January 16, 2012

Bruker Announces $1.3 Million Contract with ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA

Elemental Analysis Equipment in new State-of-the-Art Steel Melt Shop

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2012-- Bruker today announced an order from ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA in Calvert, Alabama to supply nearly $1.3 million in elemental analysis systems and automation equipment for ThyssenKrupp’s new, state-of-the-art stainless steel melt shop.

“We are honored to have been selected by ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA as supplier of laboratory instrumentation for their ambitious and exciting project,” stated Georg Schick, the Bruker Elemental Division Vice President for Industrial Sales & Marketing. “Providing integrated, multiple elemental analysis technologies from a single supplier makes things easier for clients looking for complete solutions.”

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 & sulfur, and XRF for slag determination.

“We searched for the most economic and reliable solution, to get fast and precise analysis results,” said ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA’s Director of Quality Dr. Joerg-Friedrich Holzhauser. “With Bruker we found an excellent partner to fulfill all our targets.”

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.

About Bruker Corporation
Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis. The Bruker Elemental division designs and manufactures systems for elemental analysis, including spark optical emission spectrometers (OES), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, combustion gas analysis (CGA) systems, and integrated automation solutions, including robotics for automated sample preparation. For more information, please visit www.bruker.com/.

Source: Bruker
Bruker Elemental Division
Georg Schick, Tel: +1 978-663-3660 Ext. 1043
Vice President Industrial Sales & Marketing
E-mail: elemental@bruker-axs.com