Starting point and cornerstone for SPECTRO‘s successful development was the first mobile spectrometer for on-site metal analysis introduced in 1979. Many spearheading ideas and innovative products later, SPECTRO is now one of the most well recognized companies for element analysis in the world. Subsidiaries and representatives in more than 50 countries in the world ensure that the high expectations in respect to quality and analytical performance, long associated with the name SPECTRO, are fulfilled and surpassed. SPECTRO’s customers include some of the smallest of businesses as well as many international concerns. A worldwide network of local service sites guarantees comprehensive support for every installed system, fast reaction times in case of required service and the continuous availability of consumable and replacement parts.
Mobile metal analyzers, for the rapid and reliable sorting control as well as for the sorting and analysis of metals, continue to be among the most important SPECTRO products. These instruments are used, for example, for the incoming and outgoing inspection of metals, to control welded seams, to sort scrap metal or to verify components that have already been mounted in chemical or petrochemical plants.
In contrast, stationary metal analyzers are used mainly in metal producing companies and foundries for monitoring and controlling of the smelting process. Other application areas include the use for incoming inspection by metal processing factories and companies in the recycling industry, for quality control of semi-finished and finished products and in many other cases in which the chemical contents of a metal material must be exactly determined.
The ICP-OES and ICP-MS spectrometers from SPECTRO are characterized by excellent measurement accuracy, maximum sensitivity and a high degree of flexibility. They are predestined for trace and ultra-trace analysis of solutions in environmental applications, for comprehensive analysis of foodstuffs, petrochemical products, geological materials and for the monitoring of innumerable manufacturing processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis technology is one of the simplest yet most efficient and economical analysis methods. With SPECTRO’s polarization technology it is also one of the most versatile and precise methods.
Whether dealing with waste at an incinerator, raw materials in incoming goods inspection, petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical intermediate and finished products in manufacturing processes, soils in nature conservation or rocks in geology – SPECTRO X-ray fluorescence spectrometers are suitable for many thousands of applications.