The Chem-500 includes the most widely used decision support software, HazmasterG3. The Chem-500 operates on the Android platform and therefore runs HazmasterG3 as an on-board App. Data from the chemical detector is transferred seamlessly into HazmasterG3, without need for external tablets, PCs, and no wires, no cables, no WiFi or Bluetooth communications.
It’s the product defined by military, law enforcement and first responder users of older-generation Raman analyzers. We asked “what do you want in your next generation Raman analyzer?” Then we designed the Chem-500 to our customer’s specifications and expectations - Better analytical performance, on board HazmasterG3 “so what does that mean” decision support software, more flexible accessories and sampling - all at nearly half the price of their existing Raman analyzers.
Meets IP67 & Mil Spec 810g standards
Large, Vibrant 5.5″ color touch screen display
Powered by Surefire 123A or Li-ion batteries.
WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS on-board (can be hardware disabled)
IR Status indicator for night and clandestine operations
Smarter Testing & Accessories
The Chem-500 features continuous and preset adjustable laser focus. Eliminate the most common error whereby the laser is focused on the sample holder rather than the sample material itself. The Chem-500 offers two vial sizes - the standard 15 ml and smaller 8 ml vials - in one vial holder. The 8 ml vials need less sample, often a benefit when analyzing explosives.
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.
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 500 (1030 nm laser). 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
Laser Power 300 mW 1030 nm Class III B • Detector Cooled Type III-IV semiconductor array • Spectral Range cm-1 100-2500 • Resolution across range cm-1 8-10 • Dimensions 7.5” x 6.9” x 1.7” • Weight 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg) • Battery lifetime 4 hours and removable • Operating Temperature -20° to +40° • PC Software NuSpec or NuSpec Pro • Spectral Library Options CWC (Chemical Warfare Agents, TICS, TIMS), Law Enforcement (Narcotics, Explosives), Chemical Library, Pharmaceutical, Plastics
When the Scope is Docked…
It becomes a powerful analytical tool, capable of compound and mineral analysis of micron-sized samples, fibers, inclusions, mineral veins or other small samples. Using the microscope, digital camera and XYZ stage (the Scope package), the operator pinpoints a region, yielding specific targeted chemical or mineral identifications.
In the Field…
Need to analyze materials in the field? Or perform in-situ testing because materials cannot be moved or disturbed? Quickly undock the Inspector for high-performance, in-field Raman functionality. It’s available in either a 785 nm or 1030 nm laser. For samples that exhibit high amounts of fluorescence, the 1030 nm laser is the recommended choice.
Use the 100X magnifying power and video to closely examine and identify heterogeneous features on the sample, or identify a small sample to analyze.
Position the laser on the target, taking full advantage of the 25 um spot size to interrogate even the finest heterogeneous points or smallest of samples.
Fire away to get instant compound or mineral ID.
Develop quantitative models using the on-board Pass/Fail, PCA (principle component analysis) or PLS (partial least squares) techniques.
Monitor results through scope to verify you’re not burning the sample, or easily reduce the laser power in the Inspector.
Store image results for proof positive analysis.
The Advantage series high performance, low-cost Raman spectrometers facilitate research and development, and quality control in academic and industrial markets in over 30 countries around the world. Designed for analyzing solutions, gels, powders and a wide range of solid materials, Advantage bench top systems feature DeltaNu’s patented Free Space Optical Design and incorporate FSX technology to deliver highly reproducible, repeatable Raman spectra.
The Advantage 1064 features the longest wavelength excitation available in a dispersive Raman spectrometer. This system reduces analysis time to seconds when compared with FT-Raman and features extremely low-cooled InGaAs detection at -60°C. (-90°C option available).
ObserveR™ is a handheld, ergonomically designed medium range stand-off Raman system for the identification of explosives, chemicals, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and toxic industrial materials (TIMs) in the chem/bio and threat detection markets. The ObserveR handheld model provides remote identification of materials from distances ranging from 0.1m to 3m via an eye-safe laser with auto-focus. The ObserveR operates for up to 4 hours of continuous use with its rechargeable battery, has on-board library matching capabilities and a high storage capacity for large libraries that are user-programmable for new entries.
Security, Law Enforcement & Forensics
Perform 100% raw material verification, with complete 21 CFR compliance. Also verify the identification of excipients and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in receiving areas, at-line, and offsite locations.
Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals: Test for fake or under-potency pharmaceuticals in seconds.
Gem Authenticity & Synthetics
Instantly identify unknown chemicals - particularly liquid and solid organics - at a spill, abandoned site or environmental remediation. Raman spectroscopy easily penetrates typical containers, making analysis fast and safe. Simple, legible screen results help you securely direct further hazmat collection and plan for off-site analysis when necessary.
Elevate your research and teaching with SciAps Handheld Raman analyzers. Portability, flexibility and readability make them great tools for laboratories, field work and research projects utilizing spectroscopy, mixture analysis and chemo-metrics techniques.
Address RoHS/REACH requirements by screening incoming plastics and production materials for regulated phthalates in PVC-containing plastics. Fast results from non-destructive sampling augment your compliance program, helping to keep your operation humming and efficient.
Fake gem? Synthetic? No guessing. SciAps Handheld Raman analyzers offer reliable and rapid verification that is completely non-destructive. This technology is an ideal tool for high-volume gem traders, resellers and wholesalers.
Carbon-based tubular nanostructures have received much attention in the last few years. Early in their discovery they were simple laboratory curiosities with promising applications.
Chemical Identification & Hazmats
Academic Research & Teaching
Quickly verify that compounds are labeled correctly. Check the purity of raw materials. The SciAps Agent product line offers a fast, sure way to verify critical raw materials in your food, “nutraceutical” or chemical processing chain.
Pre-screen samples for the crime lab, test unknown powders and analyze chemicals instantly at a suspect site with our durable Raman devices designed for the field.