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Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces New Industry-Leading OES and XRF Automation Software

(PresseBox) (Ecublens, Schwitzerland, ) Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces that it has further strengthened its automation software solutions with the introduction of the Thermo Scientific ARL SMS version 6. Based on the recently released OXSAS analytical software for Thermo Scientific Optical Emission (OES) and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometers, the ARL SMS version 6 features a common software platform covering both the instrument and automation solution. The new Graphic User Interface is designed for ease-of-use and features common audit trail, system monitoring software and integrated contextual help. This novel standardized system ensures minimal training is required for users in the metals, mining and cement industries.

The new ARL SMS version 6 provides an integrated automation solution for the Thermo Scientific ARL 3460, ARL 4460, ARL Fire Assay, ARL OPTIM'X, ARL ADVANT'X and ARL 9900 spectrometers. Based on the Microsoft SQL server relational database, this new software supports different sample preparation techniques for metals and oxides for a full range of automation devices such as linear or X-Y manipulators. It also supports a number of different robots, covering all applications from simple systems to larger configurations involving multiple instruments.

With an installed base of more than 400 fully automatic Thermo Scientific spectrometers, the introduction of ARL SMS version 6 strengthens the company's support to its customers by maintaining one integrated software version for all applications. This single product design ensures simplified software maintenance and facilitates upgrade paths for customers.

The new ARL SMS version 6 automation platform demonstrates Thermo Fisher Scientific's commitment to responding to users' needs for increased performance, efficiency and reliability in the highly competitive metals, mining and cement industries.

For more information about the Thermo Scientific ARL SMS 6 software solution, please call +1 800-532-4752, e-mail or visit or

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