Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of fluid analysis instrumentation and software, has been purchased by AMETEK, Inc. Spectro has annual sales of approximately $50 million and was acquired for approximately $190 million. Spectro was a privately held company and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. It joins AMETEK as part of its Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) - a leader in advanced analytical, monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments with annualized sales of $3.0 billion.

Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed-water analysis instrumentation and software, has released a new generation of its field-proven FluidScan® mid-infrared spectrometer handheld oil analyzer.Patented FluidScan technology collects light transmitted through one drop of a fluid sample and registers the infrared absorption spectrum. The analyzer compares spectrum data to a built-in fluid reference library and provides rapid, on-site analysis of in-service lubricants. 

Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed-water analysis instrumentation and software, has introduced a new “Oil Analysis Fundamentals” training course. Presented in partnership with Noria Corporation, a leader in lubrication and oil analysis training, consulting, and publications, the course provides comprehensive information regarding lubricant analysis and its critical role in increasing machinery life and uptime.

Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed-water analysis instrumentation and software, has released an updated and improved version of its SpectrOil M Elemental Analyzer. This military version of the renowned SpectrOil family of oil and fuel analysis spectrometers is the only oil elemental analyzer approved by the US Department of Defense Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP).

Spectro Scientific, has introduced TruVu 360™ Enterprise Fluid Intelligence Platform, an all-encompassing web-based fluid analysis data management system. The new platform simplifies and streamlines the fluid analysis process so high-quality information and actionable intelligence facilitate rapid decision-making. 

Spectro Scientific, sponsored a competitive event in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) at the 2018 MRO Americas Exhibition, held April 10-12, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.  The AMC recognizes and celebrates aviation maintenance technicians and raises awareness of the knowledge and skill required to maintain safe, airworthy aircraft. This year, 68 five-person teams of aircraft mechanics from industry, military, and schools competed in a 28 event competition for the title of “Best-of-the-Best”. 

(Chelmsford, MA – March 27, 2018) Spectro Scientific, has won a Gold Supplier Award for its 2017 service from BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector, a global aerospace and defense manufacturer. Spectro provides BAE Systems with the SpectrOil M Series – RDE elemental analyzer for oil and fuel, a compact, rugged, transportable and easy to use optical spectrometer that meets military shock, vibration, and environmental test standards.

(Chelmsford, MA – January 18, 2018) Spectro Scientific, has been presented with the 2018 Global On-site Lubricating Oil Analysis Equipment Customer Value Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan, a global market research consulting firm. This recognition is part of Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Best Practices Award program.  To receive this award, an organization must be best-in-class in three key areas: understanding demand, nurturing a brand, and differentiating from the competition. 

(Chelmsford, MA – December 19, 2017) The new Version 7 of the LaserNet 200 Comprehensive Particle Analyzer Series from Spectro Scientific provides extensive analysis of particles in lubricating and hydraulic fluids. Compared to earlier releases, the new Series increases particle counting range up to 10 million particles/ml without dilution, and includes a new set of ferrous particle measurements that gives users new insights into the progress of machine wear.

(Chelmsford, MA – October 25, 2017) Spectro Scientific has introduced an upgrade to its FieldLab 58 consisting of a more powerful X-ray fluorescence (XRF) module and newly designed filter that significantly improve the limits of detection for wear metal elements in oil.

(CHELMSFORD, MA – Sept 28, 2017)  Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel and processed water analysis instrumentation and software for fleet applications, has announced the release of MicroLab® Version 11 Software and the introduction of new MicroLab Companion Kits.

(Chelmsford, MA – Thursday, September 7, 2017) The new MiniLab EL Series from Spectro Scientific is a fast, convenient oil analysis tool for non-destructive testing of high performance engines in aircraft, racing cars, and railway environments.

(Chelmsford, MA – August 9, 2017) Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed-water analysis instrumentation and software, has won a $9.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide fluid analysis equipment and support.

(Chelmsford, MA – July 18, 2017) Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed-water analysis instrumentation and software, recently has been awarded three U.S. patents covering a spectrum of analysis technologies ranging from portable instruments and software to online sensors.

(Chelmsford, MA – June 28, 2017) The FerroCheck 2000 Series of portable magnetometers from Spectro Scientific quickly and conveniently measures total ferrous wear particulates in lubricating fluids. The FerroCheck 2000 unit, which measures ferrous wear particles in oils, is now joined by the FerroCheck 2100 version that adds the capability to quantify up to 15% ferrous debris in grease.