TRACE 1800 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

The TRACE 1800 is a high-performance atomic absorption system. The combination of D2 and Smith-Hietfje background correction techniques alongside 1800 line/mm optic grating gives clear, consistent results. The instrument is supplied with an 8 lamp motorized array which offers the highest sensitivity on the market. The TRACE 1800 has the most versatile autosampler and combined with the fast dry technology completely removes sample splatter, shortens the analysis time and gives rise to unparalleled detection.

Features and Benefits

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Peak Performance: The 300mm focal length, full wavelength range optics provide the highest levels of accuracy and reproducibility with unmatched sensitivity on the market.

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Automatic switch between atomizer layouts: Using the software to change atomizer configurations removes the need for manual intervention, giving you complete ease of use.

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Unparalleled background correction: Utilizing both the deuterium and Smith-Hieftje background correction yields high intensity and truly efficient, time reducing analysis. The 1000 Hz modulation frequency is used for essential accurate correction.

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Quick and easy lamp upkeep: The lamps are easily accessible for simple adjustments and replacements, removing the need to completely disassemble the instrument.

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Unrestricted throughput: The integrated autosampler is compatible with all types of labware on the market, giving you the confidence to stick with your tried and tested equipment.



System Configuration



1800 line/mm

Wavelength Scan Rate

1200 nm/min


8 Lamp 2-D Motorized Array

GF Video

Standard GF Operation Monitor

Patented Micro Volume Flame Analysis

Sample volumes as low as 20µl for flame



Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

TRACE 1800


Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Background interferences: The TRACE Series comes
complete with the following background correction

  • Deuterium
  • Smith-Hieftje
Calibration Curve - Online Dilution - Atomic Absorption Spectrometer spectrometry aas

Online Dilution: This allows for the creation of calibration curves from standard solutions using the digitalized valve. This dramatically decreases sample preparation times and potential contamination.

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Autosampler

Autosampler: The integrated autosampler is the most versatile on the market, it is compatible with all types of labware giving you the complete comfort of being able to stick with your tried and tested labware.

Atomic absorbance spectrometer spectrometry instrument graphite furnace technology elemental analysis

Fast Dry Technology: Coupled with the auto-sampler this allows the processing time of one sample in under 30 seconds. Adjusting the preheating, cooling temperatures and injection speeds, drying times are decreased.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 1800 atomic absorption spectrometer uses a universal, fully programmable XYZ autosampler. The autosampler works for all types of atomizer (flame, furnace or VG atomizer).

Three dimensional movement provides versatility which is not available with conventional rotary type autosamplers.

The 1800 atomic absorption spectrometer covers a wavelength range of 185 to 900 nm. All lines used in AAS fall into this wavelength range. (The highest analytical line used in AAS is 852.1 nm for Cs).

The sample capacity of the autosampler is 180 for graphite furnace and 150 for flame and vapor generation.

A background absorption of up to 2.5 absorbance units with a changing rate of 10 absorbance units per second can be accurately corrected.

Heating programs of up to 30 steps can be achieved. Each step can be programmed separately.

The typical sensitivity for mercury determination is 0.1-0.2 ng/ml at 1% absorption.

The Trace series of atomic absorption spectrometers uses both true double beam and single beam optics. The operator chooses which one to use in the control software.

Yes. The AISPEC software has an excel icon. When clicked, all the data created is exported directly into an excel file.

Yes. The Quality Control function permits easy deletion, re-runs, recalibration, over-range dilution, data transformation and updating of results.

Yes. The multi-tasking environment delivers real-time signal display, full data storage and the ability to export to LIMS and Microsoft software including Word and Excel for customized reporting tables and extensive statistical handling.

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