Appendix I: Accessories

May 1, 2015

Spectroscopy

Volume 30, Issue 5

 

Manufacturer: CEM
Product name: Discover SP-D Gold
Microwave digestion system
For: Laboratory analysis
Software name: Synergy-D Gold
Software features: 21 CFR 11 compliant
Unique features: The Discover SP-D Gold is a microwave digestion system operating at up to 700 psi and 300 °C to digest the most difficult of samples. Unlike the traditional batch systems, the Discover SP-D Gold is a single-vessel, compact, benchtop digestion system that sequentially prepares samples for immediate analysis. A 24-place autosampler allows new samples to be added at any time and the unit can run attended, even overnight. Discover SP-D Gold utilizes 80-mL quartz vessels with easy-to-use, snap-on caps allowing fast and easy sample preparation. Custom programs can be created easily and quickly. 21 CFR Part 11-compliant software documents run data for each sample.
Suggested applications: The unit is preprogrammed with methods for pharmaceutical, food, plastics, oils, organics, inorganics, metals, and US EPA methods. Custom programs can be created easily and quickly.

 

Manufacturer: Glass Expansion
Product name: IsoMist XR
Programmable temperature spray chamber
Weight: 2 kg
Dimensions: 195 x 100 x 120 mm
Software name: IsoMist XR
Software features: Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment
Unique features: The IsoMist XR provides a temperature-controlled spray chamber for ICP-OES and ICP-MS with a temperature range of -25 °C to +60 °C in a compact, convenient package
New this year: The new IsoMist XR extends the temperature range to -25 °C to facilitate the analysis of highly volatile samples
Suggested applications: Analysis of volatile samples such as gasoline and naphtha by ICP-OES or ICP-MS

 

Manufacturer: Guided Wave
Product name: G-SST
Vapor process probe
For: Laboratory analysis, Process applications
Dimensions: 11.61 in. overall length, 2.52 in. maximum diameter
Measurement mode: Transmission
Unique features: Vapor probe for vacuum to above-ambient conditions (10-5 Torr to 2 atm) puts 50 cm of sample optical pathlength in a 25-cm probe body. High optical efficiency (>50%, 900–1650 nm), a rugged design, external fiber-optic connections, and an optical lens isolated from the sample by an easily replaceable window makes the entire probe can be immersible in the process.
Suggested applications: Spectrometric vapor applications, including hydrogen peroxide (for example, sterilization applications).

 

Manufacturer: Guided Wave
Product name: T-SST
Transflectance single-sided transmission process probe
For: Laboratory analysis, Process applications
Unique features: Guided Wave's most compact fiber-optic probe with an outer diameter of only ½ in. It is easily installed in a reactor or pipe through a single access port with ½-in. Swagelock fittings. It houses incoming and outgoing optical-fibers side-by-side in a single ½-in. diameter stainless steel body. The transflectance design allows for twice the pathlength in the same space as a standard probe; making it ideal for small reactors or dilute solutions. The short pigtail fibers are a part of the probe itself and may be long enough for laboratory or batch use where the analyzer is adjacent, eliminating the need to purchase additional fibers.
Suggested applications: Laboratory or batch process use with smaller diameter reactor ports, or for continuous process monitoring applications in piping.

 

Manufacturer: Guided Wave
Product name: Turbidity Probe
Turbidity probe
For: Laboratory analysis, Process applications
Measurement mode: Transmission, 90° backscatter
Unique features: Turbidity process probe enables simultaneous use of transmission and 90° backscatter, to monitor chemical composition–properties and solids, respectively. It can be made with flanges or be used with a companion extraction device. High capacity throughput for low noise spectroscopy. Collimated beam for accurate absorbance measurements. Typical peak transmission exceeds 25% providing lower limits of detection.
New this year: The new turbidity probe has a more compact design. It uses transflectance to take the same optical measurement in half the physical pathlength.
Suggested applications: The turbidity probe can be used for haze or turbidity (NTU) as well as Saybolt and other transmission measurements.

 

Manufacturer: Inorganic Ventures
Product name: Transpiration Control Technology (TCT)
Stabilized certified reference standards
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Transpiration Control Technology (TCT) means that Inorganic Ventures' certified reference materials (CRM) will not expire until one year from the opening of the TCT bag, or upon lot expiration, whichever comes first. Inorganic Ventures manufactures high quality analytical inorganic standards, specializing in certified custom reference materials with a focus on ICP, ICP-MS, IC, atomic absorption, wet chemistry, and QC applications. The TCT packaging now comes standard at no additional cost with all standard CRMs distributed. A result of decades of study, CRMs stored using TCT have a shelf life that is limited only by chemical stability, protects CRMs from unknown conditions during transit, and gives labs more control over expiration dates.
Suggested applications: Certified custom reference materials for ICP, ICP-MS, IC, atomic absorption, wet chemistry, and QC applications.

 

 

Manufacturer: JASCO
Product name: ATR Pro One
Monolithic Diamond ATR accessory
For: Laboratory analysis
Measurement mode: ATR
Unique features: The new Monolithic Diamond ATR accessory is designed for analysis of liquids, solids, and powders. The accessory features a pressure clamp with a slip-clutch system that provides a reproducible pressure of 10,000 psi for each sample type. Interchangeable crystal plates are also available for Ge and ZnSe ATR crystals. The ATR Pro One is available for all JASCO FT-IR spectrometers
Suggested applications: Materials analysis, chemical analysis, pharmaceutical, biological/biochemical analyses, polymers, particulate contamination

 

Manufacturer: JASCO
Product name: IRT-5000/7000 Series
FT-IR microscopes
For: Laboratory analysis
Software name: Spectra Manager II
Software features: 21 CFR 11 compliant, cGMP compliant
Unique features: JASCO's IRT-5000/7000 series provide new functions. These microscope systems can be easily interfaced with the FT/IR-4000 or FT/IR-6000 series spectrometers.
Suggested applications: Materials analysis, chemical analysis, pharmaceutical, biological/biochemical analyses, polymers, particulate contamination, mapping/imaging analysis

 

Manufacturer: Magritek
Product name: Spinsolve Reaction Monitoring Kit
Automatic sample handler
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Software name: Supplied with Mnova data processing software from Mestrelab
Unique features: Benchtop NMR, cryo free, flow reaction monitoring
New this year: The Spinsolve Reaction Monitoring kit accessory provides hardware and software for flow or continuous flow reaction monitoring for reactions close to room temperature. This kit works in conjunction with any of the Magritek Spinsolve benchtop spectrometers.
Suggested applications: Reaction monitoring.

 

Manufacturer: Milestone Inc.
Product name: Ethos UP
Microwave digestion system
For: Laboratory analysis
Software features: 21 CFR 11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used with other equipment, Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment
Unique features: Manufactured entirely from 18/8 stainless steel. This, plus other new features, reinforce safety. Includes both high-pressure and high-throughput (44 position) rotors, and 300+ preset methods. Features the Milestone Connect web app to remotely monitor samples and access our resource library.
New this year: Door window replaced by internal camera. Redesigned rotors for high-pressure (15 positions) and medium-pressure (44 positions) applications. Monitoring medium pressure reaction using infrared only. Redesigned software with 300+ built-in preset methods. Introduction of the Milestone Connect web app.
Suggested applications: Digestion: environmental, chemicals, polymers, materials testing, metals, alloys, clinical, cosmetics, consumer products, food, feed. Extraction: polymers, soils, sludges.

 

Manufacturer: Ocean Optics, Inc.
Product name: SERS Substrates
Raman sampling SERS substrates
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Dimensions: 5 mm diameter (active area)
Measurement mode: Raman scattering
Unique features: High sensitivity, great stability, reliable reproducibility, customized form factors, easy to use
Suggested applications: Detection of explosives, detection of narcotics, food safety, anti-counterfeit tagging, biological research

 

 

Manufacturer: Ocean Optics, Inc.
Product name: Spirit Sampler – Beverage Brand Recognition and Authentication system
The Spirit Sampler is a fully integrated, standalone portable authentication system.
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Weight: 9.4 kg
Dimensions: 47 x 38 x 18 cm
Unique features: Fast sample analysis in less than 15 s, simple data presentation in a convenient easy-to-understand format, easy loading of samples with separate channels for clear, light and dark spirits, simple, on-screen prompts to guide the user through a measurement
Suggested applications: Quality and authenticity of beverages

 

Manufacturer: PerkinElmer, Inc.
Product name: Spotlight 150i and Spotlight 200i
Microscope
For: Laboratory analysis
Software features: May be used with other equipment
Unique features: PerkinElmer's Spotlight microscope systems are designed to incorporate higher sensitivity and simpler analysis and workflows. More-intelligent automation, state-of-the-art technologies, easy-to-use software, and simple tools for setup, method development, and data analysis.
Suggested applications: These systems are used to examine materials, pharmaceuticals, and biomaterials in academia, forensics, and biomedical applications.

 

Manufacturer: PHOTONIS
Product name: Ion Beam Imaging Profiler
Diagnostic tool for instrument design
Unique features: The new PHOTONIS Ion Beam Profiler can visualize the location of any charged particle (ion, electron, UV, photon or soft X-ray), within an analytical instrument during the design stage, enabling the instrument designer to ensure all available signal ions are collected. The unit can capture images from the phosphor screen at up to 100 frames per second and store them on a PC for collaboration and comparison testing. A strobe trigger is available to synchronize the camera to a specific event.
Suggested applications: Analytical instrument design, mass spectrometer design

 

Manufacturer: Quantum Northwest, Inc.
Product name: qCHANGER 6
Automatic sample handler–sample cell holder–controller
For: Laboratory analysis
Measurement mode: For transmission–absorbance measurements
Software name: T-App
Software features: May be used with other equipment
Unique features: A Peltier-driven, six-position, linear cuvette changer that can provide a wide range of stable temperatures. A dry gas purge system permits use at low temperatures. USB connection for programming using simple text commands. Commands function: sample changing, setting and reading temperatures, setting magnetic stirring rate, temperature ramping. It all fits in compact structure that will fit in nearly any spectrophotometer.
New this year: A linear version of the Quantum Northwest Turret 6/Cary60. The qChanger meets full performance specs at high temperatures, for applications in a wide variety of spectrophotometers.
Suggested applications: UV–vis spectroscopy applications where up to six samples must be measured within the same experiment, the samples' temperature must be maintained between -15 °C to +105 °C, sample stirring is desired, and temperature, position, stirring, and temperature ramping are to be controlled by the user through dedicated software.

 

Manufacturer: Questron Technologies Corporation
Product name: QLab Pro
Sample preparation apparatus
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Temperature and pressure monitoring for each vessel.
New this year: Touch-screen control panel for easy navigation, method creation and storage. Graphical display for digestion parameters of each vessel.
Suggested applications: Ideal for digestion, extraction, evaporation, and synthesis

 

 

Manufacturer: Questron Technologies Corporation
Product name: QPrep
Sample preparation apparatus
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Automated high throughput sample dilutions and transfers. Customizable all-plastic construction. Accepts multiple racks of varying sizes.
New this year: New dual syringes allow continuous flow delivery. Rigid PTFE-coated graphite probe for precisely accessing smaller test tubes. Capable of handling HF solutions.
Suggested applications: QPrep can be used to spike samples with internal standards. Perform multiple dilutions quickly and accurately. Prepare calibration and QC standards, Transfer digested–diluted samples to autosampler racks used for various analytical instruments.

 

Manufacturer: Questron Technologies Corporation
Product name: Fume Scrubbing system
Fume hood exhaust scrubbing system
Weight: 15 kg
Dimensions: 4 ft height x 7.25 in. tube o.d.
Unique features: Scrubs and removes toxic fumes from laboratories. Unique tube-within-a-tube design and all-plastic construction allows removal of 95% solvent soluble fumes.
Suggested applications: Laboratory air scrubbing system

 

Manufacturer: Questron Technologies Corporation
Product name: Vulcan
Sample preparation apparatus
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Automated digestion up to 400 °C. Sample dilutions and transfers. All-plastic construction with UEPA filter for ultratrace metal analysis.
New this year: Now CE certified available in Europe. New syringe-based system provides better accuracy in delivery of reagents. New PTFE built syringe allows handling of HF solutions.
Suggested applications: Environmental, food, chemical, pharmaceutical and geological samples.

 

Manufacturer: Savillex Corporation
Product name: C-Flow
PFA nebulizer
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: PFA concentric nebulizers with removable uptake line for routine ICP-OES and ICP-MS applications. C400d and C400e for ICP-MS and C700d for ICP-OES. Combines the reliability of a glass nebulizer with the chemical resistance and low background of a PFA nebulizer. Unique constant diameter capillary allows aspiration of 25% TDS (C700d) and 10% TDS with C400d and C400e. Two-piece molded design allows for greater precision in manufacturing and excellent reproducibility. Designed to be pumped.
Suggested applications: Any nonsemiconductor application of ICP-OES, MP-AES, or ICP-MS that requires analysis of HF-containing samples. Note: for semiconductor use, free aspiration is preferred, using fixed uptake line versions of the C-Flow.

 

Manufacturer: Savillex Corporation
Product name: PFA Cyclonic Spray Chamber
Spray chamber
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: PFA cyclonic spray chamber for ICP-OES and ICP-MS. Molded in the ideal cyclonic shape, giving excellent stability and sensitivity. Smooth surface finish gives improved draining plus internal visibility. Available with a sensitivity-enhancing surface treatment making it comparable to the best glass cyclones. Accepts any 6-mm o.d. nebulizer.
Suggested applications: Any application of ICP-OES, MP-AES, or ICP-MS that requires analysis of HF-containing samples.

 

Manufacturer: Specac Inc.
Product name: Atlas Autotouch
Hydraulic press
Unique features: A fully programmable benchtop hydraulic press. It offers up to six slots for programs with up to 10 steps in each. It is available in 8-, 15-, 25-, and 40-ton load options.
New this year: This new version of the Autotouch Press offers touch-screen operation with an intuitive display. This version also offers USB connectivity allowing the press to be operated remotely.
Suggested applications: Sample preparation of pellets and films for FT-IR, XRF, and XRD applications

 

Manufacturer: Spectral Systems LLC
Product name: ArmIR flow cell
Super-sealed flow cell
For: Laboratory analysis
Measurement mode: Transmission
Unique features: The Spectral Systems ArmIR Flow Liquid Cells are designed for continuous flow infrared transmission sampling applications. Large port diameter for high flow rates. Designed for optimized laminar flow for minimized lateral mixing. The proprietary PTFE seal provides for leak-free operation, exceptional durability, and maximum sample compatibility. The cell mount for the ArmIR Flow Liquid Cell is the standard 2.0 in. × 3.0 in. to fit FT-IR spectrometers. Manufactured with Luer-lock fill ports for convenient connection with flow tubing.

 

Manufacturer: SPEX CertiPrep
Product name: 30 mL ICP and ICP-MS Single Element Standards
ICP and ICP-MS single-element standards
Unique features: 30-mL plasma shots for ICP- and ICP-MS-grade single-element standards. The smaller volume results in less waste and fewer expired materials. Same day shipping and no hazardous shipping costs in most countries; accredited by A2LA under ISO 17025 and ISO Guide 34.
New this year: Customers that currently purchase 500-, 25-, or 125-mL volumes now have the option to purchase a much smaller 30-mL version of the same product, eliminating waste and the chance of the materials expiring before the product bottle is empty.

 

 

Manufacturer: Starna Cells
Product name: Starna FTIR Polystyrene Wavelength Reference Material
Mid-IR reference material
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Manufactured and certified value assignment produced under a combination of ISO Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditations.
New this year: These CRMs are manufactured and the certified values produced and assigned traceable to NIST SRM 1921b, under a combination of ISO Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation standards; these processes are independently verified by a third party, namely, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Suggested applications: Qualification of the wavelength scale of an FT-IR spectrometer

 

Manufacturer: Starna Cells
Product name: Starna USP <857>
UV qualification kit standards
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Fully heat-fused sealed certified reference materials. Manufactured and certified value assignment produced under a combination of ISO Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditations.
Mew this year: These CRMs are manufactured and the certified values produced and assigned traceable to appropriate NIST SRMs, under a combination of ISO Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation standards; these processes being independently verified by a third party, namely, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). In addition, new stray light references (including heat-fused sealed acetone) are designed and manufactured to assist compliance to the new "best practice" where the protocol uses a 5-mm pathlength cell as the reference.
Suggested applications: Assistance in the qualification of UV–vis spectrophotometers in accordance with the new (1 May 2015) USP General Chapter <857>

 

Manufacturer: StellarNet Inc.
Product name: StellarScope Fluorescence
Fluorescence spectrometer-to-microscope
For: Laboratory analysis
Software name: SpectraWiz
Software features: Available as separate product, 21 CFR 11 compliant, cGMP compliant
Unique features: The StellarSCOPE fluorescence microscopy System couples StellarNet spectrometer systems to a microscope. This enables fluorescence measurements on a micro spot to capture high-resolution images, video, and time-lapse video. This adapter designed for the microscope gives users the ability to visually inspect samples, or spectrally analyze samples with high sensitivity spectrometers.
Suggested applications: Biology–anatomy of cells, parasites, life, biotechnology and medical, paper printing, art, legal tender, forensics crime lab study, food and agriculture, entomology and insects, minerals and gemology diamonds, gem stones, metallurgical alloys, coins, industrial, semiconductor and solar cell, composite fabrics, fibers, textiles.

 

Manufacturer: StellarNet Inc.
Product name: StellarScope Raman
For: Laboratory analysis
Measurement mode: Reflection
Software name: SpectraWiz
Software features: Available as separate product, 21 CFR 11 compliant, cGMP compliant
Unique features: Same as Stellarnet Fluorescence
Suggested applications: Material microstructure and surface analysis, biology–anatomy of cells, parasites, life, biotechnology and medical, paper printing, art, legal tender, forensics crime lab study, food and agriculture, entomology and insects, minerals and gemology diamonds, gem stones, metallurgical alloys, coins, industrial, semiconductor and solar cell, composite fabrics, fibers, textiles.

 

Manufacturer: Teledyne CETAC Technologies
Product name: ASX-560
Automatic sample handler–preparation unit
For: Laboratory analysis
New this year: The ASX-560 autosampler builds upon the ASX-520 with latest generation electronics, improved accessory interfaces, enhanced pumping capabilities, easier serviceability and a sleek new design while retaining the features of the ASX-520.
Suggested applications: A wide range of analytical techniques and environments, including AA, ICP, ICP-MS, TOC, UV–vis, fraction collection, and liquid handling.

 

 

Manufacturer: Teledyne CETAC Technologies
Product name: MVX-7100 µL
Workstation: Automatic sample handler–preparation unit
For: Laboratory analysis
The MVX-7 μL workstation allows for sample volumes as low as 5 μL. Syringe-driven rinse provides stable low flow applications with low detection limits. The flow-injection system allows for better washout and sensitivity by eliminating pump tubing and minimizing sample contact. The workstation uses non-metallic materials for all wetted parts to ensure low detection limits.
Suggested applications: Microvolume sampling, flow-injection analysis, high-purity applications

 

Manufacturer: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Product name: Thermo Scientific iD7 Accessory
FT-IR spectrometer ATR accessory
For: Laboratory analysis
Measurement mode : ATR
Unique features: Monolithic diamond, analyzes hard solid samples as well as liquids and powders. Optional zinc selenide or germanium crystals provide flexibility in price and applications. Spectral range not limited. Proprietary crystal mounting system, automatic recognition and parameter setup.
Suggested applications: QA/QC, industrial, government, and academic labs

 

Manufacturer: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Product name: Thermo Scientific Smart iTX Accessory
FT-IR spectrometer ATR accessory
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Monolithic diamond for ATR sample analysis at an affordable price. Improved optical design, interchangeable crystals include diamond, zinc selenide (ZnSe) and germanium (Ge); epoxy-free design.
Suggested applications: QA/QC, forensics, educational or analytical services

 

Manufacturer: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Product name: Thermo Scientific TGA-IR Module
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
For: Laboratory analysis
Measurement mode: TGA
Software name: OMNIC Mercury TGA software
Unique features: The Thermo Scientific TGA-IR module enhances materials characterization for users of Thermo Scientific FT-IR spectrometers. The TGA-IR module features a rugged gas cell optimized for the flow characteristics of a TGA system and a precise system of temperature control.
Suggested applications: Materials characterization, process validation and product failure analysis working with samples such as polymers, pharmaceuticals, rubber and a variety of other raw materials

.

Manufacturer: Verder Scientific, Inc.
Product name: EMAX
Sample preparation - high energy ball mill
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: 2000-rpm maximum speed setting with external grinding jar temperature measuring and water cooling.
Suggested applications: High energy ball milling for grinding material down to submicrometer and nanoparticles.