Bruker, analytical and diagnostic solutions provider, has launched the new G6 LEONARDOTM, an inert gas fusion (IGF) analyser for oxygen (O2), nitrogen (N2), and hydrogen (H2) concentration measurements in inorganic samples.
The G6 LEONARDO extends Bruker’s line of high-precision, compact analysers by introducing its SampleCareTM into IGF-analysis for metals and ceramics. The G6 LEONARDO with SampleCare technology deploys the reliable Smart Molecule SequenceTM for robust and precise elemental analysis of O2, N2 and H2.
With its pre-calibrated standard methods and argon (Ar) carrier gas instead of helium (He), the G6 LEONARDO addresses the needs of industrial process and quality control for easy and cost-effective operation.
The SampleCare technology employed in the G6 LEONARDO includes EZDriveTM, the proven electronic motion module for automatic and torque limited positioning of the crucible, operating without additional need for compressed air. It ensures improved electrical contact between crucible and electrodes, while protecting the crucible against damage. SampleCare is completed by a water-cooled sample port, that protects delicate samples from undesirable heating and H2 losses, as well as a high-capacity dust trap and an in-line particle filtering system.
Bruker’s Smart Molecule Sequence measures the gases emitted by the sample directly with proven scientific principles for trustworthy results. It also allows O2 determination without additional chemicals, ensuring high reliability and low cost of ownership. The sample temperature can be controlled with real-time temperature detection to prevent overheating and formation of unwanted byproducts.
The G6 LEONARDO comes with ready-to-use precalibrated methods for industrial standard applications like O2, N2 and H2 in steel and titanium, O2 in copper, and O2 and H2 in magnetic materials and titanium alloys. This makes the G6 LEONARDO a great choice for process and quality control in primary metal manufacturing and processing, ceramics, and additive manufacturing.
Dr. Peter Paplewski, Product Line Manager for Bruker’s SampleCare analysis business, commented, “The G6 LEONARDO is available as a ready-to-use single or dual element analyser. The system has been designed for the needs of emerging industrial applications like powder metallurgic processes, including additive manufacturing.”