The ARL 4460 has been designed to meet all metals analysis requirements from routine use to metals research. In varying laboratory conditions or in a hostile environment, this Thermo Scientific spectrometer is the solution for outstanding analytical performance.

Some examples of common products analyzed with the ARL 4460 are:

• Low alloy steel with ultra low concentrations of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen for the automotive industry

• Stainless steel: Food and pharmacology handling equipment

• Super alloys: Jet turbine blades

• Cast iron: Auto engines

• Magnesium: Aerospace and automotive

• Aluminum: Aerospace and food industry

• Copper: Tubing and wire

• Lead: Batteries and radiation shielding

• Zinc: Galvanizing

• Precious metals: Jewellery

The ARL 4460 is capable of determining carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in steels at ultra low levels using the CNO option. This option offers better C. N and O detection limits as well as reproducibility in the range of ultra-low concentration.

The optional Spark-DAT adds a new dimension to the ARL 4460 spectrometer. The ability to measure intensities during each elemental spark, allows the determination of cleaness indexes as well as the identification and counting of inclusion types within seconds.





Type of DetectorPhotomultiplier tube 28 mm
Maximum channels60 channels
Wavelenght range130-780 nm
Primary slit width20 μm
Secondary slit width25, 37.5, 50, 75 μm
Argon purity> 99.996 % maximum 5 ppm oxygen
Argon consumption5 l/min during analysis, 0.7 l/min in stand-by
Accessories and options

Spark-DAT, single Spark Data Acquisition and Treatment

CNO for best measurement of low carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in steels

Small wire and pin samples analysis kit

Argon purification systems

Voltage stabilization systems

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Suction device accessory to exhaust toxic fumes

Stand upgrade for semi-automatic operation

Data communication software options

Analytical results processing software options


The ARL iSpark Series is a high performance OES spectrometer platform based on the best PMT (photomultiplier tube) optics. It features the most sensitive CCD (charge-coupled device) optics, enhanced degree of functionality and other innovative technologies, including:

• Unique PMT or dual CCD/PMT optics

• Revolutionary digital spark generator

• Innovative spark stand design

• Advanced acquisition technologies and processing algorithms for PMT and CCD signals

• Single Spark Acquisition with diffuse spark intensity removal algorithm to improve accuracy on PMTs

• Most advanced analysis of micro-inclusions

• Smart argon management with argon saving modes

Optional methods using the Spark-DAT algorithms allow ultra-fast analysis of micro-inclusions, such as Al2O3, CaO, Al2O3-CaO, MnS and CaS in steel, or TiB2, oxides, carbides, nitrides and chlorides in aluminum. The inclusion information can be obtained simultaneously without any change in operation or maintenance compared to standard OES analysis.





ARL iSpark 8820ARL iSpark 8860ARL iSpark 8880
Dual CCD/PMT opticsPMT opticsDual CCD/PMT optics
Single and multi-matrix configurations

Single and multi-matrix


Single and multi-matrix configurations
Excellent performance on a wide range of elementsBest performance for trace analysis

Ideal for metal recycling industries,

laboratories or any companies that need high

analytical versatility

For foundries and metals processors and any companies wanting an economical solution allowing efficient quality control

Instrument of choice for metal

producers and refiners

Inclusion analysis available
Spectral investigationInclusion analysis availableSpectral investigation
  Flexibility to accommodate future needs


The ARL 3460 Metals Analyzer is the most widely used spectrometer in the world. A multi-channel optical emission spectrometer, the ARL 3460 is designed for fast, accurate metals analysis in foundries, forges, minimills and casting operations. It is also eminently suited to incoming material control and as the workhorse in metals QC and R&D laboratories.     The ARL 3460 can be factory calibrated for many different types of pure metals and alloys including:
  • Iron and steel (w/nitrogen).
  • Pure aluminum and alloys.
  • Pure copper and alloys.
  • Pure zinc and alloys.
  • Pure lead and alloys.
  • Pure tin and alloys.
  • Pure magnesium and alloys.
  • Nickel alloys.
  • Cobalt alloys.
  Traditionally handled by combustion analyzers, the analysis of N and O can now be performed by optical emission spectrometers         For more information, please refer to:          


Type of Detector Photomultiplier tube 28 mm
Maximum channels 60 channels
Wavelenght range 130-780 nm
Primary slit width 20 μm
Secondary slit width 20, 25, 37.5, 50, 75, 100, 150 μm
Argon purity > 99.996 % maximum 5 ppm oxygen
Argon consumption 3.5 l/min during analysis, 3.5 l/min in stand-by
Accessories and options Small samples analysis kit Argon purification systems Voltage stabilization systems Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Suction device accessory to exhaust toxic fumes Stand upgrade for semi-automatic operation Data communication software options Analytical results processing software options


Unique’s as the first Iranian Metal Analyzer produced by Control System Abzar Novin Co. is a new instrument for analyzing metal samples and determining the weight concentration of elements (%). With qualitative characteristics for the needs of metal industries, casting factories, research and academic centers.

The ability to identify elements in all metal alloys (iron and non-ferrous foundations), including Fe Base, Al Base, Cu Base, Ni Base, Pb Base, Mg Base, and Zn Base in single or multiple bases, as well as identifying alloying groups. The foundation, type of the alloys and number of elements for this Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES) can be selected and adjusted according to the requirements of the workshop.

As the result of creating vacuum system in the optical chamber in this device, the accuracy, stability of the analytical results and the stability in the repeated results are maximized. By creating this capability, it can prevent the presence or entrance of the contamination to the device in the optical unit. Hence, the life of the device will increase and its downtime will be less.

Therefore, this machine has a fully engineered structure is highly reliable for industrial applications.

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Type of DetectorMulti CCD
Wavelength range140-800 nm
Resolution30 Pm
Vacuum system6-10 Pa
Argon purity99.999 %
Argon consumption5 l/min during analysis
Power requirements220VAC/ 50Hz
Dimensions99cm (L), 84cm (W), 135cm (H)