Features proprietary CMOS+T technology; Delivers fastest measurements, lowest limits of detection, longest uptime in its class.
Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the Spectrolab S high-performance arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) analyser for the analysis of metal in process control and research applications. The analyser represents a real revolution in high-end OES metal analysis featuring Spectro’s proprietary CMOS+T technology while delivering the fastest measurements, lowest limits of detection, longest uptime, and most future-proof flexibility in its class, says Spectro.
Pierre Strydom and Lionel de Jager of Spectro Analytical attended the recent GIFA 2019 where the new Spectrolab S – a high-end OES analyser for process control and research metal analysis was launched
Many users of high-end stationary metal analysers are tasked with identifying and measuring all the elements and compounds in their incoming, in-production, and outgoing materials with exceptionally high accuracy and precision. This may also include research on new materials. The new Spectrolab S is designed to be the best-performing spectrometer available for primary metal producers as well as a solution for secondary metal producers, automotive and aerospace manufacturers of finished and semi-finished goods including electronics, semiconductors, and other end user products.
The new Spectrolab S high-performance OES analyser
In terms of sample throughput, Spectrolab S meets the metal market’s need for ultra-high-speed measurement. For example when analysing low alloy steel, it can deliver highly accurate measurements in less than 20 seconds.
The Spectrolab S has the world’s first CMOS-based detector system that’s perfected for high-end metal analysis thanks to Spectro’s proprietary CMOS+T technology. From trace elements to multi-matrix applications, it provides high-speed, highly accurate analysis plus the lowest limits of detection in its class, limits previously attainable only with PMT detectors. On some key elements, Spectrolab S CMOS+T technology surpasses PMT performance.
The new Spectrolab S analyser represents a real revolution in high-end OES metal analysis featuring Spectro’s proprietary CMOS+T technology while delivering the fastest measurements, lowest limits of detection, longest uptime, and most future-proof flexibility in its class, says Spectro
Uptime is outstanding says Spectro as the Spectrolab’s regular maintenance intervention requirements (spark stand cleaning) have been reduced by a factor of eight. Calibration is easy and cost-efficient needing only a single-sample, five-minute standardisation. In most cases, unique iCAL 2.0 diagnostics ensure stable performance from then on regardless of most shifts in ambient temperature or pressure. Most users save at least 30 minutes a day.
The analyser’s flexibility ensures that it is future proof. New elements or matrices can be added via a simple software update eliminating the need for substantial hardware modifications.
Spectro’s familiar, intuitive user interface ensures effortless ease-of-use, even for less experienced personnel. Instead of multiple dialogue boxes, a simplified operator view presents clear choices via dedicated toolbar buttons. Tailored application profiles eliminate complicated method development.
In terms of sample throughput, Spectrolab S meets the metal market’s need for ultra-high-speed measurement. For example when analysing low alloy steel, it can deliver highly accurate measurements in less than 20 seconds
The Spectrolab S provides both short-term and long-term stability. Unlike conventional analysers, its sealed, no-purge optical system maximises light transmission stability, even in the far UV. Its software utilises sophisticated measures such as online drift correction and iCAL 2.0 temperature compensation for reproducible readings, even over successive shifts or maintenance intervals.
To fit packed laboratory spaces, the Spectrolab S features a 27% decrease in footprint over previous models. Conveniences include an easy-reach start/stop button and fixed function keys, a spark indicator light, noise minimisation construction and quick, tool-free access for spark cleaning or air filter changes without opening the main instrument housing.
Spectro helps ensure uninterrupted performance and maximum ROI life by offering Amecare services. Machine-to-machine (M2M) support allows proactive alerts, backed up by an on-request PC connection with a remote Spectro service expert.
The new Spectrolab S high-performance OES analyser for the analysis of metal in process control and research applications is available immediately.
For further details contact Spectro Analytical South Africa on TEL: 011 979 4241 or visit www.spectro.com