Fiber optic FT-NIR spectrometer for lab, at-line, and field

The NF2000 Portable Fiber Optic FT-NIR Near Infrared Spectrometer was designed from the ground up to offer the industry a new kind of NIR analysis solution – a solution that brings together the portability required to move NIR analysis closer to point-of-need, combined with unmatched spectroscopic performance for the fastest and most accurate results. It delivers a wide range of technical innovations including our PermAlign™ interferometer optics, industry leading sampling accessory designs, and new concepts in software and algorithms such as our Advanced-ID™ software for low concentration targeted screening.

The NF2000 was engineered to ensure direct calibration transfer without the frustration of standardizing instruments or adjusting models to accommodate excessive instrument variability. The heart of the NF2000 is our PermAlign™ optics technology, an innovative optical design that maintains alignment and performance under conditions from the routine to the extreme. Our technology and design ensure unmatched consistency and direct methods transfer with no loss in performance so you can expand your Galaxy Scientific’s spectrometers fleet with confidence.

The NF2000 is a versatile instrument and can be used with different types of fiber optic probe for fast NIR analysis in liquid or solid samples. It can be used at different locations within your plant and process. From incoming materials testing to NIR analysis in your lab, to instantaneous measurements at-line. It can also be taken to the field for fast NIR analysis at the point of need.

    • 20,000-hour user replaceable NIR source
    • > 10-year laser life
    • > 10-year interferometer drive
    • User replaceable desiccant
    • Operated by standard Windows™ PC

Chemicals & Polymers

Hydroxyl number, raw materials purity & confirmation, residual solvents analysis, additives, and monomers analysis

Pharmaceuticals

Drug manufacturing, raw materials ID, advanced ID, counterfeit drug screening

Food

Edible oils, meat, dairy, spices, snacks, alcoholic beverages, baked products, non-alcoholic beverages

Other Industries

It is not feasible to list all the industries we serve.  Aggregate, mining, and academia are amongst many others. If you are uncertain if our technology can meet your needs, please contact us to discuss the details of your application or to request a feasibility study.

General Specification

Value

Alternate Value/Benefit

Dimensions (W x D x H)

46.2 x 24.7 x 15.8 cm (W x D x H)

18.18 x 9.72 x 6.22 in.

Weight

< 9 kg

< 19.8 lbs.

Operating Temperature

0°C- 40°C, < 95% humidity, Non-condensing

32° F to 104°F

Enclosure Protection

IP65 (dust) / NEMA 4

Sampling Mode(s)

Reflectance or transmission measurements for solids, pastes, and liquids

Maximum signal and collection efficiency

Sampling Device

Triggered Fiber Optic Probe

Maximum signal and collection efficiency

Automated Verification & Instrument Diagnostics

Automatic, internal, 4-position validation wheel

Continuous performance monitoring

Wavelength Range

12,000 – 4,000 cm-1

833 – 2,500 nm

Detector

TE cooled InGaAs

Laser Life

> 10 years

Low downtime & ownership costs

NIR Source Life

> 20,000 hours, user replaceable

Low downtime & ownership costs

Desiccant

User Replaceable

Low ownership costs

Direct calibration transfer

Historically, transferring NIR calibrations from one instrument to another has been a challenging task. One of the greatest advantages of FT-NIR technology is direct calibration transfer. NIR calibration can easily be transferred from one FT-NIR instrument to another even if it is not the same model or made by the same manufacturer.

Rugged, compact and portable design

Galaxy Scientific FT-NIR spectrometers combine portability and performance to get the near infrared results you need, where and when you need them. Our robust and compact design is dust proof and splash proof and can be taken outside the lab to the point-of-need. Our near-infrared spectrometers are lightweight with a small footprint and quickly attach to a laptop or tablet computer, can operate from a variety of power sources, and have a rugged design that ensures they can be moved without damage.

High-Performance Measurements

Galaxy Scientific’s high-performance FT-NIR technology offers significant advantages such as high spectral resolution, best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio, inherently stable wavelength accuracy, and full spectral range. All models utilize Galaxy’s PermAlign™ Fourier Transform Technology, taking near-infrared instrumentation to the next level by offering incredibly high-performance measurements in a small, portable design. Benefits include permanent interferometer alignment, small & lightweight design, and robust field operation

Depot Service & Low cost of ownership

Galaxy Scientific products were designed to be compact, precise, and economical. Our QuasIR™ Series of near infrared spectrometers use a temperature stabilized solid-state laser that offers a compact configuration, excellent wavelength stability, and a typical lifetime of over 10 years. In addition, our instruments use a special compact lamp that offers a typical lifetime of 20,000 hours and an inexpensive replacement cost. Galaxy Scientific’s QuasIR™ has a wear-free interferometer drive that comes with a 10-year warranty, and user replaceable desiccant.

This compact design allows us to offer “depot service” meaning our products can be easily shipped via standard shipping methods, without the need for a freight shipment. A product can be overnighted to us, evaluated and repaired (if needed) upon receipt and then overnighted back to our customer. This is much cheaper and faster than having to send a specialist to the customer site…

Simple Installation by User

Galaxy Scientific products are designed to be easily installed by the end user and without the need for an expensive on-site product start-up by our experts.

Triggered Fiber Optic Probe

The NF2000 comes with a triggered fiber optic probe.  Both transmission and reflectance probes are available for NIR analysis in liquid and solid samples.  Proprietary patterned fiber layout design increases measurement reproducibility.

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