10 November 2018

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 […]

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8 November 2018

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 […]

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25 February 2018

LIBS In-line Grade Scanner for Ore Sorting

To demonstrate the capabilities of our LIBS In-line Grade Scanner for Ore Sorting, we have made a YouTube video: you can find the video here. SPECTRAL has realized the in-line grade scanner in close collaboration with Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill (

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28 November 2017

IRIS deep UV units are ready for shipment

It took a while to prove that our in-house developed UV-CMOS camera is indeed operating below 200 nm, but the proof is here now. LIBS measurements on steel, arsenic and phosphor samples showed high signal-to-noise ratio emission peaks. Also the purging ability of the IRIS spectrometer works according to design. It is possible to purge […]

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26 November 2017

We are Rockathon finalist!

The SPECTRAL Industries team was selected for the Rockathon final, 4-5 September in Tampere, Finland! The Rockathon challenge – organized by EIT RawMaterials and Sandvik – seeks a solution to increase mineralogy and ore quality information of the rock mass in real-time onboard high-tech mining equipment. SPECTRAL’s robust and sensitive LIBS-based concept is recognized as […]

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28 May 2017

Moving towards continuous process management in mineral resource extraction

Our European framework project “Real-time Mining” has published a very nice paper describing our project ambition and the impact the results can have on mining operations. The publication was also presented by our project leader Jörg Benndorf at the International Future Mining Conference in Sydney, Australia last year. Please downloed the publication here. If you […]

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19 November 2016

Our LIBS spectrometer is ready to ship!

  The first SPECTRAL Industries spectrometer is now available. Inspired by R&D for the ExoMars mission to Mars, we developed a very efficient and robust spectrometer for application on Earth. Our unique technology offers space technology quality hardware, that can be used under a wide range of conditions. If you need reliable characterization in a […]

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18 November 2016

SPECTRAL first runner-up best tech-idea 2016

  During a live event in the oldest observatory of the Netherlands, SPECTRAL finished first runner-up in the finals for best tech-idea of 2016! We congratulate Medical Delta with their first place. An impression of the event and information about all finalists pitching their tech idea can be found here.

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19 January 2016

Flash Photonics now partner for US and Canada sales

  SPECTRAL Industries is proud to announce that it has selected Flash Photonics as its exclusive sales and distribution partner in the United States and Canada for its revolutionary UV-CMOS echelle spectrometer. The new UV-compatible CMOS camera and spectrometer are useful for UV wavelengths down to 180 nm, which is a clear first using a […]

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