SPECTRO Analytical Instruments

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SPECTRO Analytical Instruments is a manufacturer of elemental analyzers using optical emission spectroscopy and x-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The company's headquarters are located in Kleve, Germany.

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SPECTRO was founded in 1979 and specialized in metal analyzers based on optical emission (arc/spark). These were later followed by elemental analyzers based on inductively coupled plasma (ICP) optical emission and x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry.[1] SPECTRO is a major provider or analytical instrumentation with an installed base of over 30,000 spectrometers worldwide.[2] In 2005, SPECTRO became part of AMETEK's Material Analysis Division.[3]

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