Bruker launches benchtop metals analyser 22 January 2021

Bruker Corporation has announced the launch of the new Q4 TASMANTM Series 2, a versatile, high performance spark-Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES) for the metals industry. The Q4 TASMAN Series 2 extends Bruker’s line of benchtop OES systems, combining reliability and outstanding analytical performance with low cost of ownership.

The Q4 TASMAN Series 2 employs MultiVisionTM, an innovative dual optics concept, allowing the optimal choice between three variants to fulfil individual analytical needs. Bruker points out that additional benefits of MultiVision are increased reliability and reduced cost of ownership due to low argon gas consumption.

Optimisations of the digital spark source SmartSparkTM 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 also ensures easy sample handling and accepts a wide sample variety for hassle-free operation.

The analytical range of the Q4 TASMAN Series 2 has been extended for many elements, and new element sets – enabling the analysis of new alloy types. Dedicated analytical solution packages are available for all ten common metal bases addressing the entire metals market. These solutions include full element sets, calibrations, alloy groups and standardisation samples. With the ready to analyse instrument, users can achieve reliable and complete analytical results right from the start.

In addition, the new version 3 of the next generation OES software, ELEMENTAL.SUITETM, delivers high functionality with ease of use. Its powerful analysis viewer provides easy grouping and filtering capabilities. Features such as export of results to LIMS or L2 systems, report generation, and generation of control charts are only one click away. The most comprehensive materials database also gives access to more than 350,000 alloys from more than 75 countries.

Dr Peter Paplewski, product line manager for Bruker’s OES analysis business, commented: “The feedback received from our pilot testers confirms that the Q4 TASMAN Series 2 with ELEMENTAL.SUITE achieves goals faster, easier and more cost-effectively than ever before.”

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