A one-stop supplier of instruments, equipment and consumables for all your metals, minerals and material testing requirements as well as a solutions provider for your laboratory.
In little more than two months, the 15th May will mark the one-year anniversary of the formation of Scientific & Precision Solutions (Pty) Ltd (SPS). The establishment of SPS was as a result of the IMP Automation Group being sold and the IMP Scientific and Precision division and associated services companies did not form part of the acquisition. This resulted in the rebranding from IMP to SPS as well as the company name change.
The Bruker Q4 Tasman Series 2 spark optical emission spectrometer (s-OES) for metals analysis has recently been launched
IMP Scientific and Precision had been providing solutions for the analytical, biological, industrial, metallographic, pharmaceutical, mining and construction industries since 1987. The products that the company markets includes analytical equipment, electron optics, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, sample preparation, surface and dimensional analysis, material testing equipment, pharmaceutical equipment, NDT testing, biomedical research and material testing, industrial and metallographic laboratory equipment, coal analytical equipment, general and biological laboratory equipment, vibration and environmental testing equipment amongst others.
SPS has subsequently continued to provide the same range of equipment as before and continued to service and warrant all products previously provided by IMP, with the same service, sales and support teams operating from their head office in Boksburg, Gauteng and supporting the whole of South Africa as well as its agency agreements within Africa.
The Bruker S1 Titan handheld is a tool to be able to correctly sort any type of metal and to verify grade or composition after processing. The S1 Titan covers a wide range of applications and materials. Whether it’s in aerospace or automotive applications, metals processing or fabrication, electronics manufacturing, in a refining, recycling and scrap sorting, consumer products testing, or field or lab analysis, the analyser will quickly and accurately identify the elemental composition or alloys of samples or parts to be tested. The S1 Titan is capable of analysing industrial metals, exotic aerospace alloys, e-scrap, drill core, soil, consumer goods, and more
SPS supplies instruments, equipment and consumables for use in biological, industrial laboratories, analytical laboratories, pharmaceutical, construction, civil, paving, roads, coal and other mining operations and general engineering and industrial laboratories.
Metals, minerals and material testing
With an emphasis on all types of testing and analysing the company is the sole agent for industry-leading brands in fields such as hardness testing, optical emission, elemental and handheld analysis, tensile testing, grinding for spectrographic sample preparation of iron and steel samples, vibration and environmental testing equipment as well as thermal analysis and physical properties measurement.
Bruker Q4 Tasman Series 2 spark optical emission spectrometer
The Bruker Q4 Tasman Series 2 spark optical emission spectrometer (s-OES) for metals analysis has recently been launched. New features include enhanced analytical performance – new element sets, and extended ranges increase the analytical value; SmartSpark for enhanced speed and stability; enhanced flexibility – MultiVision the innovative dual optics concept fulfils individual analytical needs with reduced cost of ownership and enhanced usability: Next generation software combines high-functionality with ease-of-use.
The Emco-Test DuraVision G5 hardness tester combines a standard load range with a large selection of test methods for the widest variety of applications. The Brinell, Vickers, and Rockwell test methods can be measured in compliance with EN ISO and ASTM standards, and carbon testing is also possible. Knoop and plastic tests can also be conducted with the lower standard load range models
A wide range of metal applications is covered, including iron and steel, aluminium, copper and further non-ferrous metals for the metals processing and the foundry industry.
ASH Omni integrated digital microscope and inspection system
The integrated digital microscope and inspection system operates without a PC and with an intuitive interface. It also includes a tailored app to increase the speed and efficiency of your inspection, Z measurement and a latency-free, high-resolution camera that makes live inspection easy.
The ASH Omni apps and features include 2D measurement, annotation and graticules intuitive on the screen, a full 2D patented measurement application. Simply draw measurements, shapes and add annotations onto a live or static image and save directly to internal memory or external storage options.
Akasel’s programme of consumables for metallographic preparation includes cut-off wheels, diamond grinding discs, agglomerate-free and permanently stable diamond suspensions, lubricants and a magnetic adapter for magnetic preparation systems
The comparator side by side allows you to visually compare your live sample image to a stored master image in the form of a split screen. Additionally, you can add notes through annotation and save the comparison image for documentation and traceability.
Image stitching is where you stitch multiple images together, increasing your field of view at high-magnification. All documentation and annotation are stored for traceability.
The ASH Omni is an integrated digital microscope and inspection system that operates without a PC and with an intuitive interface
Comparator overlay is the app that allows the user to create an image overlay of a master image to identify defects by overlaying and flashing the live sample image against the stored master image.
MTS Criterion range of tensile testing equipment
The MTS Criterion range of tensile testing equipment offers a comprehensive family of load frames, which performs accurate, repeatable monotonic testing on everything from thin-film plastics to high-strength structural steel. These high-stiffness frames are designed for years of high-speed, low-vibration performance across a broad range of force capacities.
The Series 40 electromechanical test systems comprise a comprehensive line of compact, affordable electromechanical test systems for low to medium-force monotonic testing requirements. Reliable and easy to use, the series 40 systems employ high-quality MTS electromechanical drives and integrated, digital closed-loop controls to test in load and position control at force capacities ranging from 1N to 300kN.
The MTS Criterion range of tensile testing equipment offers a comprehensive family of load frames, which performs accurate, repeatable monotonic testing on everything from thin-film plastics to high-strength structural steel
The Series 60 static servo hydraulic test systems perform reliable tension and compression tests of high-strength specimens in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Series 60 systems employ proven MTS servo-controlled hydraulic actuation and high-resolution, digital closed loop controls to test in load, displacement or strain control at force capacities ranging from 300kN to 2 000kN.
Metkon Spectral-AG 102 automatic grinding machine for spectrographic sample preparation of iron and steel samples
The Metkon Spectral-AG 102 is fully-automatic grinding machine that has a touch-screen user interface with intuitive workflow. Integrated safety features to ensure the well-being of the operator and air and/or water cooling is used to ensure that the surface temperature of the sample is kept at an optimum.
The Metkon Spectral-AG 102 automatic grinding machine is ideal for spectrographic sample preparation of iron and steel samples
The machine has an automatic diamond dresser for keeping the grinding stone plane and sharp for fast and consistent results. The fully customisable grinding parameters such as removal amount, number of passes, feed speed of the sample can all be adjusted according to the sample requirements.