Galaxy Scientific is pleased to announce the availability of a new fiber optic multiplexer for use with NIR spectrometers. This device 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. It is designed to accept standard SMA905 low-OH optical fiber inputs (commonly used for connecting a NIR spectrometer to a process probe) 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 sensitive instrumentation.
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 for online measurements at multiple sample points. The multiplexer is also compatible with other commercial near-infrared and visible spectrometers. For more information, visit the product page or contact us with questions by email or phone.