Analyzer provides real-time information on key parameters.

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Spectra-Quad On-Line Analyzer uses filter technology and measurement algorithms to measure product constituents such as moisture, coating weight, and film thickness. Continuous product monitoring of key process variables allows for immediate production line adjustments, avoiding extended periods of off-specification production. Production line start-ups can be controlled to reach optimum conditions in shortest possible time.

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Thermo Electron Corporation's Spectra-Quad Analyzer Provides Real-Time Information on Moisture and Other Critical Product Parameters

Minneapolis, MN (Oct 1, 2004) - Thermo Electron Corporation's (NYSE: TMO) Spectra-Quad On-Line Moisture and Constituent Analyzer incorporates a patented, industry-proven optical system and other quality innovations, making the Spectra-Quad an industry standard for on-line process analysis.

Using advanced filter technology and specialized measurement algorithms, the Spectra-Quad offers the highest performance on a broad range of applications. The system will measure product constituents such as moisture, coating weight, film thickness as well as many others.

Continuous product monitoring of the various key process variables allows immediate production line adjustments to be made. This avoids extended periods of off-specification production that can occur with manual sampling and analysis. Production line start-ups can be controlled to reach optimum conditions in the shortest possible time.

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Thermo Electron's products, services, and applications expertise are designed to maximize the performance, quality, and productivity of critical processes in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, petroleum, power, metals, cement and mining industries. They also ensure worker safety, environmental protection, and regulatory compliance.

About Thermo Electron
A world leader in high-tech instruments, Thermo Electron Corporation helps life science, laboratory, and industrial customers advance scientific knowledge, enable drug discovery, improve manufacturing processes, and protect people and the environment with instruments, scientific equipment, services and software solutions. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo Electron has revenues of more than $2 billion, and employs approximately 11,000 people in 30 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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