Spectrometers are used to evaluate metals to determine the chemical composition with high accuracy. One of the more common spectrometers used in the metal casting industry is the optical emission spectrometer. This style uses a spark applied through high voltage on the surface, vaporizing particles into a plasma. The particles and ions then emit radiation measured by detectors at different characteristic wavelengths. This gives you a nice readout of the chemical composition of the metal you tested. Spectrometers are a crucial tool for metal casters. Give us a call to get more information on spectrometers and what would be best for your facility.