Spectrotest arc/spark-OES spectrometer

Spectro Analytical Instruments presented a new version of the Spectrotest arc/spark-OES spectrometer at Stainless Steel World America (9-10 September 2008, Houston, USA). Spectrotest is now able to tackle two new applications: The measurement of carbon in low alloy steel using arc discharge and the determination of the nitrogen content in duplex steels. The most important innovation is the sample probe, which is considerably smaller, lighter and more compact than its predecessor. With the reduced diameter of the sample probe it is possible to analyze sample surfaces in hard-to-reach locations, for example, bundled rods and bars. The standard probe can be used for quick grade identification with arc excitation as well as for a detailed analysis with spark excitation. The result is shown on the integrated display after only three seconds in the sorting mode and after five seconds in the analysis mode. When the standard sample probe is exchanged with an optionally available special sample probe with integrated UV optic, the Spectrotest can also measure short wavelength elements like nitrogen. The range of use for the Spectrotest includes quality control in metal producing and metal processing companies, testing of finished products in industry as well as for scrap metal dealers and the control of plant infrastructure. With its fast measuring times, the metal analyzer is especially suitable for metal processors with high volume production. 
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