Mobile OES analyser software


Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science has introduced SpArcfire, a piece of software that can be operated intuitively and is already available across Hitachi’s stationary spark optical emission spectrometer (OES) range, to its mobile OES analyser range. The new interface, optimised for touchscreens, delivers a greatly improved user experience, maximising speed and efficiency for both simple and complex metals analysis tasks. This intuitive new software removes the need for extensive training or highly experienced operators.

With SpArcfire software, Hitachi OES spectrometers can be easily deployed to complete all metals analysis tasks, including measuring unknown materials, identifying and verifying grades, creating customisable report templates and performing and evaluating accuracy tests with control samples. Advanced users can edit and modify regression data to extend calibration ranges. SpArcfire software can also verify the status of the instrument, providing real-time monitoring and diagnostics on all systems parameters, such as temperature, pressure and voltage inputs and outputs. This ensures essential analysis equipment can be kept operating at peak performance.

SpArcfire offers a range of additional features to make analysis quicker and easier:

  • Wizards take the user step-by-step through non-routine operations
  • Online help and tooltips provide direct assistance
  • Programmable event calendar enables scheduling of regular tasks such as maintenance and control sample runs
  • Intuitive report generator with drag and drop features enables the creation of customisable reports and certificates.

For the advanced user, SpArcfire provides powerful regression software and a matrix manager in order to extend/modify existing calibration curves and create methods. The Sensor Scan application, with its scan manager, future-proofs the instrument and allows it to deliver additional qualitative analysis.

SpArcfire software is now available across Hitachi’s optical emission product range.