ASD Inc. Enlists United Spectrometer Technologies as Primary Mining Reseller in Southern Africa

Top Quote The TerraSpec® line of mineral analyzers will benefit the continent's robust mining industry through non-destructive, rapid analysis. End Quote
  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) May 15, 2013 - ASD Inc., the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and material analysis solutions, today announced it is expanding its presence in the Southern Africa mining industry with the addition of reseller United Spectrometer Technologies cc to its growing network.

    United Spectrometer Technologies will resell ASD's popular TerraSpec line of mineral analyzers, used extensively in mining exploration and production worldwide. In mining production, the rapid analysis capabilities of the TerraSpec line allows for characterizing hundreds of mineralogical samples per day. It is the defacto instrument for non-destructive identification of critical indicator and problem gangue minerals, along with the quantification of other important metallurgical properties that can affect the production process and ore recovery.

    Established in 2007, United Spectrometer Technologies distributes to more than 30 mineral-rich countries in Southern Africa, a region that produces much of the world's uranium, copper, diamonds and gold.

    "Mine operations in Southern Africa face unique challenges compared to other markets," said Ingo Steinhage, managing member at United Spectrometer Technologies. "Our mission is to supply high-integrity, reliable analytical instrumentation throughout Southern Africa. ASD's TerraSpec line performs a critical role for mine operators, identifying key ore bodies and acid-consuming minerals more quickly, which supports our mission and increased production efficiencies for our customers."

    "United Spectrometer Technologies is a young company serving a large market, but the leadership understands the needs of their customers and what instruments are the most beneficial to Southern African mining, including our TerraSpec line," said Michael Lands, ASD vice president of sales and marketing, NIR. "We're pleased to welcome this new reseller into the ASD and PANalytical family and look forward to successfully expanding our market share in the South African mining market."

    To learn more about United Spectrometer Technologies, please visit:

    About ASD
    Established in 1990 in Boulder, ASD Inc., a PANalytical company, is the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions, solving some of the most challenging real-world materials measurement problems. ASD spectrometers - unparalleled in providing laboratory-grade results in the field or on-site - are the instruments of choice for remote sensing, environmental sciences, agricultural, mining, pharmaceutical and pulp and paper industry applications, where results drive paradigm-changing insights, efficiency and profit. ASD's collaborative culture and world-class customer service put the best, fastest and most accurate spectroscopic instruments to work for industry and science in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, please visit

    About PANalytical
    PANalytical is one of the world's leading suppliers of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, industrial process control applications and semiconductor metrology. PANalytical offers a variety of analysis techniques, including optical emission spectrometry (OBLF GmbH, Germany), pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (Sodern, France) and near-infrared (ASD Inc., Colorado). Together with XRD and XRF, PANalytical is able to provide customers with tailor-made analytical solutions for the characterization of a wide range of products such as cement, metals, nanomaterials, polymers and many more. PANalytical's headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Visit for more information about the company's activities.

    PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.

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