

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SciAps Announces Updated Laser Technology for Handheld Alloy Analysis

November 10th, 2015 – SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, is releasing an advancement to their proprietary laser design for the Z-series handheld LIBS analyzers. The updated laser operation (patent pending) operates at 50 Hz for sample …

Geochemical industry

SciAps Launches New GeoChem App for Mining/Minerals Markets

New App delivers advanced elemental analysis and micro-analysis in the field. BOSTON, MA – September, 18, 2015 – SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, today announced it’s all new GeoChem Pro App for the Z-series handheld LIBS …

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VIDEO: Scrap Sorting with Handheld LIBS – Radically Lower Maintenance Costs

See the Z in action and a candid interview @ Wentworth Scrap Metals, Portsmouth, NH Scrap Sorting with Handheld LIBS – Radically Lower Maintenance Costs Handheld LIBS represents a potentially huge disruptive force for alloy sorting. No better example exists …

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SciAps Closes New Financing Round of $4.3 Million led by Jolimont Global

Investment Accelerates Innovation and Product Development, and Supports Company’s Rapid Growth in Handheld Analytical Instruments Market BOSTON, MA – August 28, 2015 – SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, today announced it has closed a $4.3 million …

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SciAps Introduces the Updated Z – Series Handheld LIBS Analyzer with PULSAR laser technology

Any Element, any Compound, any Mineral – Anywhere on the Planet. SciAps, Inc., a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in handheld and portable analytical instruments, announces the release of a new proprietary laser technology that greatly advances the performance of their …

Geochemical industry

SciAps Launches Geochem App for Mining & Exploration Industries

September 25th, 2014 SciAps, a Woburn, MA based portable analytical instrumentation company, is pleased to announce the addition of a Geochemistry App for its family of handheld LIBS analyzers, the Z-500 and Z-100. The Z with the Geochem App will …

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SciAps Introduces the Z – a High Performance, Handheld LIBS Analyzer

February 18, 2014 Any Element, any Compound, any Mineral – Anywhere on the Planet.  SciAps, Inc., a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in handheld and portable analytical instruments, has introduced the world’s first handheld LIBS spectrometer (as opposed to micro-LIBS) named …

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SciAps Receives Additional $2.5 Million Investment in Response to Continued Rapid Growth

November 19, 2013 Any Element, any Compound, any Mineral – Anywhere on the Planet.  SciAps, Inc. (SciAps or the Company), a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in handheld and portable analytical instruments, recently announced that it has received a $2.5 million …