Thermo Scientific™

ARL™ SMS-2000 Automation for OES

Balance high productivity and throughput with stringent quality control regulations using instrumentation specifically configured to automate sample analysis in metals production. The Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ SMS-2000 for OES satisfies the full range of metals production control requirements, from R&D to incoming material inspection to scrap sorting. Aluminum smelters and steel foundries with varied capacities and needs can reduce bottlenecks and increase capacity with the power of optical emission spectroscopy, the reference technique for rapid, elemental analysis of solid metallic samples.
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The ARL SMS-2000 system for automated OES offers an affordable way to increase production capacity while reducing labor demand. Designed for integration with the Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ 3460 Metals Analyzer or the Thermo Scientific™ ARL 4460™ Optical Emission Spectrometer, the system offers PMT-based or CCD-based spectrometers for enhanced performance and improved productivity as well as full automation systems for unattended operation 24 hours per day.

Main Features
  • Designed for easy integration into fully automatic laboratories, including sample transport via pneumatic tubes and sample distribution systems.
  • Factory configured and customized.
  • Results are available faster.
  • More samples can be processed with the addition of automatic sample preparation.
  • Additional tasks can be manually introduced without interference with automated processes.
  • When required, the full system can be mounted in a cabin and placed very close to the production process.
  • Control samples are regularly analyzed and processed by statistical evaluation techniques (SPC) to detect eventual anomalies.
  • Automatic instrument standardization is triggered by the system when necessary.
  • Instrument analytical performance can be permanently recorded and visualized in the form of control charts (SPC-Full option) without operator intervention.
  • Type standards can be used to correct response differences between instrument calibration and the composition of particular alloys.
  • Conditioning samples can be measured to remove eventual stand contamination when trace elements must be measured following alloys samples or for conditioning of sample preparation grinding belts.
  • The ARL SMS-2000 magazine for standards can store as many as 45 cylindrical and/or conical setting-up, control samples and type standards of variable diameter.

Recommended for
Iron and steel industry
Metals production