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 50,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.
AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products, with 17,000 colleagues at 150 manufacturing and sales and service operations in 30 countries around the world.
To meet the divergent metal analysis needs of the industry, SPECTRO developed two of the leading arc spark optical emission spectroscopy instruments: the SPECTROLAB and the SPECTROMAXx. Both were designed to meet the unique needs of the end user. Each instrument features individual strengths, characterized by fast and precise analysis, plus ease of use and reliability. Innovative technologies, such as SPECTROLAB´s UV-PLUS system, newly developed analytical methods and algorithms for detecting sample defects, form the basis for the outstanding performance of these leading metal analyzers. The SPECTROCHECK stationary metal analyzer is specifically designed to meet the performance requirements — and the budgets — of small and medium-size foundries and machining operations.
Minor differences in carbon content can seriously impact your finished product’s desired mechanical properties. This paper explains a new analytical method for measuring carbon in cast iron that combines the exceptional measurement accuracy of the classic combustion method with the speed, ease of use, and affordability of optical emission spectroscopy (OES) technology.
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Blast furnace slag is a by-product of pig iron production in blast furnaces. Analysis of the slag close to the production site is useful for both quality control of the process and also for evaluating the usability of the slag for recycling. This paper explains how this analysis can be performed, close to the production site, with a next generation, energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometer. The application brief also reviews the various sample preparation methodologies employed and reports the analytical performance for each approach.
SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has developed a new analytical solution that combines the accuracy of the combustion method with the speed and ease-of use of OES. Incorporated in its SPECTROLAB and SPECTROMAXx systems, this advanced OES technology now makes it possible to precisely detect and analyze samples containing free graphite with results comparable to those achieved by combustion analysis.
The SPECTROMAXx and the SPECTROLAB instruments can monitor carbon emissions during the pre-spark phase to detect the presence of free graphite and select analytical conditions that minimize its effects. In analysis, the better the quality of the sample, the better the quality of the result; this approach also uses a statistical method to detect bad samples automatically.