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Thermo Fisher Scientific Achieves Milestone with Delivery of 1000th iCAP 6000 Series ICP Emission Spectrometer

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced that the Plansee Group has made the 1000th purchase of the Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Series of ICP emission spectrometers.

The Plansee Group has selected the iCAP 6500 Duo to perform R&D and quality control analyses of their specialized metal alloys at the company’s production facility in Austria.

According to Thermo Scientific, utilizing the latest design techniques and new technologies, the iCAP 6500 Duo is a powerful system, achieving maximum levels of flexibility, performance and automation equal to the exacting demands of the busiest laboratories.

The Plansee Group required a system that was capable of distinguishing silica from tungsten background at low levels and achieving specific detection limits on silicon and potassium. The system had to have the inherent capability of performing accurate trace analyses in challenging alloy matrixes, including tungsten, molybdenum, titanium, niobium, tantalum, chromium, alumina and zirconium compounds as well as in environmental samples.

Dr. Gernot Seeber at the Plansee Group, explains, “We have been using Thermo Fisher’s instruments for several years. After assessing a number of options, we selected the iCAP 6500 Duo because it is the only instrument able to reach our required detection limits. Additionally, it is an extremely compact instrument; our two new units occupy the space where we could previously fit only one instrument.”