Spectro announces a major upgrade of Spectrotest mobile metal analyser

Spectro Analytical Instruments has announced a major upgrade to its Spectrotest arc/spark mobile metal analyser for applications in the metal producing, processing, and recycling industries.

The Spectrotest mobile spectrometer delivers precise results without compromise when an exact metal analysis is required, materials are difficult to identify, or there is a large number of samples to be tested. Applications include the on-site grade confirmation of incoming materials at the shipping dock or on the production floor, or when metal sorting for value-optimised recycling.

The upgrade, which introduces a new, more-advanced readout system, represents a dramatic improvement to an already industry-leading solution. The new readout is a prerequisite for the introduction of iCAL 2.0 – a consistent enhancement of the instrument’s proprietary iCAL calibration logic system. iCAL 2.0 enables the mobile analyser to deliver stability, even in the face of ambient temperature changes.

With pre-defined calibration packages and the iCAL 2.0 diagnostics software, the upgraded Spectrotest allows users to perform a single-sample standardisation (in less than five minutes) at the start of the day’s testing. The iCAL diagnostics ensure stable performance through a typical day, and, now the software helps maintain the same standardisation, regardless of most temperature shifts.

The Spectrotest analyser is designed for productivity and reliability as well as portability. Its performance and ease-of-use are unsurpassed. The analyser’s high-resolution optical system provides for probably the widest element range, including N, Li, Na – all elements necessary for a complete on-the-spot metal analysis.

Its measurements are fast with flexible, point-and-shoot analysis. Sample probe adapters are quick and easy to change for arc excitation and spark excitation (arc spark OES). Its battery-powered operation can deliver up to 800 measurements on a single charge. An App enables the display of the measuring screen on a PC monitor, tablet or smartphone. Results can be simultaneously observed in the laboratory and on site.

For further details contact Spectro Analytical South Africa on TEL: 011 979 4241 or visit www.spectro.com