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1999
- 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990 - 1989 - 1988 - 1987 - 1986 - 1985 -
1984
- 1983 - 1982 - 1981 - 1980 - 1979

2014

  • SPECTRO celebrates its 35th Birthday
  • 30 years with SPECTRO ICP-OES
  • We have sold 25,000 ARC/SPARK instruments
  • Amptek joined AMETEK MAD
  • Introduction of the new SPECTRO GENESIS ICP-OES Condition Monitoring System

2013

  • Introduction of a new method for the determination of carbon in cast iron
  • Introduction of the new ICP-OES Analyzer SPECTROBLUE TI
  • Introduction of the new SPECTROSCOUT ED-XRF Analyzer

2012

  • Micro-Poise Measurement Systems joined the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division
  • Introduction of the new SPECTROMAXx LMX06 stationary metal analyzer
  • At ACHEMA 2012 the SPECTROBLUE receives an Innovation Award
  • Introduction of the new SPECTROTEST TXC03 mobile metal analyzer

2011

  • Introduction of the new SPECTRO xSORT handheld EDXRF spectrometer
  • Introduction of the new SPECTROBLUE ICP-OES
  • SPECTRO MS among the winners of the 49th annual R&D 100 Awards
  • Introduction of the newest version of the SPECTROLAB
  • Introduction of the new XRF spectrometer SPECTRO XEPOS HE

2010

  • Introduction of the new SPECTRO ARCOS 165 ICP spectrometer
  • SPECTRO ARCOS receives renowned award from analytical industry in China
  • SPECTRO MS wins silver PITTCON editors' award
  • Introduction of the new SPECTRO MS fully simultaneous ICP-mass spectrometer

2009

  • Introduction of the new SPECTROMAXx metal analyzer for unconditionally efficient routine operation with minimal operating costs
  • Introduction of the new SPECTRO MIDEX Micro XRF analyzer for point
    analysis, line scans and mapping
  • Introduction of the SPECTRO xSORT handheld XRF analyzer applications for
    RoHS compliance, lead screening, environmental testing and mining
  • Introduction of the brand new ICP-OES spectrometer Software Smart Analyzer
    Vision version 4.0
  • Introduction of the updated ICP-OES Spectrometer SPECTRO GENESIS

2008

  • SPECTRO Japan's website went online
  • Delivery of the instrument No. 30,000
  • SPECTRO France's website went online
  • Introduction of the new SPECTRO xSORT handheld XRF spectrometer for quick and precise onsite metal analysis
  • Introduction of the new SPECTROTEST mobile OES spectrometer generation for demanding metal analysis tasks
  • Vision Research, Inc. joined the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division
  • SPECTRO Japan subsidiary office opened in Tokyo
  • AMETEK Nordic subsidiary office opened in Stockholm, Sweden
  • The stationary Metal Analyzer SPECTROLAB was presented to the American market at CAST EXPO 2008, USA
  • The stationary Metal Analyzer SPECTROLAB was presented to the Indian market at Foundrex India 2008
  • The XRF Polarization Web Based Training went online at www.spectro.com

2007

  • In 2007 more than 1000 orders were received for the stationary metal analyzer SPECTROMAXx
  • SPECTROLAB and SPECTRO ARCOS were presented to the Chinese market at the BCEIA exhibition in Beijing, China
  • The new SPECTROLAB stationary metal analyzer was launched at GIFA 2007 in Germany
  • The handheld metal analyzer SPECTRO iSORT was presented for the first time to the American market at ISRI 2007, USA
  • SPECTRO iSORT was presented to the pan-European audience at CONTROL 2007, in Germany
  • The SPECTRO ARCOS received honorable mention for best product at Pittcon 2007
  • The SPECTRO ARCOS received the IBO silver award for best industrial design
  • CAMECA joined the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division
  • The XRF Fundamentals Web Based Training went online at www.spectro.com
  • The ICP spectrometer SPECTRO ARCOS and the ED-XRF spectrometer SPECTRO iQ II were launched at Pittcon 2007 in Orlando, Florida

2006

  • SPECTRO and EDAX form the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division
  • Introduction of the new hand-held metal analyzer
    SPECTRO iSORT
  • Introduction of the new XRF spectrometer SPECTRO XEPOS
  • Delivery of the instrument No. 25,000
  • Introduction of the new XRF spectrometer SPECTRO PHOENIX II
  • 1000th SPECTROMAXx delivered
  • Introduction of the new ICP spectrometer SPECTRO GENESIS SOP

2005

  • Introduction of the digital PLASMA GENERATOR sample excitation system for the SPECTRO metal analyzers
  • Introduction of the new mobile metal analyzer SPECTROTEST
  • SPECTRO aquired by AMETEK
  • Introduction of the new XRF spectrometer SPECTRO iQ
  • Introduction of the new ICP spectrometer SPECTRO GENESIS

2004

  • SPECTRO celebrates its 25th birthday
  • Introduction of the new stationary metal analyzer SPECTROMAXx
  • Introduction of the all new ICP-Spectrometer SPECTRO CIROS VISION
  • Introduction of the new Sulfur Online Analyzer System
  • Delivery of the instrument No. 20,000

2003

  • Introduction of the all new SPECTROLAB
  • Introduction of SPECTRO MIDEX
  • Introduction of SPECTRO PHOENIX
  • Introduction of SPECTRO Smart Analyzer Vision

2002

  • Introduction of SPECTROMAX
  • Introduction of the all new SPECTROTEST
  • Agreement with Pfaff/FLS for automated metal analyzer systems
  • Delivery of instrument nr. 19.000
  • Grating Nr. 25000 Produced
  • Shanghai, China Office opened
  • 100th SPECTROMAX delivered
  • 500th SPECTRO CIROS delivered
  • 250th SPECTRO PORT CCD delivered
  • 100th SPECTRO TITAN delivered

2001

  • Introduction of SPECTRO CIROS M – ICP
  • Introduction of SPECTRO XEPOS Low Sulfur analyzer
  • Delivery of Instrument Nr. 18.000
  • New Production facility “Center of Excellence” opened in Kleve, Germany
  • ISO 9001:2000 Certification awarded

2000

  • Installation of SPECTROmeter No.16,000. 
  • Production of the 20,000th grating
  • SPECTRO launches Internet Shop
  • Subsidiary set up in South Africa
  • Introduction of IMMAFUSE
  • Introduction of LASERLAB
  • Subsidiary set up in China

1999

  • SPECTRO celebrates its 20th birthday
  • Introduction of SPECTRO CIROS CCD
  • Introduction of SPECTROSORT CCD
  • Introduction of SPECTROPORT CCD
  • Introduction of SPECTROLAB Jr. CCD
  • Initiation of SPECTRO Asia-Pacific in HongKong

1998

  • Introduction of SPECTRO XEPOS
  • Acquisition of ASOMA Instruments, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Polycon Analysensysteme and Polycon Laborautomation
  • Acquisition of a controlling interest in SPECTRUMA Analytik
  • Installation of SPECTROmeter No. 10,000

1997

  • SPECTRO obtains new owners
  • Installation of the 100th automation system

1996

  • Introduction of SPECTRO X-LAB 2000

1995

  • Development of OPI (Optical Plasma Interface)

1994

  • Introduction of SPECTROCAST

1993

  • Installation of SPECTROmeter No. 5,000

1992

  • Introduction of SPECTRO X-LAB

1991

  • Introduction of SPECTROFLAME ICP Model D
  • Introduction of SPECTROSONIC USN
  • Introduction of SPECTRO Smart Analyzer
  • Analysis of N, O, H with SPECTROLAB
  • Introduction of SPECTROLAB F

1990

  • Development of SPECTRO UV Plus
  • Carbon analysis at 193nm on mobile spectrometers

1989

  • Introduction of SPECTROPORT
  • SPECTRO celebrates its 10th birthday
  • Foundation stone laid for the SPECTRO factory in Kalkar

1988

  • Production starts at the SPECTRO factory in Kleve, Tichelstrasse

1987

  • Subsidiary set up in Australia

1986

  • Installation of SPECTROmeter No. 1,000
  • The Works area on Boschstrasse in Kleve is increased to 3,000 sqm

1985

  • Installation of SPECTROmeter No. 500
  • Introduction of SPECTROTEST ROBOTIC
  • Introduction of SPECTROLUX

1984

  • Introduction of SPECTROFLAME-ICP

1983

  • Subsidiary set up in Italy
  • Subsidiary set up in the UK

1982

  • Introduction of SPECTROLAB
  • Move to the new buildings on Boschstrasse in Kleve

1981

  • Subsidiary set up in the USA
  • Subsidiary set up in France
  • Installation of SPECTROmeter No. 100

1980

  • Installation of SPECTROmeter No. 40 

1979

  • June 6th: Foundation of SPECTRO
  • Introduction of SPECTROTEST
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