Z-50 LIBS Analyzer
The Z-50 is a basic material analyzer. It uses laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). It performs air-based analysis (air burn) only, no argon purge. So like other air-burn units it is largely for basic sorting or more qualitative analysis. Eighty years of spark OES usage have proven that for quantitative, precise analysis, an argon purge is essential for OES techniques like spark or LIBS.
Great News: If you buy a Z-50 you can always upgrade it later to any other Z model with argon purge. Even carbon. Defy Obsolescence!
For the metals industry, the Z-50 is an inexpensive but reliable alloy sorting device, mostly for aluminum alloys, stainless and red metals. It will ID high-temp alloys but should not be used for precise Ni analysis. It offers base metal quantification for the environmental and minerals industries, particularly for beryllium in soil (for which there is no other handheld technique). The Z-50 is the best choice for an inexpensive alloy sorter or elemental analyzer with modest performance requirements. Add argon purge at any time to upgrade to the Z-200 for the price difference between the models.
190 nm – 625 nm
4 lbs with battery
8.25″ x 11.5″ x 4.5″
5″ color touchscreen Smartphone type display – PowerVR SGX540 3D graphic
On-board camera/video for viewing sample before, during analysis, laser spot finder to show where laser strikes sample.
Z-direction stage, computer controlled for manually or automatically adjusting laser focus location on sample. Essential for liquids analysis.
Wifi, Bluetooth, USB. Connectivity to most devices, including SciAps ProfileBuilder PC software.
Alloy, Geochem (Mining), Empirical, Environmental Apps. New Apps are added regularly please check with company or website.
5-6 mJ/pulse, 50 Hz repetition rate, 1064 nm laser source
ARM Cortex -A9 dual-core / 1.2 GHz Memory: 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 1 GB NAND
Spectral Data Acquisition
Spectral data collected in either ungated or gated operation, with user settable gate delays
Operation Air Burn
The Z-50 operates in ambient environment, not argon purge. Users may update the Z-50 to a Z-200 or any other model for the difference in price.
On-board XY stage for rastering laser to discrete locations for targeted analysis or averaging. Raster pattern up to 16 x 16 grid, 256 locations.
Internal shutter is also 316 stainless for totally automated calibration and wavelength scale validation.
On board rechargeable Li-ion battery, rechargeable inside device or with external charger, AC power.
Only needed for higher accuracy analysis (argon purge). Automated drift correction using factory provided or user provided reference materials.
Grade library (alloy)
500+ grades, multiple libraries supported, grades may be added on analyzer or via PC software package (ProfileBuilder).
Results Storage: 8 GB SD
Password protected usage (user level) and internal settings (admin).
CE, RoHS, USFDA registered. Class 3b laser. Sample sensor on-board, allows for operation under Class 1 conditions, subject to local LSO approval. CE, RoHS, USFDA registered.