New SpectroMAXx Arc/Spark OES metal analyser delivers improved speed and performance in accurate elemental analysis

Analytical Instruments has announced the introduction of the seventh generation of its SpectroMAXx Arc/Spark Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) metal analyser that has been improved to deliver greater consumables savings and faster measurement time in the performance of accurate elemental analysis.


Based on new technologies adapted from Spectro’s top-of-the-line analytical instruments, the new generation SpectroMAXx analyser provides greater analytical performance, productivity, and savings. The analyzer is the clear choice for both manufacturing plants that demand analytical excellence in every incoming and outgoing material control application and foundries that require accurate elemental analysis of metals from incoming materials to in-process testing to final quality inspection. Highlights of the new SpectroMAXx analyser include:

Less gas consumption
Greatly reducing the significant expense of gas consumption, the new SpectroMAXx analyser uses lower volumes of argon without sacrificing analytical performance. Depending on the configuration, consumption cuts range from 18% to 60%.

Faster measurement
Redesigned technology realises a 15% to 20% reduction in measurement time. Users get ultra quick information to react fast to changing process conditions.

Reduced Cost of Ownership
Shorter measurement times and a proven argon-saver “sleep” mode cut gas consumption and deliver cost savings. Reduced maintenance needs create higher availability, while advanced diagnostics make maintenance easier and prevent downtime.


Speedy, simple standardisation
SpectroMAXx’s proprietary iCAL calibration logic requires just one sample and only five minutes for total measurement both increasing instrument availability and cutting the total cost of ownership.

Unprecedented ease of use
Spectro’s spark analyser Pro MAXx software takes effortless operation to a new level — even for less experienced personnel — with a simplified view, dedicated toolbar buttons, and application profiles tailored to user requirements.

The new SpectroMAXx analyser is available in several configurations for different analytical requirements. Floor-mounted versions provide ideal operator positioning. Benchtop models combine easy operation with minimum footprint. Optional Amecare M2M (machine-to-machine) support extends self-diagnostic functions with proactive alerts, backed by direct monitoring via a remote Spectro service expert’s PC.

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Spectro, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of Ametek, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis in a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

Spectro’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measurable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 40 000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

Ametek, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15 000 colleagues at more than 150 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.

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