Thermo Scientific ARL easySpark Analyzer Makes Debut at Pittcon 2016

Secondary metal processing companies and foundries that require an easy-to-use and highly sensitive solution for the analysis of a wide range of metals can now use a new benchtop optical emission spectrometry (OES) instrument designed to provide fast and accurate results.

The Thermo Scientific ARL easySpark analyzer

The Thermo Scientific ARL easySpark analyzer, which is making its debut at Pittcon 2016 (booth 2239) at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, is designed to meet the challenges and demands of small- to medium-sized secondary metal manufacturers that require high-quality, yet cost-effective OES analyses to produce parts for automotive, aviation, aerospace and consumer products, among other industries. The instrument features a unique multi-grating/CCD (charge-coupled device)-based optical system designed to deliver high spectral resolution and enhanced analytical performances. The analyzer is easy to install, use and maintain, making it accessible to non-experts working in OES who require efficiency and productivity in metal and alloy production.

“This instrument brings advanced elemental analysis capabilities to a new segment of the metal production industry,” said Dr. Ravi Yellepeddi, director of marketing, materials and minerals, Thermo Fisher. “We’ve designed the ARL easySpark with ease-of-use in mind – as soon as the instrument is delivered and installed, operators can focus on the analysis for production and improved efficiency. That’s valuable, especially for smaller, privately owned operations.”

Additional benefits of the Thermo Scientific ARL easySpark analyzer include:

  • The ability to analyze any solid metal sample from trace to percentage level;
  • A revolutionary spark generator that gives the chemical composition of a sample easily and quickly;
  • Robust and reliable construction that requires minimal maintenance; and
  • Compliance with quality requirements imposed by end users in automobile, aviation and other industries.

The Thermo Scientific ARL easySpark analyzer builds upon the family of reliable Thermo Scientific OES instruments, which includes the ARL iSpark, ARL 3460 and ARL 4460. For a closer look at the Thermo Scientific ARL easySpark analyzer, visit Thermo Fisher at Pittcon booth 2239 or, for more information, visit

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