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The all new ARTUS 8 is the latest addition to ARUN’s portfolio of metal analysers. It completes the offering to higher end applications. Its primary field of applications are in foundries, metal producing and metal processing industries.

Analytical coverage: all types of metals with alloying elements and traces

Technology: advanced optical emission spectrometry

Key benefits: top performance at low cost of ownership


The ARTUS 8 is a high-performance desktop CCD spectrometer with the largest optical system that ARUN has to offer, ensuring complete spectral coverage at best resolution and light efficiency. This makes the ARTUS 8 the perfect choice for more demanding and heavy duty applications.

The ARTUS 8 has been developed as a non-compromising instrument; It offers all the advantages of a flexible and versatile CCD spectrometer. It even competes in some applications with classical photomultiplier systems, which are still the benchmark in high-end OES.

While the ARTUS 8 is strongly recommended for all metal producing and processing industries, it also covers the demanding needs in corporate research and academia. Its versatility and flexibility combined with low detection limits makes it perfect for contract laboratories.


The ARTUS 8 is available in two different versions.

As a result of our non-compromise approach, every ARTUS 8 is fully equipped to cover a large spectrum. The Ultimate edition caters to those with very specific needs, as it offers an extension into the ultra-UV range to enable the analysis of certain gases in metals. It also maximises our “Made to Measure” concept and provides further enhanced calibration programmes.


ARTUS 8 Ultimate

uUV allows the analysis of nitrogen in steels!
Instruments with this Feature will benefit from further uUV apps.
10 matrices/bases 10+4 matrices/bases
including precious metals Group
All alloying elements and all relevant traces All alloying elements and all relevant traces
Original ARUN factory calibration Original ARUN factory calibration with Optimized Multivariat Regression (OMVR) for improved accuracy
Digital source for high precision Digital source for high precision
  Optimised C,P,S,N, Pb, Sb in certain calibrations
Key Benefits

Here are some of the ARTUS 8’s main features:

  • Compact benchtop model
  • Low in cost, high in performance
  • Controlled by external PC or laptop
  • Keyboard, mouse operation
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • High-resolution, full-spectrum optical systems
  • No vacuum pump, nor argon purge in optics
  • Holographic diffraction grating
  • High-resolution CCDs
  • Digital spark source
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Bespoke MetalScan A-PLUS software
  • Optional calibration software
  • Optional mini-LIMS with SQL database
  • Optional Statistical Process Control (SPC) software
  • Full scope of user functions:Routine analysis with Av, ASD, RSD
    • Quality control functions with grade library
    • Comprehensive reporting & export functions
    • Multi-language option
    • Customized sample ID’s
    • Single sample standardisation
    • Full range spectrum viewer
    • Comprehensive factory calibrations for all major elements and traces

The ARTUS 8 supports all metal types with the analyses of all their elements, in higher concentrations as well as the relevant traces.

  • Iron & steel alloys
  • Cast iron
  • Aluminium and its alloys
  • Zinc and its alloys
  • Copper and its alloys
  • Nickel and its alloys
  • Cobalt and its alloys
  • Titanium and its alloys
  • Magnesium and its alloys
  • Lead and its alloys
  • Tin and its alloys
Technical Specifications
Weight & dimensions
  • Instrument size 721 x 440 x 780mm (approximately 29 x 17 x 31 inches)
  • Weight: 80kg (176 lbs)
Electrical requirements
  • Line input 110 or 230 Volts AC 50-60 Hz
  • Automatic voltage stabilisation
Environmental requirements
  • Operating temperature 10 to 30°C (50 to 86°F)
  • Storage temperature -10 to 70°C (14 to 158°F)
Other requirements Argon
  • 99.998% or 99.999% purity – Argon gas purifier can be used, depending on application
  • Sample taking equipment relevant to metal type/s
  • Sample preparation equipment relevant to metal type/s

Explore the all new ARTUS 8


USB interface for computer control and readout.


Temperature control: sensors detect internal and ambient temperature and ensure stable instrument condition.


Argon inlet.


Digital source for reduced maintenance and improved analytical performance.


Wide spectral range optical system for wavelengths above 200nm.


XY sample clamp for all types of sample shapes.


Spark stand opening with 10 or 12mm diameter.

Various adapters are available for special samples like wires, small parts, thin sheets, etc.


Spark stand design for improved performance, simple maintenance, and reduced operational expenses.

  • Electrode cleaning and adjusting without opening spark stand
  • Reduced Argon flows and Argon stop in idle times
  • Uncompromised gas flows for best results in analytical flush mode
  • Works with Argon qualities from 4.8 onwards

Optical system with direct light path for important elements like C, P, S, N, As, Sn, B etc.


Start/Stop button with LED light indicator of current status.

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