SPECTRO Analytical Instruments introduces 8th generation of SPECTROMAXx with iCAL 2.0 ARC/SPARK OES Analyzer

  • January 14, 2020

January 14, 2020 – SPECTRO Analytical Instruments introduces the eighth generation of its SPECTROMAXx with iCAL 2.0 ARC/SPARK OES Analyzer for material control and foundry applications.


The SPECTROMAXx is an OES line with more than 13,000 installations. The newest generation instrument features a more intelligent elemental analysis of incoming source materials, for in-process testing and traceability, and for final quality inspection.


The SPECTROMAXx achieves speed with optimized spark parameters for a 12 percent reduction in measurement times. (Example: low-alloy steel takes 3 seconds less than with previous models.)


The analyzer features SPECTRO’s proprietary iCAL 2.0 calibration logic, which needs 5 minutes and a single sample per day. SPECTROMAXx with iCAL 2.0 compensates for most changes in environmental temperature or pressure without requiring reruns.


OES technology enables SPECTROMAXx to precisely detect and analyze samples containing free graphite, with results comparable to those achieved by combustion analysis. The analyzer can monitor carbon during the pre-spark phase to detect free graphite and minimize its effects by selecting analytical conditions. This approach also uses a statistical method to detect bad samples automatically.

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