The SPECTROLAB system covers the entire spectrum relevant for cast iron analysis.
The SPECTROLAB system covers the entire spectrum relevant for cast iron analysis.

“Our new analytical solution combines the performance of the traditional combustion analyser with the speed and ease-of-use of OES methodology,” claimed Kay Toedter, SPECTRO product manager SMA.

A new analytical carbon line and a related reference line, in combination with a modified read-out sequence, enable the detection of free graphite during the pre-burn phase. This in turn ensures accurate carbon results. Samples with an unacceptably high amount of free graphite are identified as ‘bad” samples.

The SPECTROLAB and SPECTROMAXx systems enable complete coverage of the entire spectrum relevant for cast iron analysis. In addition to outputting results for individual elements, the data can be sorted according to measurement or configuration, or read out as a complete wavelength scan. SPECTROLAB’s PMT signal can be outputted with microsecond resolution, allowing individual sparks to be broken into a hundred or more steps.

The SPECTROMAXx is equipped with CCD technology for users who don’t need the higher sensitivity and shorter reaction time of photomultiplier detection (PMT). For those requiring ultra trace analysis and time-dependent spark examination, the SPECTROLAB combines both CCD and PMT technologies.

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