PerkinElmer has announced the launch of the Avio® 500 inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES). This spectrometer is designed for analytical laboratories running high throughput, multi-elemental, inorganic analyses for a wide variety of sample matrices. The Avio 500 is a simultaneous ICP-OES system, with simultaneous background correction for faster sample-to-sample time and improved data accuracy, matrix tolerance and low argon consumption. It is designed to meet the needs of customers requiring low and high concentration testing for a broad range of analytes. It will find application in areas including environmental, petrochemical (lubricants and used oils), geochemical, food, pharmaceutical, and industrial (including batteries).
The Avio 500 has a vertical plasma with a quick-change torch that provides matrix flexibility and minimises sample preparation time. Flat Plate™ plasma technology generates a robust matrix-tolerant plasma using half the argon of other ICP systems. The Dual View optical system optimises axial and radial plasma viewing, measuring high and low concentrations in the same run, regardless of wavelength. Universal data acquisition enables simultaneous acquisition of all available wavelengths, helping to reduce or potentially eliminate the need to re-run samples. PlasmaShear™ argon-free interference removal technology eliminates interferences by removing the cool tail plume of the plasma, providing maintenance-free, argon-free interference removal. The PlasmaCam™ camera offers continuous colour viewing of the plasma, enabling remote diagnostic capabilities and simplifying method development.