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AISTech 2019: Our Latest for the Steel Industry

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Annual Iron and Steel Technology conference (AISTech)

At this year’s Annual Iron and Steel Technology conference (AISTech), we caught up with many customers from the steelmaking industry to share knowledge and show off some of our latest technology.

AISTech Post Show

Slag analysis with Vanta handheld XRF was a hot topic. Many visitors to our booth didn’t realize that they can use a Vanta analyzer near the furnace to measure the slag and adjust the batch conditions in near real time. The analyzer’s speed makes it easy to take several tests and average the results to overcome variation due to slag inhomogeneity.

Analyzing process materials, like slag, was one of several concerns for steel industry personnel, including:

  • Analysis of feedstocks such as iron ore, scrap, and limestone
  • Analysis of finished goods and ferroalloys
  • Material homogeneity
  • Real-time results

At the show, Alex, our Applications Engineering Manager, gave two presentations—one about slag analysis and one about how the Cloud is changing manufacturing inspection. If you missed them, make sure to check them out below.

Utilizing Handheld X-ray Fluorescence for In-Process Steel Slag Monitoring

Vanta handheld XRF for monitoring steel slag

Cloud-Based Process Management of Inspection Instruments

Manufacturing inspection technology in an Internet of Things and Cloud era

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Marketing Specialist, Analytical Instruments

Michelle has more than 9 years experience in marketing communications and works in Olympus' Analytical Instruments business to promote X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction analyzers. She works with product, engineering, and applications groups for new product launches, to create webinars, and to write application notes.
May 24, 2019
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