Pittcon Review, Appendix IV: Imaging

May 1, 2012

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

Manufacturer: Bruker Optics

www.bruker.com

Product name: HI 90

Hyperspectral Imaging FT-IR spectrometer

For: Lab and process applications

New this year: A remote sensing imaging system

Portable: 550 x 460 x 210 mm3

Measurement mode: Emission

Special features: Internal automatic calibration system, remote operation with mobile power source, real-time video overlay, hyperspectral image analysis based on the combination of spectral- and image-processing algorithms.

Suggested applications: Identification and imaging of released hazardous material, surveillance of high profile events, leak detection, surface analysis, surface contamination, verification of decontamination, analysis of ship exhausts, atmospheric and environmental research, volcanology, industrial surveillance and homeland security, non contact and wide-field imaging.

Manufacturer: Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.

www.fluidimaging.com

Product name: FlowCAM PV-5x and FlowCAM PV-10x Particle Vision series

New this year: New line of automated imaging particle analysis instrumentation

Description: Detect thousands of particles and microorganisms in a sample in less than a minute and take a high-resolution, full-color digital image of each one detected

Manufacturer: Horiba Scientific

www.verdecam.com or www.horiba.com/scientific/products/optical-spectroscopy/hyperspectral-imaging/

Product name: Verde Hyperspectral Imaging camera

For: Lab, process, handheld applications

New this year: It is the first hyperspectral camera that simultaneously captures the complete spectrum of every point in an image in a single measurement in as little as 3 ms.

Portable: Handheld camera

Specialty accessory: Comes with a c-mount adapter, also includes a Nikkor f-mount adapter for lens-based imaging.

Special features: Captures all spatial and spectral information in a single image. No averaging required, nor scanning or switching filters.

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

Suggested applications: Reflectance, Absorbance and Fluorescence imaging of static and dynamic scenes.

Primary benefits: One-shot spectral imaging.

Manufacturer: IRCAMERAS, LLC

www.ircameras.com

Product name: IRC800 liquid nitrogen–cooled thermal infrared cameras

Infrared cameras for 0.4–5 μm spectrometers

For: Lab and process applications

New this year: Motorized cold filter wheel. Optimized AR coating and cold filters for 0.4–2.5 μm.

Description: Four-position cold filter wheel takes standard 1-in. diameter filters. 2–12 μm wavelength sensor material is available soon.

Special features: Four times higher frame rates than other cameras (478 frames/s for 640 x 512 format)

Suggested applications: High-speed infrared imaging, high sensitivity thermal imaging, high spatial resolution thermal imaging.

Primary benefits: Higher speed, higher resolution, higher sensitivity, and broader spectral range than competitive products.

Unique features: <0.4 to >5 μm wavelength sensitivity.

Manufacturer: IRCAMERAS, LLC

www.ircameras.com

Product name: IRC900 closed cycle thermal infrared cameras

Infrared cameras for 0.4–5 μm spectrometers

For: Lab, process applications

New this year: High efficiency cold filters for 0.4 to 2.5 μm

Description: Four-position filter wheel takes standard 1-in. diameter filters, 2–12 μm wavelength sensor material is available soon.

Special features: Four times higher frame rates than other cameras (478 frames/s for 640 x 512 format)

Suggested applications: High speed infrared imaging, high sensitivity thermal imaging, and high spatial resolution thermal imaging.

Primary benefits: Higher speed, higher resolution, higher sensitivity, and broader spectral range than competitive products.

Unique features: <0.4 to >5 μm wavelength sensitivity for higher speed & higher resolution thermal imaging.

Manufacturer: Middleton Research

www.middletonresearch.com

Product name: imMix Micromixing Hyperspectral Imager

Product type: NIR hyperspectral imaging

For: Laboratory analysis

Specialty accessory: Focusing target, white reference, small sample cup, test-scale blender

Measurement mode: Reflection

Suggested applications: Pharmaceutical formulation development

Primary benefits: Monitors the individual components of blend ingredients during blending.

Unique features: SWIR hyperspectral imager combined with a 1-qt (approx 1-L) test blender. Image analysis software module provides characteristic image parameters such as median aggregate size, standard deviation of composition for all ingredients for all turns of the blender to monitor changes during blending.