Founded in 2017 near Oulu in Finland, Romuta deals with mixed general metal scrap. This includes iron-base, stainless steel, coppers, brasses and aluminium alloys. Alloys are sorted and sold again to metals producers or larger scrapyards. As alloys are commonly sorted into groups rather than based on individual grade, speed is essential. The team also wanted to use the latest data management technology that would enable the storing of results, including photos, in the cloud.
A team from Hitachi High-Tech and local distributor Finfocus visited Romuta to demo Vulcan, a handheld laser analyser. According to Jyrki Mutanen, Managing Director of Romuta, Vulcan felt like a quality second generation analyser that is well built and robust. As one of the fastest analysers on the market, in one second Vulcan was able to reliably identify scrap metals around the yard one piece after another.
Making it simple
Compared to traditional handheld XRF analysers, Vulcan’s speed is its biggest asset. It helps Romuta to ensure maximum operational efficiency for metal sorting. As a laser analyser, there is no requirement for X-ray license or training classes. For Romuta, which has a small team, it would have been costly to send staff out to training days.
Simple routine is very important at the scrap yard because it eliminates user-related errors and ensures consistency of results. Vulcan is able to provide an accurate alloy ID, which is often typically sufficient for Rumata’s requirement.
Data management is important to Romuta, logging both results and pictures. Vulcan’s data management features will provide Romuta with the necessary tools for the future.Click here for more information about Hitachi High-TechClick here for related articles and news on XRF AnalyzersSearch for XRF Analyzer manufacturers in our Equipment Guide
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