High-End Optical Emission Spectrometer for Metals Analysis

Q8 MAGELLAN is the perfect symbiosis of approved and new - tradition and innovation

Q8 MAGELLAN is a sparc emission spectrometer setting new standards with respect to technology, reliability, flexibility, and handling. It is the first spectrometer worldwide that offers a previously unseen quality of analysis because of its unlimited combination possibilities of measurement parameters. It is the only vacuum spectrometer featuring channel-photomultipliers, digital plasma generator, unlimited single-spark- and time resolution and a heavy duty, low-maintenance spark stand with co-axial argon flow. Extremely low maintenance and tailored software underline the exceptional quality of this uncompromised product for elemental analysis in the metal producing and processing industries.

Offered in different versions it is consequently suitable for routine operation in both laboratory and production environments. Newly developed electronics, detectors, optical components and information technology ensure that Q8 MAGELLAN dramatically differs from the broad range of spectrometers on the market. The components were mated in such a way that unmatched performance can be guaranteed.

Q8 MAGELLAN – High-End Optical Emission Spectrometer for Metals Analysis

Optical system

  • Paschen Runge / 750 mm
  • Wavelength range: 110 nm – 800 nm
  • Channel photomultiplier detectors: Highest anode sensitivity; Very stable and low dark current
  • Up to 128 analytical channels
  • Single vacuum optic

Read-out system

  • Time-resolved reading of single sparks; Individually settable integration windows for all analytical channels with simultaneous acquisition of each single spark
  • Scalable and microprocessor controlled read-out system; Use of modern and programmable electronics for time-critical jobs; Integrators are matched to detector characteristics; High-quality PCI data recording board with a sampling rate up to 250 kHz

Instrument control

  • Communication: Use of Ethernet and TCP/IP between PC and instrument as well as for all instrument internal communication


  • Digital generation of any discharge current curve through programmable logic modules
  • Integrated emergency stop
  • Maintenance-free, inductive ignition
  • Discharge time 10 µs to 2 ms
  • Max. 200 A peak current
  • Max. 1000 Hz spark sequence


  • Analysis software with integrated single spark evaluation
  • Material quality monitoring with dynamic internal and external limit check
  • Material identification of unknown samples
  • Analysis management: Integrated analysis management using SQL data base; Storage, sorting, filtering, display, searching, printing, archival; Comprehensive statistic evaluation, SPC charts (option), certificate
  • Email supported reporting system
  • Integrated systems for diagnosis and maintenance via internet or telephone provide efficient service at short term

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