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Optical emission spectrometers (OES) and the measuring principal of the atomic emission is the ideal method and provide the perfect instrumentation for metal analysis in all different industrial businesses and environments.

Metal producing industries like foundries, steel- copper-, aluminium plants, and all kinds of fabricators in the automotive, aviation, and home appliance industry, as well as inspection companies, contract laboratories and metal recyclers use optical emission spectrometers for process and quality control.

The optical emission spectroscopy is very well accepted due to its easy-to-use instrumentation. No matter if small bench-top or floor standing stationary, these analyzers assure accuracy and highest precisions in all environments and for all tasks. Even in research and development laboratories they are convincing with their analytical performances.

Ultra-compact Metal Analyser

Today Q2 ION is one of the smallest and lightest ultra-compact spark emission spectrometer for metal analysis available.

The new generation of spark spectrometer Q2 ION elevates metal analysis into new levels of simplicity and ease-of-use.

Today Q2 ION is one of the smallest and lightest ultra-compact spark emission spectrometer for metal analysis available. It is a versatile multi-matrix system for comprehensive incoming material inspection and quality assurance of metal alloys.

Technical Data
  1. Optical & Read-out System
    Uncoated CCD Detector with lowest dark current
    Full spectrum coverage (170-685 nm)
  2. Souce Generator
    Maintenance-free, two phase PWM Generator
    Frequency 50 to 1000 Hz
    Spark or Arc-like discharges from 10 us to 2 ms
  3. Spark Stand
    Maintenance free
    Argon consumption2.5 l/min
  1. Iron & Steel and its Alloy
  2. Aluminium and its Alloy
  3. Copper and its Alloys
  4. Zinc and its Alloys (Zamaks)
  5. Tins and its Alloys (Solder Checker)

Little Space, Mighty Performance


The new Q4 POLO is the ready-to-analyze solution from day one, covering all relevant elements and wide concentration ranges. Each base metal package includes all dedicated alloy groups, calibrations, and standardization samples. At the same time, the Q4 POLO provides high uptime, low maintenance, and hassle-free operation.

In addition to superior analytical performance for a full range of elements, the Q4 POLO enables applications previously not addressable by such compact instruments:

  • Outstanding precision, particularly on light elements
  • Excellent results in the challenging analysis of cast iron
  • Reliable analysis of nitrogen at low ppm levels in low alloyed steels
  • Analysis of oxygen in copper

Key Benefits
MultiVision™ optics with electromagnetic light junction covering the full elemental range with superior performance and small footprint

AAC™ and ArgonShield™ result in incredible long-term stability without increasing argon gas consumption

The new active sensing SmartSpark™ source is fully digital and equipped with detection of non-energetic discharges for increased precision and long-term stability delivers highest functionality combined with ease-of-use for information @ your fingertips.

Autofocus Included
Bruker's patented concept for self-focusing under temperature variations eliminates thermal drifts. The new ArgonShield™ prevents contamination of the optical window during measurements.

Intuitive Productivity
The insulated SafetyTip on the new sample clamp prevents incorrect sample positioning, and ensures safe operation for a wide variety of samples. Combined with ELEMENTAL.SUITE, our next generation OES-software, this leads to functionality with ease-of-use.

130 - 785 nm
Wavelength coverage for comprehensive access to all relevant elements
The innovative MultiVision™ optics is equipped with an electromagnetic light junction to use the full elemental range with best performance and compactness.

Technical Data
  1. Spark Stand
    Low maintenance spark stand with co-axial argon flow, accessible from 3 sides
  2. Sample clamp
    80mm sample height with exchangeable SafetyTipTM
  3. SmartSparkTM
    Digital spark source for stable spark generation up to 1000Hz; active sensing of non-energetic discharges
  4. MultiVisionTM
    Eletromagnetic light junction, switching between two light paths and three alternative plasma views
  5. AACTM(Bruker Patent)
    Automatic Ambient Compensation keeps the optic ficussed, eliminating thermal drifts
  6. ArgonShieldTM
    Prevents window contamination during measurements
  1. Iron and steel (Fe), and its alloys
    Processing steel requires precise and accurate results on incoming and outgoing materials over a wide variety of alloys, incl. N at trace level.
  2. Aluminum (Al), and its alloys
    Mastering the phosophorous and alkali content in aluminum.
  3. Copper (Cu), and its alloys
    Copper is the building block of many alloy types. The Q4 POLO covers them all including oxygen determination.

Q4 TASMAN Series 2
Advanced CCD Based Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES) for Metal Analysis

Bruker has launched the new Q4 TASMAN™ Series 2, a versatile, high-performance spark-optical emission spectrometer for the metals industry. The Q4 TASMAN Series 2 employs MultiVision™, a dual optics concept that allows the optimal choice between three variants for individual analytical needs. Additional benefits of MultiVision are increased reliability and reduced cost of ownership due to low argon gas consumption. Optimisations of the SmartSpark™ digital spark source and improvements to the coaxial argon flow design contribute to improved analytical precision, long-term stability and shorter time-to-result. The pneumatically driven sample clamp on the spark stand ensures easy sample handling and accepts a wide range of samples.

The analytical range of the Q4 TASMAN Series 2 has been extended for many elements, and new element sets enable the analysis of new alloy types. Dedicated analytical solution packages are available for all ten common metal bases used in the metals market. These packages include full element sets, calibrations, alloy groups and standardisation samples.

The new version 3 of the ELEMENTAL.SUITE™ OES software has an analysis viewer that provides easy grouping and filtering capabilities. It also includes export of results to LIMS or L2 systems, report generation and generation of control charts. Queries to the comprehensive materials database give access to more than 350,000 alloys from more than 75 countries.

Technical Data
  1. Spark Stand
    Low-maintenance spark stand with co-axial argon flow, large and robust sample stage, accessible from 3 sides
  2. Sample clamp
    Pneumatically driven, 120 mm height
  3. SmartSparkTM
    Optimized digital spark source for stable spark generation up to 1,000 Hz
  4. MultiVisionTM
    Dual optics concept with robust Paschen Runge mount, multi-chip systems with temperature stabilization
  1. Iron and steel (Fe), and its alloys
  2. Aluminum (Al), and its alloys
  3. Copper (Cu), and its alloys
  4. Nickel (Ni), and its alloys
  5. Cobalt (Co), and its alloys
  6. Magnesium (Mg), and its alloys
  7. Lead (Pb), and its alloys
  8. Tin (Sn), and its alloys
  9. Titanium (Ti), and its alloys
  10. Zinc (Zn), and its alloys

A comprehensive set of adapter kits is available for the analysis of small pieces, tubes, wires, and sheets. These adapters address the specific challenges of an optimal positioning over the electrode, while adjusting tightness to samples of different shapes and sizes. Another option reduces the size of the spark stand opening by using ceramic inserts, allowing the direct measurement of samples with dimensions down to 6 mm.

High-End Optical Emission Spectrometer for Metal Analysis

Q8 MAGELLAN is the perfect symbiosis of approved and new - tradition and innovation. Q8 MAGELLAN is a spark emission spectrometer setting new standards with respect to technology, reliability, flexibility, and handling. It is the only vacuum spectrometer featuring photomultipliers, digital plasma generator, unlimited single-spark- and time resolution and a heavy duty, low-maintenance spark stand with co-axial argon flow. Q8 MAGELLAN is suitable for routine operation in both laboratory and production environments.

Technical Data
  1. Optical System & Read-out System
    Paschen Runge / 750 mm
    Wavelength range: 110 nm – 800 nm
    Photomultiplier detectors: Highest anode sensitivity; Very stable and low dark current
    Up to 128 analytical channels
    Single vacuum optic
  2. Souce Generator
    Digital generation of any discharge current curve
    Maintenance-free, inductive ignition
    Time-resolved reading of single sparks
  3. Spark Stand
    Maintenance free, One-Button Analysis
    Pneumatic Sample Holder
    Co-Axial Argon Flow
    High stability with extended cleaning intervals
  1. Iron & steel alloys and traces
  2. Nitrogen in steel
  3. Aluminum alloys and traces
  4. Copper alloys and traces
  5. Oxygen in Copper
  6. Nickel alloys and traces
  7. Cobalt alloys and traces
  8. Magnesium alloys and traces
  9. Tin alloys and traces
  10. Lead alloys and traces
  11. Titanium alloys and traces

Cleanliness determination and Inclusion Analysis in Steels with Q8 MAGELLAN & MCI (Metal Cleanliness Inspection)

The main features are the determination of:

- Total oxygen content
- Oxide and sulfide inclusions
- Grain size distribution of different oxide and sulfide types (e.g. alumina, Ca-aluminate, Mg-spinel)

Elemental Suite makes life easy

Elemental Suite OES is the newest member in Bruker’s successful familiy of software based on Bruker’s powerful ALASKA framework for instrument control. All Bruker optical emission spectrometers can be operated with Elemental Suite OES, covering the entire range of OE applications. Designed for maximum usability, Elemental Suite OES´s plug-in based architecture provides maximum flexibility for your analytical requirements now and in the future.

Elemental Suite makes life easy Controlling your spectrometer is so simple
  • Analysis and PMI functions
  • Automated average and limit checks
  • Saving, printing and reporting
  • Touchscreen and Desktop operation
  • Create your own reports templates
  • Direct printing, PDF, HTML or CSV file formats
  • Colour coding for limits
  • SQL Database
  • Setting operation parameters
  • Monitor your instrument parameters
  • Standardization History
  • Elemental Suite OES Regression Plug-in
  • Elemental Suite Single-Spark Viewer
  • Integrated MCI (Metal Cleanliness Inspection) option

Spark Stand Adapter

Various types of Spark-Stand adapters available for:
  • Thin sheet / foil sample
  • Small sample
  • Rod sample
  • Wire sample

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