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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

ASCO Introduces 362 and 562 Series Stainless Steel Spool Valves for Valve Automation in Oil and Gas Markets

ASCO 362 and 562Florham Park, New Jersey, U.S.A., (June 17, 2015) — ASCO Numatics has introduced the 362 and 562 Series of stainless steel spool valves for control valve automation in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas markets.

“The 362 and 562 Series valves incorporate ASCO’s proven solenoid technology for unequaled reliability in mission-critical oil and gas applications,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “Unlike some competitors, we design and manufacture our own solenoids to ensure the highest quality and longest product life.”

The 362 and 562 Series valves offer low-power solenoid versions that consume only 1.4 watts, making them the most energy-efficient valves in their class. A 0.55 watt solenoid option is coming soon that will be ideal for remote applications requiring alternate energy sources.

The ASCO 562 Series is a four-way spool valve designed for double-acting process valves. The 362 Series is a three-way valve made for single-acting process valve applications. Both valve lines are available in ¼-inch, 316L stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance in harsh environments.

“Our new valves have extensive manual and low-temperature versions,” said Kemple. “In addition, ASCO’s solenoid options include a low-power solenoid with UL, CSA, ATEX, and IECEX hazardous location approvals that will support global designs. This flexibility makes the 362 and 562 Series spool valves ideal for a wide variety of upstream and mid-stream oil and gas, plus downstream hydrocarbon and petrochemical processing applications,” he said.

Popular constructions will be available for same-day shipping with no expediting fees via ASCO Express. The valves can be ordered through ASCO distributors and sales representatives. For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO (2726), by e-mail at info-valve@ascovalve.com, or visit www.ascovalve.com/spoolvalve.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.


Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

SPECTRO Introduces SPECTROLAB Spectrometers for Ultimate Performance in Metal Analysis

Kleve, Germany —June 16, 2015 — SPECTRO Analytical Instruments today introduced two new SPECTROLAB Arc/Spark optical emission spectrometers for high-performance metal analysis.

The new SPECTROLAB metal analyzers deliver ultrahigh speed of measurement, ultralow limits of detection, ultimate elemental flexibility, spectacular stability, and affordable cost of ownership to set new standards for elemental analysis in metals industry research and development (R&D) and process/quality control.

The new hybrid SPECTROLAB metal analyzer combines analog photomultiplier tube (PMT) detectors with digital charge coupled device (CCD) technology for ultra-accurate simultaneous measurements in R&D, trace metal measurement, and precious metals analysis.

The new breakthrough all-CCD technology SPECTROLAB spectrometer for metal analysis provides outstanding speed, accuracy, and flexibility for process control and QC of fabricated and finished goods.

Features of both new high-performance metal analyzers include:

  • Spectacular stability without compromise. Unlike conventional models, SPECTROLAB’s sealed, no-purge optical system maximizes light transmission stability, even in the far UV; its software utilizes sophisticated online drift correction measures; and its optimum correlation between analytical and reference lines provides the most stable measurement approach possible.
  • Ultralow limits of detection with improved background correction. Depending on application and analytes, SPECTROLAB can easily ascertain trace values in single parts per million (ppm).
  • Ultrahigh speed of measurement. The coupling of a high-energy plasma generator with SPECTRO’s unique dynamic pre-burn process delivers a lightning fast setup, accelerated sample throughput, and extremely low time to measurement in many applications.
  • Ultimate elemental flexibility, in most cases eliminating hardware reconfigurations. An optional software-extendable configuration enables changes to the elemental setup without requiring calibration.
  • Affordable cost of ownership. iCAL logic saves not only time but also cost for standardization samples. UV-PLUS purification eliminates expensive argon purging or vacuum pumps. Component relocations, advanced diagnostics, and other improvements ease maintenance and prevent downtime.
  • Excellent ease of use with a new user interface and new application profiles that are tailored to predetermined user requirements.

Both new SPECTROLAB high-performance OES spectrometers for metal analysis are immediately available from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments. For more information, visit http://www.spectro.com/lab or email spectro.info@ametek.com.

In addition, join the live webinar broadcast, “Metalmorphosis: Sparking a Revolution in High Performance Metal Analysis” on July 16, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Register now at: http://oes.spectro.com/spectrolab/webinar.

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments is a leading global supplier of analytical instruments employing X-ray fluorescence, Arc/Spark, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS technology for the elemental analysis of materials in industry, research, and academia.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with more than 15,000 colleagues at nearly 150 operating locations and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

New Portable SPECTROSCOUT X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Delivers Fast Lab-Quality Results for At-Line Elemental Analysis

Kleve, Germany — June 15, 2015 — SPECTRO Analytical Instruments today announced the introduction of the new portable SPECTROSCOUT X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that brings laboratory-quality elemental composition monitoring and quality control testing to at-line analysis.

The durable and compact SPECTROSCOUT XRF analyzer delivers reliable and highly precise results with the power of a top-grade laboratory benchtop instrument in an easily transportable design. The SPECTROSCOUT is ideal for manufacturers and processors of such products as chemicals, cosmetics, feedstocks, foods, metal coatings, and pharmaceuticals among others

Employing the SPECTROSCOUT for at-line analysis dramatically enhances QC productivity by eliminating time spent transporting samples from the plant floor to the laboratory to wait in queue for testing. In contrast, the SPECTROSCOUT can deliver audit-traceable results directly from the manufacturing floor.

Moreover, the SPECTROSCOUT is a much more affordable alternative as an at-line installation than larger and more costly laboratory instruments, and it can be operated with minimal introductory training.

Features of the new portable SPECTROSCOUT X-ray fluorescence include:

  • Dependable accuracy and sensitivity at a wide range of detection levels, providing precise at-line analysis from high-percentage concentrations to trace elements.
  • Performance levels that surpass those of other portable spectrometers at a highly competitive cost that is half that of a dedicated laboratory instrument.
  • Ease-of-operation that includes an intuitive interface, simplified software that interacts via a standard computer, and predefined applications packages.
  • Unique iCAL calibration takes just a single integrated sample and 5 minutes, reducing recalibration work.
  • Laboratory-instrument class advantages, ranging from customer-specific calibrations to advanced pre-calibrated application packages.
  • Rugged, lightweight (12 kg/26.46 lb) space-savings design (350 x 306 x 306 mm/13.8 x 12.1 x 12.1 in), that optionally includes a 5-hour internal battery for plant floor, at-line analysis as well as X-ray fluorescence analysis anywhere from the laboratory to the field.

The portable SPECTROSCOUT X-ray fluorescence spectrometer is immediately available from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments. For more information, including a variety of application notes, visit the SPECTROSCOUT Resource Center on the Web at http://xrf.spectro.com/spectroscout, or email spectro.info@ametek.com.

In addition, join the live webinar broadcast,Get Lab-quality QC analysis right at the point of production – with new SPECTROSCOUT on July 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Register now at: http://xrf.spectro.com/spectroscout/at-line/webinar.

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments is a leading global supplier of analytical instruments employing X-ray fluorescence, Arc/Spark, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS technology for the elemental analysis of materials in industry, research, and academia.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with more than 15,000 colleagues at nearly 150 operating locations and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

SPECTRO Launches New Service & Support Website for North American Customers

SPECTRO North American Service SupportKleve, Germany — April 7, 2015 — SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has launched a new website consolidating service, training, and application and technical support for the benefit of its North American customers. The website is located at http://representatives.spectro.com/spectro-support-usa.

A member of the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, SPECTRO is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of analytical instruments, employing optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry technology, used for the elemental analysis of materials in industry, research and academia.

The new SPECTRO website is designed to provide customers in North America with a full range of service and support options to ensure their SPECTRO instruments are operating to optimal factory specifications — and providing accurate results with as little downtime as possible.

The site is supported through the AMECARE program, which offers a complete suite of programs and products — and certified factory trained technical staff averaging over 15 years of experience per person — in support of SPECTRO customers.

The new website offers information, support and services specific to North America on:

  • Service and Support Contracts ranging from annual preventive maintenance to on-site service visits to keep instruments operating to factory specifications.
  • An Online Shop for the purchase of parts and accessories
  • Training Programs offering instruction on advanced techniques for particular instruments. The courses are offered throughout the year at SPECTRO’s training facility in Mahwah, NJ.
  • AMECARE Performance Services designed to ensure optimum performance and long equipment life. Services include preventive maintenance programs, application solutions, expert consultation, and targeted training classes.
  • Application Specialists who are available for consultation by customers to resolve technical and application issues regarding their particular analysis needs.
  • Technical Support contact information.

For more information, visit the SPECTRO North American Service and Support website at http://representatives.spectro.com/spectro-support-usa.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15,000 colleagues at more than 120 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

AMECARE M2M Service Remotely Monitors SPECTRO ICP Spectrometers to Ensure Integrity, Avoid Downtime

SPECTRO_ARCOSKleve, Germany — March 24, 2015 — SPECTRO Analytical Instruments’ AMECARE M2M service offers the continuous remote monitoring of select SPECTRO ICP spectrometers to proactively ensure their integrity of operation and reduce the risk of downtime. The service is offered in combination with SPECTRO’s AMECARE Preventative Maintenance programs.

SPECTRO ICP spectrometers are equipped with intelligent diagnostic capabilities that report on the integrity of critical system components. With these capabilities, the cause of an instrument breakdown can be isolated and identified to speed system recovery. The technology also provides information for use with preventative intervention.

With the AMECARE M2M (Machine-to-Machine) service, diagnostic information is transmitted from the SPECTRO ICP spectrometer to SPECTRO’s central M2M server, where it is analyzed to proactively identify and flag any potential component maladjustment, degradation, or failure. If an issue is identified, the local SPECTRO service organization is alerted about the situation and the customer is contacted directly — ensuring that potential problems do not go unnoticed and are addressed proactively.

Components monitored by the M2M system include the Plasma Generator (torchbox and sample introduction system); Optical System; ICALization process; Instrument power supplies, readout and other electronic components. Benefits of the continuous monitoring include dramatically reducing the risk of instrument failure and the cost of the resulting downtime — as well as extending the life of the instrument.

User confidentially is ensured throughout the design and operation of the M2M system. The service transmits only instrument hardware and ICAL process relevant information — while analytical methods and analytical results are excluded. The system is unidirectional and secure — other than the communication handshake, information cannot be transmitted to the instrument from the remote M2M server — thus ensuring instrument encapsulation for maximum system integrity.

The AMECARE M2M intelligent diagnostic service is available on the following SPECTRO ICP spectrometers:

  • SPECTRO ARCOS FHE12 / FHS12
  • SPECTRO ARCOS 165 FHE16 / FHS16
  • SPECTRO ARCOS FHE22 / FHS22 / FHM22
  • SPECTRO ARCOS 160 FHE26 / FHS26
  • SPECTROBLUE FME16
  • SPECTROBLUE FMS16
  • SPECTROBLUE FME26
  • SPECTROBLUE FMS26
  • SPECTROBLUE FMT26
  • SPECTRO GENESIS FES17
  • SPECTRO GENESIS FEE17
  • SPECTRO MS MSS01

For more information, visit http://ow.ly/KJNoC or email spectro.info@ametek.com.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15,000 colleagues at more than 120 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

March 24 Webinars to Focus on Use, Applications of New SPECTRO xSORT Handheld EDXRF Spectrometers

Kleve — March 11, 2015 — Two live webinars on March 24, 2015, will focus on the selection and applications of SPECTRO’s new family of xSORT handheld EDXRF spectrometers for affordable metals identification; advanced metals analysis, and fast element screening.

SPECTRO’s new xSORT family of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers deliver repeatable, laboratory-quality results in a matter of seconds for elemental analysis and spectrochemical testing — onsite in the plant or in the field. The March 24th webinars, titled “Choosing a handheld ED-XRF spectrometer,” will detail how each is a leader in its class for a broad spectrum of applications:

  • The SPECTRO xSORT Alloy handheld XRF is designed for affordable metals identification and is ideal for the quick incoming inspection of materials.
  • SPECTRO xSORT AlloyPlus is designed for advanced metals analysis and is ideal for use with scrap metals sorting and positive material identification (PMI).  Employing a top-of-the-line silicon drift detector (SDD), it performs an analysis for most alloys in 2 seconds and can sort alloys with “light” elements in just 10 additional seconds.
  • SPECTRO xSORT NonAlloy employs a large area SDD and delivers fast, reliable measurement and elemental analysis of nonmetallic materials with an outstanding level of performance. It’s ideal for environmental and RoHS compliance screening, as well as for geological exploration.

Optimized for ease-of-use and fatigue-free on-site measurements, all three SPECTRO xSORT EDXRF spectrometers offer low detection limits down to the ppm range for heavy metals, an interface bezel with operator-defined hot keys to maximize speed of common tasks, “live” analysis results to wireless LAN — and more.

Register for the free live webinars, “Choosing a handheld ED-XRF spectrometer,” on March 24th — offered at 4 a.m. EDT and at 12 p.m. EDT — at http://xrf.spectro.com/xsort/webinar.

Download a brochure about the new SPECTRO xSORT handheld EDXRF spectrometers from http://www.spectro.com/xsort.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15,000 colleagues at more than 120 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

New SPECTRO xSORT Handheld EDXRF Spectrometers Deliver Reliable On-Site Identification, Elemental Analysis And Screening

spectro_xsort_2015_1_familyKleve, Germany — March 3, 2015 — SPECTRO Analytical Instruments today announced the introduction of the new SPECTRO xSORT family of handheld EDXRF spectrometers for onsite elemental analysis and spectrochemical testing in the plant or in challenging field locations.

Each of the three versions of the SPECTRO xSORT energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers delivers repeatable, laboratory-quality results in a matter of seconds and is optimized for fatigue-free on-site measurements. Moreover, the proven field-ready design features simple user-friendly displays and efficient ergonomics to make the devices extremely easy to use.

Each version of the SPECTRO xSORT EDXRF spectrometers is a leader in its class for a broad spectrum of applications:

  • The SPECTRO xSORT Alloy handheld XRF is designed for affordable metals identification and is ideal for the quick incoming inspection of materials. This entry-level model employs an innovative silicon PIN (Si-PIN) detector and delivers grade identification of metals in seconds without extensive analysis.
  • SPECTRO xSORT AlloyPlus is designed for advanced metals analysis and is ideal for use with scrap metals sorting and positive material identification (PMI). Featuring a top-of-the-line silicon drift detector (SDD), the xSORT AlloyPlus provides reliable, high-productivity measurement and analysis. The instrument performs metal grade analysis in only 2 seconds for most alloys, or, in just 10 additional seconds, sorts alloys containing “light” elements, such as magnesium, aluminum, silicon, phosphorous, and sulfur.
  • SPECTRO xSORT NonAlloy for fast element screening is SPECTRO’s handheld XRF with silicon drift detector (SDD). It delivers fast, reliable measurement and elemental analysis of nonmetallic materials with an outstanding level of performance It generates high-productivity spot checks in a few seconds, or hold on the sample longer for laboratory-quality results. The SPECTRO xSORT NonAlloy is ideal for environmental and RoHS compliance screening, as well as for geological exploration.

All three SPECTRO xSORT EDXRF spectrometers offer a host of features from low detection limits down to the ppm range for heavy metals, to an interface bezel with operator-defined hot keys to maximize speed of common tasks, to “live” analysis results, to wireless LAN and more.

SPECTRO xSORT handheld EDXRF spectrometers are immediately available from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments. Download the xSORT handheld XRF brochure at http://www.spectro.com/xsort.

For more information, visit the SPECTRO xSORT handheld XRF website at http://ow.ly/JJZSq or email spectro.info@ametek.com. SPECTRO Analytical Instruments is a leading global supplier of analytical instruments employing XRF, Arc/Spark, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS technology for the elemental analysis of materials in industry, research, and academia.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15,000 colleagues at more than 120 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

New Whitepaper Helps with Selection of ICP-OES Spectrometer’s Plasma Interface: Axial-View, Radial-View, Dual-View or New Multiview

New Whitepaper Helps with Selection of ICP-OES Spectrometer’s Plasma Interface: Axial-View, Radial-View, Dual-View or New Multiview

New Whitepaper Helps with Selection of ICP-OES Spectrometer’s Plasma Interface: Axial-View, Radial-View, Dual-View or New Multiview

Kleve, February 4, 2015— A new whitepaper helps purchasers of new ICP-OESspectrometers through the critical — and complex — process of selecting the best appropriate plasma viewing interface for their intended applications. The paper is available to download from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments at http://goo.gl/VuH6qA.

The new whitepaper, “Selecting Your ICP-OES Analyzer’s Plasma Interface: Axial-View, Radial-View, Dual-View or New MultiView,” recommends that when considering a new ICP-OES analyzer purchase, users should focus their selection of the plasma interface based on the range of their applications and the elements they expect to analyze. Doing so, and understanding the benefits and drawbacks of each available viewing technology — axial-view, radial-view, dual-view, or MultiView — will help determine which is the best fit for their analytical tasks. In the whitepaper, each of the differing plasma viewing technologies are defined, their strengths and weaknesses are highlighted, and examples of typical applications are provided.

The paper also discusses a recent development in plasma viewing techniques — the sequential MultiView technology  — that transcends the various disadvantages of the “dual-view” approach by eliminating the use of added mirrors or periscopes. Instead, the MultiView solution enables the user to simply shift the direction of the plasma torch into a new axial or radial orientation with a relatively simple changeover that takes about 90 seconds. As a result, MultiView offers full axial sensitivity and full radial precision without any dual-view compromises — for the functional equivalent of two dedicated, fully optimized analyzers in one. The new technology is currently available in one version of the new SPECTRO ARCOS analyzer — making the spectrometer the only ICP-OES instrument that offers both axial and radial plasma views, but without bias or compromise.

Download “Selecting Your ICP-OES Analyzer’s Plasma Interface: Axial-View, Radial-View, Dual-View or New MultiView” at http://goo.gl/VuH6qA. The whitepaper is authored by SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading global supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

About SPECTRO

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service. SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15,000 colleagues at more than 120 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

ASCO Introduces Mobile App to Enable Customers to Quickly Calculate Flow for a Valve and Locate a Distributor

ASCO Introduces Mobile App to Enable Customers to Quickly Calculate Flow for a Valve and Locate a Distributor

ASCO Introduces Mobile App to Enable Customers to Quickly Calculate Flow for a Valve and Locate a Distributor

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, February 3, 2015 —- ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, has introduced a mobile application for iPhone and Android Devices.

The application, available by searching “ASCO Flow Calculator” within either the Apple App or Google Play store, allows the user to download the mobile app at no charge. The ASCO mobile app features the ASCO Flow Calculator, which enables customers to quickly calculate flow for a valve or determine the Cv needed to properly size a valve. In addition, the Fluid Guide provides reference information on the types of valves available for most common corrosive and non-corrosive gases and liquids.

Additional features of the mobile app include the Where to Buy Distributor locator. Customers can now locate domestic and international ASCO distributors (both Authorized Valve Distributors and Combustion Product Distributors). Customers can search by zip or city/state or search by GPS location (when Location Services are enabled). Results provide the distributor’s phone, fax, email, and website information (when applicable).

The ASCO mobile app also features an interactive Conversion tool that quickly converts between metric and imperial values. It includes nine conversion calculators for Area, Energy, Flow, Length, Pressure, Temperature, Velocity, Volume and Weight.

For additional information on the ASCO Valve comprehensive product portfolio visit www.ascovalve.com.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.


Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

New SPECTRO ARCOS High-Resolution ICP-OES Spectrometer for Elemental Analysis Surpasses Performance Limitations

SPECTRO ARCOSKleve — January 21, 2015 — SPECTRO Analytical Instruments today announced its new SPECTRO ARCOS high-resolution ICP-OES spectrometer, the first and only spectrometer featuring the fast and convenient selection of axial plasma or radial plasma observation in a single instrument — without any optical compromise.

Designed for use in the most demanding elemental analysis applications in industry, science, and academia, the new SPECTRO ARCOS easily surpasses the performance limitations of conventional ICP-OES instruments — dramatically improving sensitivity, stability, and precision, while lowering operating costs with the introduction of innovative components, unique capabilities, and optimum flexibility.

The new SPECTRO ARCOS establishes a new ICP-OES performance class for complex analytical tasks — resolving a wide array of inherent problems in traditional spectrometer design — and caps 30 years of SPECTO experience in developing advanced solutions for the elemental analysis of metals, chemicals, petrochemicals and other materials.

Features of the new SPECTRO ARCOS include:

  • Axial or Radial Plasma Observation: SPECTRO’s unique new MultiView capability delivers unmatched performance improvements in accuracy and stability and allows for the fast and convenient selection of axial plasma or radial plasma observation with no optical compromise.
  • ORCA Optical System: The CCD optic system with a Paschen-Runge mount assembly delivers a matchless resolution of 8.5 picometer in the wavelength range from 130 to 340 nm.
  • Innovative Power Generator: A unique new solid-state generator design that provides the highest plasma power available for extreme or quickly changing plasma loads.
  • Elimination of the Need for Purge Gases: SPECTRO’s UV-PLUS sealed optical chamber ends the need for the purging of argon or nitrogen gases — along with the related supplies, maintenance costs, and downtime.
  • No External Cooling System: Air-cooled interface technology and the completely air-cooled generator eliminates the need for an external cooling system — along with the associated, and often substantial, equipment, power, and maintenance costs.

The new-generation SPECTRO ARCOS is available immediately from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments. For more information, visit http://www.spectro.com or email spectro.info@ametek.com. SPECTRO Analytical Instruments is a leading global supplier of analytical instruments employing XRF, Arc/Spark, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS technology for the elemental analysis of materials in industry, research, and academia.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15,000 colleagues at more than 120 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


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