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New Optical Emission Spectrometer for Metals Analysis From Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced the Thermo Scientific ARL iSpark OES spectrometer, an instrument designed to provide precise, accurate and reliable metals analysis. The ARL iSpark spectrometer, designed for high-speed, high-throughput analysis, helps metallurgists achieve higher productivity and quality and deliver savings on operational cost.

“The ARL iSpark offers metallurgists fast analysis, which increases efficiency and reduces costs, especially when working with molten metals,” said Dr. Ravi Yellepeddi, Director of Marketing, Thermo Fisher. “Higher accuracy reduces raw materials waste and improves production quality by enabling metallurgists to confirm precise concentrations of elements, down to parts per million.”

Optical emission spectrometry, which analyzes the emitted light from spark excitation of a metallic sample, is one of the most reliable and accurate means of characterizing the composition of metals and alloys. ARL iSpark integrates the PMT and CCD detection technologies to provide high performance analysis while maintaining versatility to cover a wide range of elements. ARL iSpark spectrometer is factory-calibrated to the user’s specifications, allowing it to reliably quantify the specific elements of interest to each facility. ARL iSpark series is designed to provide optimum solutions to primary metal producers, medium to high level metal processors and foundries, recyclers and central laboratories as well as contract/analytical service labs.

The ARL iSpark OES spectrometer also includes a simplified, operator-level user interface, designed to allow non-scientists to operate the device while more advanced features are available for laboratory and QC/QA managers. For more information, visit Not all products are available in all countries. Please consult your local sales representative for details.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management.

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