Spectro Incorporated is a high technology company that specialized for almost 30
years in the development of instruments for machine condition monitoring based on
oil and fuel analysis. Our sole focus has been to design and market instruments optimized
for one application, rather than general-purpose instruments that can be used for
a variety of applications. All Spectroils are easy to use, reliable and the workhorses
of commercial and military oil analysis laboratories that require the rapid analysis
of wear metals, contaminants and additives in lubricants. It measures trace quantities
of elements dissolved or suspended as fine particles in natural or synthetic petroleum
based products using the time-tested and reliable rotating disc electrode (RDE) technique.
Spectro continually innovates both by inventing new products and by enhancing existing
ones in response to customers’ needs for more capabilities or automation. The new
Spectroil Q100 maintains this tradition and was designed from the ground up with
the user, the application, and the in-service oil analysis laboratory in mind.
The Spectroil Q100 uses the same technology and design
concepts that Spectro has successfully applied over the years to the Spectroil M
family of spectrometers. It is the next step in design and performance utilizing
the most up-to-date solid-state electronics and optical systems. Spectroil Q100 also
fulfills the requirements of ASTM D6595 Standard Method for Determination of Wear
Metals and Contaminants in Used Lubricating Oils or Hydraulic Fluids by Rotating
Disc Electrode Atomic Emission Spectrometry.
The Spectroil Q100 has a standard configuration that includes 22 elements (see list
below) plus it has the option to add up to 13 additional elements like Sb, Bi, As,
In, Co, Zr, W, Sr, Li, Ce, Nb and Rh anytime anywhere, without the need for any hardware
Smallest rotating disc spectrometer in the world -Size(L x W x H): 26 in. x 16 in.
x 29 in. Weight:165 lbs
The Spectroil Q100 has capability for the easy addition of a coolant program which
means that you can have it without the need of any attachment / modification of the
The Spectroil Q100 is customized for laboratory environment.
The latest Spectroil Q100 instrument uses a unique double layer optic with Multiple
CCD detectors. Total of 15 CCD detectors are mounted on the Rowland circle in order
to cover the wave¬length range from 200 to 800 nm of the elements of interest.
The Spectroil Q100 has overall better limits of detection than previous PMT systems
The new CCD optical system version has the following advantages over old photomultiplier
Maximum PMT CCD
The heart of the new Spectroil Q100 is an innovative and state-of-the art charge
coupled device (CCD) optical
system. The Paschen-Runge design of the optical system provides the necessary resolution
and light throughput to process in less than 30 seconds the spectra of all configured
elements. The Spectroil Q100 optic contains a dual layer of CCD detectors making
it a compact, yet extremely capable system. The design eliminates the need for photomultiplier
tubes with their inherent instability and limited analytical expansion capabilities.
The Spectroil Q100 is the ideal spectrometer for the in-service oil analysis laboratory
because technology has made it smaller and the addition of an innovative CCD optical
system has made it more flexible for even the most exotic in-service oil analysis
applications. The standard configuration is equipped and calibrated for 22 wear metals,
contaminants and additives. Additional elements can be added at any time, even in
the field and if your application suddenly calls for unusual elements such as niobium,
lithium or rhodium. An external computer with current Windows software controls the
system. The additional capability to analyze engine coolants is available as an option.
Provides an early warning of abnormal wear.
Conforms to ASTM Standard Test Method D6595 requirements
No sample preparation
30 second analysis time
Bench-top and transportable
Analyzes all elements simultaneously
Always ready to analyze samples
Simple to operate without special training or background
Standard and readily available consumables
Requires no special utilities or gases, only AC power
Meets stringent Department of Defense requirements (JOAP)