Q2 ION - Compact Metals Anayzer

Q2 ION – Ultra-Compact Metals Analyzer

Today Q2 ION is one of the smallest and lightest ultra-compact spark emission spectrometer for metal analysis available.

The new generation of spark spectrometer Q2 ION elevates metal analysis into new levels of simplicity and ease-of-use. Today Q2 ION is one of the smallest and lightest ultra-compact spark emission spectrometer for metal analysis available. It is a versatile multi-matrix system for comprehensive incoming material inspection and quality assurance of metal alloys. Its primary applications and metal matrices include copper, aluminum and iron at smaller foundries, inspection companies, metal recycling and metal fabricators. An affordable price and low operational costs make this spectrometer the ideal tool for smaller and medium-size businesses.

Besides the classical „analysis workflow“, the new Q2 ION now also offers a dedicated workflow for positive material identification (PMI), especially useful for incoming material testing and quality control of metal alloys. 

Q2 ION - Metals Analysis made easy
Its design makes Q2 ION very compact and ultra light. It can easily be brought to a nearby site for analysis. Despite its low weight, it is suitable for applications in rugged environment.

Q2 ION - Ultra-Compact Metals Analyzer
Q2 ION - Ultra-Compact Metals Analyzer

Q2 ION also defines new standards in ease-of-use. Place your sample onto the
spark stand and press the start button or simply touch the screen. In less than thirty seconds you get the complete elemental composition of your metal. The patented Flat Field optical system is a masterpiece of optics design with maximum stability. The high-definition CCD detector & ClearSpectrum® technology offer best-in-class analytical performance. 

Next Generation Platform - new Elemental.Suite
The controller of the Q2 ION now runs Elemental.Suite, the new hard- & software platform for Bruker Elemental analyzers. Already in use on the Q4 MOBILE, the software has further developed into stationary applications, bringing along many of the mobile features into the laboratory world. Elemental.Suite has a strong backbone; a Linux controller and an SQL database are professional components to ensure stability and performance.

Outstanding Analytical Performance
The Q2 ION quickly gained high reputation for its outstanding analytical performance in this class. The new generation now has a further enhanced analytical portfolio with more elements and calibrations. Also the overall analytical performance is improved.

The new Q2 ION - the perfect symbiosis of simplicity and analytical performance !

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Analytical Solution Packages (ASP)

  • Different matrix calibration packages available
  • ASPs cover all major elements & alloy groups

Spark Stand

  • Maintenance-free 
  • Argon consumption 2.5l/min. during measurement
  • Argon quality 4.8 (or better)

Electrical Data

  • 100 to 240 V (50/60 Hz)
  • 200 W during measurement, 25 W standby
  • 16 A (240 V) slow blow fuse or 25 A (100 V) slow blow fuse

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width 440 (600) mm  / 17 (24) inches
  • Height 530 (1280) mm / 22 (50) inches
  • Depth 390 (630) mm / 15 (25) inches
  • Weight ~ 28 (115) kg / ~ 62 (254) lbs

*values in (brackets) refer to floorstanding version

Today Q2 ION is one of the smallest and lightest ultra-compact spark emission spectrometer for metal analysis available.


  • Iron & Steel and its alloys
  • Aluminum and its alloys
  • Copper and its alloys
  • Further applications upon request

Available services include

  • Help desk support from highly-skilled troubleshooting professionals, to isolate and resolve hard- and software problems
  • Web-based remote instrument service for service diagnosis and applications support
  • Merged reality support with Help Lightning – a virtual engineer at your side (video)
  • Planned maintenance, according to your requirement
  • Customer on-site repair and maintenance service
  • Spare parts availability typically over night or within a few working days worldwide
  • Compliance services for installation qualification, operational qualification / performance verification
  • Site planning and relocation

Bruker Support

On our support website you will find:

  • Software Updates
    System software updates are available online to registered users.

  • Documentation
    Product manuals and installation guides are available online to registered users.