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Monday, November 30th, 2015

DECTRIS Ltd. Announces Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) Technology Based on Newest ASIC Platform for X-ray Medical Imaging

— Visit DECTRIS Ltd. at RSNA 2015, North Hall B booth 6556 —

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Chicago (USA), November 30, 2015 DECTRIS Ltd. has announced its Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology based on the newest IBEX ASIC platform for X-ray medical imaging equipment. Hybrid Photon Counting technology is enabling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to transform X-ray medical imaging, from computerized tomography (CT) to digital breast mammography (DBT).

DECTRIS’ pioneering HPC detection technology, powered by the new IBEX ASIC platform, outperforms current technical standards — and delivers the best possible image quality based on single X-ray detection, highest sensitivity and lowest dose. Hybrid Photon Counting technology provides:

  • Lowest possible dose — achieving the best signal-to-noise ratio via a noise-free detection with a high dynamic range and no dark current
  • Radiation-hardness for ultimate long-term stability — via a specific design
  • Very high frame rates — via dedicated ASIC and electronics
  • Native spectral information for color X-ray imaging — via energy discrimination
  • Almost perfect spatial resolution — via direct detection

Previously, X-ray detection in medical imaging has mainly relied on the indirect methods utilized by traditional integrating detectors lacking energy discrimination. Not only does the new IBEX ASIC sense every single photon in an X-ray, but it also provides the flexibility of two readout modes: A high resolution mode to detect subtle details and a spectral one to add color information to grey-scale radiology.

For OEMs, pairing Hybrid Photon Counting with advanced new X-ray medical imaging instruments and analysis algorithms, the additional spectral information will open up a new dimension in specificity.

DECTRIS is the world’s acknowledged leader in HPC detection, having produced more than 8,000 HPC detector modules to date — far more than any other source — for a variety of applications in science and industry.

As the leader, DECTRIS empowers medical imaging OEMs to shift the radiology into the era of native spectral X-ray imaging. The HPC proposition of geometrical accuracy, image quality, sensitivity at highest spectral fidelity will pave the way to precision medicine in a cost effective and safe way. Improved diagnostics (detection, characterization) based on existing contrast agents and new targeted biomarkers, will ultimately enable the logging of  therapy responses.

For more information, visit DECTRIS Ltd. at RSNA 2015 in North Hall booth 6556. Or visit the DECTRIS website at http://medical.dectris.com or call +41.56.500.2180

About DECTRIS

As the technology leader in X-ray detection, DECTRIS aims to continuously improve measurement quality to enable new findings and innovative results in science, industry, and medicine. DECTRIS X-ray detectors make optimum use of the company’s pioneering Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology. It has transformed basic research at synchrotron light sources, as well as in laboratory and industrial X-ray applications worldwide. For more information, visit http://medical.dectris.com or call +41.56.500.2180.


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Using New Portable ED-XRF Instruments At-Line Can Provide Reliable Coat-Weight Measurement – New Application Brief from SPECTRO

app-brief_spectroscout_coat-weight_Page_1Kleve, Germany — November 18, 2015 — A new application brief explains how a new generation of portable energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) instruments can provide performance comparable to laboratory-based systems and offer the flexibility to be easily moved to various process points to provide high-accuracy Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) for producers of steel or aluminum sheets. The brief, “At-Line Analysis of Coat Weight on Steel and Aluminum Sheets using ED-XRF Spectroscopy at the Process Line,” is available to download at http://goo.gl/CwVs4S from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading manufacturer of advanced instruments.

Steel and aluminum sheet producers often coat their products to protect them from rust or corrosion or to achieve a variety of objectives. The sheets go through a number of chemical processes to convert the steel or aluminum into the coating material. The consistency of coating thickness — commonly referred to as “coat weight” — is vital to successful production quality and requires advanced analytical techniques. Depending on substrate and customer requirements, analytical instruments might be needed to detect and measure the thickness of a wide variety of coating materials.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy is an excellent technology for coat-weight analysis and can be performed with a variety of instruments, ranging from handheld systems to laboratory-based wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (WD-XRF) instruments. Laboratory instruments are expensive and can delay process schedules, as samples must be taken from the line to the lab. Handheld XRF systems are popular but have many practical and analytical drawbacks.

Now, new portable ED-XRF instruments such as the SPECTROSCOUT portable analyzer have excellent analytical range and precision exhibiting very low limits of detection. Using this instrument at-line has been shown to provide reliable coat-weight measurement for a wide range of coating materials, including iron, zinc, manganese phosphate, zirconium, chromium and titanium. The new application brief, “At-Line Analysis of Coat Weight on Steel and Aluminum Sheets using ED-XRF Spectroscopy at the Process Line,” provides the details. Download the brief at http://goo.gl/CwVs4S.

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 measurable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 40,000 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.

For more information, visit www.spectro.com.


Monday, November 16th, 2015

Honeywell Announces Hearing Conservation Toolbox Mobile Application

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 SMITHFIELD, R.I., Nov 16, 2015 — Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major concern of safety managers, affecting approximately 22 million U.S. workers and costing $242 million annually in workers’ compensation, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Developed in close cooperation with audiologists and safety professionals, Honeywell’s new Howard Leight Hearing Conservation Toolbox mobile application for iPad® is an easily accessible point-of-use resource of interactive tools and educational materials for safety managers to use in support of workplace hearing safety programs.

Subtitled “Hearing Conservation Starts Here,” the app features the latest information on the risks of occupational noise, hearing conservation program best practices, and practical instruction on the testing, selection, fitting, and use of hearing protection. The app offers instant access to:

  • Hearing conservation program information and checklists on NIHL, ear anatomy, regulations, choosing and fitting hearing protectors and more;
  • Informative articles written by Honeywell audiologists based on their experience hosting hundreds of “Howard Leight® HearForever: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation” seminars about preventing job-related hearing loss;
  • Educational videos on the auditory system, the personal effects of NIHL, the importance of fit testing, and more;
  • A “Noise Thermometer” infographic that quickly communicates the impact of exposure to both on- and off-the-job sources of noise by mapping the sound levels to a thermometer illustration;
  • An interactive “Noise Wheel” explaining the factors, such as fit, protection, size, and comfort, to consider when choosing hearing protection products;
  • Hearing protector fit instructions, illustrations, tips, and videos demonstrating the proper wear and use of earplugs and earmuffs;
  • Maintenance and care information for earplugs and earmuffs to ensure the effectiveness of hearing protectors;
  • Details of Honeywell’s VeriPRO earplug fit-testing system which enables safety managers to easily create an accurate, real-world picture of their employees’ hearing protection;
  • Complete catalog of hearing protection products with attenuation ratings and a dealer locator with where-to-buy information.

Download the new Honeywell Hearing Conservation Toolbox mobile app for iPad® from iTunes at http://hwll.co/HearingApp.

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 About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and  performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

About Honeywell Industrial Safety

Honeywell Industrial Safety (HIS), part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, provides comprehensive solutions to help organizations manage workplace safety in an increasingly complex world. HIS helps organizations with connected, real-time safety intelligence to respond to safety threats, manage risk to the business and improve productivity. In addition to offering the broadest range of industrial safety products — from personal protection gear for a worker’s eyes, ears and head, to fall protection harnesses and respiratory protection, software, first responder gear and toxic gas monitors — HIS helps organizations make better decisions by connecting sensors throughout customers’ operations to deliver an accurate picture of safety at all times.


Friday, November 13th, 2015

New White Paper from SPECTRO: Why Overcoming Matrix Effects With XRF Analysis Is Critical For High-Accuracy Results

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Kleve, Germany — November 4, 2015 — A new white paper explains why overcoming matrix effects associated with X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis is critical to achieving consistent high-accuracy results. The paper, titled “Mitigating Matrix Effects with Advanced  When Using XRF for High-Accuracy Elemental Analysis,” is available to download at http://goo.gl/5tIKb9 from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading manufacturer of advanced instruments.

A great advantage of energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) analysis for rapid screening analysis is its ability to measure samples directly with a minimum of preparation. Realizing this benefit, however, requires eliminating potential errors that can result when atoms in the sample matrix influence the fluorescence of others and thus the intensities measured by the spectrometer are influenced. Such effects, which include absorption and enhancement, when taken collectively, are referred to generally as matrix effects. For quality control applications, when the sample matrix is known or can be matched, a variety of standards-based XRF calculation procedures are available to compensate for undesirable matrix effects.

However, creating the right basis for consistently high-accuracy results requires additional spectra handling functionality to determine the correct net intensities of the measured spectra. The new white paper, “Mitigating Matrix Effects with Advanced Spectra-Handling Functionality When Using XRF for High-Accuracy Elemental Analysis,” explains why this additional functionality is a critical aspect of overcoming matrix effects and ensuring those consistently high-accuracy results. Download the new white paper from http://goo.gl/5tIKb9.

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 measurable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 40,000 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.


Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

SPECTRO and CEM Host Seminars Exploring Latest Technical Advances in ICP-OES and XRF Spectroscopy

IRVINE, CA, October 21, 2015 — A series of technical seminars exploring the latest advances in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy hosted by SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, Inc. and CEM Corporation, two leaders in atomic spectroscopy and microwave digestion, are scheduled for October and November in seven western U.S. cities.

As the field of spectroscopy continually advances, the seminars afford lab managers, scientists, technicians, and other professionals the opportunity to get an up-to-date overview of the latest advances in spectroscopy technology and supporting processes from experts dedicated to the field. The seminars’ interactive format will enable attendees to discuss their applications and issues, learn practical tips, and see how peers are leveraging these technologies to improve their own analyses.

Titled “The SPECTRO/CEM Seminar Tour: The latest technical advances in ICP-OES and XRF spectroscopy,” the morning-long seminar will include such topics as: “Latest Advances in ICP Technology for Diverse Applications,” “Energy Dispersive XRF Systems as Versatile Tool for Industry, Academia and Regulatory Applications,” and “Using Microwave Digestion to Optimize Your Laboratory’s Work Flow.” Small group discussions will highlight applications in ICP, Microwave Digestion, and XRF; an overview of SPECTRO and CEM instrumentation will be featured; and a continental breakfast provided.

The seminars will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at:

  • Phoenix, AZ (Tuesday, Oct. 27) Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport, 3220 S. 48th Street , Phoenix, AZ 85040
  • Buena Park, CA (Thursday, Oct. 29) Courtyard Anaheim Buena Park, 7621 Beach Boulevard Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Union City, CA (Tuesday, Nov. 3) Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley, 32083 Alvarado Niles Rd, Union City, CA 94587
  • W- Reno, NV (Wednesday, Nov. 4) Hyatt Place Reno Tahoe Airport, 1790 East Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada, USA, 89502
  • Portland, OR (Friday, Nov. 6) Courtyard Portland Downtown Convention Center, 435 NE Wasco Street, Portland, Oregon 97232
  • Richland, WA (Tuesday, Nov. 10) Courtyard by Marriott, Richland Columbia Point, 480 Columbia Point Drive, Richland, WA 99352
  • Westminster, CO (Thursday, Nov. 12) Double Tree Hotel, 8773 Yates Dr, Westminster, CO 80031

Registration is limited to the first 35 registrants for each location. The agenda is designed to best benefit laboratory managers, directors and supervisors; scientists, principal investigators and project leaders; post-doctoral fellows, professors and instructors; and technicians and research assistants.

For more information or to register, visit http://goo.gl/t8hSXY.

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 measurable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 40,000 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, October 20th, 2015

New Application Brief: Analysis of Oils Using ICP-OES With Radial Plasma Observation

New Application Brief: Analysis of Oils Using ICP-OES With Radial Plasma Observation

A new application brief explains how the use of inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) with radial plasma observation provides a simple, fast, accurate and precise method for the analysis of trace elements, wear metals, additives, chlorine, and sulfur in oil matrices. Titled, “Analysis of Oils Using ICP-OES with Radial Plasma Observation,” the brief is available to download at http://goo.gl/eEqVNn from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading manufacturer of advanced instruments.

The elemental analysis of oils is important for many petroleum laboratories and refining processes. Samples can be crude oils, new and used lubricating oils, gas or fuel oils, and the elements to be analyzed vary with the product.

In crude oils, sulfur, alkali elements, vanadium, copper, nickel, iron, arsenic and phosphorus are of importance to characterize the oil and to avoid deactivation of catalysts in the refining process. For wear metals in lubricating oils, aluminum, copper, nickel or iron can be indicative of wear in oil-wetted components. Other elements like silicon, magnesium or potassium can be indicative of contamination of the oil. Also, the correct addition of elements, such as molybdenum, calcium, barium, phosphorus, and zinc should be monitored.

ICP-OES instruments, due to their multi element capability, high dynamic linear range, stability, and low detection limits, are suggested in several standard procedures for oil and fuel analysis.

The paper details how ICP-OES, using the new SPECTRO ARCOS ICP-OES instrument with radial plasma observation, can provide a fast, simultaneous determination of trace elements, wear metals, additives, chlorine, and sulfur in oil. The easy sample preparation and low detection limits, combined with the high sample throughput of the method ensures low costs of analysis and enables its use for various applications in the petrochemical field.

To download the application brief, “Analysis of Oils Using ICP-OES with Radial Plasma Observation,” visit http://goo.gl/eEqVNn.

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 measurable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 40,000 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.


Thursday, October 8th, 2015

ASCO Numatics Introduces Repairable Round Line Cylinders Featuring Comprehensive Mounting and Threading Options

ASCO Numatics Introduces Repairable Round Line Cylinders Featuring Comprehensive Mounting and Threading Options

ASCO Numatics Introduces Repairable Round Line Cylinders Featuring Comprehensive Mounting and Threading Options

Novi, Michigan, U.S.A. — October 8, 2015 — ASCO Numatics has introduced the Numatics 488 Series Repairable Round Line Cylinders that come with magnets and bumpers as standard features. The 488 Series also is available with optional adjustable cushions, plus has more mounting and thread-type options than competitive products in its class.

“Numatics’ new repairable cylinders offer more mounting styles, port thread types, and rod end configurations than any other product on the market,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing — Americas, ASCO Numatics. “This wide range of options will provide design engineers and maintenance technicians with the flexibility to create a perfect fit out of the box for their application.”

Numatics 488 Series Repairable Round Line Cylinders are available in metric sizes, making them highly desirable for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With construction that is more robust than nonrepairable cylinders, the 488 Series is more durable and reliable to accommodate the high cycle rates found in packaging and automotive applications.

The 488 Series pneumatic cylinders are designed with a flush round profile tube and encapsulated cushions for a cleaner, more hygienic and aesthetic look. Their smooth surfaces are resistant to corrosion buildup and create more attractive OEM equipment.

Other 488 Series features include:

  • Quick shipment through the Numatics 5Day Express program
  • Seventeen available mounting styles including rear spherical eye adjustable mounts and detachable nose mounts
  • Proven 25% faster than competitive standards with all full-flow port thread types (BSPT, NPTF, G, and M7)
  • Standard rod end options including female and male rod threads
  • Wide maximum operating pressure and temperature ranges
  • Available positioning sensors
  • Industry-leading, proven heavy-duty piston wear band that is more than 50% wider than competitive offerings

“Numatics’ 488 Series Repairable Round Line Cylinders are more compact, making them easier to install and repair,” said Kemple. “Their mounting and threading flexibility means OEMs can rapidly change machine designs. And their interchangeability with competitive products makes them well suited for MRO replacement,” he said.

The 488 Series cylinders are ideal for packaging equipment such as sorting conveyors, pusher stations, case packing, bottle-forming machines, and palletizing equipment. General automation and automotive applications include material handling equipment, component conveyors, clamping for frame weld processing, and suspension systems.

For more information, contact Numatics at 1-888-NUMATICS (1-888-686-2842), e-mail insidesales@numatics.com, or visit www.numatics.com/488.

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.


Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Advantages of Simultaneous ICP-OES Elemental Analysis for Cost-Effective Condition Monitoring are Detailed in New White Paper

wp_spectro-genesis_condition-monitoringKleve, Germany — September 9, 2015 — Spectrometer-based elemental analysis has become a fundamental technique for condition monitoring (CM) in most service laboratories. A new white paper, Cost-Effective Condition Monitoring,” details why a simultaneous ICP-OES instrument is a serious economic alternative to sequential ICP and atomic absorption spectrometry for elemental analysis in condition monitoring.

The paper includes a complete explanation of basic ICP-OES principles and processes — from sample preparation to plasma generator to the optical system and detectors through to the software developed to interpret measurement data. Using the SPECTRO GENESIS simultaneous ICP-OES spectrometer as a test instrument, the paper references the typical limits of detection for related elements in condition monitoring. The paper also describes advantages of the SPECTRO GENESIS’ suitability for elemental analysis in condition monitoring and details its cost advantages versus sequential ICP and AAS analyzers.

Download “Cost-Effective Condition Monitoring,” at http://goo.gl/8JlvFR, from 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 measurable 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, August 18th, 2015

At-Line Analysis of Sulfur in Fuels Using ED-XRF Spectroscopy is Detailed in New Application Brief

A new application brief explaining how the use of ED-XRF spectroscopy for at-line analysis of sulfur in fuels can cut production delays from days to minutes is available to download from http://xrf.spectro.com/spectroscout/at-line/analysis-of-sulfur-in-fuels.

Sulfur content is a key quality determinant for many petroleum products and the knowledge of the content of sulfur in fuels impacts processing and assists compliance with government regulations. Traditionally, the analysis of sulfur in fuels has been performed in the laboratory using XRF spectroscopy. However, the practice often results in production delays due to the time required to transport samples from the line to the laboratory as well as the time samples spend waiting in queue in the lab to be processed.

Now, a new generation of portable ED-XRF spectrometers is enabling rapid and accurate at-line analysis — right at the production line — for many applications requiring the detection of sulfur in fuels. According to the new application brief, “At-Line Analysis of Sulfur in Fuels According to ASTM D4294 Using ED-XRF Spectroscopy,” with a portable ED-XRF spectrometer, at-line analysis can be performed once the sample is collected from any process point — and it fully conforms to the ASTM D4294 requirement for analysis time of 1 to 5 min per sample.”

In addition to an introduction and discussion of the need for at-line QC, the new brief discusses the advances and advantages of portable ED-XRF technology for at-line analysis of sulfur in fuels. The brief also documents, in detail, the at-line analysis of a series of samples using a SPECTROSCOUT portable spectrometer equipped with a transmission target X-ray tube (Rh target), a filter changer, a helium purge system and a high resolution large area SDD. The resolution of the SDD used amounted to <155 eV (Mn Kα) at an input count rate of up to 200,000 cps. The results from the tests showed compliance with criteria set out in ASTM D4294.

The brief concludes with helpful guidance for the specification and selection of an at-line ED-XRF system, including factors to consider when comparing ED-XRF spectrometers — and notes the vast differences in instrument performance, ease of use, and suitability for the at-line analysis of sulfur in fuels.

Download the new brief, “At-Line Analysis of Sulfur in Fuels According to ASTM D4294 Using ED-XRF Spectroscopy,” from http://xrf.spectro.com/spectroscout/at-line/analysis-of-sulfur-in-fuels. The brief 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 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.


Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Which ICP-OES Optical Technology Offers Superior Performance: Echelle or ORCA? Whitepaper Explores Differences

Optical Superiority WP final_Page_01The issue of which ICP-OES optical technology delivers the superior performance — Echelle or ORCA — is explored in a new whitepaper available to download at http://icp-oes.spectro.com/echelle-vs-orca.

Today’s modern ICP-OES models take one of two approaches to optical design: echelle-based or Rowland Circle-based (as in Optimized Rowland Circle Alignment, or ORCA) technologies. Laboratory managers require a thorough understanding of each in order to select the appropriate instrument for their specific elemental analysis applications.

The new paper, “Which ICP-OES Optical Technology Offers Superior Performance? Echelle vs. ORCA” discusses the key advantages and disadvantages of both approaches to ICP-OES design.

 

In the discussion of the echelle optical technology, the paper explores the issue of light loss and stray light; optical limitations; spectral order overlap; wavelength-dependent resolution; problematic radial-view performance; and supplementing or replacing radial-view instruments with axial-view or dual-view systems.

In a review of the ORCA optical technology for spectrometers, the paper explores the topics of light loss; optical performance; spectral order overlap; wavelength resolution; radial-view performance, and other considerations.

The new whitepaper, “Which ICP-OES Optical Technology Offers Superior Performance? Echelle vs. ORCA is available for download at http://icp-oes.spectro.com/echelle-vs-orca, from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading global supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for elemental analysis.

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 measurable 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.

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


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