Pittcon 2010 New Product Review

May 1, 2010

Spectroscopy

Volume 0, Issue 0

Howard Mark brings readers his annual report on all that was new and innovative at Pittcon, held this year in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

A perennial pre- and post-Pittcon theme is how well the conference is doing. Especially in these days of web-based and other forms of electronic marketing, the concern on everyone's mind is whether large shows such as Pittcon are viable.

Companies Mentioned in This Article

Total attendance as of Thursday morning in 2009 was 18,055, with a final attendance figure for 2009 of 19,018. The 2010 attendance was 16,876. These numbers come from the "official" attendance figures posted on the Pittcon web site: http://www.pittcon.org/exhibitor/marketing_attendance.html. A decrease in attendance in Orlando was expected, so this drop-off is not too bad. It will be interesting to see what happens in Atlanta in 2011.

Another aspect of the question is that Pittcon has long become a tradition, for both vendors and conferees. This being the case, companies have a concern, with some justification, that not showing up would put them at a competitive disadvantage. Therefore, I expect that, despite a normal amount of ups and downs, Pittcon will be with us for the foreseeable future. Of course, as the old saying goes, "It's dangerous to make predictions, especially about the future." If the scuttlebutt about this year's decrease was correct, then attendance next year should be up again. If this does happen, then it will be a strong positive harbinger for the future. We'll just have to wait and see.

The trend toward decreasing instrument size is continuing. Not only were handheld instruments being shown for molecular spectroscopy, but there were handheld X-ray instruments and mass spectrometers being shown, too. This came as somewhat of a surprise for your editor, who hasn't really kept track of developments in those technologies but remembers when they required huge power supplies and multi-ton magnets for their operation. On the other hand, there are very strong driving forces for this trend. The need of the police for gathering forensic information on-site, as well as the critical need to identify the proverbial "white powder" at the site of a terrorist attack or natural disaster have all pushed strongly for the development of tools to do those identifications.

We indicate, in our listings, whether a given instrument is for the laboratory (that is, a fixed location), portable, or field deployable. We also include, for several instruments, especially the ones that are portable or transportable, their size and weight. This can provide the reader with a more precise idea of just how portable a given unit is.

A technology present that wasn't represented at all last year (at least in the review, which meant I didn't find any) was NMR, although only one company included information about this analytical method.

In a review like this, the organization is important. I organized this review according to the wavelength region and type of spectroscopy involved (for example, mid-IR, X-ray, UV–vis, atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and so forth) We tried to arrange it so as to allow the readers to compare instruments from different manufacturers more easily, even though it can sometimes lump together instruments of the "good enough is OK" type, with ultraprecise laboratory designs.

The categories we used in this review to classify the instruments (in alphabetical order) are

Accessories

Atomic spectroscopy

Components

First responders

Fluorescence

Imaging

Mass spectrometry

Mid-IR

NIR

NMR

Raman

Software

UV–visible

X-ray (which includes all shorter-wavelength methods)

Some categories might include products from companies that might otherwise be classified under one of the other categories. These categories are: Accessories, Components, First Responders, Imaging, and Software. For example, a mid-infrared imaging spectrometer might be found under "Mid-Infrared" or under "Imaging." I tried to be consistent, but can't guarantee perfection in this regard. Thus, if a product is not found in an expected category, these others should be checked, since it might be listed there.

Where a company has more than one product of a similar type listed, the products are separated by a boldface "Product name" entry. Otherwise, companies in each category are listed alphabetically, as are the categories themselves.

We also endeavored to give a synopsis of salient features for each product, or at least as much as could be included in limited space. We tried to follow a "features benefit" format, so that not only are the key features of a given instrument described, but also the meaningfulness of those features to the user.

Accessories

ABB Analytical

www.abb.com/analytical

Product name: Diffuse reflectance fiber-optic pen probe; accessory for MB36000 series FT-NIR spectrometers; for laboratory analysis; accessory for powder sampling in situ accessory recognition and control through USB.

Measurement mode: Diffuse reflection.

Special features: Lightweight fiber-optic probe, USB connection allows Horizon software to recognize accessory and read the pen probe button. Software support by Horizon MB FTIR and Horizon MB QA software for the MB3600; is available as separate product; is 21CFR11 compliant and cGMP compliant. Can be used for: FTLA2000 series FTIR.

Suggested applications: Incoming raw materials inspection for powders.

Primary benefits: Lightweight probe design.

Unique features: USB-based accessory recognition and control; lightweight probe design.

Product name: Universal Vial Holder Accessory for MB36000 series FT-NIR spectrometers; for laboratory analysis; accessory for liquid sampling in disposable vials.

Measurement mode: Transmission.

Special features: Includes adaptor blocks for different vial sizes, integrated temperature controller and heater, USB connection allows Horizon software to recognize accessory set temperature set-point.

Software: Support by Horizon MB FTIR and Horizon MB QA software for the MB3600, is available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in FTLA2000 series FTIR.

Suggested applications: Chemical composition analysis of liquids, incoming raw materials inspection for liquids.

Primary benefits: Software control of temperature.

Unique features: USB-based accessory recognition and control; adaptor blocks for different vial sizes; designed to be easy to clean and highly resistant to chemical spills.

Avian Technologies LLC

www.aviantechnologies.com

Product name: WCT-2035 Transmission Wavelength Calibration Standard.

Used for: Laboratory and process conditions.

Spectral regions available: Infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible.

Portability: To fit customer need, can be handheld; for transmission measurements.

Other description: Equivalent filter to NIST SRM-2035/2065.

Suggested applications: calibration of Visible and particularly NIR transmittance instruments for wavelength accuracy.

Primary benefits: Wider range of absorbance peaks, recommended by USP1119.

Unique features: Filters can be custom cut to fit customer requirements.

Product name: WCS-2036 Reflectance Wavelength Calibration Standard.

Used for: Laboratory and process conditions.

Spectral regions available: Infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible.

Portability: customized to fit customer need, can be handheld; for reflection measurements.

Other description: Equivalent filter to NIST SRM-2036.

Suggested applications: Calibration of visible and particularly NIR reflectance instruments for wavelength accuracy.

Primary benefits: Wider range of absorbance peaks, recommended by USP1119.

Unique features: Standards can be custom made to fit customer requirements.

Product name: EFSS-08-02c Encapsulated Reflectance Calibration; standard

Used for: laboratory and process conditions.

Spectral regions available: Infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible.

Portability: customized to fit customer need, can be handheld.

Other description: Encapsulated standards provide long term stability for reflectance calibrations.

Suggested applications: Calibration of Visible and particularly NIR reflectance instruments for photometric accuracy.

Primary benefits: Long-term stability of grey scale (photometric) standards compared to normal reflectance standards; recommended by USP1119.

Unique features: Available in sets of four, six, or eight standards.

Axiom Analytical, Inc.

www.goaxiom.com

Product name: FDR-805 Diffuse Reflectance Probe.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld applications; infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible spectrometers.

Dimensions: 28.6 mm diameter, 180 mm long.

Other description: Noncontact diffuse reflectance probe.

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical and chemical development and on-line process analysis of powders.

Primary benefits: Optimized for high sensitivity with substantial offset from sample surface.

Unique features: Large depth of field with sample distances ranging from 25 to 100 mm; low stray light.

Product name: FCT-980 Extreme Duty Transmission Cell.

Used for: Laboratory and process applications; infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible spectrometers, for transmission or reflection mode measurements.

Suggested applications: On-line process analysis of polymer melts and other chemical systems under extreme conditions.

Primary benefits: Extreme robustness.

Unique features: Patented welded metal seal design; Compatible with temperatures to 400 °C and pressures to 400 bar; minimum possible flow restriction.

Product name: FST-600 Transmission Autosampler; for use with transmission infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible, fiber-optic spectrometers.

Other description: Fiber-optic coupled, computer-controlled transmission system.

Suggested applications: Automated transmission sampling for service labs, QA, and chemometrics modeling.

Primary benefits: Unattended transmission analysis of multiple samples; computer-controlled sample sequencing and pathlength selection.

Unique features: Pathlength variable from zero to 50 mm; Accurate pathlength control and readout; Choice of autosampling stages.

CETAC Technologies

www.cetac.com

Product name: The ASXPRESS product line of Rapid Sample Introduction Systems.

Description: Coupled with CETAC autosampler, the ASXPRESS reduces the time normally required for autosampler movement, sample uptake, stabilization, and rinse operations, thereby reducing sample run times significantly. Liquid flow path washout characteristics are exceptional System design allows multiple functions to occur simultaneously. Comprised of an electronics module and a valve/pump module.

Claisse, Corporation Scientifique Inc.

www.claisse.com

Product name: Fusion Monitor.

Used for: Lab sample preparation.

Special features: The Fusion Monitor can be used for: any fusion instrument.

Suggested applications: Energy-dispersive XRF, wavelength-dispersive XRF, X-ray spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, fusion fluxers.

Primary benefits: Ideal for assessing and validating analytical precision of fusion methods, analytical drift over time, biases between molds, biases between burner positions on a given fluxer, biases between different fusion instruments.

Unique features: Quick and easy error-free monitoring for fusion procedures.

Product name: M4 Fluxer. Sample preparation equipment.

Used for: Laboratory applications.

Special features: Precise control of low and high fusion temperatures; no calibration, no compressed air, and no oxygen needed; burner to burner reproducibility; optimal agitation by rotation while inclined; all fusion parameters can be modified.

Suggested applications: Energy-dispersive XR, wavelength-dispersive XRF, X-ray spectrometry, ICP-MS, elemental MS, atomic absorption spectrometers, X-ray fluorescence spectrometers.

Primary benefits: Superior homogenization of the melt in less time; stable, homogenous and oxidizing propane flame; uniform heating for reproducible results; retention of volatile elements.

Unique features: Fully automatic, three burners gas fusion instrument, no calibration, no compressed air, and no oxygen needed.

Product name: Peroxide Fluxer; sample preparation equipment.

Used for: Laboratory applications.

Special features: Complete dissolution of the sample; even the toughest refractory material. Preset fusion programs available, no manipulation of HF acid, pressured vessels and hot labware, high throughput: six samples at a time; 40 to 60 samples per hour, no compressed air, no oxygen required.

Suggested applications: ICP-MS, elemental MS, atomic absorption spectrometers.

Primary benefits: Specially designed for fusing samples in sodium peroxide, sodium carbonate and potassium pyrosulfate, Processes noble metals, materials with high sulfide contents, and highly refractory compounds such as chromite, magnetite, ilmenite, rutile, silicon and silicon carbide.

Unique features: Fully automatic; six burners gas fusion instrument; no calibration, no compressed air, and no oxygen needed.

Product name: rFusion Modular System; automated sample preparation equipment.

Used for: Laboratory sample preparation.

Special features: Fully automated one-button operation. Regroups weighing, fusing and extracting glass disks in one workstation. System made up of widely used advanced standalone modules. Back-up modules can be used during maintenance. Graphic interface with touch screen control. Remote web support from Claisse's fusion application specialists.

Suggested applications: Energy-dispersive XR, wavelength-dispersive XRF, X-ray spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence Spectrometers, Robotics, Automation Products, Automation Equipment.

Primary benefits: Increase productivity and optimize uptime.

Unique features: Artificial vision, reliable automatic weighing, HMI touchscreen control panel, Claisse fusion instrument and application support. Remote web troubleshooting and LIMS capabilities.

Product name: TheOX; sample preparation equipment.

Used for: Laboratory sample preparation.

Special features: Powered by electricity, High temperature capability (1200 °C). Accurate and precise control of fusion temperatures (±1 °C). Prepares up to six samples at a time, touchscreen and Windows XP base.

Suggested applications: Mining and geological samples, silica, silicates, clay, ores, cement, lime, carbonates, ceramics, glass, slag, refractories, sulfides and fluorides, bauxites and alumina, catalysts, polymers, pigments, steel, pure metals, ferroalloys, non-ferrous alloys, pharmaceutical samples.

Primary benefits: High accuracy and repeatability, high productivity, easy to use, Low cost of ownership.

Unique features: Fully automatic, electric multiposition fluxer.

Gasera, Ltd.

www.gasera.fi

Product name: PA301; FT-IR-Accessory; Ultrahigh performance photoacoustic detector for solid, semisolid, and liquid samples.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Measurement mode: Photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS).

Description: Photoacoustic detector for solid, semisolid, and liquid samples; software can be used in other equipment, is compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Dark samples (for example, bitumen, rubber, and so forth), pharma quality control, soil samples, paper and wood analysis, tissue samples, food analysis, explosives, depth profiling.

Primary benefits: Spectrum is also independent of sample morphology, contactless and nonconsuming, possibility for depth profiling, suitable for optically opaque samples.

Unique features: Patented ultrasensitive optical cantilever sensor. Includes a built in flow meter for helium purge.

Product name: FTIR accessory: PA101 FTIR-accessory, (sample cell + detector): Photoacoustic gas analysis module.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Measurement mode: Photoacoustic.

Description: Photoacoustic accessory detector for gases; software Available as separate product, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Headspace analysis, analysis of decomposition products, analysis of synthesis processes, or outgassing of materials, wet gases, measurements requiring high dynamic range, measurements requiring low sample volume.

Primary benefits: High sensitivity from very small volume (volume < 10 mL), wide linear dynamic range due to the short optical pathlength, measures directly the absorption in gases.

Unique features: Utilizes Gasera's patented ultrasensitive optical cantilever sensor.

Glass Expansion, Inc.

http://geicp.com

Product name: U-Series Nebulizers.

Used for: Atomic spectroscopy; consumable accessory for ICP-AES and ICP-MS instruments.

Suggested applications: Ideal for all applications of ICP-AES and ICP-MA.

Primary benefits: The U-Series line of concentric glass nebulizers improves the sample line/nebulizer interface is easy to connect. Dead volume has been eliminated thus speeding sample washout. The internal sample channel is uniform from one end to the other.

Unique features: Zero dead volume interface eliminates carryover. Designed to be compatible with the company's HPLC interface kit.

Harrick Scientific Products

www.harricksci.com

Product name: High Force Germanium ATR Sample Holder for Seagull.

Used for: Laboratory applications; infrared ATR measurements. This ATR attachment for Harrick's variable angle reflection Seagull accessory allows the high contact force between sample and Ge ATR element required for grazing angle monolayer studies. The germanium grazing angle ATR technique provides an order of magnitude increase in sensitivity for monolayers when compared with conventional specular reflection methodologies. Applications include the analysis of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold, thin photoresists on silicon, and various adsorbed species on metal and semiconductor substrates.

Primary benefits: The grazing angle ATR technique provides higher sensitivity for monolayers than specular reflection.

Product name: Germanium Reflectance Reference.

Used for: Infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz) reflection measurements.

Description: Harrick's new Germanium Reflectance Reference provides a method for calculating the reflectivity of a material from its spectrum in the 5000 to 400 cm-1 region. Typical applications include determining the efficiencies of optical coatings and the quality of metal finishes. Reflectivities may now be obtained at different wavelengths, angles, and polarizations. A CD is provided with an Excel spreadsheet to calculate the reflectivity of the reference and extract the reflectivity of the sample from experimental data.

Suggested applications: Analysis of optical coatings and metal finishes.

Primary benefits: Current products have limited angle and wavelength ranges.

Product name: Flat-Top Temp-Controlled Environmental Chamber.

Used for: Infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz) reflection, Raman measurements.

Description: Harrick's new Flat-Top High Temperature Reaction Chamber is intended for use in Raman and FT-IR microscopes. Based upon our field-proven diffuse reflection chamber, the Flat-Top has a single window and a low profile for compatibility with microscope instrumentation. The chamber allows environments with temperatures up to 910 °C and with pressures from 10-6 to 2200 Torr. An optional SiloTek (Restek) Performance Coating is available. The Flat-Top is compatible with Harrick's low voltage Automatic Temperature Controller. A wide range of available window materials allows use in all spectral regions.

Suggested applications: Environmental chamber allows the monitoring of catalytic and other reactions at temperatures up to 910 °C.

Primary benefits: Harrick supplies the compatible Automatic Temperature Controller (ATC).

Product name: VideoMVP; FT-IR spectrometer ATR accessory.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Product description: The VideoMVP is an FT-IR diamond ATR system. The integrated camera allows viewing of the sample through the clear, mechanically-mounted monolithic diamond ATR element. The sample can be analyzed and its image stored along with the spectrum.

Product name: TDIS (Tissue Deformation Imaging Stage); confocal and fluorescence reflection mode microscope accessory.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Product description: The TDIS is Harrick Scientific's latest microscope accessory. A micro-rheometer, designed for use with confocal and fluorescence upward-looking (inverted) microscopes, it is compatible with equipment manufactured by Leica, Nikon, Olympus, and Zeiss. Combined with other components, it introduces a device that combines the ability to image small features within a sample with simultaneous force transduction and control of shear or compression. Numerous soft biological materials can be studied, including cartilage, sclera, and corneal tissue. Samples up to 1 cm on a side can be accommodated.

Suggested applications: Studies of soft biological tissues.

Primary benefits: Measures shear or compression properties while imaging.

Unique features: Resolves small-scale variations in mechanical properties and measures fine spatial variations.

International Crystal Laboratories

www.internationalcrystal.net

Product name: AgBr and AgCl; accessories for Far IR Spectrophotometer.

Used for: Laboratory, process, and handheld tansmission spectrometer applications.

Specialty accessory description: AgBr Crystal Windows for spectroscopy to 35 µm; available as separate product, can be used in other equipment. compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Far IR spectroscopy.

Primary benefits: International Crystal Laboratories is now growing AgBr and AgCl crystals for IR spectroscopy. Both materials are insoluble in water and nontoxic. AgCl transmits to 25 µm and AgBr transmits to 35 µm.

Product name: Opticlear.

Used for: Infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV/Vis, Raman applications. Cleaner for UV, IR, and NIR optics.

Suggested applications: This product is a pour and peel optical cleaner for most IR, UV–vis, and NIR optics. The cleaner is applied to the optic in liquid form and is peeled off when it becomes solid. Optical surface contamination peels off with the cleaner in its film state.

Primary benefits: Eliminates abrasive contact with delicate optics.

Unique features: Can be used by lab personnel who are not familiar with handling delicate precision optics.

MOXTEK, Inc.

www.moxtek.com/optics/ultraviolet.html

Product name: UBB01A Ultra Broadband Polarizer.

Used for: Laboratory and process conditions; infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible, and Raman transmission and reflection measurements.

Other description: Beamsplitter.

Other special features: 1.0 mm substrate thickness, works in temperatures up to 200 °C.

Suggested applications: Usable for any application that uses UV, vis, and IR wavelengths.

Primary benefits: Works from 250 nm to beyond 4 µm.

Unique features: Has large acceptance angle and high throughput.

Product name: Absorptive Narrowband Polarizers.

Used for: Laboratory, process, and handheld use; UV and visible transmission measurements.

Other special features: Substrate thickness of 0.7 mm, RGB channel specific.

Suggested applications: Any application that is specific to the Blue, Red, or Green channels.

Primary benefits: 450 nm, 550 nm, or 650 nm ± 20 nm.

Unique features: Wire-grid polarizer with small reflection.

Product name: Micro-Pattern Polarizer.

Used for: Laboratory, process, and handheld measurements; infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible transmission applications.

Other special features: Standard 1.0mm thick substrate.

Suggested applications: Any application where two or more polarization orientations on the same substrate are of importance.

Primary benefits: Able to consolidate multiple equipment or devices into a single functional device.

Unique features: Polarizer region down to 7-mm pixel size, each with different polarizer orientation.

Ocean Optics

www.oceanoptics.com

Product name: Smart pH Cuvettes. Cuvette – Sampling Accessory.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld applications.

Measurement mode: Optical pH sensing.

Special features: Quartz or PMMA available, multi-use, embedded pH sensing material, low-maintenance.

Description: Cuvettes feature proprietary sol-gel coating materials that deliver nonintrusive monitoring of biological samples; readings can be taken using existing spectrometer setups, eliminating the need for a dedicated pH meter; can be used for monitoring low conductivity samples such as boiler water. Smart Cuvette pH systems provide full spectral analysis to help eliminate errors from changes; in turbidity, temperature and ionic strength. The physical properties of the immobilized indicator dye eliminate the need for frequent calibration. Software available as separate product.

Suggested applications: Environmental monitoring, DNA analysis, drug discovery, blood analysis, food and beverage

Primary benefits: Nonintrusive measurements possible, eliminates need for dedicated pH sensor, reduces errors from changes in turbidity, temperature and ionic strength.

Unique features: -5 °C to 70 °C temperature range (quartz), sol-gel inner coating, 1-cm square .

Pike Technologies

www.piketech.com

Product name: FlexIR; Mid-IR Fiber Optic Accessory.

Description: The PIKE FlexIR mid-IR fiber-optic accessory provides flexible and remote FT-IR sampling. The FlexIR uses durable and flexible hollow waveguides. This offers an expanded spectral range using a single probe. The optical design is maximized for energy throughput, which enhances spectral quality. Available probes include ATR, and specular and diffuse reflectance. The FlexIR is compatible with most FTIR spectrometers.

Product name: GladiATR; Expanded Temperature Options.

Description: Single reflection monolithic diamond ATRs with all reflective optics for a virtually unlimited spectral range, have received additional functionality. The GladiATR's maximum temperature limit has increased. We now offer 210 °C and 300 °C versions. The GladiATR Vision with real-time sample imaging is available in a heated version, up to 200 °C. Both ATR accessories may be configured with optional liquid circulated cooling/heating plate. GladiATRs are compatible with most FTIR spectrometers.

Princeton Instruments

http://princetoninstruments.com

Product name: Laser Delivery System.

Used for: Laboratory use in transmission or reflection spectroscopy.

Description: The Laser Delivery System (LDS) from Princeton Instruments is an experiment multiplexer for labs with two or more laser sources.

Suggested applications: Raman, LIBS, transmission, reflectance, absorption, tunable light source.

Primary benefits: It allows rapid, reproducible switching between any of three input sources and produces a single, collimated output. The LDS can be coupled to a Raman microscope, a spectrograph, or other optical spectroscopy apparatus, and operates from the deep UV to the near IR.

Product name: IntelliCal USB Light Source.

Description: Hg and Ne/Ar dual, switchable USB light source.

Special features: USB compatible.

Suggested applications: Raman, photoluminescence, fluorescence, absorption.

Primary benefits: USB compatible, switchable.

Unique features: The first dual light source available in a single convenient package.

Product name: eXcelon detector technology.

Accessory: CCD and EMCCD detector technology.

Description: Back-illuminated CCD and EMCCD detector technology provides enhanced sensitivity, reduced etaloning and lower dark current.

Suggested applications: Raman, live-cell imaging, confocal imaging, solar cell inspection, astronomy.

Primary benefits: Reduced etaloning, lower dark current, enhanced sensitivity in the NIR and UV; >90% peak quantum efficiency.

Proton Energy Systems, Inc.

www.protonenergy.com

Product name: NiGen LCMS; nitrogen gas generator for LC–MS.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Specialty accessory description: AB pressure regulator kit, UHP available, nitrogen purifier for Agilent collision cell on Jet Stream LC–MS, inlet air coalescing filter, three-point pressure regulator kit, installation kit, automatic two-sources switch kit.

Special features: Air + N2 configuration for AB LC–MS, high efficiency hydrocarbon removal columns included. Air + N2 configuration for Agilent Jet Stream LC-MS, CPU for control of up to 32 units. Constant, reliable gas purity. Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: LC–MS, solvent evaporation, and analytical instruments requiring nitrogen.

Primary benefits: Convenient, easy to use. Continuity of gas supply. Low maintenance, safety.

Unique features: Units can be linked together and controlled remotely through CPU.

SII nanoTechnology USA, Inc.

www.siintusa.com

Product name: Vortex ME4 X-ray Detectors.

Used for: Process applications in reflection mode; available for third party vendors.

Suggested applications: XRF and synchrotron.

Primary benefits: Large area, high throughput.

Unique features: Largest area available.

Siskiyou Corporation

www.Siskiyou.com

Product name: CBH-1.0.

Product description: Adapts microscope to spectrometer.

Used for: laboratory and process use.

Features: Product makes it easy to add spectrometry to any microscope.

Specialty accessory description: Fits on C-mount. Adds C-mount on top, and contains beamsplitter/optics/connectorized fiber-optic port.

Primary benefits: Add spectroscopy to a microscope that doesn't have a spectrometer port.

Unique features: Add spectrometer to a microscope. Complete systems start at $4000 .

SPEX CertiPrep

www.spexcsp.com

Product name: XRF check standard.

Description: New RoHS/WEEE Check Standard is designed for XRF analysis of toxic metals in plastic, the sample contains Br, Pb, Hg, Cr, Cd in a Polyethylene matrix. Sample size is 25 g.

Product name: Sample Preparation and Handling equipment.

Description: Laboratory equipment and supplies for sample processing that includes grinders, presses, fusion equipment and liquid sample handling supplies for X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis.

Used for: Biotechnology, pulverizing and blending, pressing and pelletizing, fusion, XRF accessories.

Waters Corporation

www.waters.com

Product name: Waters APGC option Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography Interface.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Accessory/component: APGC interface for Waters MS systems.

Measurement mode: APGC with APCi ionization.

Specialty accessory description: Integrated APGC interface for Waters MS systems including APGC platform and ionization source housing.

Special features: Integrated transfer line .

Suggested applications: Environmental, metabonomics, general analytical purpose for volatile compounds.

Primary benefits: Ability to rapidly interface GC or UPLC inlet systems to Waters high performance tandem quadrupole, quadrupole time-of-flight, and ion mobility mass spectrometry systems. Provide ability to analyze volatile and nonvolatile compounds on a single MS system.

Unique features: Performs soft ionization to deliver intense molecular ion information from the wide range of compounds amenable to GC analysis.

Atomic Spectroscopy

Agilent Technologies

www.agilent.com

Product name: 7700 Series ICP-MS.

Description: 7700 Series ICP-MS reduces interferences and improves productivity while making the technology easier to use, maintain, and service.

Product name: 7700X ICP-MS.

Description: ICP-MS workhorse for routine and high-matrix applications. It is configured for routine analysis of high-matrix samples, and features high-matrix interface (HMI), and ORS3 cell. A range of options and accessories is available to customize the it for advanced applications, such as chromatographic coupling, analysis of organic solvents, highly corrosive acids, and so forth.

Product name: 7700S ICP-MS.

Description: Configured for the ultra-trace elemental analysis of high-purity materials such as those monitored in the semiconductor industry. With a high efficiency sample introduction system, optional fifth plasma gas line, and second (reaction) cell gas line as standard, the 7700s offers high performance for the removal of intense interferences in known and consistent matrices.

Bruker, Inc.

www.bruker.com

Product name: Q2 ION Spark OES Spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory and portable analysis.

Special features: Compact size, UV detection, complementary to handheld XRF systems.

Suggested applications: Metals analysis, PMI, scrap sorting.

Primary benefits: Price, size, sensitivity.

HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Inc.

www.HORIBA.com/Scientific

Product name: GD Profiler 2 Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Measurement mode: Optical emission measurement of light generated by a glow discharge lamp.

Software: Proprietary package to measure data from up to 64 optical channels; simultaneously and to identify elements qualitatively or quantitatively, after an appropriate calibration.

Suggested applications: Metallurgy; rapid identification of a defect; thermal treatment on steel; carburizing; bulk analysis; hard coatings; diffusion studies; Zn coatings; thick anodic aluminum; automotive applications; analysis of car bodies; analysis of cataphoresis; speciation of Cr; diamond-like carbon analysis; nonconductors analysis; enamel on ceramics; characterization of glass surfaces and coatings on glasses; depth profile of a pre-painted steel sheet; thin alumina films; rubber layer on stainless steel; surface and semiconductor analysis; electrical coatings; quantitative analysis of BPSG on silicon; multilayers on silicon; thick semiconductors; analysis of hard disks; photovoltaic coatings.

Primary benefits: Ultrafast analysis for simultaneous elemental analysis and depth profiling of thin films with nanometer resolution. As an example, complete depth profile of PV coatings in less than a minute including gases — O, N, H as well as Cl and C.

Unique features: High resolution model for complex matrices such as zirconium alloys or precious metals. Sample holders for irregular samples of all types. HDD Detectors for each element that have a dynamic range over 10 decades.

Spectro Incorporated

www.SpectroInc.com

Product name: Spectroil Q100. Atomic Emission Spectrometer — Rotating Disc Electrode.

Used for: Laboratory analysis .

Special features: No sample preparation, does not require gases, analysis time under 1 min, software included.

Suggested applications: Used oil analysis.

Primary benefits: Ease of use, ergonomics, smaller size, fast, low cost per sample.

Unique features: No sample preparation, special for used oils analysis, viscosity independent.

Components

Alpes Lasers SA

www.boselec.com

Product name: Quantum Cascade Laser.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld (4 cc) analyzers.

Special features: Tunable laser for any wavelength from 4.2 to 17 µm, narrow linewidth and tunability over a few cm-1; compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Dedicated chemical analyzers with detection limits lower than possible by other methods

Amptek, Inc.

www.amptek.com

Product name: SUPER SDD X-ray detector.

Used for: Laboratory, process analysis.

Specialty accessory description: Available as "Super SDD X-123SDD" Complete X-ray spectrometer that includes the detector and preamplifier, digital pulse processor and MCA, and power supply enclosed in a single package that fits in your hand; "Super SDD XR-100SDD" XRF System that includes the PX4 Digital Pulse Processor, Power Supply, Shaping Amplifier and MCA; and the Mini-X Portable X-ray Tube System; and the XRF-FP Quantitative Analysis Software; "Super SDD AXRSDD" OEM detector element along with OEM components that include PA-210SDD and PA-230 preamplifier boards; DP5 digital pulse processor, pulse shaper and MCA; and PC5 power supply.

Special features: Portable, low cost, requires no liquid nitrogen, easy to use, USB controlled, small size, high performance. Detector is housed inside the same TO-8 package (0.5 in. diameter, 0.3 in. high) as Amptek's other detectors.

Software: Interface software included, also available as separate product.

Suggested applications: OEMs developing tabletop or handheld XRF analyzers. RoHS/WEEE, process control and alloy/lead analysis.

Primary benefits: 127 eV FWHM resolution; 11.2-µs peaking time; and a peak to background ratio of 8000. SDD enables high count rate applications with excellent energy resolution.

Unique features: The X-ray detector, preamplifier, and cooler system are thermoelectrically cooled. Also mounted on the two-stage cooler are the input FET and a novel feedback circuit.

BaySpec, Inc.

www.bayspec.com

Product name: Nunavut CCD and InGaAs Camera/Detectors Measurement mode detection.

Special features: available with flange accessories to accommodate any spectrograph on the market.

Software: Spec 2020 Windows-based program for spectral analysis, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant. May be used in other equipment, com-patible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Biomedical research, biofuels, forensics labs, fluorescence suppression, authentication/anti-counterfeiting, teaching, remote satellite laboratories.

Primary benefits: The Nunavut series of deep-cooled -60 °C detectors features a four-stage cryogenic seal for long-term life and stable performance.

Unique features: A cost-effective solution that can be integrated with BaySpec's line of UV–vis and NIR spectrographs for ultimate low-light sensitivity.

Product name: MiniLite; narrowband Fiber Lasers, Light Sources.

Description: Ultracompact, stand-alone, or benchtop configurations.

Special features: Linewidth of < 0.08 nm with adjustable power settings.

Software: Spec 2020 Windows-based program for spectral analysis, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Raman spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, medical diagnostics, fiber-optic sensing, NIR spectroscopy, test and measurement, laboratory use, OEM integration.

Primary benefits: Narrow line width with high stable output. Compact size with 5-V wall power plug-and-play. Operation over temperature ranges -5 °C to +55 °C and +85% relative humidity environments.

Unique features: A cost-effective solution that can be integrated to BaySpec's line of UV–vis–NIR and Raman spectrometers.

KLASTECH GmbH

www.klastech.com

Product name: Verve 266 nm UV Laser.

Used for: Laboratory and process conditions.

Description: For UV, Visible, Raman applications

Special features: UV laser that does not require water cooling.

Suggested applications: Raman and UV Spectroscopy

Primary benefits: Single frequency performance.

Unique features: Compact, does not require water cooling or nitrogen purge.

Product name: Concerto 442 nm Visible laser; 442 nm DPSS laser.

Used for: Laboratory and process conditions, laser head 188 mm × 80 mm × 66.3 mm, controller 164 mm × 109 mm × 90 mm.

Description: UV, visible applications

Suggested applications: 442-nm laser designed as a replacement for He-Cd, Raman spectroscopy, lasers in spectroscopy and analytical chemistry.

Primary benefits: Single frequency performance.

Unique features: Compact and air cooled.

Product name: Schertzo 532 nm laser 532 nm DPSS laser.

Used for: Laboratory instrumentation. Laser head is 119 mm × 65 mm × 62.3 mm, controller is 164 mm × 109 mm × 45 mm.

Description: Single-frequency operation ideal for Raman spectroscopy.

Suggested applications: Raman spectroscopy.

Unique features: Very compact, low-cost.

First Responders

AIRSENSE Analytics GmbH

www.airsense.com

Product name: Gas Detector Array (GDA).

Combined sensor technology: Ion mobility spectrometer, mass spectrometer, photoionization detector, semiconductor detectors, and electrochemical cell combined in one instrument.

Design features: Battery-operated handheld device for first responders (fire brigades), hazmat teams and military, portable multianalyzer 4.2 kg (15.7 in. × 4.5 in. × 8.4 in).

Special features: Portable, lightweight, handheld device, battery operated, wireless data transmission, includes GPS, capable to detect and monitor chemicals in a wide range (broad range capability by combined sensor technology), continuous measurement mode, measurement cycle time..

Suggested applications: Chemical accidents, investigation of import containers for toxic chemicals before entering them, monitoring ambient air in chemical plants, detector for chemical warfare agents.

Smith's Detection

www.smithsdetection.com

BIO-ACT Product Suite

Product name: Prime AlerT.

Description: A portable detection system that quickly determines the presence of potentially life-threatening microbes associated with anthrax and plague as well as bio-toxins such as ricin and botulinum by providing a highly-accurate broad-spectrum analysis.

Product name: BioCheck.

Description: A patented and easy-to-use screening kit that combines a "best in class" protein assay with a pH test to rapidly assess suspicious powders representing potential biological threats.

Product name: HazMatID Ranger.

Description: A handheld detection system specifically designed for diverse field applications requiring broad portability capable of identifying more than 32,000 unknown solids and liquids including white powders, WMDs, explosives and toxic industrial chemicals.

Product name: Bio-Seeq PLUS.

Description: A biological testing unit designed for global military and emergency response applications that provides on-site detection and identification of trace amounts of BWAs such as anthrax, tularemia, plague, and pan orthopox.

Fluorescence

Hitachi High Technologies

www.hitachi-hta.com/LSHome

Product name: F-2700 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Measurement mode: Fluorescence, luminescence.

Accessories description: Quantum yield measurement accessory, intracellular calcium accessory, automatic sample measurement system.

Special features: Flexible, local control for simple routine tests or for teaching; PC control for advanced applications such as 3D fast scanning, intracellular calcium measurements, quantum yield measurement of powder samples, automatic sample measurement; software available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant.

Suggested applications: Teaching, QC in pharmaceutical, biotech and materials research, environmental analysis.

Primary benefits: High sensitivity, flexibility to use in local control or PC control, basic and advanced applications in one system .

Unique features: 800 S/N (RMS).

HORIBA Scientific

www.horiba.com

Product name: DynaMyc; Microfluorescence dynamics imaging system; Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and Epi-fluorescence Imaging Microscope System.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Accessory available: Upright Olympus Microscope BX51, fast response PMT, and high rep rate pulsed laser diode.

Special features: Confocal capability using Swift Technology for rapid scanning, fully automated system for filters, mirrors, and pinhole controls, mapping fluorescence dynamics, Lifetime measurements eliminate fluorescence artifacts, confocal mapping, generates lifetime images, Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC), features PicoBright high repetition rate laser diodes.

Suggested applications: Cell biology research, such as studying intracellular protein interactions, clinical diagnostics, drug discovery, and material characterizations.

Primary benefits: Single photon sensitivity for lifetime imaging, fully automated hardware for confocal measurements.

Unique features: Fast pulsed laser diode, fully automated and integrated optical components, fast scanning capability.

Ocean Optics

www.oceanoptics.com

Product name: NeoFox Sport; Fluorescence Oxygen Sensor.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld applications.

Measurement mode: Phase fluorescence

Special features: Handheld, portable, battery powered; built-in user interface.

Description: NeoFox Sport is a handheld phase measurement system that is fluorescence-based and suitable for a variety of oxygen sensing setups. Unlike polarographic and galvanic oxygen meters, the NeoFox Sport sensor is immune to environmental changes in pH, salinity, and ionic strength. The Sport is portable and includes an LED light source, rechargeable battery pack, and low-power display. NeoFox Sport measures fluorescence lifetime, phase and intensity and is particularly suited for applications where sensitivity to drift and system stability are critical; software available as separate product.

Suggested applications: Food and beverage, field oxygen sensing, wastewater management and analysis, pharmaceutical, biomedical, process and quality.

Primary benefits: Probe-based, noninvasive, portable, easier calibration, onboard DPU for instant results, cersatile for a range of applications.

Unique features: Onboard DPU, proprietary sol-gel coatings, can be used for: patches or probes, rechargeable battery.

Imaging

OPOTEK, Inc.

www.opotek.com

Product name: HySPEC; NIR Spectral Imaging instrument.

Measurement mode: Tunable laser technology.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Measurement mode: Diffuse reflectance.

Special features: High spectral resolution (1 nm), fast acquisition time (seconds), micro and macro targets, low average power; software included.

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical raw materials, finished products, fraudulent products, QC,PAT, consumer products; food quality, trace analysis of contaminants.

Primary benefits: Analysis of heterogeneous objects.

Unique features: Plug and play, high resolution; fast acquisition.

Pembroke Scientific, LLC

www.pembrokescientific.com

Product: Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras for the Laboratory.

Description: Infrared thermal imaging cameras are now valuable tools in the laboratory for nondestructive temperature profiling of your material or process. Work over temperatures from -20 °C to +900 °C with high accuracy and image definition.

QImaging

www.qimaging.com

Product name: QIClick; high performance CCD digital imaging camera for microscopy.

Used for: Laboratory applications.

Description: Can be used for imaging applications such as DIC, HandE, immunofluorescence microscopy, GFP imaging, bio-film imaging, semiconductor and solar panel inspection.

Software available as separate product, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Bright-field, phase-contrast and darkfield microscopy, pathology, histology and cytology, immunofluorescence microscopy creen fluorescent protein (GFP) applications, FISH, CA++ ratio analysis, motility and motion analysis, DNA analysis, and more.

Primary benefits: 1392 × 1040 pixels, 6.45 µm × 6.45 µm, 2/3 in. optical format, Sensor readout noise 8e-, dark current 1.5e-/p/s, electronic shutter, binning up to 8x8, ROI, external trigger.

Unique features: Available in monochrome or color, high sensitivity, high-speed imaging.

Mass Spectrometry

1st Detect Corp.

http://1stdetect.com

Product name: 1st Detect Miniature Chemical Detector (mass spectrometer).

Used for: Laboratory, handheld, portable and process analysis.

Special features: Portable (7 kg, 16 in. × 8 in. × 8 in.), equation transfer, battery powered, MS-MS capability, networked broadband. Can be mated to a wide variety of sample collection and preparation mechanisms. Software is 21CFR11 and cGMP compliant depending on application.

Suggested applications: Quality control, process control, environmental, heath care, POC diagnostics process control monitoring, environmental monitoring, explosives and chemical detection, toxic chemical detection, water and wastewater monitoring, CBRN.

Primary benefits: Fast response, small size and weight, low false alarm rate. Provides mass spectrometer specificity in a package and price point comparable to portable mobility instruments.

Unique features: MS-MS mode, advanced preconcentration technique, fast orthogonal analysis.

ALMSCO International

www.almsco.com

Product name: BenchTOF-dx; Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis; can be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: GC and GC×GC applications; especially useful for the detection of knowns and unknowns in complex matrices.

Unique features: High data rate, high level of sensitivity, production of classic EI spectra, wide dynamic range.

Bruker, Inc.

www.bruker.com

Product name: amaZon SL (SmartLine); Ion Trap LC–MS system.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Special features: Dual funnel ion trap.

Suggested applications: Forensics, protein analysis, chemical analysis, and so forth.

Primary benefits: Price, size, sensitivity.

PerkinElmer Sciex

www.perkinelmer.com/hyphenation

Product name: NexION 300 ICP-MS atomic spectrometer (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer).

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Accessories available: Sample introduction system, nebulizers, cones, torch assembly, detector, RF plasma generator.

Special features: Universal Cell Technology with three modes of operation (Standard, Collision or Reaction) depending on the level of performance required. Switching modes is quick and easy so users can select the best mode for a particular analysis without compromising speed.

Suggested applications: Environmental, food/nutraceutical, biomonitoring, energy, geochemical,

Primary benefits: Collision cell (with Kinetic Energy Discrimination) and a true reaction cell (with a scanning quadrupole), to bring together two polyatomic interference removal techniques in the same instrument.

Unique features: Universal Cell Technology, scanning quadrupole, quadrupole ion deflector.

Product name: TG-GCMS; Hyphenated (thermogravimetric analyzer connected to a gas chromatograph).

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Special features: Heated transfer line capable of reaching 200 °C. Software available as separate product: Two separate pieces of software Pyris (thermal) and GCMS, is 21CFR11 compliant as separate pieces of software, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Environmental contamination studies, pthalates in toys and additives in food.

Primary benefits: Similar to a GC–MS system with a pyrolysis accessory; however additionally gives information about the temperature that additives are liberated and the amount.

Unique features: PerkinElmer is one of the only companies that is an expert in both technologies.

Waters Corporation

www.waters.com

Product name: Waters SYNAPT G2 Mass Spectrometer; Hybrid Quadrupole Ion Mobility Tandem Mass Spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Measurement mode: Exact Mass MS, MS-MS and MSE ; ion mobility separations.

Description: Fully compatible with HPLC and ACQUITY Ultra Performance LC systems. Source options include: ESI, nano ESI, APCi, APPI, ASAP, APGC, MALDI. Waters SYNAPT G2 quadrupole orthogonal acceleration time of flight system instrument features new QuanTof and enhanced High Definition MS technologies intended to accelerate scientists toward their research goals.

Special features: High resolution TOF analyzer, novel Hybrid ADC ion detection system for wide qualitative and quantitative dynamic range; high resolution ion mobility capability for novel discoveries and enhanced MS and MS-MS applications; high level of integration with UPLC for LC–MS applications; patented, comprehensive data acquisition (MSE ) and "chemically intelligent" applications software.

Accessories available: MassLynx MS software plus DriftScope Mobility Environment 21CFR11 compliant software (v2.1).

Suggested applications: For biopharmaceutical, metabolite identification, metabonomics, proteomics, metabolite profiling, biomarker discovery, structural biology, tissue imaging, lipidomics, biopharmaceutical characterization, polymers, fine chemicals, structural elucidation, food profiling, environmental applications.

Primary benefits: The SYNAPT G2 is available with a choice of UPLC inlet technologies and universal ion sources including: ESI, nanoflow ESI, APCI, ESCI, ASAP, matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) and atmospheric pressure gas chromatography (APGC); automated system start-up and system checks for maximum usability.

Unique features: The SYNAPT G2 System's QuanTof technology combines a high field pusher and dual stage reflectron with anion detection system in an optimized, folded, TOF geometry. Together these features provide high resolution, exact mass and quantitative performance at acquisition rates that are compatible with UPLC separations. 'TriWave' technology for high-efficiency ion mobility for rapid, orthogonal post-ionization gas-phase separations based on size, shape, and charge as well as mass; Universal Source technology providing wide range of inlet options, enhanced sensitivity, robust operation and tool-free maintenance.

Product name: Waters XEVO Q-Tof MS System; Tandem Mass Spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Description: Fully compatible with HPLC and ACQUITY UPLC systems. Source options include: ESI, nanoESI, APCi, APPI, ASAP, APGC, MALDI.

Measurement modes: Exact mass MS, MS-MS and MSE ; ion mobility separations

Special features: Compact high-resolution TOF analyzer, wide qualitative and quantitative dynamic range; high level of integration with UPLC for LC–MS applications; patented, comprehensive data acquisition (MSE ) and "chemically intelligent" applications software; automated system start-up and system checks.

Suggested applications: Proteomics, metabolite profiling, biomarker discovery, lipidomics, biopharmaceutical characterization, polymers, fine chemicals, structural elucidation, food profiling, environmental.

Primary benefits: Mutually inclusive MS performance characteristics for the comprehensive, confident analysis of complex mixtures; streamlined system solutions for maximum performance; automated system start-up and system checks for maximum usability; flexible range of inlet and quadrupole options for discovery applications.

Unique features: Compact, High resolution TOF MS analyzer, MSE data acquisition for comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex mixtures; Universal Source technology providing wide range of inlet options, enhanced sensitivity, robust operation and tool-free maintenance; chemically intelligent MassLynx application software and IntelliStart for automated system start-up and system checks.

Product name: Waters XEVO TQ MS system; Tandem Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry System.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Measurement modes: MS, MS-MS, SIR, MRM.

Specialty accessory description: Fully compatible with HPLC and ACQUITY UPLC systems. Source options include: ESI, nanoESI, APCi, APPI, ASAP, APGC.

Special features: High sensitivity and wide quantitative dynamic range; simultaneous full scan and MRM (RADAR) for quantitative measurements with matrix monitoring; ScanWave enhanced full-scan MS-MS spectra for qualitative confirmation; high level of integration with UPLC for LC–MS applications; full integration with UPLC, including automated system-start up and optimization; "chemically intelligent" applications software.

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical discovery and development, food/environmental screening, biomarker discovery, clinical, clinical proteomics.

Primary benefits: Ability for chemists and chromatographers to access the lowest LOQ and LOD for quantitative applications with enhanced qualitative data acquisition for compound confirmation.

Unique features: Universal Source technology providing wide range of inlet options, enhanced sensitivity, robust operation and tool-free maintenance, ScanWave technology for UPLC-compatible quantitation and enhanced full scan MS-MS analysis, MassLynx applications software and IntelliStart for automated system start-up and system checks.

Product name: Waters ASAP option Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Accessory/component: Ionization probe.

Measurement mode: APCI ionization

Specialty accessory description: Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe — ionization probe including glass melting tube and corona discharge pin.

Special features: Disposable glass melting tubes for sample introduction,

Suggested applications: General analytical purpose, impurity profiling.

Primary benefits: Ability to very rapidly perform highly sensitive qualitative (exact mass) or semiquantitative analysis of solids, liquids, and mixtures without sample preparation or chromatographic separation.

Unique features: Unique capability for all MS applications with Waters XEVO MS product line and unique option to combine with gas-phase ion mobility separations in the SYNAPT G2 system.

Product name: Waters APGC option. Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography Interface.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Accessory/component: APGC interface for Waters MS systems.

Measurement mode: APGC with APCi ionization.

Specialty accessory description: Integrated APGC interface for Waters MS systems including APGC platform and ionization source housing.

Special features: Integrated transfer line.

Suggested applications: Environmental, metabonomics, general analytical purpose for volatile compounds.

Primary benefits: Ability to rapidly interface GC or UPLC inlet systems to Waters high performance tandem quadrupole, quadrupole time-of-flight, and ion mobility MS systems. Provide ability to analyze volatile and nonvolatile compounds on a single MS system.

Unique features: Performs soft ionization to deliver intense molecular ion information from the wide range of compounds amenable to GC analysis.

MID-IR

ABB Analytical

www.abb.com/analytical

Product name: MB3600-PH. FT-NIR spectrometer with interchangeable detectors and standard sample compartment for interchangeable accessories.

Description: Can accommodate laboratory accessories and also process accessories thanks to fiber-optics interface.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Special accessories: Accessories for liquid and powder sampling with automatic accessory recognition through USB. Multiple detector options including DTGS, InAs and InGAs.

Measurement mode: Transmission, specular reflection, diffuse reflection and ATR all supported through appropriate accessories.

Special features: 10-year maintenance free operation with no consumables thanks to solid state laser and long lasting source, Calibration transfer guaranteed from previous generation ABB FTLA2000 series FT-NIR system. Validation documentation and software support for use in regulated pharmaceutical environments.

Software: General purpose spectroscopy software for method development; Horizon MB FTIR, Software for routine lab and at-line analysis (including incoming materials inspection) — Horizon MB QA, is available as separate product, is 21CFR11 compliant, is cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment (FTLA2000 series FTIR).

Suggested applications: FT-NIR instrument for QA/QC, R&D, raw materials qualification, general purpose spectroscopic analysis, chemical composition analysis, incoming raw materials inspection and at-line PAT applications in pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

Primary benefits: S/N performance thanks to new patented "Uniform Time Sampling" signal processing approach with built-in anti-alias filtering and 24 bit ADC conversion; lower cost of ownership; instrument to instrument reproducibility; very high dynamic range and S/N.

Unique features: Maintenance-free for 10 years, guaranteed transferability to ABB process FT NIR instruments, rugged aluminum casting, new compact interferometer with modular design, no consumables, stable response repeatable over time and reproducible from instrument to instrument, USB-based accessory recognition and control, built-in health monitoring.

ASAP Analytical, LLC

www.asapanalytical.com

Product name: IRD II; vapor-phase infrared spectrometer for use with GC and GC–MS.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Special features: Vapor-phase FT-IR spectrometer that can be used for GC and GC–MS. Combines the separating power of GC with the structural identification of FT-IR.

Software: May be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Petrochemical, biofuels, forensic, pharmaceutical, environmental, food/flavor.

Primary benefits: Isomer differentiation, functional group selectivity, and MS interface.

Unique features: Selective Wavenumber Chromatogram (SWC). These act as functional group screens and allow the chemist to look for suspected chemical classes in complex matrices. An MSD interface is available so you can get both structural and mass fragmentation from one injection.

Gasera, Ltd.

www.gasera.fi

Product name: F10 Multi-Gas Analyzer; photoacoustic multigas analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Dimensions: 48.4 cm × 13.9 cm × 40.5 cm.

Measurement mode: Photoacoustic spectroscopy

Special features: Simultaneous monitoring of up to nine gases, full-scale analysis from LDL to 100.000xLDL without range adjustment, internal data logging, no consumables needed in analysis, long calibration period.

Suggested applications: Greenhouse gas monitoring, air quality monitoring (indoors and outdoors), ventilation measurement, leak detection, dissolved gas analysis, process control, gas manufacturing quality control, scrubber efficiency, automotive testing.

Primary benefits: High sensitivity from very small volume (Total volume < 30 mL), wide linear dynamic range due to the short optical pathlength (measurement range from detection limit to 100,000 times the detection limit without range adjustment), measures directly the absorption of gases so no background measurement is required, gas temperature of up to 50 °C can be measured..

Unique features: F10 uses an electronically modulated IR source. Therefore no mechanical chopper is needed. F10 has a graphical user interface with a built in graphical trend view of all the gases in the monitoring tasks. Utilizes Gasera's patented ultrasensitive optical cantilever sensor.

Pair Technologies

www.pairtech.com

Product name: Pair 100 series Mid-Infrared Laboratory analyzer.

Used for: Transmission, reflection, ATR, emission modes.

Special features: Fast scan speed, InSb or MCT programmable detectors available, best long term stability, double beam operation, new detector concept, all conventional sampling accessories available, preproduction units available.

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, used in and compatible with other equipment, with appropriate interface driver

Suggested applications: Rapid unrepeatable transient events, long-term (days) studies, measurement of small absorbance differences between sample and reference.

Primary benefits: Ability to collect data at rates up to 1000 spectra/s. Long term stability does not require removal and reinsertion of sample to collect reference spectra. Double-beam operation eliminates purging between sample and reference.

Unique benefits: Multiple day baseline stability.

PerkinElmer, Inc.

www.perkinelmer.com

Product name: Spotlight 150; Mid IR Microscopy System.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Specialty accessory: Transmission, reflection, ATR.

Special features: High performance yet simple to operate. Flexible and upgradeable to meet a wide range of applications challenges.

Suggested applications: Analytical services, forensics, academia, polymers, fibers, packaging.

Primary benefits: Sensitivity and ease of use to allow nonspecialized operators to get quality data even from challenging samples.

Unique features: Dynascan interferometer, source stabilization for minimal maintenance operation.

Picarro, Inc.

www.picarro.com

Product name: CM-CRDS cavity ring-down spectrometer.

Description: Product comprises a combustion module that produces CO2 from organic compounds, foods, soils, leaves, cops. The CO2 produced is then analyzed by the included Picarro G1101-i for the 13C isotope ratio.

Used for: Laboratory use.

Measurement mode: Cavity ring-down.

Special features: Easy, affordable, compact isotope ratio analysis; software may be used in other equipment.

Suggested applications: Food origin and adulteration, renewable carbon content of packaging, beverage origin analyses, 13C labeling of pharmaceutical intermediates.

Primary benefits: Easy to use, more compact and more affordable than isotope ratio mass spectrometers.

Unique features: Precision equal to or better than isotope ratio mass spectrometers for same analyses.

Tiger Optics, LLC

www.tigeroptics.com

Product name: HALO; trace moisture analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Dimensions: 8.75 in. H × 8.5 in. W × 23.6 in. D.

Measurement mode: Cavity ring-down.

Special features: Small footprint, portable.

Suggested applications: The HALO is suited for applications where moisture measurement is extremely critical. These include bulk gas continuous quality control, portable mobile analytical carts, process tool monitoring, air separation, and gas cylinder quality control.

Primary benefits: The HALO allows users to measure moisture in most inert, corrosive and toxic gases with just one device.

Unique features: Patented CRDS-based moisture sensor in a very compact and economic analyzer design.

Product name: HALO-500-H2O trace moisture analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Dimensions: 8.75 in. H × 8.5 in. W × 23.6 in. D.

Measurement mode: Cavity ringdown spectrometer.

Special features: Small footprint, portable.

Suggested applications: The HALO-500-H2O is suited for applications where moisture measurement is extremely critical. These include bulk gas continuous quality control, portable mobile analytical carts, process tool monitoring, air separation, and gas cylinder quality control.

Primary benefits: Allows users seeking a higher detection range to measure moisture in most inert, corrosive and toxic gases with just one device.

Unique features: Patented CRDS-based moisture sensor in a very compact and economic analyzer design.

Product name: HALO-H2O-LP trace moisture analyzer.

Measurement mode: Cavity ring-down spectrometer (infrared).

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Dimensions: 8.75 in. H × 8.5 in. W × 22.5 in. D.

Special features: Small footprint, portable.

Suggested applications: Allows users to measure moisture in hydride gases, such as ammonia, arsine, and phosphine, plus inerts.

Primary benefits: Incorporates an absolute pressure controller to provide the precise control needed for accurate measurements in hydride gases.

Unique features: Patented CRDS-based moisture sensor in a very compact and economic analyzer design.

Product name: Prismatic Multi-Species Gas Analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Measurement mode: Cavity ring-down.

Suggested applications: Trace gas molecular analysis at ppb levels for up to eight components.

Primary benefits: Measures as many as eight components down to ppb levels using a single continuous wave-CRDS (CW-CRDS) cell.

Unique features: Features a prism-based sensing system that simultaneously measures targeted analytes in a wide variety of gaseous and ambient backgrounds.

Product name: Tiger-iTM; AMC Monitors.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Dimensions: 8.75 in. H × 8.5 in. W × 22.5 in. D.

Measurement mode: Cavity ring-down.

Special features: Small footprint, portable.

Suggested applications: Provides ultra-low-level detection of gas-phase airborne molecular contaminants for cleanroom ambient air and process emissions monitoring.

Primary benefits: Provides sub-ppb detection capability and on-line, real-time measurements.

Unique features: Provides 99.9% uptime without calibration, consumables, or maintenance.

Wilks Enterprise, Inc.

www.wilksir.com

Product name: InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer; mid-infrared transmission.

Used for: Laboratory, process, and portable (6.0 in. × 6.5 in. × 2.75 in.) analyzer with 128-pixel detector array with a linear variable filter preselected for a wavelength range of 2.5–5 mm, 5.5–11 mm, or 7–14 mm. Sample holders are preset for either ATR, transmission or diffuse reflection.

Special features: Portable, lower cost, light-weight, can be battery powered, no moving parts, spectral screens for spectroscopist or simple mode for nontechnical operators, no optical path exposed to air, operable outside a laboratory environment; software included; capable of chemometric calibration.

Suggested applications: Low level biodiesel in diesel (0.05%) for nuclear power plants, pipeline operators. Materials verification, flexible films, biofuels, agriculture soils, composite materials and trans-fat analysis.

Primary benefits: Portable, rugged, ideal for repetitive analyses.

Unique features: Portability, ease-of-use, rugged, no moving parts.

Primary benefits: Portability, relatively low cost, small footprint, good for application specific repetitive analysis.

Product name: InfraCal Anti-Oxidant in Transformer Oil Analyzer; portable transmission infrared process analyzer

Dimensions: 6.5 in. × 6.5 in. × 5 in.

Description: Single-wavelength fixed filter infrared analyzer for measuring antioxidant in transformer oil.

Special features: Portable, can be battery operated, for nontechnical personnel.

Suggested applications: Antioxidant in transformer oil.

Primary benefits: Compact, easy-to-use, rugged, portable, single component analysis in less than 1 min.

Unique features: Designed for easy operation by field personnel for quick on-site analysis of transformer oil degradation of the antioxidant.

Near Infrared

B&W Tek, Inc.

www.bwtek.com

Product name: Sol 1.7, 2.2, and 2.6 NIR spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory and process.

Accessory/component: SMA 905.

Measurement mode: Reflection.

Software: Proprietary BWSpec.

Suggested applications: NIR process monitoring, NIR vibrational spectroscopy, online analyzer, raw material identification.

Unique features: Ranges from as low as 900 nm to as high as 2600 nm.

Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH GF OSS

www.zeiss.de/spectral

Product name: CORONA PLUS diode-array spectrometer vis–NIR transmission and reflection measurements.

Used for: Laboratory, process, and handheld applications.

Dimensions: 330 mm × 230 mm × 110 mm.

Description: Measuring heads for different geometries, Heads for reflectance/ Transmittance measurement, TURNSTEP for measuring of inhomogeneus samples.

Special features: portable, battery box is option.

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

Suggested applications: Measuring color, thickness, ingredients (fat, protein, moisture).

Primary benefits: New optical design for more sensitivity and minimal measuring times, higher resolution and an extended wavelength range up to 2.2. Low noise and less thermal build-up environments through reduced power consumption.

CRAIC Technologies

www.microspectra.com

Product name: QDI 2010 UV–vis–NIR micro-spectrophotometer.

Used for: Laboratory and process; infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV–vis, transmission and reflection; fluorescence, luminescence.

Accessories: MSP standards, film thickness software, automation.

Special features: Automation; used in other equipment; usable for process applications.

Suggested applications: UV–vis–NIR spectroscopy of microscopic samples; UV, color, and NIR imaging, film thickness, colorimetry.

Primary benefits: Ability to measure spectra of microscopic samples

Unique features: Full UV–vis–NIR spectra and imaging of microscopic samples.

Product name: UVM-1 UV–vis–NIR microscope.

Used for: Laboratory, process analysis infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV–vis.

Accessories: UV, color, and NIR imaging and automation.

Modes: Transmission, reflection, fluorescence, luminescence.

Special design features: UV, color and NIR imaging.

Suggested applications: UV–vis–NIR imaging of microscopic samples

Primary benefits: Ability to image microscopic samples from the deep UV to the NIR.

Unique features: Full UV–vis–NIR imaging of microscopic samples in transmission, reflectance and luminescence; automation.

FOSS NIRSystems, Inc.

www.foss-nirsystems.com

Product name: XDS MasterLab Near-Infrared Laboratory and Process (at-line) analyzer.

Modes: Transmission and reflection measurement.

Special features: Transferability between instruments, 21CFR11compliant, cGMP compliant.

Accessories available: Vision software.

Suggested applications: Content uniformity of solid dosage forms. Can also measure powders and liquids.

Primary benefits: Time savings, no need for chemicals, nondestructive.

Unique features: Excellent signal-to-noise and repeatability.

Product name: XDS Process Analytics NIR process analyzer.

Modes: Transmission and reflection measurement.

Special features: Transfers between instruments, 21CFR11 compliant, CGMP compliant.

Accessories available: Vision software.

Suggested applications: Anything on-line or in-line — from liquids to powders to gases.

Primary benefits: Fast, robust, and reliable.

Unique features: Real-time measurements made possible. Fiber optics to sampling area.

Product name: ProFoss Near-Infrared Spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis; software available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant.

Suggested applications: The solution helps to optimize the use of raw materials and to consistently run production closer to target specifications.

Unique features: The ProFoss is a process analysis system based on high resolution diode-array technology. It provides nondestructive analysis of pharmaceutical and chemical products directly in the process line without bypass.

Ocean Optics

www.oceanoptics.com

Product name: NIRQuest 512-2.2 Miniature spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory and process applications.

Measurement mode: NIR spectroscopy, reflection, absorbance.

Special features: Triggering function, 512-element InGaAs-array detector, compact housing; 10-, 25-, 50-, 100-, or 200-µm slits available; thermoelectric cooling.

Description: The NIRQuest 512-2.2 is a small-footprint, NIR spectrometer with high-performance response from 900 to 2200 nm. NIRQuest uses a high-stability detector in a compact optical bench with two-stage thermoelectric cooling and low-noise electronics for top performance.

Software: SpectraSuite Spectrometer Operation software is available as a separate product.

Suggested applications: Chemical analysis, grain analysis, fiber characterization, solar simulator analysis.

Primary benefits: Response from 900 to 2200 nm, versatile for a number of applications, configurable for high resolution (1–5 nm FWHM).

Unique features: Six grating options available, five slit options available.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Bruker, Inc.

www.bruker.com

Product name: Fourier 300 NMR spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Special features: Compact console, easy to use software, NMR system with special all-in-one NMR probe.

Suggested applications: Chemical analysis, academics.

Primary benefits: Price, size, sensitivity.

Raman

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Portable Optical Analysis, formerly Ahura

www.thermofisher.com/ahura

Product name: FirstDefender RM Raman Spectrometer for Handheld analysis.

Dimensions: 7.6 in. × 4.2 in. × 1.75 in., 1.8 lb.

Description: Raman spectral range = 250–2875 cm-1 , spectral resolution = 7–10.5 cm-1 (FWHM) across range.

Measurement mode: Raman.

Special features: Handheld instrument is designed for field-use. Certified to U.S. military standards for ruggedness (MIL-STD 810F). Automatic mixture analysis using patented chemometric algorithms. Onboard NIOSH and CAMEO hazard data. Flexible power source: powered using wall plug, rechargeable battery or SureFire disposable batteries; software interface is consistent across products for ease of training and use.

Suggested applications: Field-based identification of unknown substances including narcotics, explosives, chemical warfare agents, precursors and more. For use by military and civilian first responders, hazmat teams, law enforcement, customs officials and other public safety personnel.

Primary benefits: Compact size and advanced chemometrics bring the accurate chemical identification directly to the scene for faster identification and incident remediation, and increased responder and community safety.

Unique features: Building on the field-proven flagship instrument, FirstDefender RM is less than half the size and weight of the original instrument, and returns results up to five times faster.

Product name: FirstDefender RMX Raman spectrometer for handheld analysis.

Dimensions: 7.7 in. × 4.5 in. × 2.4 in., 2.0 lb.

Description: Raman spectral range: 250–2875 cm-1 ; spectral resolution: 7–10.5 cm-1 (FWHM) across range.

Measurement mode: Raman

Special features: Handheld field use with fixed probe or vial, or easily connected to a tactical robot through integrated RS232 port for universal control. Certified to U.S. military standards for ruggedness (MIL-STD 810F) and IP67 certified. Automatic mixture analysis using patented chemometric algorithms. Onboard NIOSH and CAMEO hazard data. Flexible power source: powered using wall plug, rechargeable battery or SureFire disposable batteries.

Software: Software interface is consistent across products for ease of training and use.

Suggested applications: Field-based identification of unknown substances including narcotics, explosives, chemical warfare agents, precursors and more. For use by military and civilian first responders, hazmat teams, law enforcement, customs officials and other public safety personnel. Option to mount the instrument on the gripper arm of a tactical robot extends capability.

Primary benefits: Compact size and advanced chemometrics bring the accurate chemical identification directly to the scene for faster identification and incident remediation, and increased responder and community safety.

Unique features: FirstDefender RMX can be easily connected to a tactical robot and controlled via the central command console. Building on the field-proven flagship instrument, FirstDefender RMX offers the same performance enhancements as FirstDefender RM, returning results up to five times faster than the flagship Raman instrument.

BaySpec, Inc.

www.bayspec.com

Product name: 1st Guard Raman Analyzer; for handheld applications.

Dimensions: 125 mm × 233 mm × 85 mm

Accessories available: Various fiber-optic probes, vial holder, laser eye safety shield.

Measurement mode: Raman.

Special features: The 1st Guard weighs 5 lb and can operate for 4–6 h on standard set of lithium ion batteries provided. The 1st Guard also features a Bluetooth and Wireless 802.11g/f for output of data to a centralized host.

Software: Ver-ID software, an intuitive, streamlined user interface and can output data in .txt, .csv, or .spc format. Baseline correction function is intelligently built in, which greatly facilitates reduction in fluorescence interference and accounts for drift in background, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: the 1st Guard is ideal for incoming materials inspection, food safety evaluation, gemstone authentication, mineral identification, narcotics and drugs, teaching, and quality control/assurance.

Primary benefits: The 1st Guard is the first handheld Raman analyzer based on a transmission holographic Volume Phase Grating (VPG) offering industry leading high throughput in compact ruggedized package.

Unique features: The 1st Guard is the only Raman handheld available with 532-, 785-, and 1064-nm wavelength excitation options.

Product name: Nomadic Raman Microscope.

Accessories: the Nomadic can be customized with 532-, 785-, and 1064-nm excitation wavelengths.

Measurement mode: Raman.

Specialty accessory description: The Nomadic can be fitted with automated 8 in. × 8 in. or 12 in. × 12 in. stages for sample handling.

Special features: The Nomadic is a complete turn-key solutions with sources, spectrographs, scientific-grade detectors, fiber-optic probes and PC/Wifi.

Software is 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Biomedical research, biofuels, forensics labs, fluorescence suppression, authentication/anti-counterfeiting, teaching, remote satellite laboratories.

Primary benefits: Based on BaySpec's in-house holographic Volume Phase Gratings for exceptional high throughput in a compact package.

Unique features: Only Raman microscope on the market offering simultaneously 532-, 785-, and 1064-nm wavelength excitations.

B&W Tek, Inc.

www.bwtek.com

Product name: Voyage

Product type: 532 nm or 785 nm Confocal Raman Microscope System.

Used for: Laboratory applications.

Specialty accessory description: Compatible with BX51 Olympus microscope or Nikon Eclipse 80i microscope.

Special features: Retrofitable.

Software: BWID proprietary.

Suggested applications: Bioscience and medical diagnosis, pharmaceutical industry, Raman microscopy, polymers and chemical processes, environmental science, forensic analysis, gemology, geology, mineralogy, food, agri-culture, semiconductor, and solar industry.

Spectral resolution: 3.8 cm-1 with 532 nm, 3.0 cm-1 with 785 nm.

Digilab, Inc.

www.digilabglobal.com

Product name: Identity; Raman microtiter plate reader.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Accessories available: 96- and 384-well clear, flat bottom microtiter plates, as well as custom plate formats.

Measurement mode: 180° backscatter through the bottom of the plate.

Specialty accessory description: Glass slides with etched wells at size and pitch of a 384-well plate. Each slide has 48 wells, and four slides can be placed into a slide holder in the reader. Compatible with liquids and powders.

Special features: Available with 532- or 785-nm lasers.

Suggested applications: High throughput quality control, SERS with coated plates, environmental chemistry.

Primary benefits: Measurement of up to 384 samples in automatic, unattended operation.

Unique features: Dedicated plate reader.

Enwave Optronics, Inc.

www.enwaveopt.com

Product name: ProRaman-L Series High Performance Laboratory Raman Analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Dimensions: 5.25 in. × 7.25 in. × 9.5 in. and weighs ~16 lb.

Measurement mode: Reflection.

Special features: High sensitivity, best performance-to-cost ratio; data acquisition and spectra management software is 21CFR11 compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Industrial process monitoring, laboratory experiments, academic research.

Primary benefits: High sensitivity, low cost.

Product name: EZRaman-M Laboratory Raman analyzer; Raman spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Dimensions: 4 in. × 6.25 in. × 8.25 in. and weighs ~6 lb.

Measurement mode: Dispersive.

Special features: Portability, battery-powered, high sensitivity.

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Academic research, industrial labs.

Primary benefits: Low-cost, high sensitivity.

Product name: EZRaman-I High Sensitivity Portable Raman analyzer; Raman spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory and process.

Dimensions: 17 in. × 13 in. × 7 in. and weighs ~25 lb.

Measurement mode: Dispersive.

Special features: CCD cooled to -50 °C, portability, battery-powered, high sensitivity, best performance-to-cost ratio

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: On-site Raman identification, chemical process monitoring in the lab, academic research, industrial laboratories.

Primary benefits: Low-cost, high sensitivity (CCD cooled to -50 °C).

Product name: EZRaman-xB; low-cost Raman analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Accessories: Precision XYZ stage, liquid sample holder, prealigned contact measurement lens tube.

Measurement mode: Dispersive.

Specialty accessory description: Precision XYZ stage, liquid sample holder, prealigned contact measurement lens tube.

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Academic research, industrial applications.

Primary benefits: Low-cost, compact, excellent sensitivity.

Product name: EZRaman-H Handheld Raman analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Dimensions: 1.8 in. × 4.25 in. × 9 in. and weighs ~4 lb.

Measurement mode: Dispersive.

Special features: Ultraportable integrated computer with full-desktop analytical capabilities, battery-powered, handheld high sensitivity.

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Incoming raw material identification, security, academic research, forensics, on-site Raman identification.

Primary benefits: Low cost, high sensitivity.

Unique features: Ultraportable integrated computer with full desktop analytical capabilities, light weight.

Horiba Scientific

www.horiba.com

Product name: AccuRA Raman spectrometer; transmission Raman spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory, process analysis.

Features: transmission-mode measurement geometry which samples nearly the entire volume of the dosage form to create an optimized content uniformity measurement solution. The measurement can be completed in a few seconds or less. High accuracy and reproducibility, automated multiple tablet and capsule sample handling, fast results, and simple operation.

Recommended applications: Nondestructive, at-line tablet/capsule content uniformity measurement.

Specialty accessory description: Custom designed tablet loader for multiple tablets, dedicated tablet screening module in the software.

Product name: XploRA INV Raman and Confocal Scanning Microscope with EpiFluorescence Capabilities.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Specialty accessory description: Inverted microscope 180° Raman system.

Special features: Includes confocal scanning capability using double raster scanning mirrors and APD detectors. Software is 21CFR11 compliant.

Suggested applications: Biological applications like cell research, cancer detection, pharmaceutical verification of intercellular activity. Also easy incorporation of AFM including TERS, microreactors and optical tweezers.

Primary benefits: Inverted configuration and incorporation of rapid confocal laser scanning.

JASCO, Inc.

www.jascoinc.com

Product name: NRS-5000/7000 Series

Raman spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Suggested applications: Materials research, semiconductor analysis, pharmaceuticals, bioanalytical, imaging, academic, chemical and forensics analysis.

Primary benefits: High resolution, high-speed imaging, 3 D confocal imaging, graphical software interface.

Unique features: Up to eight laser excitation wavelengths, high resolution, low wavenumber configurations, true confocal capabilities, 3D confocal imaging.

PerkinElmer, Inc.

www.perkinelmer.com/hyphenation

Product name: Raman IdentiCheck Raman spectrometer.

Used for: Portable, handheld analysis.

Dimensions: 62 cm × 46 cm × 30 cm

Accessory available: The instrument includes a triggered fiber-optic probe (5 m or 20 m).

Measurement mode: Dispersive Raman.

Special features: The fully integrated portable system contains a triggered Raman fiber-optic probe, ideal for identifying, validating or verifying materials in any container or location. Adaptable to your work environment, the Raman IdentiCheck allows you to follow ASTM and NIST standards without compromising your time or the accuracy of your data.

Suggested applications: Materials identity confirmation at loading dock, measurement of large samples for example artworks outside the laboratory, forensics.

Primary benefits: Delivers laboratory instrument level spectroscopic performance.

Unique features: Allows users to follow ASTM and NIST standards without compromising time or accuracy.

Product name: DSC-Raman Hyphenated (Differential Scanning Calorimeter connected to a Raman spectrometer).

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Software: Available as separate product: Two separate pieces of software Pyris (thermal) and Raman, is 21CFR11 compliant as separate pieces of software, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical studies of drug polymorphs and polymer state and structure.

Primary benefits: Gives double the information of the existing technologies alone. Gives structural information with temperature as well as the associated energy of transformations.

Unique features: Expert in both technologies.

Real-Time Analyzers, Inc.

www.rta.biz

Product name: Portable Fuel Analyzer (PFA) Raman spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory, process, field analysis.

Dimensions: Portable units are 19.78 in. × 15.77 in. × 7.41 in., 30 lb.

Special features: Ultrarugged, portable, battery operated, Raman analyzer designed specifically for operation in demanding environments, such as petrochemical refineries, field, port and tarmac operations. The device measures unknown fuels and determines the fuel properties.

Software: includes chemometric libraries for fuel identification and fuel property predictions.

Suggested applications: Qualification of fuels at refineries, airports, fueling stations, tankard ships, laboratories, and so forth.

Primary benefits: One device is capable of measuring 18 fuel properties in 1 min.

Product name: RamanID Portable Raman analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory, process, field analysis.

Dimensions: Portable units are 19.78 in. × 15.77 in. × 7.41 in., 30 lb.

Special features: Ultrarugged, portable, battery operated, Raman analyzer designed for rapid, positive identification of unknown solid or liquid materials. Unlike typical Raman instruments that use 785-nm laser excitation, the RamanID utilizes a 1064-nm laser, which significantly reduces fluorescence. Software and spectral libraries for identification of unknown materials included.

Suggested applications: Homeland security: chemical agents and poisons, explosives; hazardous materials: toxic industrial chemicals; drug enforcement: illegal drugs, controlled substances, fraudulent drugs; forensics and crime Scene; unknown solids and liquids, imported food; pesticide contamination, illegal additives, quality control: raw materials, intermediates, and finished products.

Primary benefits: Utilizes 1064-nm laser excitation to reduce sample fluorescence.

Unique features: Portable and rugged for field use.

Product name: RamanPro Industrial Raman analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory, process, field analysis.

Dimensions: Portable units are 19.78 in. × 15.77 in. × 7.41 in., 28 lb.

Special features: Industrial Raman analyzer designed for laboratory or process measurements. Unlike typical process Raman instruments that use 785-nm laser excitation; the RamanPro utilizes a 1064-nm laser which significantly reduces fluorescence.

Software: Includes processing monitoring software, custom chemometric models can be run.

Suggested applications: Chemical manufacturing: chemical synthesis, polymerization, composites; petrochemical manufacturing: distillation, fuel blending, product purity; pharmaceutical manufacturing: drug and intermediate synthesis; quality control: raw materials, intermediates, finished products; pilot plant: scale-up, yield analysis; R&D: reaction kinetics, new product development, reaction endpoint determination.

Primary benefits: Fiber-optic probe allows easy integration to any process.

Unique features: Utilizes 1064-nm laser excitation to avoid fluorescence interference.

Product name: Portable SERS Analyzer Raman spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory and handheld (125 mm × 233 mm × 83 mm, 2.4 kg) applications.

Special features: This portable battery operated Raman analyzer is optimized for use with RTA's patented Simple SERS vials to measure trace chemicals in aqueous solutions. Standard 2mL vials can also be used to measure white powders and liquids.

Software: Includes library search capability

Suggested applications: For use by Homeland Security, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Laboratory for trace chemical identification of explosives, chemical weapons, narcotics, and hazardous materials.

Primary benefits: Portable and simple to use.

Unique features: A complete package for doing SERS analysis in the field or the laboratory.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Portable Optical Analysis

www.thermofisher.com/ahura

Product name: TruScan Raman spectrometer.

Used for: Handheld analysis.

Dimensions: 2.75 in. × 6 in. × 11.5 in.; <4 lb.

Accessory available: Nose cone, vial holder, tablet holder.

Special features: Battery powered, onboard chemometrics.

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant.

Suggested applications: Raw material incoming identification, finished product authentication (anticounterfeiting).

Primary benefits: Provides lab-quality spectroscopic analysis at the point of need; can be used by nontechnical users (nonspectroscopists); provides meaningful answers, not just spectra.

Software

(includes databases, and so forth)

ABB Analytical

www.abb.com/analytical

Product name: FTSW100 Process software.

Used for: Process analysis.

Description: Software is 21CFR11 compliant and cGMP compliant, and be used in other equipment and is compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: FTSW100 to be used in various processing and component monitoring applications using ABB FT-IR/NIR analyzers. FTSW100 Process Software is used to measure process sample streams using analytical data extracted from ABB Bomem's FT-IR and FT-NIR spectrometers. The process software provides unique customer benefits.

Primary benefits: FTSW100 provides a fully integrated package for fully automated and continuous data acquisition, analysis, reporting, trend and history display, and I/O interface. A variety of chemometric models is supported including PLSIQ, Unscrambler, and Simca+.

Unique features: FTSW100 performs fully automated acquisition, analysis, I/O control, and reporting of analytical results related to a process stream. The analysis of components within a process stream is accomplished by chemometric analysis of infrared data acquired from ABB FT-IR and FT-NIR spectrometers.

Product name: Industrial IT eXtended Process Analytical Technology (xPAT) V2.1; Software for multi analyzer control, data management and data analysis.

Used for: Process analysis.

Accessories: Include instrument drivers for many analyzers including ABB FTPA2000 and FTLA2000 series FTIR and FTNIR, Bruker Matrix FTNIR, Mettler-Toledo Monarc FTIR, CDI diode-array NIR, EXPO ePAT601 NIR blend monitor, Kaiser Raman RXN series, Mettler Toledo FBRM particle size analyzers, Malvern particle size analyzers.

Special features: Common configuration tool across all analyzers; use of OPC/UA communications standard for analyzer interfaces. Open architecture allows integration with multivariate analysis tools; control systems, LIMS and MES; available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, can be used in any process analyzer for which a driver exists, is compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Process development and process monitoring, continuous quality verification, closed-loop process control, real-time release of pharmaceuticals.

Primary benefits: Greatly simplified configuration of multiple analyzers, Easy data correlation between analyzers, Real time multivariate analysis.

Unique features: Use of OPC/UA for interfacing to analyzers, Implementation on closed loop control through integration with multivariate analysis tools and control systems, connection to analyzers through both wired and wireless networks.

Aegis Analytical Corp.

www.aegiscorp.com

Product name: Discoverant Feature Extraction

Description: Enables users to grab and quantify specific regions of continuous data on-screen, including spectral data, for each batch or group of batches, using an intuitive, point-and-click user interface.

Features: Can handle the following types of spectral data: Wavelength; Wavenumber; Frequency; Mass-to-charge ratio; Chemical shift; Instrument-specific spectral units.

Analyze IQ Limited

www.AnalyzeIQ.com

Product name: Analyze IQ Lab.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld analysis.

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

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical; forensics; spectroscopy instrument manufacturers; environmental; manufacturing industries; law enforcement.

Primary benefits: Analyze IQ Lab provides both standard chemometric analysis techniques and patent-protected new analysis methods, taken from the field of data mining, and does not assume linearity.

Unique features: Chemometric models developed by analysts using Analyze IQ Lab to be "packaged and deployed" in third-party products.

Product name: Analyze IQ Raman Library Database.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld applications.

Description: Database is available as separate product, may be used in other equipment. Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Spectroscopy instrument manufacturers; environmental; manufacturing industries.

Primary benefits: The Raman Library is available with Analyze IQ's Spectra Manager product. Spectra were cross-checked against publicly available Raman spectral databases. .

Unique features: The library is in two subgroups: Raman spectra of laboratory materials (1104 spectra covering 899 different materials), and Raman spectra of mixtures (766 spectra of laboratory-made mixtures of two to four components each).

Product name: Analyze IQ Spectra Manager.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld applications; available as separate product, may be used in other equipment, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical; forensics; spectroscopy instrument manufacturers; environmental; manufacturing industries; law enforcement.

Primary benefits: A spectral database and data management package that allows users to manage a library of spectra and associated meta-data

Unique features worthy of mention: Spectra Manager provides functionality to "auto-select" the training set when building a chemometric model by scanning the databases for all samples that include the target material and other relevant samples.

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Informatics Division

www.knowitall.com

Product name: KnowItAll: ATR spectra of controlled and prescription drugs.

Description: This is a spectral database of infrared spectra.

Special features: 21CFR11compliant, cGMPcompliant.

Compatibility: This reference database can be used for several vendors' search software, including Bio-Rad's own KnowItAll software.

Suggested applications: This collection can be used by forensic as well as testing laboratories that are interested in the identification of drugs and steroids by infrared spectroscopy.

Primary benefits: These databases are Used for the interpretation, classification, identification, and verification of unknown compounds.

Unique features: Each compound in this "searchable" database is identified by its drug/chemical name and the method of analysis as well as structural formula, molecular formula, and molecular weight when available.

Product name: KnowItAll Informatics System's Mixture Analysis; infrared, UV–vis, Raman.

Description: Fully integrated software and database package that provides scientific researchers multiple tools including database building and management, search, analysis, structure drawing, and reporting all within a single interface.

Special features: 21CFR11compliant, cGMP compliant.

Suggested applications: Use to deconvolve the spectra of mixtures.

Primary benefits: This application, introduced in release 8.0 of the KnowItAll system assists researchers in the determination of the components of these mixture spectra.

Unique features: Researchers import the digital spectrum to be analyzed, and the software then searches and compares the sample to reference databases of known compounds.

Product name: HaveItAll NMR (more spectra added to collection).

Special features: 21CFR11compliant, cGMP compliant.

Suggested applications: Can be used as reference spectra for reliable NMR predictions.

Primary benefits: Not only can one retrieve the spectral data used to build predictions, but can also access all of the available information related to the reference spectrum, such as sample source, solvent, conditions of production, equipment, and properties for the molecule.

Unique features: HaveItAll NMR offers access to over 438,000 13C NMR and over 50,000 1H NMR reference spectra.

Product name: Spectral Data Management (now with SpecFinder).

Used for: Infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz), atomic, UV–vis, Raman.

Special features: 21CFR11 compliant:, cGMP compliant.

Suggested applications: Bio-Rad Laboratories offers complete solutions to centralize, secure, access, and analyze the data resources within a single laboratory or globally throughout an entire organization.

Primary benefits: With KnowItAll, clients achieve higher productivity and profitability by maximizing the return on their data investment.

Unique features: Archiving all analytical chemistry data in the user's organization. All computers, servers, instrument systems, and workstations are continually monitored for analytical chemistry data, including spectra, chromatograms, peak tables, and chemical structure files. The data are then indexed and stored on the centralized KnowItAll Server.

Product name: HaveItAll UV–vis.

Special features: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant.

Suggested applications: Chemists can access spectra of pure organic compounds. This collection is extremely useful when trying to identify or classify unknown spectra.

Primary benefits: Whether the need is to access compounds within application areas such as pharmaceuticals, forensics, material sciences, and academia, users can be sure that this collection will meet their needs.

Unique features: 4200 spectra have been added to this comprehensive collection of UV–vis spectra for a current total of 13,930 spectra, the world's largest UV–vis spectra collection.

CAMO Software

www.camo.com

Product name: The Unscrambler X Multivariate Data Analysis and Design of Experiment Software.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld analysis.

Special features: Project-based data organization. Easy data import including data from spectroscopy and sensory instruments. Interactive pretreatments, Windows Authentication, report generator, OPC ready; available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment.

Suggested applications: Enhance product and process development. Interact with third party instruments and software; minimize experiments. Powerful classification and regression modeling. Predict/classify option in real time applications, using the Unscrambler Online in conjunction with other instrumentation.

Primary benefits: A comprehensive range of data import options from various instrument vendors. A complete toolkit of spectral transformations, including PCA for spectral data.

Unique features: Includes full DoE as part of main package, data and project management and tracking, flexibility. Organizes data and analyses into projects. Flexibility with licensing options, customization of The Unscrambler with plug in options.

Cerno Bioscience

www.cernobioscience.com

Product name: MassWorks Mass Spec software.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Software: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Formula determination for pharma impurity ID, unknown ID in flavor, food, drinks and beverages, natural product research, petrochemical, fine chemical, product safety, chemical warfare, and security detection.

Primary benefits: 100 times better mass determination with low end mass spectrometer, enabling formula determination on these otherwise conventional MS systems, eliminate 95% of correct formulas obtained from high resolution MS systems.

Unique features: Use of Mass Spectral Accuracy (in addition to mass ac-curacy) for unknown formula determination.

CETAC Technologies

www.cetac.com

Product name: DigiLaz III operating software for the LSX-213 laser ablation system.

Description: Software gives the user control over laser ablation, from navigating the sample and creating methods to performing sample analyses.

Special Features: Enhanced, real-time control of energy, helium flow and Z-focal point; fully editable methods with any combination of rasters, lines, points, and so forth; draw and combine all methods into a single sequence; import from and export directly to MS Excel; easily save and recall sequences and sampling positions; flexible triggering options for easy sync and automation with the host detector; new ablation method has been added, a multiple line scan for profiling entire sample surfaces.

The Coblentz Society

www.coblentz.org

Product name: The Coblentz Society Infrared Spectra Collections; Infrared Spectral Data.

Software: Available as separate product, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Spectral searching and identification.

Primary benefits: 9500 industrially relevant "high quality" spectra suitable for spectral search and compound identification.

Unique features: This database collects in one place, standard organic compounds as well as halogenated hydrocarbons, plasticizers, additives, gases, vapors, regulated and major industrial chemicals.

Fiveash Data Management, Inc.

www.fdmspectra.com

Product name: FDM Mixture Libraries; FT-IR Spectral Libraries.

Used for: Laboratory and handheld analysis.

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

Suggested applications: Mixture analysis.

Primary benefits: Searching the FDM Mixture Libraries often requires just a few seconds. The results give suggestions of mixture components and relative concentration.

Unique features: The FDM Mixture Libraries work with most FT-IR search programs. Users do not need to buy or obtain training for new software.

Hamilton-Sundstrand Applied Instrument technologies

www.hs-ait.com

Product name: SpectraRTS.

Used for: Laboratory and process applications. Infrared and Raman usage, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant. Available as special product for AIT hardware only.

Suggested applications: Chemometric software for process calibration model development.

Primary benefits: Combines the power of constrained PCR with the tools from Eigenvector's PLS Toolbox suite.

Unique features: Flow-chart interface that guides the user step by step through the model development process.

ST Japan-USA, LLC

www.stjapan-usa.com

Product name: Raman, ATR-FTIR and FT-IR Transmission Spectral Databases and FT-IR micro-accessories.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld analysis. Software available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, may be used in other equipment.

Primary benefits: Over 10,000 high quality Raman spectra and over 36,000 ATR-FTIR spectra available in all spectral search formats and in a wide range of subset libraries.

Symbion Systems, Inc.

www.gosymbion.com

Product name: SA-2000 Analytical Appliance.

Used for: Laboratory and process systems.

Description: Designed for use with infrared (far, near, mid, terahertz). UV, visible, Raman spectroscopies, in transmission and reflection and ATR modes; available as special product; includes Symbion-DX or RX Process Analytical software; 21CFR11 compliant, cGMPcompliant; compatible with all spectrometers.

Suggested applications: Dedicated process analytical deployment.

Primary benefits: Fully locked-down deployment of analytical instruments on line.

Unique features: Rigorously tested industrial hardware; Embedded operating system and Symbion software; Locked-down algorithms for individual analytical methods; Compatible with most spectrometers and other analytical instruments.

Product name: Symbion-DX and RX, Version 2.1.

Used for: Laboratory and process systems; designed for use with inf-rared (far, near, mid, terahertz), UV, visible, Raman, atomic spectroscopies, in transmission and reflection and ATR modes; available as special product; 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant. Compatible with all spectrometers and many other analytical instruments.

Suggested applications: Process analytical deployment, dedicated QC applications and laboratory instrumentation.

Primary benefits: Comprehensive standardized process analytical software package; one software suite to operate all instruments; full process analytical capability.

Unique features: Database storage; PAT-specific user interface; comprehensive instrument operation and data processing capability; interfaces to all popular chemometrics packages; provides full process trending, alarming, archiving, and communications with other data systems.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (Informatics)

www.thermo.com/grams

Product name: GRAMS Suite 9.0 Spectroscopy Software Suite.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld anlayzers; portable: deployment .dll ported to ANSI C to suit a wide range of target platforms. Compiled for Windows CE at present.

Special features: Multi-instrument compatibility, new graphical chemometrics package GRAMS IQ; backwards compatible with the popular PLS Plus/IQ, GRAMS Convert Bulk format conversion tool.

Software: Available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant. Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Standardized Platform for a multivendor spectroscopy laboratory.

Primary benefits: Single platform reduces training burden. GRAMS Convert allows automated consolidation of multi-format data files to .SPC format. GRAMS IQ provides simple step by step graphical method development platform. GRAMS functionality is user extensible with "array basic" modules. Spectral ID Server allows centralized client server sharing of Libraries. Validated on Vista.

Unique features worthy of mention: Inexpensive model deployment software on Windows, Windows CE, and other ANSI C compatible platforms.

UV–Visible

Agilent Technologies

www.agilent.com

Product name: 8453 UV–vis spectrophotometer.

Description: The Agilent 8453 UV–vis spectrophotometer uses a photodiode array (PDA) for simultaneous measurement of the complete UV to visible light spectrum in less than 1 s. The PDA technique brings exceptional reliability and repeatability.

Product name: 8453 UV–vis Pharma system.

Description: 8453 UV–vis Pharma system consists of the Agilent 8453 spectrophotometer, the UV–vis ChemStation software for method development, and the Security Pack software to help comply with FDA 21 CFR Part 11. A software module for dissolution testing can be added as well as sampling devices for automated dissolution runs.

Avantes

www.avantes.com

Product name: AvaSpec-ULS2048-USB2; UV–vis–NIR spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory and portable use, 175 mm × 110 mm × 44 mm.

Modes available: Absorbance, transmission, reflection, irradiance, scope.

Accessories: A multiplicity of fiber-optic cables, probes, light sources, cuvette holders are available to support end user and OEM application requirements.

Special features: Optional battery power, RS-232 and USB2 communication available. Spectrometer series includes a variety of detectors including CCD, CMOS and back-thinned CCD arrays.

Software: requires third party software. May be certified as OEM component.

Suggested applications: Blood chemistry, high absorbance unit measurements, OEM and process monitoring, medical monitoring applications, absorption monitoring, irradiance, solar simulator and thin-film monitoring.

Primary benefits: Superior stray light rejection for high optical density or high absorbance unit measurements. The ULS platform represents a leap in microspectrometer performance improving stray light levels to 0.04%, a 2.5- fold improvement over similar models.

Unique features: Ability to store spectra on board; digital and analog input/output standard. As a platform product the AvaSpec-ULS spectrometers can be adapted to multiple applications with choices of detectors, gratings, filters, slits, and other options.

B&W Tek, Inc.

www.bwtek.com

Product name: Quest UV/Vis/NIR spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Accessory/component: SMA 905.

Special features: Low cost, compact, low stray UV light.

Software: BWSpec proprietary.

Suggested applications: UV and visible spectroscopy, spectroradiometry, spectrophotometry, wavelength meter.

Primary benefits: OEM Building Block, optimized design to minimize UV stray light.

Unique features: With a solarization resistant fiber and a fiber coupled sample holder, a cost effective and easy-to-use spectrophotometer for chemical analysis in UV can be assembled.

Product name: Compass Spectrometer, UV/Vis, NIR, Raman, Fluorescence.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Accessory/component: SMA 905.

Measurement mode: UV, visible, and short-wave NIR spectroscopy, spectroradiometry, long-term process monitoring, fluorescence, Raman.

Specialty accessory description: SMA 905 Input Port .

Special features: Integrated unique low cost TE cooled CCD .

Software: Proprietary BWSpec.

Suggested applications: Transmission, reflectance, absorption, fluorescence, color measurement, Raman.

Primary benefits: Long-term stability, low dark noise, low cost, compact.

Product name: i-Spec; Transmission, Absorbance, Reflection System.

Used for: Laboratory, process analysis.

Accessory/component: SMA 905.

Measurement mode: Transmission, reflection, absorbance.

Specialty accessory description: Fiber reflectance probe.

Special features: Portability.

Software: BWSpec proprietary.

Suggested applications: Transmission, absorption, reflection.

Unique features: Ranges from as low as 200 nm to as high as 2600 nm.

Carl Zeiss MicroImaging

http://hellmausa.com

Product name: MCS Flex Spectrometer.

Used for: UV, visible, OEM spectrometer for laboratory and process analysis using transmission and reflection modes.

Special features: Flexible placement, lower temperature drift, low stray light. Very rugged, permanent calibration, designed for process.

Suggested applications: Semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, agriculture.

CRAIC Technologies

www.craictechnologies.com

Product name: Microspectra 121. UV–vis and fluorescence transmission and reflection laboratory and process analyzer.

Special features: UV–vis–NIR transmission, reflectance and fluorescence spectra of microscopic samples, automation.Available as special product, also used in other equipment.

Suggested applications: Forensic, materials sciences, thin film thickness measurements, colorimetry.

Primary benefits: Able to acquire UV–vis–NIR spectra of microscopic sampling areas.

Unique features: Ability to acquire spectra from microscopic samples, from the deep UV to the NIR region.

Forston Labs

www.forstonlabs.com

Product name: Forston UV/Vis Spectrophotometer/Fluorometer Array. UV/Visible CCD array spectrophotometer/fluorometer array instrument. Accessory to the Forston LabNavigator multisensor/multitechnology analytical measurement platform.

Used for: Laboratory and handheld use.

Specialty accessory: It is an instrument combination that allows analysts to collect a full-wavelength spectrum absorbance, percent transmittance, or intensity in less than 1 s. After the peak wavelength has been determined, the analyst can then easily determine the concentration of a solution or monitor rates of reaction.

Special features: Portable, battery power from LabNavigator instrument, USB port.

Software: Available 21CFR11 and cGMP compliant. May be used in other equipment, and compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Fresh water analysis, waste water analysis, pharmaceutical process water analysis, environmental studies.

Primary benefits: Cost/performance, range of sensor options, portability.

Unique features: Easy one-step calibration, no external power required, supports fluorescence.

Nippon Instruments Corporation

www.hg-nic.us

Product name: Model MA-3000 Direct Mercury analyzer.

Used for: Suitable for laboratory and process use; UV–vis transmission analyzer; usable for process applications; can be used for mercury emissions monitoring according to USEPA Appendix K.

Suggested applications: USEPA SW-846-7473, direct mercury analysis of solids, soils, and wastes.

Primary benefits: Unique, simplified design reduces instrument cost without losing performance. It is capable of analyzing a large variety of sample types.

Unique features: The MA-3000 has a very small footprint, low cost, and superior accuracy and precision.

Ocean Optics

www.oceanoptics.com

Product name: Jaz-ULM Light Meter Suite; Miniature Spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory, process, handheld applications.

Measurement mode: Irradiance.

Special features: Battery powered, SD card for data storage, PC-free operation, side-mount module, spectroradiometric analysis.

Description: The Jaz-ULM is a modular light meter that is packaged with Ocean Optics' dedicated absolute irradiance application, Jaz-A-IRRAD. This combination is particularly suited for light measurement, solar irradiance, and monitoring the output of LEDs and other ambient sources. Jaz-A-IRRAD gives users absolute irradiance data instantly and saves spectral data to Jaz's SD card for later processing in SpectraSuite software.

Software: SpectraSuite spectrometer operation software, Jaz-A-IRRAD Irradiance software (standard), SpectraSuite-PAR (optional).

Suggested applications: Quality assurance, LED chip measurement, Light assembly measurement, Flat panel display measurement, Burn-in monitoring.

Primary benefits: Portability; preconfigured for light analysis; measures spectral characteristics and lux, lumen, PAR and watt values; up to 8 h of battery life on one charge; data storage via SD card.

Unique features: Exclusive onboard computer, PC-free operation, Ethernet module, direct-attach cosine corrector.

Product name: XR-Series Spectrometers; Miniature Spectrometer.

Used for: Laboratory and process application.

Measurement modes: Irradiance, reflectance, transmission.

Special features: 200–1050 nm, modular, miniature designs, up to 500 lines/mm density grating, broader UV–NIR coverage

Description: The XR-Series, available for the USB2000+, JAZ-EL2000, and USB4000, covers all wavelengths from ~200 to 1050 nm with the convenience and affordability of a single, monolithic spectrometer. The XR-1 grating is available pre-configured in the USB2000+, JAZ-EL2000, and USB4000 and may also be added as an option to custom-built systems. The XR-Series spectrometers deliver optical resolution of ~2.0 nm (FWHM). The 25-µm slit on the preconfigured units delivers good optical resolution for most applications.

Software: SpectraSuite spectrometer operating software is available as a separate product.

Suggested applications: Plasma monitoring, atomic emission line analysis, solar irradiance, process applications.

Primary benefits: Broader wavelength range in single unit, portable.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

www.ssi.shimadzu.com

Product name: UVmini-1240 UV/Visible spectrometer.

Description: Large liquid-crystal display has been incorporated with easy to follow prompts, large fonts, and graphics to help reduce the time needed to get your results. Soft keypad quickly guides you through specific programs.

Product name: BioSpec Nano UV/Visible spectrometer.

Description: The BioSpec-nano is a spectrophotometer suitable for carrying out concentration checks for DNA and RNA nucleic acid samples. Quantitation of DNA and RNA can be rapidly and simply carried out with very small samples ranging from 1 µL, and analysis throughput is improved due to dedicated functions, such as automated sample mounting and wiping, and easy-to-use operation software

Product name: UV-2450,UV-2550 UV/Visible spectrometer.

Description: UV-2401/2501 spectrophotometers have additional new software.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

www.thermo.com/uv-vis

Product name: Evolution Array UV-Visible spectrophotometer; UV–vis transmission and reflection mode laboratory analyzer; CGMP compliant software.

Suggested applications: Ideal for many applications in QA/QC, pharmaceutical, life science, material science and educational laboratories from routine qualitative analysis to 3D kinetics. Advanced software options are available for film thickness and color applications.

Primary benefits: Acquires full-spectrum data 50% faster than its leading competitor for basic data applications and five times faster for advanced kinetics applications.

Unique features: Full spectrum analysis of every standard and sample allows users to create standard curves, plot 3D graphical displays for scanning and kinetics, and examine any wavelength of any sample at any time.

X-ray and Gamma Ray

Applied Rigaku Technologies

www.RigakuEDXRF.com

Product name: Rigaku NEX CG.

Product type: XRF analyzer.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis.

Features: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant.

Suggested applications: Elemental analysis.

Primary benefits: Minimal sample preparation, quick and simple analysis, easy analysis for nontechnical operators.

Unique features: Polarization, Na–U, advanced fundamental parameter program, aqueous analysis to ppb range.

Product name: Rigaku NEX XT X-ray transmission process gauge.

Used for: Atomic.

Description: X-ray transmission (XRT) process gauge for in-line control of sulfur in crude oil and marine fuels. NEX XT is used both to monitor and control crude deliveries in cross-country pipelines as well as a key control input for refinery blending operations. The NEX XT is able to interface with industry standard process control software.

Suggested applications: Sulfur in crude oil and marine fuel in pipelines and blending operations.

Primary benefits: No radioisotope hazard.

Unique features: Novel instrument design and software provide much better data quality than previous generation gauges.

EDAX Inc.

www.edax.com

Product name: TEAM EDS Analysis System.

Used for: Laboratory and process analysis; used in coordination with and compatible with an SEM.

Suggested applications: Any materials characterization analysis solution.

Primary benefits: Revolutionary new way to do EDS analysis utilizing Smart Features. Smart Features save time by collecting the best data the first time. They assure consistent data regardless of the skill of the operator. They dynamically adjust an analysis to maintain quality and data integrity. TEAM EDS is designed around the latest software platforms available and provide analytical intelligence for the user.

Unique features: Smart Features at the user's fingertips including Smart Diagnostics and the following: counts per second mapping, interactive phase mapping; EXpert ID for elemental identification.

Product name: Orbis Micro-XRF Spectrometer.

Suggested applications: Criminal forensics, industrial forensics, quality control, nondestructive materials testing, RoHS/WEEE compliance, layer thickness and composition analysis, geological composition, elemental imaging.

Primary benefits: Motorized turret; primary beam filters.

Used for: X-ray optics for tailored micro to millimeter spot elemental analyses; measurements are nondestructive and require minimal sample preparation; improved sensitivity for many elements in comparison to SEM/EDS; inclusion and coating thickness analysis with the penetrating power of X-rays, and analysis of wet samples.

Unique features: Table-top unit with easy-to-use analysis software; users can make elemental analyses on small samples such as particles, fragments and inclusions, or conduct automated multipoint and elemental imaging analysis on larger samples.

ICXT

www.icxt.com

Product name: Identifinder; Radio-isotope identification.

Description: The identiFINDER family of handheld, digital gamma spectrometer and dose rate measurement instruments allows the user to locate a radioactive or nuclear source and, once found, identify the isotopes in an easy to use, four-key system.

S.E. International, Inc.

www.seintl.com

Product name: Radiation Alert Abacus; Rate meter, Geiger counter.

Used for: Laboratory analysis.

Portable: 13.1 in. × 2.5 in. × 1.4 in.

Accessories: comes with carrying case and belt clip. Wipe Test Plate optional.

Specialty accessory description: Wipe Test Plate.

Special features: AA battery operated. handheld, dual detector, wireless BlueTooth connectivity to any Windows-based pocket PC, laptop, desktop computer, plus SmartPhone, or PalmOS for data collection and reporting at the touch of a button.

Suggested applications: Laboratory, emergency response, hospital, industrial.

Unique features worthy of mention: Dose, dose rate, settable alarms in this ergonomic, swivel-headed instrument; wireless connectivity.

Product name: Radiation Alert Sentry Alarming Dosimeter/ratemeter and Software option.

Used for: Portable (handheld) analysis 3.8 in. × 2.4 in. × 1 in.

Accessories available: Comes with carrying case, and belt clip. Ruggedized boot optional. Software available.

Suggested applications: Designed to ensure safety of personnel for gamma and X-ray exposures. Pocket sized, adjustable alarm rates with software.

Unique features: No readout to distract user. Unit alarms and vibrates. Accumulated exposure collected with time and date to recreate an incident should one happen. Also can track user's when unit is turned off and on to assure personnel are keeping unit on when necessary.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

www.ssi.shimadzu.com

Product name: EDX-GP; XRF spectrometer.

Description: EDX-GP is the energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer suitable for for RoHS/ELV hazardous element screening. It offers easy operation for operators who have never used such an instrument. All RoHS/ELV screening analysis functions are equipped as standard.

Product name: EDX720/800HS/900HS XRF spectrometer.

Description: EDX fluorescence spectrometer is the instrument to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses for elements comprising a material by measuring re-emitted characteristic X-ray from elements. EDX is nondestructive and therefore can be used for various applications like solid, powder, liquid, and wafer.

Product name: µEDX Series XRF spectrometer.

Description: Newly developed polycapillary X-ray lens makes it possible to analyze small area minimum 50 µm, and therefore µEDX series is suitable for industries like semiconductor, electronic parts, and foods where high sensitive and resolution analysis are demanded.

Product name: LAB CENTER XRF-1800 XRF spectrometer.

Description: Features include local analysis, mapping, and 4-kW thin-window X-ray tube.

Product name: FACTORY LAB MXF-2400 XRF spectrometer mapping.

Description: Designed to fully utilize the principle of X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and the data processing unit that uses various software programs to permit automatic management of analysis data combine to provide high analytical productivity both in R&D and production control. Up to 36 elements can be simultaneously determined by the fixed monochrometer and up to 48 elements can be determined sequentially by the optional scanning monochrometer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

www.thermo.com/niton

Product name: Thermo Scientific Niton XL3 GOLDD XRF Analyzer; Handheld XRF Analyzer. Dimensions: 9.60 in. × 9.05 in. × 3.75 in.; < 3.0 lb.

Special features: Light element detection (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) without helium or vacuum purge, High count rate for lower detection limits and faster analysis. True lab-quality performance in a handheld instrument. Locate areas of interest on a sample using the integrated color CCD camera and the optional integrated 3 mm small spot collimation, and then store the image along with the analysis data. Consumer Goods/RoH. Software is 21CFR11 compliant.

Suggested applications: Metal alloy analysis, mineral exploration, mine mapping, and ore grade control; detect soil contaminants, screen electronics and consumer goods for prohibited substances.

Primary benefits: Metal alloy analysis, superior detection limits for tramp and trace elements, detects light elements (Mg, Al, Si, P, S) for sorting Al, Ti, bronze, Zn, superalloys, and specialty steels; ideal analytical for the petrochemical industries, mining and exploration, identifies anomalies at or below the earth's average crustal abundance. Ideal for oil and gas exploration, coal, cement, Fe-ore, and bauxite markets.

Unique features worthy of mention: Extreme accuracy, easy to use, fast analysis, high precision, ability to measure light elements without helium or vacuum assistance.

Howard Mark is a consultant in Suffern, NY.