Pittcon Review, Appendix I: Accessories

May 1, 2012

Additional information from the accessories section of the Pittcon Review article.

Manufacturer: Applied Separations

www.appliedseparations.com

Product name: SFE Spectrometer Assembly - P/N 9850

Optical spectrometer inside a supercritical fluid reactor

For: Lab and process applications

Measurement mode: Reflection

Description: The instrument incorporates a high-performance CCD spectrometer with a bifurcated fiber-optic probe and a sapphire vessel window.

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

Suggested applications: Allow the user to view real-time spectra inside a supercritical fluid reactor, at elevated temperature and pressure and judge the progress of reaction without shutting down and sampling reactants.

Unique features: with properly chosen source and fiber, the detector will operate from 400 to 1500 nm

Manufacturer: Avantes

www.avantes.com

Product name: AvaGigE

Gigabit Ethernet converters

New this year: connects up to 16 AvaSpec award-winning spectrometers and makes them controllable from any location on the planet through the Internet.

Manufacturer: Axiom Analytical, Inc.

www.goaxiom.com

Product name: DMD-270Flx, Flexibly Coupled Diamond ATR Probe

Mid-infrared ATR probe for laboratory analysis

Measurement mode: ATR

Special features: Provides flexible coupling to laboratory reaction vessels. Impervious to attack by most chemicals.

Suggested applications: Chemical reaction development

Primary benefits: Flexible coupling without the drawbacks of solid core mid-IR fibers.

Unique features: flexible, hollow infrared light guides, broad spectral response, extreme robustness compared to mid-IR fibers.

Manufacturer: Axiom Analytical, Inc.

www.goaxiom.com

Product name: FCT-550

Near-IR Transmission Cell for Laboratory, Process analysis

Special features: Extremely robust, yet economical fiber-optic coupled cell designed for large-scale deployment in the analysis of natural gas and other commodity chemicals.

Primary benefits: Suitable for deployment in any outdoor environment. Available in any path length.

Unique features: Compatible with high temperatures and pressures. Easily interface to existing piping systems.

Manufacturer: Axiom Analytical, Inc.

www.goaxiom.com

Product name: FPT-750TA

Near-IR Transmission Probe for Laboratory, Process analysis

Special features: Extremely robust, fiber-optic coupled transmission probe featuring tantalum coating to provide suitability for use in demanding applications such as bromination reaction monitoring.

Suggested applications: On-line composition monitoring.

Primary benefits: Tantalum coating makes it impervious to extremely aggressive chemicals

Manufacturer: Axiom Analytical, Inc.

www.goaxiom.com

Product name: FPT-850SC

Near-IR Transmission Probe

Special features: Extremely robust, fiber-optic coupled transmission probe featuring a built-in spray nozzle for window cleaning by means of a jet of high pressure solvent or vapor.

Suggested applications: On-line composition monitoring.

Primary benefits: Eliminates the need for removing the probe from a process for window cleaning.

Manufacturer: Block Engineering

www.blockeng.com

Product name: LaserTune

Continuously Tunable Mid-IR Laser (Quantum Cascade Laser, [QCL])

For: Lab applications

New this year: A QCL laser primarily for the research market, for optics engineers, photonics research scientists, physicists and chemists

Portable: 10 x 8 x 5 in. (254 x 203 x 127 mm)

Accessory/component: Implementation on a standard optics bench.

Description: Tunable mid-IR laser over ranges 1600 to 1000 cm-1 and 1430 to 830 cm-1 (under software control)

Special features: Tuning: continuous or "step scan"; internal or external triggering: Pulse rate approx. 1 MHz; Pulse width 50 to 500 ns; Line width; <1cm-1; Peak power; 10 to 120 mW; Vertically polarized

Suggested applications: Fundamental optics research, biomedical applications, photonics metrology applications, photochemistry applications, physics light-based research

Primary benefits: Broadly tunable over the infrared fingerprint region, can cover 1600 to 830 cm-1. Is "eye safe" and experiments can be performed in an open lab.

Unique features: no special utilities required (just standard electrical power – 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 2 A).

Manufacturer: B&W Tek, Inc.

www.bwtek.com

Product name: PolymerIQ

Raman Spectroscopy; for laboratory analysis

Measurement mode: Raman Scatter

Description: contains X-Y-Z positioning stage, fiber optic probe, netbook computer preloaded with software

Special features: Dedicated polymer chemometrics analysis software

Suggested applications: Identification and quantification of polymers and additives for accurate, non-destructive, qualitative and quantitative measurements of polymers and additives

Unique features: Multivariate statistical analyses relates all available spectral information to the chemistry, properties and metrics of interest

Manufacturer: B&W Tek, Inc.

www.bwtek.com

Product name: CleanLaze

Available as: Spectrum Stabilized Laser System

For: Laboratory analysis

Description: Fiber-coupled spectrum stabilized laser for Raman spectroscopy, now featuring several standard wavelength options with power up to 450 mW

Suggested applications: Raman spectroscopy utilizing a clean beam for Raman spectroscopy.

Unique features: Narrow line width (<0.03 nm), Power Output from 50 mW to 4 W, Lifetime > 10,000 h, Free-Space or Fiber Coupled

Manufacturer: CEM Corporation

www.cem.com

Product name: MARS 6

Microwave Sample Preparation System

For: Lab analysis

New this year: The MARS 6 has been completely redesigned: to make sample preparation as simple as possible.

Special features: one touch method programming, automatic recognition of vessel type and number, automatic determination of all the parameters necessary for complete reaction, improved power and temperature control capabilities, dual magnetrons (1800 W), redesigned cavity and waveguide, onboard software is pre-loaded with internationally recognized methods, training videos, & supporting documentation, full-color, high-resolution, glass capacitive touch screen.

Software: SynergyPrep software is available as an option for those who wish to run the system from an external computer or laptop instead of touch screen.

Suggested applications: environmental and regulatory, foods, plant and animal tissues, inorganic chemicals, oils and plastics, organic compounds, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, ores, metals, alloys, polymers, soils, and wastewater.

Primary benefits: Remarkable ease of use for sample preparation method programming, improved power control for complete digestions, easy-to-assemble vessels, all vessel temperature control.

Unique features: One Touch Technology for automatic recognition of the vessel type, number of vessels, determination of all of the parameters necessary. Automatic Power Control delivers maximum energy to the sample, ensuring complete digestions.

Manufacturer: Cetac Technologies

www.cetac.com

Product name: XLR-8 Extended Rack Autosampler

High-Capacity Autosampler

For: Laboratory analysis

Description: Autosampler for sample introduction in a wide range of analytical techniques including AA, ICP, ICP-MS, TOC, UV–vis, fraction collection, liquid handling, and more.

Special features: 8-rack capacity handles up to 720 samples. Simple, robust mechanics for the most acidic environments. Handles a wide range of tube heights.

Suggested applications: High-throughput labs including environmental and mining laboratories.

Primary benefits: Unattended introduction of large numbers of samples. Quick, simple setup out of the box.

Unique features: Naturally self-cleaning mechanics designed for the dirtiest environments.

Manufacturer: Distek, Inc.

www.distekinc.com

Product name: Opt Diss

UV Fiber Optic probe

For: Laboratory analysis

Measurement mode: Transmission

Special features: In-situ UV fiber-optic probes for dissolution testing and PAT applications.

Available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant, compatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Suggested applications: Dissolution testing of pharmaceuticals

Primary benefits: Eliminates the need for sample removal from the dissolution vessel for UV measurements, eliminates cost of consumables, results are calculated and displayed in real-time.

Unique features: Sampling rates as high as every five seconds and captures the entire UV range with every reading.

Manufacturer: FiberTech Optica

www.fibertech-optica.com

Product name: Miniature fiber optic Raman probe with internal filtering

For: Raman spectroscopy accessory

Measurement mode: Raman scattering

Special features: The line of Raman probes is a new product for FTO, featuring proprietary optical design and internal filtering for improved signal collection efficiency. The probe is designed for laboratory use, but process versions are under development.

Manufacturer: Harrick Scientific Products, Inc.

www.harricksci.com

Product name: Diamond Probe

Fiber Optic Accessory

For: Laboratory and process analysis, an ATR accessory for an FTIR spectrometer equipped with a fiber optic coupler and fiber optic cables.

New this year: the Diamond Probe is a brand-new product from Harrick, first introduced at the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference.

Special features: The Diamond Probe is a fiber optic standoff diamond ATR accessory for analyzing a wide range of samples in the mid-IR at distances up to 1.5 meters

Suggested applications: Monitor reactions in real-time.

Unique features: Analysis of corrosive liquids and hard solids at high temperatures and pressures.

Manufacturer: Hellma

www.hellmausa.com

Product name: Fiber Optic probe with variable path length

For: Lab and process analysis

New this year: increased chemical resistance

Measurement mode: Transmission

Description: Fiber optic probe for use with all spectrophotometers, can be made for UV or NIR use,

Suggested applications: Chemical analysis

Primary benefits: Multiple light paths, used at high temperature and pressure (up to 100 bars)

Unique features: High chemical resistance, ruggedized fiber cables, high transmission

Manufacturer: Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.

www.hitachi-hta.com/spectroscopy

Product name: U-5100 Ultra-micro volume sampling accessories

UV/Vis accessory used for Laboratory analysis

Measurement mode: Absorbance

Description: Accessory set for the Hitachi U-5100 UV–vis spectrophotometer for measuring micro sample volume down to 1.5 μL, Single cell holder, Mask for trace sample cell, microliter trace sample cells (1.5, 12 or 50 μL)

Special features: 1.5 to 4.0 μL cells using 1 mm pathlength, or 12 to 40 μL using 5 mm pathlength, or 50 to 90 μL using 10 mm pathlength

Suggested applications: DNA purity and concentration

Primary benefits: Lower sample volume, increased range of applications for the instrument

Unique features: wide range of sample volume and pathlengths available

Manufacturer: Horiba Scientific

www.cathodolum.com

Product name: Cathodoluminescence Universal Extension (CLUE)

Accessory for SEM

For: Lab analysis

New this year: CLUE CL systems, provides high resolution spectral information for imaging and spectroscopy analysis, with the spatial resolution of an electron probe.

Accessory/component: The new CLUE is designed to interface with any SEM.

Description: Fully automated and computer controlled. Has the widest spectral range available (from UV–vis to IR), fast CL imaging, CL spectroscopy for detecting trace elements in natural and synthetic minerals, and hyperspectral mapping.

Special features: CLUE systems can integrate Horiba's MicroHR and iHR spectrometers, Synapse CCDs, and photomultiplier tube detectors.

Suggested applications: Cathodoluminescence applications in material sciences, mineralogy, geology, life sciences and forensics.

Primary benefits: Since the sample is able to remain in the same spot, CLUE can easily be combined with other microscopy applications, such as EDS and EBIC.

Unique features: controlled by LabSpec software for setting of hardware experimental parameters, data-fitting, display and export.

Manufacturer: inno-spec GmbH

www.inno-spec.de

Product name: Scanner table XY

Positioning table combined with NIR spectrograph and scientific NIR camera (UV and VIS also possible)

For: Laboratory applications

Accessory: all-in-one solution, customization possible

Measurement mode: Pushbroom imaging

Specialty accessoryDescription: DC-Halogen light sources or LEDs in different colors, dsata acquisition software

Suggested applications: Life science, neuroscience imaging, FRET studies, material science, forensics, quality control

Unique features: freedom from lubricants, prestressed trapezoidal nut, preload force 50 N, manually and continuously adjustable radial clearance

Manufacturer: International Crystal Laboratories

www.internationalcrystal.net

Product name: Heated Variable Path Length Cell

Sampling Accessory

For: Laboratory applications

New this year: Heated variable pathlength cells have not been available before the release of this cell.

Measurement mode: Transmission

Special features: the path length of this cell can be varied in increments of 0.001 mm up to a maximum of 5 mm. Cell construction allows user to vary path length while the cell is in the instrument compartment in heated state.

Suggested applications: The Variable Pathlength Cell may be precisely adjusted to provide just the right intensity for exact location of both weak and strong bands.

Unique features: Heatable to 200 °C

Manufacturer: Milestone, Inc.

www.milestonesci.com

Product name: The UltraWAVE

Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) Microwave Digestion Labstation

For: Laboratory analysis

Suggested applications: Digestion of trace metals in pharmaceutical samples, food samples, clinical samples, consumer products, and petrochemicals

Primary benefits: Ease of use, disposable vials, reduced acid consumption, throughput

Unique features: Digest mixed batches of samples in a single run in less time than conventional closed vessel microwaves.

Manufacturer: Moxtek, Inc.

www.moxtek.com

Product name: DuraBeryllium Plus

Protective coating on beryllium X-ray windows.

For: Hand-held analysis

Special features: Highly resistant to many harsh chemicals; this enhancement greatly improve chemical resistance for beryllium X-ray window

Suggested applications: XRF and XRD

Primary benefits: Chemically resistant to protect your X-ray window

Unique features: chemically resistance with only minimal impact to X-ray transmission

Manufacturer: NSG Precision Cells, Inc.

www.precisioncells.com

Product name: NSG Premium Calibration Kit 1

For: Lab analysis

New this year: Spectrophotometer photometric accuracy calibration standards that never need to be replaced or recalibrated due to material aging.

Special features: Unlimited lifespan, comes with users manual, certificate of calibration, and lifetime warranty

Suggested applications: Used for checking the accuracy of a spectrophotometer or spectrometer. Can be used in any spectrophotometer.

Primary benefits: Not having to pay expensive recalibration fees and no downtime having to wait for weeks while standards are recalibrated.

Manufacturer: NSG Precision Cells, Inc.

www.precisioncells.com

Product name: NSG WAV-1

Holmium Oxide Glass Wavelength Calibration Standard

For: Lab analysis

New this year: Spectrophotometer wavelength accuracy calibration standards that never need to be replaced or recalibrated due to material aging.

Special features: Unlimited lifespan, comes with users manual, certificate of calibration, and lifetime warranty

Suggested applications: Used for checking the wavelength accuracy of a spectrophotometer or spectrometer. Can be used in any spectrophotometer

Primary benefits: Not having to pay expensive recalibration fees and no downtime having to wait for weeks while standards are recalibrated. Can check for wavelength accuracy in the UV and visible range

Manufacturer: NSG Precision Cells, Inc.

www.precisioncells.com

Product name: NSG WAV-7

Didymium Glass Wavelength Calibration Standard

For: Lab applications

New this year: Spectrophotometer wavelength accuracy calibration standards that never need to be replaced or recalibrated due to material aging.

Special features: Unlimited lifespan, comes with users manual, certificate of calibration, and lifetime warranty

Suggested applications: Used for checking the wavelength accuracy of a spectrophotometer or spectrometer. Can be used in any spectrophotometer

Primary benefits: Not having to pay expensive recalibration fees and no downtime having to wait for weeks while standards are recalibrated. Can check for wavelength accuracy and UV photometric accuracy

Manufacturer: Photonis

www.photonis.com

Product name: Resistive Glass Capillary Tubes

New this year: Photonis recently received a patent on the manufacturing process for resistive glass, which can vary the conductivity of the glass over the length of the tube. This creates the possibility that resistive glass can replace a multi-piece reflectron lens in a TOF reflectron application.

Special features: Can be used as capillary tube, drift tube or ion guide

Suggested applications: Mass spectrometry

Primary benefits: Resistive glass uses an electric field to preferentially attract ions, increasing throughput and sample size for a more reliable analysis.

Unique features: Form, fit, and function replacements for most MS capillary inlet tubes

Manufacturer: Pike Technologies

www.piketech.com

Product name: Long-path FTIR Gas Cells

Long-path FTIR Gas Cells

For: Laboratory analysis

Measurement mode: Transmission

Suggested applications: Concentration and purity of gas samples, quality of breathable air, outgassing processes and quality control.

Primary benefits: All cells feature diamond-turned, gold-coated mirrors for optimal reflectivity and best possible energy throughput. Glass or nickel coated aluminum bodies are available, and other materials can be quoted if needed. PIKE gas cells have been designed for easy maintenance and cleaning, and can be rapidly disassembled and re-assembled, without affecting alignment of the optical components.

Unique features: Diamond-turned mirrors, easy maintenance, and cleaning.

Manufacturer: Protea Biosciences Group, Inc.

www.proteabio.com

Product name: LAESI DP-1000 Direct Ionization System

Accessory for mass spectrometers

For: Laboratory analysis

New this year: This is a brand- new commercial product from Protea Biosciences.

Transportable: 18 in. deep x 24 in. wide x 48 in. tall. The system has wheels and can be rolled.

Special features: The LAESI DP-1000 is a direct ionization system that attaches to the front end of a mass spectrometer and enables sample introduction by a two step process: laser ablation followed by electrospray ionization. It provides direct two-dimensional imaging for molecular profile analysis, direct 3D intracellular imaging for verification of the spatial distribution of molecules, ultra-precise Peltier-cooled XYZ stage, obviates need for sample preparation.

Software: LAESI Desktop Software (LDS) for LAESI-MS Operation and ProteaPlot. Software for LAESI-MS Data Processing is available as separate product, which may be used in other equipment and is compatible with other manufacturers' equipment.

Suggested applications: Designed for 2D and 3D imaging as well as direct profiling of open well plates,

Primary benefits: the LAESI DP-1000 creates high resolution profile maps of the spatial distribution of molecules within tissue samples. Living cells and tissues can be directly analyzed.

Unique features: "True" electrospray ionization, results in the production of multiply-charged sample ions for improved protein identification. Compatible with standard 96 and 384 open well plates, ultrafast stage movement allows <10 min/96-well plate for ultimate throughput. Molecular quantitation capability

Manufacturer: Spex CertiPrep

www.spexcertiprep.com

Product name: 1 ppm Single-Element Certified Reference materials

Certified Reference Material for ICP / ICP-MS analysis

For: Laboratory analysis

New this year: All major elements offered in low concentration (1 ppm) for easy and convenient dilution and analysis

Portable: 125 mL in plastic bottles

Literature included: Certificate of analysis

Suggested applications: For creating standards that are used to calibrate ICP-MS instruments

Primary benefits: Low concentration; all major elements available, variety of matrices available for easy and convenient reference material creation

Unique features: Product is shipped with a certificate of analysis, for more than 60 trace metallic impurities. Manufactured under an ISO 9001-certified and ISO 17025 and Guide 34-accredited quality system.

Manufacturer: Spex CertiPrep

www.spexcertiprep.com

Product name: Trace Metals in Wine Standards

Certified Reference Material for analyzing trace metals in wine using ICP or ICP-MS

For: Lab analysis

New this year: First product to be offered for analyzing trace metals in wine in a natural wine matrix. Available in red or white wine matrices.

Portable: 21-mL amber ampoule

Literature included: Certificate of Analysis

Suggested applications: For analyzing wine for trace metals with ICP or ICP-MS instruments

Primary benefits: Natural Red or White wine matrix, easy calibration of trace metals in wine. Packaged in convenient, single-use ampoules.

Unique features: Product is shipped with a certificate of analysis detailing measured values for more than 60 elements. Manufactured under an ISO 9001certified and ISO 17025 and Guide 34accredited quality system.

Manufacturer: Spex SamplePrep

www.spexsampleprep.com

Product name: 6970EFM Freezer/Mill

Cryogenic Grinder

For: Lab analysis

New this year: New touch screen user interface that allows the user to control processing time of samples

Special features: High-throughput cryogenic mill capable of grinding up to 100 g of sample

Suggested applications: Cryogenic grinding of tough samples for DNA/RNA extraction

Primary benefits: grinds samples that are impossible to grind at room temperature without risk of thermal degradation.

Manufacturer: Starna Cells, Inc.

www.starna.com

Product name: Starna DMV-Biocell

UV–visible ultra-low volume (< 2.5 μL) cell. Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 x 60 mm

For: Laboratory analysis

Measurement mode: Transmission

Special features: High-energy throughput, ease of use.

Suggested applications: DNA/Protein analysis

Unique features: Magnetic retention closure mechanism, hydrodynamic design, use in a wide range of UV–vis spectrophotometers

Manufacturer: Stellarnet, Inc

www.stellarnet.us

Product name: Digital Microscope Accessory for spectrometers

Microscope accessory for spectrometers

For: Laboratory & Process analysis

New this year: New product, allows users to capture micro surface images of their samples

Portable: 4 in. x 4 in. x 6 in.

Measurement mode: Transmission, absorption, reflection, fluorescence

Special features: Portable, low cost, USB powered.

May be used in other equipment, Compatible with other manufacturers' equipment

Special features: The system integrates with StellarNet fiber optic spectrometers Small, light weight system. Adjustable magnification: 220x to 400x, connects to your PC via USB.

Suggested applications: Material analysis, food and agriculture, biology, ecology and environmental studies, biotech and medical, forensics, printing and art, gemology, semiconductor, and fabrics and textiles.

Primary benefits: This add-on for most StellarNet systems can increase quality control, safety, robustness of data, quality of documentation, publication value, and teaching effectiveness.

Manufacturer: VHG Labs, Inc.

www.vhglabs.com

Product name: Karl Fischer Certified Reference Standards

Accessory for Karl Fischer Apparatus

For: Lab analysis

New this year: These standards are now classified in our scope of accreditation to ISO Guide 34.

Literature included: Certificate of analysis

Suggested applications: For use with ASTM D6304 to determine the amount of water present in motor oil

Primary benefits: Test offers a high degree of accuracy

Manufacturer: VHG Labs, Inc.

www.vhglabs.com

Product name: PTP 17043

Accessory for ICP-OES, XRF, Rotrode, UV Fluorescence, or Kinematic Viscometer Spectrometer

For: Lab analysis

New this year: ISO/IEC 17043 certified on-line proficiency testing program. These are new products for us and rare, if not unique, to our industry.

Accessory/component: Product includes a physical sample and on-line reporting

Description: Proficiency testing products

Special features: Submitted data is evaluated using error, normalized (En)

Suggested applications: Verification of analytical results

Primary benefits: fast and easy means of proficiency testing as opposed to previous round-robin testing.

Unique features: We are unaware of any other ISO/IEC 17043 compliant proficiency program available to the industry.