OES Metal Analyzer handles primary metals producers.

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Model ARL 4460 OES metal analyzer features OXSAS software that provides one-click routine analysis launch as well as access to recent analyses for on-screen comparison and full traceability. It also features on-line Spark-DAT option which integrates into OXSAS, enabling cleanness statements and inclusion determinations to be performed quickly during metals production. Unit can be coupled to ARL SMS-2000 automation system for fully automated sample preparation, sample handling, and analysis.

Original Press Release:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Extends Capabilities of ARL 4460 OES Metals Analyzer with New OXSAS Analytical Software

ECUBLENS, Switzerland (July 30, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, extends the capability of its ARL 4460 optical emission spectrometry (OES) metals analyzer with the addition of the new analytical software, OXSAS. Developed for primary metals producers, the Thermo Scientific ARL 4460 allows users, from routine use to metals research, to maximize productivity and produce metallurgical products of the highest quality.

Featuring time resolved spectroscopy (TRS) and the unique patented current controlled source (CCS) technique, the ARL 4460 metals analyzer offers unmatched performance, accuracy, stability, reliability and speed of analysis. With the newly integrated Thermo Scientific OXSAS analytical software, the comprehensive solution provides increased analytical capacity and flexibility across a wide range of metals analyses.

Designed to meet the specific needs of users in the metals industry, OXSAS provides simple one-click routine analysis launch as well as access to recent analyses for on-screen comparison and full traceability. The OXSAS software allows users to run a variety of analyses, including the development of new analytical methods and calibrations and rapid high-quality routine analyses. This easy-to-use comprehensive solution features a new 32-bit software platform, a simple graphic user interface and a triple navigation style including grids and tree views.

This innovative software platform enables users to perform method definition from a periodic table, fast calibration using MVR with multiple analyte curve display, repetitive batch sample analysis, multi-purpose analysis display with wide ranging optional data and comprehensive post-treatment of results. The results are displayed in a result database viewer with advanced query filters and comprehensive post-processing functions, including statistics and can be easily exported into Microsoft Excel®.

The ARL 4460 solution also features the on-line Spark-DAT option, which fully integrates into OXSAS. This enables cleanness statements and inclusion determinations to be performed in seconds during metals production, compared with traditional techniques which can take hours.

In addition, the ARL 4460 can be coupled to the Thermo Scientific ARL SMS-2000 automation system for fully automated sample preparation, sample handling and analysis. This integrated system is one of the best performing, cost-effective complete solutions available on the market for metals analysis.

For more information about the Thermo Scientific ARL 4460 OES automated metals analyzer with OXSAS, please call +1 800-532-4752, e-mail analyze@thermofisher.com or visit www.thermo.com/oes

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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