Miniature NIR: Improved Accuracy, Cost Savings

September 1, 2008

Application Notebook

Application Notebook, Application Notebook-09-01-2008, Volume 0, Issue 0

With gas and diesel fuel prices rising, there is an increasing need to monitor online quality control and blending mixtures. The benefits include improved accuracy in blending mixtures, solid state reliability, lifetime calibration and fraud avoidance.

With gas and diesel fuel prices rising, there is an increasing need to monitor online quality control and blending mixtures. The benefits include improved accuracy in blending mixtures, solid state reliability, lifetime calibration and fraud avoidance.

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BaySpec is now delivering a compact, robust, affordable NIR Spectrometer engine ideal for OEM integration into fuel analyzer applications. The SuperGamut™ features excellent wavelength accuracy and repeatability at a low cost of ownership.

BaySpec's SuperGamut™ Series NIR Spectral Engines solve today's challenges through the application of proprietary Volume Phase Grating (VPG™) technology offering for the first time instrumentation manufacturers the features they need:

  • Excellent spectral resolution and measurement accuracy

  • Fast data acquisition speed

  • Compact, handheld size saving space and weight

  • High reliability through hermetically-sealed, no moving parts designs

  • Ultra-low power consumption for portability and enhanced reliability

  • Volume production experience for lot-lot consistency and lower cost

  • Lifetime calibration

The SuperGamut™ Series was born out the telecommunication markets' "boom and bust", which produced an array of components and technologies, such as, revolutionary Volume Phase Gratings (VPG®), high speed electronic chips, reliable low cost light source and high speed NIR photo-detectors. Collectively, they enable the dream of a low-cost, yet highly accurate spectral device. Out of the ashes comes new growth.

SuperGamut™ Series instruments yield high spectral resolution and high optical throughputs under harsh environmental conditions over a broad NIR 800–2500 nm range at attractive total costs of ownership. Both reflectance and transmission modes of spectroscopic measurements and process applications are supported.

Customers in NIR spectroscopy and biomedical industries are now benefiting and building systems to meet the world's current optical system challenges.

BaySpec, Inc.

101 Hammond Avenue

Fremont, CA 94539

Tel. (510) 661-2008, Fax (510) 661-2009

info@bayspec.com, www.bayspec.com