New Bruker Q4 POLO – Compact Spark-OES Metals Analyser

The new Bruker Q4 POLO is a compact Spark Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES) for a variety of applications in the metals industry.

It’s a benchtop system, combining high precision elemental analysis with low cost of ownership and a small footprint.

Bruker Q4 POLO

New Applications for a Benchtop OES

The Bruker Q4 POLO offers best-in-class analytical performance for elements from lithium (Li) to bismuth (Bi). This is possible with a unique electromagnetic light junction in the MultiVision™ optics, which expands coverage to a wider range of elements.

It also opens up applications not previously possible with an analyser of this size:

  • Precise light element analysis.
  • Cast iron analysis.
  • Nitrogen at low ppm levels in low alloyed steels.
  • Oxygen in copper.
Bruker Q4 POLO OES

Long Term Stability

The Q4 POLO also offers impressive long term stability. Bruker’s patented Automatic Ambient Compensation (AAC™) eliminates thermal drift, ensuring the optical system maintains focus. Without thermal- or contamination-based drifts, there’s less need for cleaning and re-calibration, resulting in stable results round the clock.

A new ArgonShield™ stops the optical window becoming contaminated during measurements.

Analytical precision and stability are further improved by the active sensing digital SmartSpark™ source, with shorter measurement times.

Ready to Go

The new system is ready to analyse from day one, for all relevant elements and a wide range of concentrations.

Base metal packages are available containing all relevant alloy groups, calibrations and standardisation samples. The system is designed for high up-time, low maintenance and hassle-free operation.

With its impressive analytical performance, stability and compactness, the Q4 POLO is extending the capabilities of compact spark-OES. The Q4 POLO combines multiple innovations to reach performance levels not achieved before in compact metal analysers. Reliable, high precision analysis is now available for every foundry and production floor. With its unique features, the Q4 POLO will help users to obtain compositional results faster, easier and more cost-effectively than ever before.

Dr. Peter Paplewski – Product Line Manager, Bruker OES

Demonstration Video

See how the Q4 POLO delivers chemical composition results faster, easier and more cost-effectively than ever before. This demo video from Bruker includes sample analysis, ELEMENTAL.SUITE software and results.

Live Q&A Session

Join Bruker on Thursday 14th October 2021 for a live discussion celebrating the launch of the Q4 POLO, with opportunities to ask questions with Bruker’s product and applications specialists.

More Information

Blue Scientific is the official distributor of Bruker OES in the Nordic region (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland). We’re available to answer all your questions – just get in touch:

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