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Positive Material Identification and elemental analysis for quality assurance.

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Positive Material Identification Service

Positive Material Identification (PMI)When working with metal, the importance of Positive Material Identification (PMI) and elemental analysis for quality assurance and control cannot be overlooked. The ability to rapidly identify unknown materials, differentiate mixed items and verify the alloy components of purchased metals contributes to the efficiency and profitability of your business, as well as the integrity of your product. Knowing who to turn to for PMI services is half the battle.

The good news is you can now rely on NSK Industries, Inc., a company with a long history of metal expertise, to provide positive material identification services. Using the most advanced portable x-ray florescence (XRF) analyzer technology, NSK delivers accurate and fast alloy identification and elemental analysis – substantiating every task with printed reports, images and certifications. It’s the highest available sensitivity and measurement accuracy available anywhere.

Identification and analysis

  • Positive Material Identification ServicesStainless steels
  • Cr-Mo steels, including vanadium and
    tungsten stabilized versions
  • Low-alloy steels
  • Tool steels
  • Nickel alloys
  • Monel® and other Cu-Ni alloys
  • Zecor® SS alloys containing 5-6% silicon
  • Aluminum and silicon bronzes
  • Aluminums for silicon and magnesium content
  • Copper alloys, brasses and bronzes
  • Titanium alloys including direct measurement
    of aluminum content
  • Exotics and precious metals

Testing at your place or ours

Positive Material Identification (PMI)At NSK, we believe in meeting your positive material identification needs in the environment that works best for you. It’s part of our service. Our ability to come to your facility and conduct on-site identification and analysis with lab-quality results is a huge advantage, but we also welcome shipments to our in-house lab. Either way, our XRF analyzer technology, operated by our own certified technicians, guarantees almost instant results with no damage to the analyzed material. Productivity is maintained, downtime eliminated.

Consider the benefits

  • Non-destructive technology keeps analyzed items intact and undamaged
  • Rapidly verifies alloy chemistry for up to 30 of the most common elements in thousands of alloy grades
  • Saves time by providing accurate alloy sorting, identification and verification
  • Allows lost material traceability
  • Isolates finished welds to validate filler material and dilution
  • Convenience of material testing at your facility
  • Printed validation and certification plus photographic and x-ray images of analyzed material
  • Work performed by our certified technicians

Click here to download our PMI Sellsheet.

For pricing and more information about the PMI and elemental analysis services offered by NSK Industries, contact us today at 330-923-4112 or use our inquiry form.