For more than eight decades, Thermo Scientific has set the standards for Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) spectrometers. Stability, performance, robustness, and reliability are the key characteristics of its instruments. 

This tradition of quality has been continued with the Thermo ScientificTM ARL easySparkTM bench-top metals analyzer, which offers an easy-to-use, dependable, and reasonably priced analytical solution that meets the demands of metal processors, foundries, and other metallurgical industries and laboratories. 

Reliability, Guarantee for Quality and Productivity

The reliability of an OES instrument is crucial for increasing quality and productivity in metallurgical operations because it is used in a variety of key and effective studies throughout the workflow, such as:

  • Sorting or quality control of outgoing and incoming materials
  • In-process production control 
  • Quality control of completed or semi-finished goods

Accuracy, element coverage, stability, and precision are the basis of a reliable OES analyzer. Wide element coverage enables the determination of all the required elements.

The assurance that materials adhere to quality standards and norms is provided by accuracy. Precision signifies reliable and trustworthy outcomes with a small number of measurements.

Stability guarantees lifelong performance with little maintenance or recalibration operations. To generate accurate analyses and meet the ultimate goals of quality and productivity, these critical metrics of an OES instrument are just as crucial as the total cost of ownership. Examples of these metrics include:

  • Reduce the expense of non-quality (such as consumer complaints and scrapping).
  • Minimize expensive over-quality (for instance, reduce expensive components and maximize sourced materials).
  • Avoid expensive external analyses.

OES - ARL easySpark™ Metal Analyzer

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Easy, Safe, and Economic, Yet Powerful

The ARL easySpark's optics and major modules have been developed to meet the same standards for quality, performance, robustness, and reliability that are often found in larger OES instruments.

The ARL easyspark reinforces a company's image as a cutting-edge business with analytical credibility.

ARL easySpark

The ARL easySpark is a reliable OES instrument with all the necessary characteristics and qualities. It is supplied as a turnkey solution, completely calibrated in Thermo Scientific's facility, and subject to rigorous quality, accuracy, and performance testing processes before delivery. It is also equipped with all of the tools required to ensure easy installation, operation, and maintenance.

The improved advantages required for the identification of every element in every kind of metal, including iron and steel, aluminum and its alloys, bronze, brass, and more, are offered by the ARL easySpark. It offers every benefit of CCD technology without sacrificing analytical performance.

  • To provide maximum stability, the optic is meticulously isolated from its surroundings and has its temperature precisely regulated.
  • The compact version of the patented Thermo Scientific IntelliSource, a patented is a current-controlled spark source (CCS). It produces perfectly tailored, highly repeatable peaks, allowing for the most consistent and efficient sample surface preparation, material ablation, atomic excitation, and subsequent light emission. This ensures superior performance and accuracy in any metal matrix. 
  • The spark stand offers significant advantages:
    • Unique Safe Open Stand to provide maximum user security
    • Low argon consumption because of  optimized design and sophisticated Smart Argon Management (SAM) software module 
    • Minimal upkeep and tool-free stand disassembly 
    • Sturdy, long-lasting research table
  • Even under the severe conditions of a factory floor, the unique and exclusive optical design offers optimal element coverage, spectrum resolution, and performance, as well as unmatched stability. This is a result of many factors, such as:
    • A high-performance spectrometer based on multi grating/CCD technology
    • Patented entry optics for enhanced light collecting and grating lighting
    • Unique UV-resistant Peltier-cooled CCD detector

Spark Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES)

The most popular and reliable method for elemental analysis of solid metal samples is OES.

Thermo Scientifc's spectrometers are superior in all respects for this type of analysis:

  • Quick elemental analysis
  • Exceptional accuracy, precision, and stability
  • Easy installation, operation, and maintenance
  • Low capital investment and total operating expenses
  • Determination of all required elements from ppm to percent and more

OES - ARL easySpark™ Metal Analyzer

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easyOXSAS, Simply What Users Need

Operator and manager training is rapid and intuitive thanks to EasyOXSAS's effortless and natural approach to analysis.

Management can set up the software so that the operator can conduct only the tasks required for standard analysis, including choosing the analysis program. The manager also has complete access to the OXSAS analytical software at any time.

For laboratories looking to develop their analytical techniques and calibrations, this is helpful. Throughout the lifetime of the instrument, easyOXSAS will satisfy user needs because of frequent, free web-based software updates.

Key features include:

  • Grade verification
  • Personalized results presentation and certificate printing
  • Maintenance Management module for optimal yet little maintenance
  • Direct output of results into various formats
  • Synoptic Panel for quick diagnostics
  • Effective support via remote access to instrument parameters and software

Typical operator analysis results screen with grade check.

Typical operator analysis results screen with grade check. Image Credit: Thermo Fisher Scientific – Production Process & Analytics 

Maintenance Management module.

Maintenance Management module. Image Credit: Thermo Fisher Scientific – Production Process & Analytics​​​​

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