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An analyzer for materials-control analysis

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The SpectroMAXx LMX10 arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) analyzer (photo) performs fast, accurate, advanced elemental analysis in metal-producing and fabricating plants, as well as iron and non-ferrous foundries. The LMX10 OES is said to deliver outstanding repeatability, reproducibility and reliability in material control analyses from incoming materials to in-process testing to final quality inspections — adding certainty to critical supply chains. Advanced diagnostics and easy maintenance prevent expensive downtime. In addition, the analyzer features the company’s proprietary iCAL 2.0 calibration logic, which requires only 5 min, and a single sample per day, and automatically compensates for most changes in environmental temperature or pressure. Conventional analyzers may need 30 or more minutes for standardization, plus reruns whenever site conditions change. — Spectro Analytical Instruments GmbH, Kleve, Germany