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SPECTRO Announces SPECTROMAXx LMX10 ARC/SPARK OES Analyzer for Next-Generation Material Control Analysis

Kleve, Germany, June 30, 2022 – SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has introduced the SPECTROMAXx LMX10 ARC/SPARK OES analyzer for fast, accurate, advanced elemental analysis in metal producing and fabricating plants, and iron and non-ferrous foundries.

The LMX10 is the newest version of SPECTROMAXx, perhaps the industry’s best-selling arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) analyzer. SPECTROMAXx delivers outstanding repeatability, reproducibility, and reliability in material control analyses from incoming materials to in-process testing to final quality inspections — adding certainty to critical supply chains.

SPECTROMAXx users obtain ultrafast information on changing process conditions while achieving drastically reduced cost of ownership with lower consumables. Advanced diagnostics and easy maintenance prevent expensive downtime. In addition, the analyzer features SPECTRO’s proprietary iCAL 2.0 calibration logic, which requires only 5 minutes and a single sample per day — and automatically compensates for most changes in environmental temperature or pressure. Conventional analyzers may need 30 or more minutes for standardization, plus reruns whenever site conditions change.

The tenth generation SPECTROMAXx — the LMX10 — introduces many new advancements that meet industry’s ever-evolving requirements, including:

  • New Analytical Performance: The LMX10 has completely new factory calibrations; extended calibration ranges and element selections; optimized source excitation parameters; and improved limits of detection (LODs).
  • New Argon Cost Savings: Introducing a new feature that allows for a total shutdown of argon flow during standby for periods configurable by the operator, providing even greater savings in consumables costs.
  • Increased Ease of Use: The LMX10 provides routine, trouble-free analysis of 10 matrices, 65 methods, and 59 elements via convenient controls for operation; easy access for use and maintenance; and enhanced software features such as quick-check programs, virtual type standards, and spectrum scans.
  • Easy-To-Use SPECTRO’s SPARK ANALYZER Pro Software: This software, even for less experienced personnel, provides effortless operation with application profiles tailored to preset user requirements; automatic program selection of sub-methods for given materials; spectra storage for later recalculations; multiple data export formats; and software-only upgrades for new lines, methods, or matrices.

The new SPECTROMAXx LMX10 ARC/SPARK OES analyzer is available in two models. The basic SPECTROMAXx features a single air optic, with state-of-the-art CMOS sensors proven in the flagship SPECTROLAB S. It extends the relevant and applicable elemental wavelength range from 233 nanometers (nm) to 670 nm. In addition, a new option analyzes relevant wavelengths to 766 nm, covering potassium (K).

The SPECTROMAXx Advanced utilizes the same high-resolution CMOS technology, with the air optic covering the same wavelengths as the basic model, from 233 nm to 670 nm. But an added UV optic handles a lower spectral range, from 120 nm to 235 nm. This includes a new capability to analyze oxygen (O) in copper (Cu). In addition, a new option analyzes relevant wavelengths to 766 nm, covering potassium (K).

AMECARE Performance Services maximize the uptime of all SPECTROMAXx analyzers. Hundreds of experienced service engineers in 50 countries provide high-value, customized support designed to ensure optimum performance plus the most extended possible equipment life. Additional support includes SPECTRO PROTEKT secure global remote monitoring, proactive performance maintenance, performance upgrades, applications solutions, consultation, targeted training, and ongoing support.

The new SPECTROMAXx LMX10 ARC/SPARK OES analyzer is available immediately from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments. For more information, visit or email



SPECTRO, a business of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis in a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.

SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measurable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 50,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of approximately $5.5 billion.

For more information, visit or email

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