Rigaku – KT-100 Metal Sorter


KT-100™ Libs

The KT-100 Katana LIBS analyzer is simply the best handheld LIBS analyzer, for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification and metals analysis for quality assurance throughout the entire fabrication process and beyond. Integrating proprietary Breakthrough Laser Ablation & Detection Engine (BLADE™) technology into a durable, fit-for-purpose portable metal analyzer, provides users with advantages that weren’t previously attainable, such as:

  • QuickID™ Software
    Identify more in less time
  • Durable, Tested Design 
    Only MIL STD 810G & IP-54 certified handheld metal analyzer
  • Smallest & Lightest Handheld LIBS 
    Sort all of your common alloys with ease
  • Longest Battery Life  
    Avoid downtime
  • GPS Tracking
    Protect your investment


Utilizing a 1064nm Class 3B laser excitation, the KT-100 Katana portable metal analyzer offers superior light element identification in metal and alloy applications to ensure profitability and product quality. Elements such as beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg), and aluminum (Al) can now be accurately identified in 1-2 seconds.



KT-100 handheld LIBS is not only a superior aluminum analyzer. This versatile portable metal analyzer delivers accuracy, precision and reproducible identification of all the common grades of aluminum plus all common grades of copper, brass, bronze, and most other metals and alloyed metals in an average of two seconds. With durability you can count on, KT-100 is ideal for use in:

  • Scrap metal sorting
  • Metals analysis quality assurance for manufacturers and fabricators
  • Positive material identification and PMI testing for petrochem


Offering a rapid matrix selection, chemical composition and grade identification is simple and easy to read with QuickID™ software. Users have the ability to quickly add new alloys to a customized on-board library. Katana is password-protected with an automatic “sleep mode” for improved safety and battery life. Its on-board camera captures images of the metal pieces being analyzed.


Katana’s pistol-shape is optimal for one-handed operation and weighs 1.5kg (3.25lbs). It is ruggedized for maximum durability, the only handheld metal analyzer that is both MIL STD-801G and IP-54 certified. With a 3.5” high resolution tiltable screen, users have much more visibility when in confined spaces or outdoors. The user interface of KT-100 Katana includes:

  • Touchscreen for a fast learning curve
  • Large, softkey buttons for operation while wearing gloves
  • Unique “quick launch” handle buttons enabling one-handed operation
  • Kick stand for optimum viewing and grabbing position


Katana includes a docking station for a continuous battery charge and secure storage location and a waist holster for when users are on the move. The two Li-ion batteries enable an industry-leading 10+ hours of operation combined.

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