金屬材料分析

用于金属分析和合金制造的分析解决方案

我们帮助您满足需求,实现更具可持续性的发展,并使流程更轻松、更简洁、更安全。 分析将帮助您找到新的可能性。 我们的仪器、自动化解决方案、服务和专业知识将帮助您在金属行业建立您想要的流程控制和质量控制,无论是原料金属还是特殊产品。


在铁、钢、铝、铜和钛工业的高通量、时间敏感性环境下,流程控制和质量控制是至关重要的。 因此,金属生产商必须能够快速准确地分析其化学品、金属和合金的结构、粒度和形状以及密度。

Types of metal material analysis

Aluminum

From bauxite to alumina and aluminum, rapid and precise monitoring of material streams is key in the aluminum analysis process. By monitoring process-relevant parameters, manufacturers can achieve their commercial targets and maintain process efficiency while also mastering the transition to CO2-free metal production. With Malvern Panalytical’s industrial solutions, you can analyze mineralogical (Aeris Metals) and elemental composition (Axios FAST, Metals edition of Zetium) and particle size and shape (Mastersizer 3000), as well as directly predict process parameters such as the available alumina in bauxite, the structural modifications of alumina, bath composition during aluminum smelting, and the impurities, stress, and texture of aluminum metal or alloys. Our solutions range from real-time analysis instruments (e.g., CNA cross belt analyzer, Epsilon Xflow, and Insitec) to fully automated laboratories.

Iron production

Rapid, accurate monitoring of material streams is mandatory throughout the iron and steel-making process. Manufacturers must track process-relevant parameters to achieve their commercial targets and maintain process efficiency, while at the same time mastering the transition to CO2-free steel production. Malvern Panalytical’s industrial solutions enable you to analyze raw materials, as well as intermediate products such as iron sinter, iron ore pellets, and direct reduced iron (DRI), and final products like steel or steel alloys. Our solutions monitor mineralogical (Aeris Metals) and elemental composition (Axios FAST, Metals edition of Zetium), as well as particle size and shape (Mastersizer 3000). They can also directly predict process parameters such as the FeO content, the physical parameters of sinter and pellets, metallization and impurities, stress, and texture in steel and steel alloys. Our solutions range from instruments for real-time analysis (e.g., CNA cross-belt analyzer and Insitec) to fully automated laboratories.

Non-ferrous metal production

As non-ferrous metals manufacturers work to achieve their commercial targets and transition to CO2-free metal production, fast and precise monitoring is critical in their production processes. From ores to copper, nickel, and zinc steel alloys, frequent monitoring of the various material streams is essential to ensuring maximum process efficiency. Malvern Panalytical’s industrial solutions enable you to analyze raw materials, intermediate products such as leachate or metal liquors, and final metal or metal alloy products. Our solutions monitor mineralogical (Aeris Metals) and elemental (Axios FAST, Metals edition of Zetium) composition, as well as particle size and shape (Mastersizer 3000). They can also directly predict process-relevant parameters such as the efficiency of solvent extraction and electrowinning, slag composition, and the stress and texture of metals and metal alloys. Our solutions range from real-time analysis instruments (e.g., CNA cross belt analyzer, Epsilon Xflow, and Insitec) to fully automated laboratories.

Metal coatings

Manufacturers of metal coatings rely on frequent monitoring during the production process to achieve their quality and commercial targets while maximizing process efficiency. As the industry transitions toward CO2-free metals production, this analysis is only becoming more crucial. During the various coating processes such as galvanizing or galvannealing, rapid and precise monitoring to ensure quality and process efficiency are mandatory. Malvern Panalytical’s industrial solutions enable process optimization through efficient analysis, ensuring that quality specifications are met. Our instruments monitor the mineralogical and elemental composition of metal coatings, with solutions ranging from real-time analysis to fully automated laboratories.

Metal powders

Consistently producing metal components or products with the correct properties requires input materials with reliable characteristics that you understand fully. For metal powders, these characteristics can include chemical, morphological, and microstructural properties that must be measured using the appropriate analysis techniques. Particle size and shape are key properties in most metal powder processes since they impact powder flow, powder packing, porosity, reactivity, and even health and safety. Chemistry is also paramount, especially for powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing, in which powder needs to comply with the alloy composition of the material specified. The crystallographic structure can affect the mechanical and chemical properties of metal powders and fabricated components alike.

Our key solutions for particle characterization are the Mastersizer 3000 and Morphologi 4, which are highly automatable benchtop instruments. For metal nanoparticles and dispersions, our Zetasizer range offers a more appropriate solution.

Our floor-standing (Zetium) and compact (Epsilon) X-ray fluorescence spectrometers both provide elemental analysis, depending on application requirements. For structural and crystallographic studies, X-ray diffraction (XRD) is our principal solution and is also available in both floor-standing ( Empyrean) and compact (Aeris) system formats.

金属可持续性

我们的气候危机正变得越来越紧迫,而金属将在解决这一危机中发挥关键作用。 鉴于这些挑战和机遇,金属生产商正在努力实现无二氧化碳钢等环境目标。 我们创新的金属表征解决方案支持这些努力,使您能够仔细监控您的材料和工艺、提高效率,最大限度地减少材料浪费和能源使用,并防止有毒污染。

Empyrean

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XRD in metal analysis

Metals manufacturing relies on excellent analysis, and understanding the mineralogical and structural properties of materials is essential to high-quality results. In high-throughput industrial processes such as iron production, efficiency is key – but structural analysis has historically relied on wet chemical and physical methods. These can be time- and labor-intensive, and are not well-suited to a busy industrial setting. 

X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis overcomes this challenge by providing direct prediction of process parameters at a much higher throughput rate than older techniques, with the possibility of automation improving efficiency even further. In combination with elemental analysis, XRD provides additional insights into material streams – enabling more robust process control and bringing more sustainable production within reach. 

An example of how XRD can contribute to a greener metals industry is its application in the characterization of direct reduced iron (DRI), which will play a key role in the steel production of the future. It also offers an efficient solution for monitoring electrolytic baths during aluminum production. Laboratory X-ray diffractometers, such as our Empyrean range, are often used to analyze retained austenite, stress and texture during steel production.

Trace element analysis in metals

Trace elements can alter the final properties of metals in unpredictable ways. If trace elements are not monitored and controlled, they can cause defects in the finished product that may have serious consequences if the metal part fails or performs unreliably. For this reason, metals manufacturers need to closely monitor the trace element content in their metals. As customers require ever higher performance, steelmakers have had to improve their melting operations to control many chemical elements at levels of 50 ppm or below. The best method for monitoring elemental composition with this level of accuracy is X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis.

Control of trace substances has led to improvements in mechanical characteristics at various temperatures, toughness and fracture mechanics at low temperatures, weldability, hot and cold formability, and corrosion resistance. All these are essential performance parameters – so it’s clear that XRF adds real value to almost any metal production process.

At Malvern Panalytical, we are proud of our decades of experience in providing XRF analytical instruments to the metals industry – and proud to be helping so many of our customers manage the transition to a more sustainable and automated future in metals. 

The innovative sensor design of our instruments and our tailored solutions add value across the evolving industry, and our expert application specialists are always available to support and assist our customers.

自动化金属加工解决方案

金属生产自动化的势头日益强劲,使研究人员、制造商和金属矿石工人能够更加独立、高效和安全地工作。 这是因为自动化流程支持更频繁的监控,包括在远程环境中。 在马尔文帕纳科,我们通过自动化实验室测试解决方案让金属制造商转向自动化操作。

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随着监管、竞争和成本压力的增加,金属行业生产商比以往任何时候都更需要提高效率。 通过快速、准确地控制关键参数,实时监控原材料和工艺流程有助于节省时间,减少浪费并确保符合最严格的产品规格。 

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