Appendix VI: NIR

May 1, 2014

Appendix VI: NIR

Manufacturer: ABB Analytical – Measurement Products

Product name: MB3600-CH70 Polyol Analyzer

Near-IR analyzer

New this year: This analyzer features pre-loaded calibration models for OH value determination in different families of polyols and derivatives.

Used for: Lab analysis

Measurement mode: Transmission

Specialty accessory description: Universal heated vial holder

Special features: Pre-loaded with several OH value calibration models for polyols

Software: Horizon QA software; available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant (option), cGMP compliant

Suggested applications: Analysis of polyols and derivatives, as alternative to compendial laboratory techniques

Primary benefits: Features starter OH value calibration models and spectral database

Unique features: 10-years maintenance-free

Manufacturer: BaySpec, Inc.

Product name: OCI Family of Hyperspectral Imagers

Hyperspectral imaging

New this year: First handheld hyperspectral imager weighing under 1 lb

Used for: Lab, process, handheld analysis

Measurement mode: Imaging

Specialty accessory description: A variety of custom lens available for wide angle to close-up views

Special features: Portability, handheld, battery operated

Software: BaySpec OCI20/20; 21CFR11 compliant. cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Adaptable for colorimetry, food and agricultural inspection, recycling, forensic analysis, process automation technology (PAT), pharmaceutical

Primary benefits: Improves the identification and classification of objects for industrial inspection, medical diagnosis and security applications

Unique features: Contains the complete system for data acquisition, data process, and data presentation.

Manufacturer: BaySpec, Inc.

Product name: NIR/Raman Amphi-Spec System

New this year: First dual-band combined near infrared spectrometer + Raman spectrometer, NIR/Raman Amphi-Spec.

Used for: Lab, process analysis

Measurement mode: Transmission, reflection, Raman

Specialty accessory description: Customizable dual-band NIR and Raman probes

Special features: Combines the ultralow noise, deep cooled to -55°C near infrared InGaAs detector with choice of Raman excitation wavelength.

Software: BaySpec Spec20/20; 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Process automation technology (PAT), pharmaceuticals

Primary benefits: The combined NIR/Raman Instrument provides the maximum analytical power and flexibility in a single instrument.

Unique features: Gratings are made in-house, therefore the wavelength range can be customized. Custom sample interface design support is available.

Manufacturer: BaySpec, Inc.

Product name: Super-Gamut Extended (xSG) InGaAs near-infrared spectrometers

NIR spectrometer

New this year: Extended InGaAs spectrometer with detector cooling down to -55°C. The product can be customized to specific wavelength ranges based on BaySpec's in-house VPG gratings.

Used for: Lab and process applications

Measurement modes: Transmission, reflection

Special features: Ultralow noise, -55°C NIR InGaAs detector covering 900~2500 nm

Software: BaySpec Spec20/20; 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Process automation technology (PAT), fuel analysis, pharmaceuticals, food processing, agricultural feed monitoring, semiconductor wafer monitoring, pulp and paper monitoring, beverage and breweries, cosmetics, water quality, medical diagnostics

Primary benefits: -55 °C cooling InGaAs for excellent low-light sensitivity.

Unique features: Customized wavelength range.

Manufacturer: Guided Wave Inc.

Product name: NIR-O

Near-IR spectrometer

New this year: New NIR fiber optic based online process spectrometer can monitor up to 12 process points with a single instrument.

Used for: Process analysis

Measurement mode: Transmission in 1000-2150 nm range

Special features: Immersion probes, flow cells, sample conditioning systems (SMS), Remote optical sensing assembly (ROSA)

Software: OmniView software is compatible with other manufacturers' equipment. Has ability to create and update model files in Pirouette as well as Unscrambler chemometric packages.

Suggested applications: On-line chemical process monitoring in refining, petrochemical, chemicals, polymers, sterilization, semiconductor, pharmaceuticals and consumer applications.

Unique features: Guided Wave's NIR-O allowing the and analysis with our new software. OmniView software. NIR-O is a Dual-Beam, holographic grating based post dispersion spectrometer with one reference channel per six sample channels. Channels are selected by a new digital rotary multiplexer with unsurpassed light efficiency.

Manufacturer: Jasco Corp.

Product name: FT/IR-4000/6000 series

Near/mid/far-IR spectrometer

New this year: An FT-IR instrument series with upgraded S/N and resolution performance.

Measurement mode: ATR and other FT-IR measurement modes

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant

Suggested applications: Biochemical, materials science, chemical analysis

Primary benefits: Enhanced resolution and signal-to-noise performance at a reduced cost.

Unique features: New, user adaptable software interface that can be saved for individual user access.

Manufacturer: JDSU Corporation

Product name: MicroNIR Spectrometer

NIR spectrometer

New this year: A ruggedized miniature spectrometer meeting IP65 rating for splash and dust resistance

Used for: Process, handheld applications

Dimensions: 2 in. in diameter; weight: 3 oz (84 g)

Software: Available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment.

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical, food and agriculture, polymer sorting and recycling, law enforcement

Primary benefits: Point of use analysis, rapid, non-destructive testing, repeatable, rugged, and reproducible, highest performance to price ratio

Unique features: Wavelength regions = 950–1650 nm, 1150–2150 nm, intuitive user interface, regression and classification model development, real-time prediction of new samples, dust and splash resistant (IP 65 rating), USB-powered or wireless.

Manufacturer: Metrohm USA, Inc.

Product name: XDS Analyzer

New this year: Dedicated NIR analyzer suitable for heterogeneous samples. Trans-reflection accessory kit suitable for liquids and slurry samples.

Measurement mode: Reflection, trans-reflection using accessory Kit

Special features: Seamless method transfer between DS2500 and XDS series instruments

Software: Single software package for controlling, data acquisition and model development

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical, petrochemical, chemical, personal care products and polymer.

Primary benefits: Hot-swappable feature, best S/N; rugged and stable calibration

Unique features: Modular, sampling modules optimized for each sample type, stable, suitable for harsh industrial environment, instrument matching, easy calibration transfer

Manufacturer: Metrohm USA, Inc.

Product name: KF-NIR

NIR combined with KF-oven coulometry system

New this year: Headspace Karl Fisher (KF) moisture analysis is combined with NIR spectroscopy in a novel combination of instrumentation.

Measurement mode: Reflectance

Specialty accessory description: KF-oven sample processor with coulometer for moisture analysis

Special features: Simplifies the NIR calibration development and validation process

Suggested applications: Moisture in lyophilized product, polymer, chemicals, personal care products

Primary benefits: Simple NIR calibration development and validation

Unique features: KF oven, NIR calibration and validation

Manufacturer: Ocean Optics, Inc.

Product name: Maya LSL High Sensitivity Spectrometer

UV–vis, NIR spectrometer

New this year: The combination of a low-stray light optical system and a high-sensitivity detector

Used for: Lab, process analysis

Dimensions: 151.2 mm x 151.2 mm x 65.2 mm

Weight: 1.6 kg

Measurement mode: Transmission, absorption, color

Special features: Low stray light, high sensitivity, precise color measurements, fast

Software: Available as separate product, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Suggested applications: Color measurements, fluorescence, Raman, plasma monitoring

Primary benefits: Very precise color measurements to be made very quickly.

Manufacturer: Ocean Optics, Inc.

Product name: QE Pro High Performance Spectrometer

UV–vis, Raman, NIR spectrometer

New this year: Low-noise electronics and an 18 bit A/D converter

Used for: Lab, process analysis

Dimensions: 182 x 110 x 47 mm

Weight: 1.15 kg

Measurement mode: Absorption, reflectance, fluorescence, Raman

Special features: Security: Kensington security slot

Software: Available as separate product, my be used in other equipment, cmpatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Suggested applications: Fluorescence, modular Raman measurements, absorption,

reflectance, on-line and at-line quality control measurements

Primary benefits: The onboard buffer stores up to 15,000 spectra, enabling full-spectrum kinetics measurements to be performed at a rate of 125 measurements per second.

Unique features: Reliable performance, thermoelectric cooling, kinematic mounts, RS-232 communication protocols

Manufacturer: PANalytical, Inc.

Product name: ASD TerraSpec Halo

NIR spectrometer

New this year: The TerraSpec Halo is a handheld, all-in-one mineral identification system that allows the user to immediately identify alteration minerals

Used for: Handheld/portable applications

Dimensions: 12.3 x 4 x 11.7 in.; weight: 5.5 lb (with battery)

Measurement mode: Reflection

Special features: Battery-powered, on device mineral ID in 20 seconds, multi-language, no cables/wires. Full range NIR spectrometer (350–2500 nm).

Suggested applications: mineral exploration, alteration mapping, outcrop, hand samples, drill cuttings, core logging, clay species analysis

Primary benefits: Identifies minerals in 20 s. No third party hardware or software needed. Includes an internal white reference. Also provides spectral info that tells the spectroscopist more about the geochemistry of the deposit.

Unique features: Includes GPS and voice memo features, immediate multi-mineral results non-destructive measurement with no sample preparation needed.

Manufacturer: PerkinElmer

Product name: DairyGuard

NIR Milk analyzer

New this year: Incorporates new algorithm and sampling to enable screening for economic adulterants in dairy powders

Used for: Lab analysis

Measurement mode: Diffuse reflection

Specialty accessory description: High performance NIR design for improved reproducibility

Special features: Design for diffusely scattering powders,

Software: new adulterant screening module Available as separate product, cGMP compliant,

Suggested applications: Dairy powder analysis.

Primary benefits: Ease of use with simple workflow screens. Much simpler model development and maintenance than quantitative models.

Unique features: Algorithm designed for this application, high efficiency sampling design provides excellent sensitivity and reproducibility.

Manufacturer: Real-Time Analyzers, Inc. (RTA)

Product name: Portable Fuel Analyzer (PFA)

Near-IR spectrometer

New this year: Dispersive portable NIR fuel analyzer which classifies fuel types and predicts properties for diesel and jet fuels in under 30 s.

Used for: Lab analysis

Dimensions: 8.0 x 9 x 5.0 in.

Specialty accessory: Includes integral sample cell/holder; available as separate product.

Suggested applications: low cost multi-property fuel analyzer cetane index, cloud point, density, distillation, flash point, viscosity, sulfur, aromatics, olefins and saturates, pour point, acid number, lubricity, net heat, freeze point

Primary benefits: Low cost analyzer for mulitple-property fuel analysis.

Unique features: Portability, low cost, screen fuel quality in less than 30 seconds.

Manufacturer: Si-Ware Systems

Product name: MEMS FT-IR Spectrometer

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Manufacturer: Shimadzu

Product name: IRTracer-100

FT-IR spectrophotometer

New this year: Enables up to 20 spectra/s acquisitions, airtight interferometer

Used for: Lab analysis

Suggested applications: Pharmaceuticals, foods, environmental, chemicals, polymers, cosmetics, and electronics.

Primary benefits: HIgh-speed data acquisition, 60,000:1 S/N ratio, 0.25cm-1 resolution, self-diagnostics and validation routine

Unique features: Stable, airtight interferometer with automatic dehumidifier, advanced dynamic aignment system, IRTracer's validation program complies with U.S., European, Japanese and Chinese pharmacopeias, and with ASTM specifications.

Manufacturer: StellarNet Inc.

Product name: ChemWiz Analyzers

UV–vis–NIR spectrometer

New this year: New set of UV–vis–NIR rugged spectrometer systems

Used for: Lab, process, handheld applications

Special features: Portability, compactness, low cost, research quality, user-friendly runtime chemometric software. Analyzers include hardware and software such as the Analyzer Development Kit, built in chemometrics software and model builder. Available as separate product.

Suggested applications: UV–vis–NIR spectroscopy

Primary benefits: Develop own analyzer product, easy to use, develop your own custom solution.

Manufacturer: Unity Scientific

Product name: SpectraStar XL

NIR spectrometer

New this year: The SpectraStar is a new bench stand-alone instrument with many upgrades, including new optics, detectors, new reference mechanism, internal Windows 7 computer with fast processor and solid state drive.

Used for: Lab analysis

Measurement mode: Reflection

Special features: Stand-alone, at-line ready, easy operation

Software: InfoStar routine operation software; compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Food, snack food, flour milling, forage, animal feed and ingredient analysis

Primary benefits: A robust, high performance NIR that can be delivered pre-calibrated with Unity or AuNIR calibrations right out of the box.

Unique features: The top window design allows for easy analysis of almost any sample type, is available configured in a wide assortment of analyzer packages. An optional calibration package is available for creating, maintaining and validating custom applications.