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Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science has further expanded its metals analysis range with the launch of the OE720. A year ago, the reveal of the ground-breaking Hitachi OE750 caused waves in the industry by making high-performance metals analysis finally accessible to all sizes of metals producers. Designed to help foundries, fabricators and manufacturing plants meet ever more demanding specifications, the new OE720 now joins Hitachi High-Tech’s new OE series. The OE720 boasts the same high-performance as the OE750 but offers an attractive price advantage to companies who don’t need additional gas analysis capability.

High performance made affordable.
Complex supply chains and increased use of scrap metal as a base material puts foundries and metals manufacturers under increasing pressure to control tramp and trace elements within the melt and finished product. The new OE720 optical emission spectrometer covers the entire spectrum of elements in metal except for gases like oxygen and hydrogen and has some of the lowest detection limits in its class. The result is an analyzer that has the capability of much more expensive instruments, bringing high quality analysis within reach for the first time for many foundries and metals manufacturers.
Why choose the OE Series?
RESULTS YOU CAN TRUST - High optical resolution to control tramp and trace elements.
LOW COST OF OWNERSHIP - Affordable to buy and run, delivering the performance of more expensive analysers.
KEEPING YOU RUNNING - Engineered for reliability with minimum maintenance and standardisation requirements.
SUPPORTS CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION - Cloud-based data management, rapid analysis and short start-up times for fast feedback on melt quality.
For more information, contact
IR is happy to announce the addition of the JME DXB:1 digital X-ray buggy.  This long-awaited product is ideal for use on the pipelines, when taking panoramic digital radiographs of circumferential welds.  It’s an ideal companion to the JME CR2 pipeline crawler and boasts a versatile and configurable system. 

For more information, visit the IR website at, or ask to speak to one of the IR business development representatives at 855-737-2689.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (March 9, 2021)—Zetec Inc., a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) technology, today introduced the ElbowFlex™ scanner for quick, manual ultrasonic inspections of pipe elbows in oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, manufacturing and other industrial applications.
ElbowFlex is the perfect tool for measuring wall thickness and detecting flow accelerated corrosion on elbows with diameters ranging from 4 inches NPS (4.5 inches) to flat. Its 1D flexible linear array probe can adapt to the scanned specimen dimension and stay concentric throughout the inspection, providing all you need to cover the full range of elbow diameters in a single probe. The highly versatile ElbowFlex is able to scan both the straight and elbow aspects of a pipe.
ElbowFlex uses an Aqualene membrane for coupling in lieu of a water chamber and requires only a thin film of water on the specimen surface. The scanner can also work with standard coupling gel or a mixture of water and gel.
“Combined with any instrument in Zetec’s TOPAZ family, ElbowFlex can instantly provide the operator with crisp, high-resolution C-Scan images of corrosion and other damage,” said Dominic Giguère, Product Manager – UT Portable Solutions for Zetec. “It saves significant inspection time compared to conventional UT and grid systems.”
At 2.5 pounds, ElbowFlex is easy to handle, with simple button operation and magnetic wheels that help the operator keep the scanner in place while following scan lines for complete coverage.
The complete ElbowFlex kit includes the scanner, flexible probe, Aqualene membrane, encoder cable, wear shoes, shims, tools, carrying case and spare components for consumables.
For more information about Zetec’s ElbowFlex scanner, visit

The CIVA modelling platform keeps expanding its capabilities with a new module dedicated to SHM by guided waves simulation.

In a context where sensors are embedded in the monitored structure, with a large number of influential parameters and a complex and costly implementation, experimental campaigns become rapidly prohibitive to conduct real optimization and reliability studies : Simulation is then a must have to design and qualify SHM devices carefully before implementation !

More information about CIVA SHM capabilities on :  and by contacting EXTENDE company.

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