Q4 Polo

Q4 Polo

The little giant

A brand new and completely innovative device that delivers reliable, high precision analysis for all.

The Q4 POLO is a spark spectrometer that is a real powerhouse in tiny form. Despite its size, it has outstanding results, precision even on light elements and cast iron. The absence of thermal nd contamination-based drifts reduces the need for cleaning and recalibrations, thus leading to stable results all year round.

The Q4 POLO will deliver when you need it, even from day one. This includes Nitrogen in low alloyed steels and oxygen in copper. What more can this little giant do?

  • MultiVision™ optics with electromagnetic light junction covering the full elemental range with superior performance and small footprint
  • AAC™ and ArgonShield™ result in incredible long-term stability without increasing argon gas consumption
  • The new active sensing SmartSpark™ source is fully digital and equipped with detection of non-energetic discharges for increased precision and long-term stability
  • ELEMENTAL.SUITE delivers highest functionality combined with ease-of-use for information @ your fingertips.
  • Wavelength range of 130-785nm

Dimensions – 49 x 57 x 28.4 cm – 36kg)


Specification Benefit
Spark Stand

Sample Clamp

Low maintenance spark stand with co-axial argon flow,
accessible from 3 sides80 mm sample height with exchangeable SafetyTip™
Minimized argon consumption, easy analysis of wires
and small pieces, also accepting bulky samplesEnsures correct sample positioning and safe
operation for a wide sample variety
Smart Spark Digital spark source for stable spark generation up to
1,000 Hz; active sensing of non-energetic discharges
Improved precision and long-term stability with
highest operational safety

Optical Concept


AAC™(Bruker Patent1))

Argon Shield™

λ: 130 – 785 nm, argon purged, multiple un-coated linear array detectors with lowest dark current

Optimized in Paschen-Runge configuration, with high UV-C transparency and dual light paths

Electromagnetic light junction, switching between two light
paths and three alternative plasma views

Automatic Ambient Compensation keeps the optic
focussed, eliminating thermal drifts

Prevents window contamination during measurements

Access to all elements, low operational costs

Field-proven robustness and precision with excelled light element performance

Compactness with superior optical resolution

Incredible analytical stability, reduced maintenance or recalibration without need for air condition

Permanent transparency with minimized

Gas Supply with Argon-Saver Mode Argon ≥ 99.998%purity2) (Ar 4.8)
3 bar (± 10%) supply pressure
Copper tubing (6 mm o.d.) with Swagelok® fitting
Good performance with standard argon purity, dedicated argon saver mode for lowest operational costs
Noise Emission < 55 dB(A) during measurement3) Enjoy the silence
Software ELEMENTAL.SUITE V3.2 or higher Future save, intuitive productivity, optional material
database with > 350 k alloys integrated
Electrical Data 100 – 240 VAC (±10%), 50 – 60 Hz
10 – 16 A (240 V), slow blow fuse
200 VA (max), 20 VA standby, typically: 95W(@ 230 VAC)
during measurement
Compatible with all worldwide power and current configurations
Dimensions & Weights 49 x 57 x 28.4 cm (W x D x H), ~36 kg

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