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Hitach High-Tech Analytical Science (formerly Oxford Instruments) is a leading manufacturing of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) analytical systems and components for research and Industry. For more information email

U.S.: +1 800-447-4717 or +1 978-369-9933
U.K.: +44 (0) 1494 442255
China: +86 21 6132 9688
Asia: +65 6337 6848

X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzers

X-MET hand-held XRF analyzers are specifically designed for analysis of:

  • Positive material identification (PMI)
  • Alloys
  • Gold and precious metals
  • Ore exploration for mining
  • Heavy metals in soils on polluted lands
  • Recycled woods
  • Drywall screening for home inspectors


High performance, benchtop with multisample XRF measurement for process and quality control.


Coating thickness measurement and materials analysis needed to improve quality control processes through RoHS compliance screening, testing for presence of lead and high-reliability electronics. Measurement methods comply with ISO 3497, ASTM B568 and DIN 50987.


Bulk analysis in the petrochemical, mining, minerals, cement, ceramics, cosmetics, wood treatment industry

Coating Thickness Guages

Easy-to-use, accurate hand-held electrical conductivity, magnetic and eddy current gauges for thickness gauging applications including powder coating, plating, anodizing, electroless nickel plating and galvanizing.

Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) Analyzers

The FOUNDRY-MASTER range of stationary optical emission spectrometers for process-control and chemical analysis of metals which quickly analyze Al, Cu, Ni, Ti, Co, Pb, Sn, Zn or Mg. 

  • FOUNDRY-MASTER Compact - the basic model for the analysis of non-ferrous metals and their alloys
  • FOUNDRY-MASTER UV - the well-established spectrometer that provides fast, easy and precise analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • FOUNDRY-MASTER Xpert - the newest analyser covers even elements like Lead, Selenium and Lanthanum
  • FOUNDRY-MASTER Pro - the floor standing model with a high- performance innovative optical system and extended wavelength range, assures precise identification and trace analysis of important elements such as Nitrogen in steel and Phosphorus in aluminium

The PMI-MASTER range of portable optical emission spectrometers (OES) for mobile metal analysis

  • PMI-MASTER Compact - the first choice for the const-conscious user seeking a reliable yet robust metal analysing instrument for routine analysis work
  • PMI-MASTER Pro - the truly mobile spectrometer for up to eight hours of remote operation independent of main power supply

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science serves a broad range of industrial industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Cement
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical
  • Cosmetics
  • Drywall inspection
  • Electronics
  • Inspection (PMI)
  • Jewellery/precious Metals
  • Metal (PMI)
  • Metal Finishing
  • Metal Manufacture
  • Minerals
  • Mining
  • Nuclear Power
  • Petrochemicals and Polymers
  • Photovoltaic Cells
  • Plating
  • Recycling
  • Release Liner
  • RoHS compliance screening
  • Scrap
  • Steel
  • Textiles and Other Materials
  • Toxic Jewellery
  • Wood Treatment

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Technical Articles

Latest advances in portable elemental analysers (Spectroscopy) Aluminium is one of the most commonly recycled materials in the world. From scrapped drinks cans to end-of-life jets, aluminium is increasingly recycled and reused as raw material for new products. (View Full Article)
Minimize Global Supply Chain Risks Through Materials Identification (Inspection Tools and Instruments) X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis simplifies quality assurance inspections for complex global supply chains. (View Full Article)