Entries by Marijn Sandtke

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.

SciX 2018 in USA great success

  SPECTRAL was present at SciX 2018 conference in Atlanta USA from 22-25 October. We had a great time meeting existing and new customers at our Flash Photonics booth. CTO Marijn Sandtke gave the opening presentation at the instrumental LIBS session. We thank Flash Photonics for organizing a great booth and look forward to working […]

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

Avaatech’s XRF Core Scanner extended with LIBS capability to scan all elements – from Lithium to Uranium

  Avaatech and SPECTRAL Industries are happy to announce the start of a project for the integration of a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument into the well-known Avaatech XRF Core Scanner. Like XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence), LIBS is a well-established analytical technology for chemical analysis. The LIBS-technique uses a laser to create a high temperature […]

Successful LIBS demonstration down in a mine

  We successfully demonstrated SPECTRAL’s LIBS sensor 150 meters below the surface in an old silver mine. We showed that our LIBS sensor equipment is robust and transportable for operation down in the mine and that it delivers high quality LIBS signals in this harsh environment. Examples: we detected sulphur at 180.7 nm and trace levels […]