Inspector 500 RAMAN Analyzer Introduction
The Inspector 500 is configured with a 1,030 nm laser and a cooled InGaAs detector. It’s engineered specifically for analysis of high-fluorescence samples, for example those samples with complex molecules or many contaminants.
Inspector 500 RAMAN Analyzer Details
The Specialized High Performance Raman
The “500” class of Raman analyzers is equipped with higher wavelength Raman excitation (1030 nm laser) for the specialized case of testing samples that exhibit high fluorescence. For example, samples consisting of complex molecules or samples with a number of impurities are excellent candidates for the Inspector 5001030nm. While such samples may challenge the Inspector 300, the 500 allows for the specific Raman peaks to stand out in the spectrum. As with the rest of the SciAps Agent series of Raman analyzers, the Inspector 500 offers high stability, the same intuitive software and interface, fast processing speed, and seamless report generation and data management.
- Meets IP 67 waterproof, dustproof standards
- Meets MilSpec 810g
Superior Ergonomics and Safety
The Inspector class Raman analyzers maintain the best ergonomics of any handheld Raman. Carefully designed for all end-users – large and small, male or female — the Inspector is tapered, well-balanced, and equipped with a well-placed wrist strap. The result: a handheld Raman analyzer that’s incredibly easy to manipulate and operate single-handedly, for all types of users, with or without gloves.
• Higher Excitation: Higher wavelength Raman excitation (1030 nm laser) for the specialized case of testing samples that exhibit high fluorescence. For example, samples consisting of complex molecules or samples with a number of impurities.
• Powerful: The 300 mW laser means it’s one of the most powerful handheld Raman’s ever built.
• Lightweight: At 3.7 lbs, it’s easy to carry while testing samples for an entire day.
• Temperature-controlled CCD detector: The analyzer remains stable throughout hours of testing in the field, in the warehouse, on the factory floor or at the lab.
• Thumbwheel control: incredibly easy to manipulate and operate single-handedly, for all types of users, with or without gloves.
• Powerful processing: Fast, accurate matching to stored compound spectra and sophisticated statistical models provide results within seconds.
• Report generation: Create reports on the spot or download data instantly with WiFi and/or USB connectivity.
• Good mechanics: The Inspector 500 is equipped with a vial holder, a novel 90-degree sample tester ideal for bagged samples, and a point-and-shoot adapter, allowing for easy testing of virtually any sample type. The point-and-shoot adapter is user adjustable to sample depth, allowing easy adaptation to thick or double-bagged samples, or sample bottles.
Fear Fluorescence No More
Now Analyze all Your Excipients, API’s & Finished Products
The spectra in figures 1 and 2 below illustrate the advantage of the 500 model in an extreme case, for samples that yield high fluorescence response to Raman. The green line is the response from the standard 785 nm wavelength Raman laser.Its spectrum peaks are completely obscured by the large amount of fluorescence. Alternatively, the 500 model (white line), by virtue of its longer, 1030 nm wavelength, does not produce the same level of fluorescence, therefore clearly revealing the Raman spectral signature. For a small minority of compounds, the Inspector 500 series may be a better choice than the industry standard 785 nm laser wavelength (Inspector 300 series). Such compounds are limited to complex molecules such as proteins, or samples with significant impurities present.
Quality Control, Process Plastics: Different formulations of plastic materials have proliferated, as have the regulatory requirements for verification. The SciAps Raman family of analyzers let you avoid placing all your faith on material certs, while removing the time and on-going expense of laboratory testing.
Recyclers: Imagine testing a delivery truckload on-the-spot, to verify the type of plastic. And testing pieces from all locations in the truck – at the bottom of the load in addition to a few “representative” samples from the top. The SciAps analyzers put the power of instant material sorting in the hands of virtually any level of operator regardless of technical background.
The Inspector and Reporter are great tools for recycling facilities. There are often significant price differences between different grades of plastic. Or mixed material can be quickly separated into specific grades for order fulfillment. Both the Reporter and Inspector offer very cost effective sorting solutions. The Reporter is ideal for smaller facilities, that typically encounter the most common 25-50 types of plastic. It’s waterproof, dustproof, and highly shock resistant, making it a great tool for a typical recycling operation.
Medical, Surgical, Food Industry Specialty Plastics: The emergence of high-performance plastics, has increased the need to test all incoming and WIP materials for compliance. Examples include polysulfanates (PSO) and polyphenylsufone (PPSU). The Inspector 500 provides non-destructive material verification – even through transparent sterilization bags.
- Testing samples that exhibit high fluorescence
- Raw materials verification
- Chemical and Haz Mat Site Evaluations/Forensics
- Manufacturing Process material validation
- Academic Research
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