The Rigaku KT-500 is a cutting edge laser-based handheld analyzer for high-perfomance metal alloy analysis, including carbon steels. Featuring the first carbon-capable high resolution echelle spectrometer, known as HiRES Technology, the Rigaku KT-500 analyzer represents the next advancement in handheld LIBS. Its carbon testing capability, along with accurate alloy analysis, makes the KT-500 the analyzer of choice for quality assurance in metal farbrication and PMI in mission-critical applications (petrochemical facilities and supply chain, power generation, aerospace). It is a small, ultraportable IP-54 design for less fatigue, increased ruggedness and more analysis at the point of need. No x-rays, no licensing, no headaches.