ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA in Calvert, Alabama has ordered nearly $1.3M worth of elemental analysis systems and automation equipment for its new, state-of-the-art stainless steel melt shop.

To be supplied by Bruker Elemental Division, the contract includes an industrial analysis automation system with automatic milling, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) systems for the analysis of stainless steel, as well as individual laboratory instruments, such as combustion gas analyzers for oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and sulphur, and XRF for slag determination.

Bruker’s elemental analysis instruments transfer their data into a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). From there, the data can be fed back directly to the customer’s plant control software for immediate reaction at the production line.

Upon its completion in 2012, ThyssenKrupp’s new stainless steel plant will be one of the most modern stainless steel manufacturing facilities in the world.

In January, ThyssenKrupp Stainless announced a merger with Outokumpu Stainless in which Outokumpu will hold 69.9% of the shares.