Video Series: Tips and Tricks for Vanta Handheld XRF Analyzers

March 14, 2019

By Michelle Wright of Olympus IMS - October 2, 2018

Our applications team has been busy creating a series of helpful tutorial videos that show you how to use some of the most popular features of our Vanta™ handheld XRF analyzer.

Check out the videos below for tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your analyzer.

  1. How to Use the Averaging Feature
    The Vanta analyzer’s averaging feature enables you to generate an average of multiple test results for a particular method. Averages can be generated on the fly during live testing or generated from previously collected results.

  2. How to Use the Pseudo-Elements Feature
    In some industries, it’s common to encounter criteria that consist of combinations of multiple elements. Examples include threshold levels for the sum of toxic elements or geologic ratios of elements. Historically, you would have to manually calculate these values from the measured chemistry. With the Vanta analyzer, you can create ‘pseudo-elements’ that automatically calculate and display these criteria alongside normal chemistry measurements.

  3. How to Create a Custom Notes Template
    This video shows you how to create a custom notes template using the Vanta desktop app. Using your own notes template enables you to make sure that all the information relevant to your process is saved along with your data.

  4. How to Export Results to an SD Card or a USB Drive
    If you want to export test results from your Vanta analyzer to an SD card or USB drive, this video will show you how. We’ll walk you through configuring the export format and selecting a file type. You can export your results in CSV or PDF format.

  5. How to Configure Alloy Grade Match Settings
    Learn how to adjust grade match settings on your alloy or alloy plus Vanta analyzer in this video. The analyzer’s alloy grade match settings control how alloy result information is displayed on the screen. These factory default values offer a wide range of functionality, but you may want something different for your specific application. In this video, we’ll review adjusting alloy grade match settings, including match number, N sigma, nominal chemistry, and the comparative method.