Thermo ARL - ARL 3460 Optical Emission Spectrometer
( Thermo Scientific )
| Year of introduction
Spectrometer ( Atom. ): AES: Arc/Spark
|The ARL 3460, as a multi-channel optical emission spectrometer, offers fast, accurate metals analysis in a variety of labs. The ARL 3460 is custom designed for meeting your specific requirements whether you are working in a small cast iron foundry or in a large aluminum smelter.
- Stability, precision, low detection limits, and accuracy
- Configured and calibrated in the factory
- Continuous up-grade possibilities
- Easy integration to increase productivity
The ARL 3460 metals analyzer is widely regarded as the industry standard for fast, reliable and accurate metals analysis.
More than 2500 of these systems are installed around the world, making it the single best selling optical emission spectrometer of all time. This unique record has been developed via a program of continual enhancement allowing new features to be incorporated into the system as they became available.
In addition to being the first OE system to be available with Microsoft Windows® software, the ARL 3460 has also pioneered analysis of gases in metals via optical emission. Now, over 250 ARL 3460s are routinely employed analyzing nitrogen in steels and, more recently, oxygen in copper. This development has proved particularly beneficial for cost savings in primary metal production as the substantial capital investment and operating costs of combustion analysis equipment can be avoided.
Spectrometer: Paschen-Runge vacuum polychromator made of special cast iron and temperature controlledto ± 0.1° at 38° C. Maximum 60 channels.
Focal length: 1 m
Primary slit width: 20 µm
Secondary slit width: 20, 25, 37.5, 50, 75, 100, 150 µm
Type of detector: Photomultiplier tube 28 mm, 10-stage side window tubes, fused quartz, glass or MgF2 envelope
Grating type: 1080, 1667 or 2160 gr/mm, selected by analytical task
Resolution: Dependent on grating, secondary slit and spectral order
Sample stand: Argon flushed, water-cooled table with self-contained, closed loop coolant system
Spectrometer control: ARL MMB 386 Microprocessor utilizing CMOS technology with Status Measuring Card.
A/D converters and attenuators included for each channel.
Programmable attenuators: Up to 24, available as an option
Dynamic range: 106:1
Software: WinOE software running on Windows® XP Professional
Enclosure: Built-in dust protection with high capacity cooling fans
Ambient temperature: 16-30°C (62-86°F); maximum rate of change 5° C/hour
Relative humidity: 20-80%
Voltage: 230 V (+10%/-15%), single-phase with protective ground (5kVA regulator required if fluctuations exceed ±10%)
Current: 12 A, including PC, screen and printer
Frequency: 50 or 60 Hz
Grounding: < 1 Ω
Argon: > 99.996% maximum 5 ppm oxygen (maximum 2 ppm oxygen for samples with high Si content). Optional argon purifier available and recommended for ultra low carbon analysis. For VUV lines (nitrogen, oxygen, chlorine), argon purifier included
Electrical power: Max 3.5 kVA
Argon: 3.5 l/min during analysis, 0.35 l/min stand-by
Compliance to norms: 98/37/EEC Machinery
73/23/EEC Low voltage material
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic compatibility
Dimensions and weight
Overall dimensions: 166.5 x 91 x 119 cm or 65 x 47 x 36 inches, including excitation stand
Weight: 450 kg. or 992 lb approximately
Accessories and options: Small samples analysis kit
Argon purification systems
Voltage stabilization systems
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Suction device accessory to exhaust toxic fumes
Stand upgrade for semi-automatic operation
Data communication software options
Analytical results processing software options