Malvern Panalytical has launched the FORJ™ fusion sample preparation instrument, the latest addition to Malvern Panalytical’s Claisse technology portfolio. Fusion sample preparation consists of dissolving a fully oxidised sample at high temperature in a suitable solvent for elemental analysis. The molten mixture is then examined using either X-ray fluorescence (XRF), inductively coupled plasma (ICP) or atomic absorption (AA) analysis. FORJ works via an unbroken analytical chain, guaranteeing robustness and reproducibility, and accelerating productivity. FORJ reduces thermal stress to minimise downtime and ensure stable heating for repeatable results. It is flexible and customisable, with options including a mold sensor, streamlined monitoring and sample reloading capabilities that increase productivity by up to 25 %. The system offers improved accessibility for all operators, and is suitable for full laboratory integration and remote control.