SPECTROBLUE ICP-OES Analyzer Now Available in Axial Radial and Twin Observation Versions

June 14, 2013

Kleve, Germany, June 2013 — SPECTRO Analytical Instruments now offers three versions of its SPECTROBLUE inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES). These models set new benchmarks for compact, mid-range analyzers characterized by high performance, simple operation, low maintenance, and great affordability.

The system is ideal for environmental and industrial laboratories that require high throughput, multi-element analysis of liquids and solids such as water, wastewater and soils.

SPECTROBLUE EOP, the unique axial interface version, provides high sensitivity and detection limits for superior analysis of industrial and environmental trace elements. 

SPECTROBLUE SOP radial interface version offers precise performance at higher sample concentrations, exhibiting excellent tolerance for high saline and organic fractions plus superb analysis of suspensions and slurries.

SPECTROBLUE TI twin-interface version automatically performs both axial and radial viewing of the plasma. This optimizes linearity and dynamic range, while enabling high-sensitivity measurement of toxic elements.

“This model is especially suitable for environmental analyses,” says Olaf Schulz, ICP-OES Product Manager. “It can accurately determine levels of alkali/earth alkali elements in complex alkali matrices. So the user gets superior analysis of sodium, potassium, or calcium in wastewater or soil matrices.”

SPECTROBLUE TI minimizes the easily ionizable element (EIE) effect that can decrease linearity. It also cuts cost and contamination by eliminating ionization buffers. Contamination, and thus cleaning and maintenance, also is greatly reduced by offsetting the analyzer’s switchable three-mirror periscope at a 45° angle. Finally, this version features a revolutionary design that minimizes the number of optical surfaces, maximizing light throughput and optimizing performance.

The new SPECTROBLUE’S (Model No. FMX26) flexible design allows field conversion of a SPECTROBLUE EOP model to full TI version functionality.

The analyzer’s robust generator design handles extreme plasma loads with exceptional uptime, stability and reliability. Its innovative air-cooled technology eliminates expensive external water-cooling systems for additional savings in cost of ownership. Its breakthrough sealed optical system eliminates expensive gas purging and ensures long-term stability. Finally, its adaptable software provides easy operation for users at all experience levels.

All three versions of the SPECTROBLUE spectrometer are available for shipment from SPECTRO dealers worldwide. For more information please visit www.spectro.com/blue.


SPECTRO is among the world’s leading suppliers of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. SPECTRO, a unit of AMETEK’s Materials Analysis Division, manufactures advanced instruments, develops solutions for a wide range of applications and provides exemplary customer service. SPECTRO’s products are noted by their unique technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer.  From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical products with over 14,000 colleagues at more than 100 manufacturing locations and over 100 sales and service centers worldwide. AMETEK consists of two operating groups: Electronic Instruments and Electromechanical. The Electronic Instruments Group manufactures of high-tech instruments for the process, aviation, power and other industries. The Electromechanic Group is a differentiated supplier of electrical interconnects and packaging; specialty metals; and floorcare, technical and specialty motors and associated systems.
Please contact Tom Milner for additional information, Tel: +49.2821.892-0, 

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