HORIBA Scientific Announces New ULTIMA Expert ICP-OES Spectrometer
18 Mar 2014

HORIBA Scientific (HORIBA), a global leader in ICP systems, announced the launch of the new ULTIMA Expert ICP-OES Spectrometer at Pittcon 2014. The ULTIMA Expert combines ease of use, a unique plasma torch design, comprehensive tools, highest resolution, lowest detection limits and full wavelength coverage optics for the most challenging applications.

ULTIMA Expert is designed with a unique plasma torch that offers a radial viewing mode far superior to competitive systems, thanks to the measurement of the entire normal analytical zone. The vertical torch, the original sheath gas device and the wide injector make the ULTIMA Expert more tolerant to difficult matrices, and offer the benefits of robust operation with minimal maintenance.

High resolution and excellent sensitivity

High resolution and excellent sensitivity allow elements with high, low and trace concentrations to be measured accurately. ULTIMA Expert delivers the highest resolution with less than 5 picometers for the UV range and less than 10 picometers for the visible range, all due to its unique optical design which integrates a high density holographic grating and one meter focal length optics. Thermally stabilized optics ensure excellent long-term stability of the measurements. Full wavelength coverage from 120 to 800nm satisfies all the requirements for elemental analysis, including far UV capability for halogen analysis.

Powerful software, with unique comprehensive tools offers advanced user guidance from sample to results. Image Navigator software provides qualitative and semi-quantitative analysis of unknown samples based on full spectrum acquisition, S3-base and MASTER for facilitated method development, and an uncertainty calculation tool for calibration quality improvement. The Analyst software provides full instrument control and advanced features for method development, analysis and results management.

Performance and comprehensive tools

“The robustness of the ULTIMA Expert makes it ideal for demanding applications such as mining, salt production, wear metals in oil analysis, petrochemical, metallurgical and chemical manufacture,” said Dr. Matthieu Chausseau, ICP Product Manager for HORIBA Scientific. “Its robust performance and comprehensive tools allows the ULTIMA Expert to deliver accurate results faster and easier than any other ICP-OES instrument on the market today.”

The ULTIMA Expert comes with accessories for multiple demanding applications to further enhance its automation and functionality.

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