Bruker® Q2 ION

Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES)

Bruker® Q2 ION

The new generation of spark spectrometer, Q2 ION elevates metal analysis into new levels of simplicity and ease-of-use. An affordable price and exceptional low operational costs make this spectrometer the ideal tool for smaller and medium-size businesses.


Metals analysis with a compact spark-OES

Today the Q2 ION is one of the smallest and lightest ultra-compact spark emission spectrometers for metal analysis available. It is a versatile multi-matrix system for comprehensive incoming material inspection and quality assurance of metal alloys. Its primary applications and metal matrices include copper, aluminum and iron at smaller foundries, inspection companies, metal recycling, and metal fabricators.


Bruker® Q2 ION at work in the metals industries


Steel | Iron | Alloys

From scrap sorting, verification of incoming materials, quality assurance in the foundry process to end testing finished goods, the Q2 ION delivers the answers needed for seamless quality control required by the steel industry.



The recycling market represents a large volume of global aluminum production with the Q2 ION being an ideal solution for this industry. Aluminum is one of the most versatile materials for a broad range of applications running from soft, ductile wrapping foil to demanding engineering applications in aerospace.



Copper is the building block of many alloy types. The Q2 ION’s analytical solution pack with dedicated programs for seven alloy groups covers all major Cu analysis needs for fire-refined copper and its alloys



The Q2 ION provides a cost effective and easy-to-use solution for the quality control in in various industrial zinc processes or applications  – including galvanization of low-alloy steels, and  production of copper base alloys as well as corrosion protection in  brasses, diecasting of small and complex mechanical parts, chemical applications and utilization of zinc foundry alloys.

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For accurate alloy composition monitoring, the Q2 ION is a flexible and cost effective analytical choice. Tin is an important alloying element for copper alloys and solder materials with other main applications being production of tinplate and pigments for colors.


Bruker® Q2 ION analyzer information


Optical System

- Un-coated CCD detector with lowest dark current
- Flat field grating
- Argon purged for best transparency
- ClearSpectrum technology for advanced spectra deconvolution
- Automatic Ambient Compensation (AAC) for operation between 10 and 45 °C (50 and 113 °F)

Source Generator

- Maintenance-free, two phase PWM generator
- Frequency 50 to 1000 Hz
- Spark and arc-like discharges from 10 μs to 2 ms


- Nearly maintenance-free
- Low Argon consumption during measurement
- Argon quality 4.8 specified for spectrometry or better


- Intuitive Windows® based software for simple routine operation
- Various user levels for secure and task-specific operations
- ELEMENTAL.SUITE software including analysis database and interfaces to MS Office
- Grade Library functions

Analytical Solution Packages (ASPs)

- Different matrix calibration packages available
- ASPs cover all major elements and alloy groups
- Upgradable for future expansion

Electrical Data

100 to 240 V (50/60 Hz)
200 W during measurement, 50 W during standby
16 A (240 V) or 25 A (100 V) slow blow fuse

Dimensions & Weight

Width 440 mm (17 inch)
Height 220 mm (9 inch)
Depth 390 mm (15 inch)
Weight ~ 19 kg (~ 42 lbs)

Environmental conditions (operation)

Temperature 10 - 45 °C (50 - 113 °F)
Humidity 10 - 90 %, no condensation

Available accessories

Wire adapter, tube adapter
Sample preparation
Carrying case
Notebook or desktop PC

Sales, support, repairs and parts for your Bruker® Q2 ION analyzer

Compass Engineering is an authorized US dealer for Bruker®. Our team is proud to serve the science that supports US industry.

Count on us for genuine parts and expert technical assistance, guaranteeing the optimal performance of your Bruker® Q2 ION. Maintenance service plans are also available.

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