The PolySpek Neo

The PolySpek Neo is the new multi-CCD, multi-optic desktop spectrometer from ARUN Technology, the originators of CCD based metals analysis.

Almost 30 years of CCD – OES know-how have gone into the design of the new PolySpek Neo. Up to four separate optical systems can be incorporated to cover the emission spectrum required for metallurgical work, which conventionally lies between 130 and 680 nanometers.

Particular combinations of the optical systems are available for specific single matrix or multi-matrix applications. The optical systems have been tailored to provide different dispersions over different wavelength ranges, with the optimal resolution in the ultraviolet region of 130 to 200 nanometers. Less resolution is required in the infrared region between 470 and 680 nanometers where only a few key emission lines need to be resolved. Neither optical fibres, nor vacuum pumps are used in the PolySpek Neo and only the ultraviolet optical section (if required) is Argon (optionally Nitrogen) purged.


The PolySpek Neo is a high-performance desktop spectrometer. With an increased wavelength coverage and improved resolution, the PolySpek Neo is positioned above the entry end PolySpek Junior for more demanding applications.

The overall optical design has been enhanced, and improvements in CCD technology utilised to further improve the performance of the PolySpek Neo, while retaining the major benefit of earlier units with the ability to analyse elements across the complete range of commercial metals and alloys.  Additional bases, matrix calibrations and elements can be analysed without the additional hardware costs normally associated with classical photomultiplier spectrometers. Calibration in still required for each new material using certified reference materials.


Don’t worry, our product specialists will guide you to find the exact model to match your analytical needs. ARUN Technology provides analytical solutions that help improve your processes.

Key Benefits

Here are some of the PolySpek Neo’s main features:

  • Compact benchtop model
  • No vacuum pump
  • Controlled by external PC
  • Keyboard, mouse operation via USB connection
  • Windows operating system
  • Open spark stand for small or large samples
  • Temperature controlled
  • No complex installation
  • Rapid multi-element analysis
  • Bespoke MetalScan A-PLUS software
  • Holographic diffraction grating
  • Multi-element CCD array detector in each optical system
  • Complete spectrum resolved by more than 400,000 pixels
  • New high energy multiple frequency source unit for multi-matrix applications
  • Multiple optical systems

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The PolySpek Neo is capable of analysing almost any element in any metal. For many metals and their alloys ARUN can offer standard calibrations. Please refer to the list below.

We also offer “Made to Measure” which is our new programme offering custom made applications. Of course, due to the nature of the technology, we rely on the availability of standards. If you don’t find your application in the list below, please contact us and we will check your requirements.

Currently available calibrations for the PolySpek Neo:

  • 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 720 x 559 x 305mm (approximately 29 x 22 x 12 inches)
  • Packing Weight – without setting up samples: 55kg (120 lbs)
Electrical requirements
  • Line input 110 or 230 Volts AC 50-60 Hz
  • Automatic voltage stabilisation
Environmental requirements
  • Operating temperature 15 to 35°C (59 to 95°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
  • Optional Nitrogen purge system for UV optic
  • Sample taking equipment relevant to metal type/s
  • Sample preparation equipment relevant to metal type/s

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