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Thermo Ships 1000th ARL 4460 Optical Emission Spectrometer

Published: Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Last Updated: Monday, August 21, 2006
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The milestone order was received from Voest Alpine Industrieanlagebau who purchased the instrument for Alchevsk Iron & Steel Works.

Thermo Electron Corporation has announced the 1000th customer order of its ARL 4460 Optical Emission (OE) spectrometer.

The ARL 4460 features two unique techniques, Thermo's patented Current Controlled Source (CCS) and Time Resolved Spectroscopy (TRS), establishing this instrument as the benchmark for accurate and reliable metal analysis in primary plants, foundries, forges, mini-mills and casting mills.

The milestone order was received from Voest Alpine Industrieanlagebau (VAI). VAI purchased the instrument for Alchevsk Iron & Steel Works, a very important steel plant based in Alchevsk, Ukraine, who are one of the metallurgical businesses of "Industrial Union of Donbas" Corporation (IUD).

Launched in 1994, the ARL 4460 is continuously being improved. The two latest additional techniques are the CCS and TRS. 

Two further additions to Thermo’s ARL 4460 are the on-line Spark-DAT option, allowing cleanliness statements and inclusion determinations and the "CNO" option permitting the determination of the C, N and O elements in steel at their lowest levels.

Dan Shine, vice president of elemental analysis at Thermo, comments, "Our ARL 4460 OE spectrometer has proven to be a very valuable tool, designed to meet all metals analysis requirements from routine use to metals research and achieves superior analytical performance, even in the most demanding laboratory conditions."

"Furthermore, each instrument is customized prior to delivery in order to meet specific needs."

"Due to these unique characteristics, the ARL 4460 has encountered increasing success with customers regularly purchasing or upgrading to new models."

"This 1000th order is clearly a testament of our customers’ trust in the instrument’s quality and reliability."

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