Spectro Analytical Instruments has delivered the 10,000th SPECTROMAXx arc-spark OES metal analyser to Geely Automobile, a Chinese automotive and motorcycle manufacturer based in Hangzhou. As part of its automotive and motorcycle production, Geely has raw materials, components and parts tested to determine whether they meet its quality requirements as well as international standards—and to avoid confusion.
Geely uses the device mainly to analyse various steel alloys, copper, sheet metal, bronze, aluminium alloys and nickel-based superalloys.
“Many of our samples are very unusually shaped. Sometimes, they are very small or very thin. The analysis device must be accordingly flexible”, says Mr Du. The samples are analysed with respect to a number of elements, such as lead, tin, arsenic, silicon, magnesium, copper, zinc and alkali elements, such as for example lithium, sodium or strontium.