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.