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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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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