Entries by Marijn Sandtke

SPECTRAL continues to grow

We are looking for talented people to join our team.   SPECTRAL Industries is a fast-growing high-tech company that develops unique optical sensor systems for non-contact chemical analysis. We apply our robust and sensitive sensors for demanding industrial applications ranging from mining to recycling and material processing. SPECTRAL is now active on 4 continents and […]

SPECTRAL in new EDA project “AIDED”

SPECTRAL Industries is part of a European consortium of 5 partners, that was awarded the AIDED (Artificial Intelligence for Detection of Explosive Devices) project by EDA (European Defence Agency): AIDED will use a set of state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms able to identify unconventional (IED’s) and conventional (buried mines) explosive devices, and autonomously plan offline and […]

SDK available

It was a strong desire from our distributors and customers: an SDK for our IRIS Spectrometer. We are proud to say that the SDK is available now. The SDK allows the user to integrate our IRIS echelle spectrometer into their own software. The SDK comes with example programs that demonstrate how to use the IRIS […]

AUSOM project kick-off successful

In January we had the successful kick-off of our EIT Raw Materials project AUSOM. The AUSOM project aims at bringing automatic sorting technology for metal alloys based on laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to the market. It will bring a higher quality secondary raw material supply to the European market and meet the identified needs […]

Member of parliament visits SPECTRAL

Jan Paternotte, Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, visited SPECTRAL together with a delegation of party members that are interested in innovation. Apart from a laboratory visit, discussions were held on how the Dutch government can improve the innovation of Dutch SME’s.

SPECTRAL is expanding

Due to the successful acquisition of a number of business to business development contracts, SPECTRAL is expanding its capabilities and manpower. A few highlights: We tripled our working space. Now we have one laboratory dedicated for accurate LIBS measurements and feasibility studies and one dedicated area for large scale industrial trials. Bob de Waard (MSc […]

Major of Delft visits SPECTRAL

As part of a tour along high-tech companies in Delft, Marja van Bijsterveldt, major of Delft, visited SPECTRAL. After an introduction to the company and our products, we visited our LIBS laboratory to show our hardware and demonstrate our LIBS solutions.

SPECTRAL in Dutch newspaper

Dutch newspaper Leidsch Dagblad published a major article on SPECTRAL Industries. The publication was part of a series covering high-tech innovation in the greater Leiden area. SPECTRAL’s CEO Ad Maas explains the technology and talks about our ambitions. The article can be downloaded via this link (only in Dutch unfortunately): Article Leidsch Dagblad The side […]

Drill core element mapping

Chemical element mapping of drill cores is a new service SPECTRAL Industries is offering now. We can perform up to 50 x 50 mm² area scans with down to 100 x 100 µm² spatial resolution, visualising any element, including light elements e.g. Lithium and Carbon. We are upscaling our capabilities to also allow for larger […]

Dr. Marinus Dalm successfully defended his PhD thesis

On November 2nd, SPECTRAL employee Dr. Marinus Dalm successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Sensor-based sorting opportunities for hydrothermal ore deposits” at Delft University of Technology. Marinus joined SPECTRAL in September 2018 strengthening our team with mining and sensor-based sorting expertise. For an animation on Marinus’ PhD work please visit: https://vimeo.com/255521448