• The all new ARTUS 8

    A legend reborn: the all new ARTUS 8!

  • Pride of the Foundrymen

    An Instrument to be proud of. The ARTUS 8 supports its users with reliable performance in foundries, die-casters and metal finishers, providing an invaluable tool for accurate metals analysis.

  • Weird Sample Shapes?

    We have it covered with different adaptor solutions for any task!

  • Casting with confidence

    The ARTUS 8 is your partner for successful high quality castings


The all new ARTUS 8 is the latest addition to ARUN’s portfolio of metal analysers. It completes the offering to higher end applications.

Its primary field of applications is in foundries, metal producing and metal processing industries.

  • Analytical coverage: all types of metals with alloying elements and traces
  • Technology: advanced optical emission spectrometry
  • Key benefits: top performance at low cost of ownership

More Info



The ARTUS 8 is a high performance desktop CCD spectrometer with the largest optical system that ARUN has to offer, ensuring complete spectral coverage at best resolution and light efficiency. This makes the ARTUS 8 the perfect choice for more demanding and heavy-duty applications.

The ARTUS 8 has been developed as a non-compromising instrument. It  offers all the advantages of a flexible and versatile CCD spectrometer. It even competes in some applications with classical photomultiplier systems, which are still the benchmark in high-end OES.

While the ARTUS 8 is strongly recommended for all metal producing and processing industries, it also covers the demanding needs in corporate research and academia. Its versatility and flexibility combined with low detection limits makes it perfect for contract laboratories.


ARTUS 8 is available in two different versions

As a result of our non-compromise approach, every ARTUS 8 is equipped to fully cover a large spectrum! The “Ultimate” edition offers for very specific needs an extension into the ultra-UV range to enable the analysis of certain gases in metals. It also maximises our “Made to Measure” concept and provides further enhanced calibration programme.

  • UV- VIS – NIR
  • 10 Matrices/bases,
  • all alloying Elements and
  • all relevant traces
  • original ARUN factory calibration
  • digital source for high precision
ARTUS 8 Ultimate
  • UUV – UV – VIS – NIR
  • 10+4 matrices/bases including precious metals group
  • All alloying elements and all relevant traces
  • Original ARUN factory calibration with Optimized Multivariant Regression (OMVR) for improved accuracy
  • Digital source for high precision
  • Optimised C,P,S,N,O, Pb, Sb in certain calibrations
Value Propositions

Here are some of the ARTUS 8’s main features:

  • Compact benchtop model
  • Low in cost, high in performance
  • Controlled by external PC or laptop
  • Keyboard, mouse operation
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • High-resolution, full-spectrum optical systems
  • No vacuum pump, no Argon purge in optics
  • Holographic diffraction grating
  • High-resolution CCDs
  • Digital spark source
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Bespoke MetalScan A-PLUS software
  • Optional calibration software
  • Optional mini-LIMS with SQL database
  • Optional Statistical Process Control (SPC) software

  • Full scope of user functions
    • Routine analysis with Av, ASD, RSD
    • Quality control functions with grade library
    • Comprehensive reporting and export functions
    • Multi-language option
    • Customized sample ID’s
    • Single sample standardisation (release candidate)
    • Full range spectrum viewer
    • Comprehensive factory calibrations for all major
    elements and traces

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The ARTUS 8 supports all metal types with the analyses of all their elements, in higher concentrations as well as the relevant traces.

  • Iron & Steel alloys
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminium and its alloys
  • Copper and its alloys
  • Nickel and its alloys
  • Cobalt and its alloys
  • Titanium and its alloys
  • Magnesium and its alloys
  • Lead and its alloys
  • Tin and its alloys
Technical Data

Weight & dimensions

  • Packing Weight – without setting up samples: 80 kg (176 lbs)
  • Instrument size 721 x 440 x 780 mm
    (approximately 29 x 17 x 31 inches)

Electrical requirements

  • Line input 110 or 230 Volts AC 50-60 Hz
  • Automatic voltage stabilisation

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature 10 to 30°C (50 to 86°F)
  • Storage temperature -10 to 70°C (14 to 158°F)

Other requirements

  • Argon: 99.999% purity – Argon gas purifier can be used
  • No purge for UV optic
  • Sample taking equipment relevant to metal type/s
  • Sample preparation equipment relevant to metal type/s

Explore the all new ARTUS 8


Ergonomically designed sample clamp for multi-directional move, suitable for all sample shapes and sizes.

Small spark stand opening available for smaller production samples, especially in steel and cast iron applications.


Maintenance free digital source for improved precision.
It also allows a synchronised spark readout mode to allow
near time resolved data evaluations for special applications.


Spark stand cover with convenient electrode release function
to readjust or clean electrode without opening the instrument.


Optical system behind spark stand with direct lightpath.
Allows detection of UV and ultra UV wavelength for
important elements like C, P, S, Sn, As, B and also gases in
metals like nitrogen and oxygen.


Optical system with wide wavelength coverage to
ensure versatile use for all base metals.
The relevant alkaline elements can be included in certain
applications at no extra cost.


The ARTUS 8 has an internal network and is controlled by a personal computer via ethernet connection.
A second ethernet slot in the PC allows to link-up the system to the company network.


Central Argon inlet to supply spark chamber with inert gas.
Logical gas controlling reduces the specific Argon consumption substantially ensuring low operational cost.

Power inlet allows the use of localised power cord. ARTUS 8 supports 110-230V.


Press the power button to switch the instrument on.
The second button is used to activate or de-activate the spark generator (source).
This allows to safely perform maintenance work on spark stand and electrode.

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