TECHNOLOGY

Hitachi introduces X-MET8000 Optimum Geo

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science Corp, a Hitachi High-Technologies Corp wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the manufacture and sales of analysis and measuring instruments, has introduced a new accessible model of the popular X-MET8000 Geo handheld XRF analyser

A rear view of the new X-MET8000 Geo

A rear view of the new X-MET8000 Geo

Optimised for soil and mining grade control applications, the new model offers excellent price-performance ratio with a rapid return on investment (ROI), allowing immediate on-site decision making rather than having to send samples for laboratory analysis.

Designed to be portable, simple to use and with a with a 10-12 hour battery life, the X-MET8000 Optimum Geo is able to withstand the harshest environments and weather conditions. It also offers analysis results in seconds with real time data sharing for fast decision making. The Boost technology delivers low levels of detection while the integrated GPS enables users to combine geolocation data with analyses results for flawless site mapping.

Users can share results, photographs and GPS coordinates on-the-go with the ExTOPE Connect app, while having real-time access anytime, anywhere to results with the cloud service. Results are stored on the analyser and can be downloaded to the USB memory stick or PC in a CSV or PDF format. Users can also manage results from multiple X-METs with a single ExTOPE Connect account.

Mikko Järvikivi, head of product management, said: "We're adding another model to our popular X-MET range used by thousands of businesses around the world. The X-MET Optimum Geo complements our existing X-MET8000 Expert Geo handheld XRF analyser by providing an alternative accessible option for soil testing and mining professionals. The X-MET8000 Geo range compliments other testing methods by saving time and money when it comes to on-site screening. More interesting and promising samples can then be selected for laboratory analysis to verify results."

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