Spectro introduces its new Spectromaxx with iCAL 2.0 arc/spark OES analyser

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced the eighth generation of its Spectromaxx with iCAL 2.0 arc/spark OES analyser that has been improved with innovative new capabilities and advancements in performance to achieve fast, accurate elemental analysis precisely tuned for material control and foundry applications.

The Spectromaxx may well be the industry’s leading OES line with more than 13 000 installations. The newest generation instrument features outstanding speed, quick and simple standardisation, reliable and accurate results, minimal gas consumption and a low cost of ownership for a more intelligent elemental analysis of incoming source materials, for in-process testing and traceability, and for final quality inspection.

The new Spectromaxx analyser’s even faster measurement times and low consumables consumption provide greater productivity, analytical performance, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness than ever before.

Outstanding speed
The new Spectromaxx achieves record-setting speed with optimised spark parameters for a 12 per cent reduction in measurement times. (Example: Low-alloy steel takes three seconds less than with previous models.) The ultrafast information enables users to quickly react to changing process conditions for substantial savings in both time and energy costs.

Quick, simple standardisation
The new analyser features Spectro’s proprietary iCAL 2.0 calibration logic, which needs only five minutes and a single sample per day rather than the 30 or more minutes needed by conventional analysers. Spectromaxx with iCAL 2.0 compensates for most changes in environmental temperature or pressure without requiring reruns, unlike conventional instruments. Moreover, Spectro’s Spark Analyser Pro software features a simplified operator view and programmable application profiles to ensure ease of use for less experienced personnel. The result is unparalleled stability, productivity, and savings, says Spectro.

Minimal gas consumption
Greatly reducing a substantial operational expense, Spectromaxx minimises the use of costly argon gas without sacrificing analytical performance, unlike many other analysers.

Low costs of ownership
The Spectromaxx analyser’s low maintenance requirements deliver higher availability, while advanced diagnostics with critical status indicators make maintenance easier and prevent downtime. Amecare services help promote uninterrupted performance and maximise ROI with machine-to-machine support that allows proactive alerts, backed up by an on-request PC connection with a remote Spectro service expert.

Carbon in nodular cast iron capability
Advanced OES technology enables Spectromaxx to precisely detect and analyse samples containing free graphite, with results comparable to those achieved by combustion analysis. The analyser can monitor carbon during the pre-spark phase to detect free graphite and minimise its effects by selecting analytical conditions. This approach also uses a statistical method to detect bad samples automatically.

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