solid AA Series Direct. Fast. Easy.

  • No wetchemical sample preparation
  • No dilution errors or analyte losses
  • Trace analysis of even smallest sample quantities

Direct elemental analysis of solids without elaborate sample preparation carried out with the untique solid AA technology.

solid AA – Direct Solids Analysis with Graphite Furnace AAS

The solid AA technology enables direct elemental analysis of solids without elaborate sample preparation. Solid, pasty or viscous substances are automatically or manually transferred directly into the graphite tube of the graphite furnace AAS. Heterogeneous samples are only ground and homogenized before analysis. Advantages of solid AA:

  • Labor and time associated with sample preparation are minimized
  • Analysis of the original sample – no dilution errors or analytic loss
  • Broad measurement range – boost in measurement sensitivity by at least ten times compared to solution analysis
  • Analysis of tiny sample quantities – approximately 50 µg are sufficient for element determination
  • Elimination of harmful reagents
  • Fast results thanks to direct analysis

Intelligent innovation for fast and precise analysis

Two different samplers are available for the solid AA, which can be used with the graphite furnace systems of the contrAA and ZEEnit instrument series:

SSA 6 — manual solid sampler

The manual solid sampler is suitable for the occasional solid analysis. The sample is weighed on a separate microbalance and is brought into the graphite furnace by means of the sampler. After the analysis is complete, the sample carrier is immediately ready for use for the next sample.

SSA 600 — fully automated solid sampler

An autosampler for the fully automated analysis of up to 84 samples. Simply dose the samples onto the sample carriers. This autosampler automatically weighs in the sample using the integrated microbalance with a precision of 1 μg, it carries out the calibration with liquid standards and the addition of a modifier and transports the sample into the graphite furnace and back to the sample tray. The process does not require supervision. Dosing and weighing of the sample can be controlled comfortably via the operating keys on the autosampler. The sample mass is imported direcly into the software. Additional software routines, such as the automatic clean-out and taring of all sample carriers, simplify the operation in the daily routine.



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Technical Data

Dimension (width x depth x height)

SSA 600 automatic solid sampler for contrAA-Series

270 mm x 600 mm x 380 mm

SSA 600 automatic solid sampler for ZEEnit-Series

270 mm x 600 mm x 380 mm

Order Information

Order number


810-60274-0 SSA 600 automatic solid sampler SSA 600 for contrAA-Series
810-60275-0 SSA 600 automatic solid sampler SSA 600 for ZEEnit-Series
810-60249-2 SSA 6c Manual solid sampler for contrAA 800
810-60049-2 SSA 6z Manual solid sampler for ZEEnit - series


810-60128-0 Consumable set solid Consumables for Solid technique ZEEnit
810-60067-0 Consumable set solid Consumables Solid technique contrAA
407-140.494 Dust cap, complete for SSA 600
407-A81.303 Graphite tube solid - pyrolytically coated, for contrAA
407-152.023 Sample platform (solid) - graphite, pyrolytically coated
407-A81.320 Spectral graphite powder (25g) for solid AA
407-152.307 Z-graphite sealing cap for the furnace in solid analysis, ZEEnit
407-152.316 Z-graphite tube solid - pyrolytically coated, for ZEEnit


EU Declaration of Conformity SSA 600
Operating Manual SSA 600 (DE/EN)
Operating Manual SSA 600 (ES)
Operating Manual SSA 600 (FR)

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