Galaxy Scientific Introduces QuasIR 2000 with Large Area Diffuse Reflectance Probe

Nashua, NH (February 22, 2021):  Galaxy Scientific is proud to announce that its QuasIR 2000 fiber optic FT-NIR spectrometer is now available with a new proprietary large area diffuse reflectance probe.  The new probe transforms fiber optic near-infrared measurements with a much larger sampling area for more accurate and repeatable NIR measurements of inhomogeneous samples. The probe is available in contact or non-contact configurations.

The new QuasIR 2000 with large area probe is very versatile and can be used for many different applications within the food, agriculture, cannabis, pharma, chemicals, and polymer industries.  It can be supplied with a triggered probe or stand-alone probe for quick reliable analysis of incoming materials, outgoing products, and process monitoring and control.

New Probe Highlights and Specifications:

o    Non-contact diffuse reflectance near-infrared measurements.

o    Measurement Area: ~ 8 mm diameter circle (~ 50 mm2 area).

o    Sensing distance: up to 8 mm from the tip of the probe.

o    Capable of operating up to 100 degrees C and 500 PSI.

o    Easy to clean tip.

o    High sensitivity with minimal internal reflection.

o    Different probe lengths available.

o    Probe Body made of 316 / 316L Stainless Steel (or as requested).

o    SMA905 fiber optic connections.

 

Media Contact: Mikhael Jobran (mikhael.jobran@galaxy-scientific.com)

 

To download a PDF copy of the press release, please click here.

Galaxy Scientific Launches A New “NIR For Food” Website

Nashua, NH (February 9, 2021):  Galaxy Scientific is proud to announce the launch of a new knowledge-based website, www.nir-for-food.com, that is devoted to the food industry.  The new website was created to better assist and service our worldwide customers and prospective customers in the food industry. The new website offers an abundance of information and is a great resource to learn about the uses of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy in various food applications.  It also signifies Galaxy Scientific’s commitment to success and to providing superb FT-NIR solutions to the food industry.     

The new website, www.nir-for-food.com, brings Galaxy Scientific’s deep industry and NIR applications knowledge to its food customer base in an easy to navigate format.  Customers can easily search the website by either industry or application to find the appropriate information.  They can also use the website to get in touch with Galaxy Scientific’s experts to further discuss the details of their application and learn how they can take advantage of FT-NIR for analysis of incoming materials, outgoing products, and process monitoring and control.

Galaxy Scientific is committed to the success of our customers and invites everyone to check out and explore our new website: www.nir-for-food.com

Media Contact: Mikhael Jobran (mikhael.jobran@galaxy-scientific.com)

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Galaxy Scientific Launches a New Company Website

Nashua, NH (January 4, 2021):  Galaxy Scientific is proud to announce that it had unveiled its new company website which reflects the company’s evolution and continued success.  Not only the new look was designed to better assist and service our customers and prospective customers worldwide.  It also signifies Galaxy Scientific’s commitment to success and to providing superb FT-NIR solutions to its customers.       

The new Galaxy Scientific website, www.galaxy-scientific.com, brings Galaxy Scientific’s deep industry and NIR applications knowledge to its customers in an easy to navigate format.  Customers can now easily search the website by either product or application to find the appropriate information.  They can also use the website to get in touch with Galaxy Scientific’s experts or to get latest pricing information.

With direct offices and partners worldwide, Galaxy Scientific is committed to the success of our customers by providing them state-of-the-art FT-NIR spectrometers.  Galaxy Scientific invites everyone to check out our new look and to explore our new website: www.galaxy-scientific.com     

 

Media Contact:  Mikhael Jobran (mikhael.jobran@galaxy-scientific.com)

To download a PDF copy of the press release, please click here.

Galaxy Scientific announces availability of new Compact Heated Liquid Sampler

The compact heated liquid sampler is used with Galaxy Scientific’s QuasIR 2000 fiber based FT-NIR spectrometer to analyze liquid-based products’ samples. It features a temperature-controlled fiber-coupled main sample chamber along with a preheating chamber which is designed to hold multiple samples at a time. The compact heated liquid sampler has an easy to read 3.2” touch screen interface where the temperature values are displayed and set.

FT-NIR for Measuring Meat Products

View the latest article from Galaxy Scientific. This application note will show a simple example of testing meat for basic macronutrient content using FT-NIR spectroscopy. A calibration is shown for fresh poultry meat that analyzes protein, fat, and moisture content. The calibration model is then tested for accuracy by comparing the output of the near-infrared analysis to a known reference value for each sample.

View the latest article from Galaxy Scientific. 

Food & Drink International Looks Into NIR Spectroscopy in the Food Industry

Exclusive Feature from Galaxy Scientific

Food and Drink International is a monthly magazine dedicated to global food and drink industry. The articles and features are informative, interesting, and cover all aspects of food.

In this exclusive feature, Galaxy CEO Richard Jackson, Ph.D.,  talks about the value NIR spectroscopy plays in the food industry.

Check out the article!

Galaxy Scientific Announces Availability of New Fiber Optic Multiplexer for NIR Spectrometers

New Product: Fiber Optic Multiplexer

Allows a single spectrometer to automatically switch between up to ten different sampling devices

Galaxy Scientific Inc. announces their latest product in their line of portable spectroscopy systems. Galaxy Scientific’s Fiber Optic Multiplexer allows a single spectrometer to automatically switch between up to ten different sampling devices enabling near-infrared measurements from multiple sampling points or multiple product streams.

fiber optic multiplexer


The Multiplexer switches the input and output fibers from the spectrometer using a rotary steering mechanism. It is designed to accept standard SMA905 low-OH optical fiber inputs and is designed to switch 600um solid core fiber. Smaller core fiber or larger core fiber bundles are also compatible. The multiplexer is factory configurable at the time of order to have any number of channels between 2 and 10 and more channels can be added after purchase. The compact and rugged design allows the unit to be placed close to the sample points and distant from the spectrometer, reducing the cost of long fiber optic runs while still protecting the sensitive instrumentation.

Product features include:
• Factory configurable from 2 to 10 channels.; more channels can be added
• Available in single or dual configuration for switching a single fiber or dual fiber (input/output) setup
• 24V / 3A DC input with locking power connector
• USB (virtual serial port), RS-422/RS-485 interface with simple ASCII command set

• LED channel indicator
• High precision microstepping motors with advanced motion control driver
• Accepts SMA905 fiber optic connections, compatible with most commercial near-infrared probes and spectrometers
• Compatible with Spectral Sage, Symbion, and other process control software packages

Galaxy Scientific’s Multiplexer can be coupled with either the QuasIR 2000 fiber optic or QuasIR 2000E emission FT-NIR systems to provide a cost-effective solution to measurement needs at multiple sample points. The multiplexer is also compatible with other major NIR spectrometers.

Click here to download the product data sheet.

Chart of Common NIR Absorption Bands

Free Printed Poster or PDF for your Lab, Office, or Conference Room

Galaxy Scientific, a manufacturer of FT-NIR instrumentation for industrial use, is pleased to offer a Chart of Near-Infrared Absorption Bands in printed poster or PDF format.

This chart shows the wavenumber and wavelength ranges corresponding to common NIR absorbance peaks used in optical spectroscopy.  The chart covers the optical range of 4000 cm-1 to 14000 cm-1 (or 2500 nm to 700 nm) and shows the combination bands as well as first, second, and third overtones for common functional groups. The functional groups covered include the following: CH, CH2, CH3, CHO, NH2, OH, ArOh, ArCH, CONH2, and H2O.  Use these common functional groups to look up where to expect near-infrared absorptions in edible oils, polymers, sugars, and other organic materials.

You can download a free PDF of this chart here.

If you would like a printed version of this poster to hang on your lab, office, or conference room wall, please simply fill out the form below and click send.  Sorry, but we can only offer this to people in the USA and Canada.

The postage is on us!

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