This benchtop analyzer delivers full range (350-2500 nm) spectral data with 3 nm VNIR, 10 nm SWIR spectral resolution, the same as the LabSpec 4 Standard-Res spectrometer and data models are transferable between the spectrometer systems.
Wavelength range                   350-2500 nm
Resolution                         3 nm @ 700 nm
10 nm @ 1400/2100 nm
Scanning time                     100 milliseconds
Signal-to-noise ratio 
  • VNIR
9,000:1 @ 700 nm
  • SWIR 1
9,000:1 @ 1400 nm
  • SWIR 2
4,000:1 @ 2100 nm
Photometric noise 
  • VNIR
4.8 x 10-5 AU or 48 μAU@ 700 nm
  • SWIR 1
4.8 x 10-5 AU or 48 μAU@ 1400 nm
  • SWIR 2
1.1 x 10-4 AU or 110 μAU@ 2100 nm
 
VNIR detector(350-1000 nm) 512 element silicon array
SWIR 1 & 2 detectors(1001-1800 nm) & (1801-2500 nm) Graded Index InGaAs Photodiode, TE Cooled
CE certifiedEN61010-1:2001 2nd Edition
EN61326-1:2013
EU Directive2006/95/EC, 2004/108/EC
NIST traceable calibration
21 CFR, Part 11
Installed per customer request
USP 1119Installed per customer request and
purchase of applicable USP Standards
Communications 
  • Wired
10/100 Base T Ethernet port with Ethernet cross-over cable                       

Dimensions (H x W x D)                                 
31.2 x 10.7 x 26.7 cm
(12.3 x 4.2 x 10.5 in)
Weight5.2 kg (12 lbs)
Input powerAC/DC switching power supply
(power supply type: external desktop)
AC input90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
DC input12 VDC, 30 W
Software compatibilityIndico® Pro, GRAMS spectroscopy software suite by Thermo Scientific, The Unscrambler® by Camo Software
WarrantyOne year full warranty including expert
customer support
ComputerWindows® 7 64-bit laptop
(instrument controller)

LabSpec 4 Bench Benchtop Analyzer

Probes and Lighting

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The ASD Contact Probe is designed for contact measurements of solid raw materials such as minerals, grains, other granular materials. Its innovative optical design minimizes measurement errors associated with stray light and allows for measurement of samples through clear and transparent plastic bags.

In addition to the standard contact probe, ASD also offer the Hi-Brite contact probe and the Plant Probe.

All contact probes are available with a ruggedized cable feed and cable, designed for applications that involve extra cold or harsh temperatures. (see image below specifications)

Specifications:

Length10" ( 25.4 cm)
Weight1.5 lbs (.7 kg)
Power requirements12-18 VDC, 6.5 W
Lightsource type/Life (approx.)Halogen bulb/1500 hours
Halogen bulb color temperature2900 K
Spot size10 mm
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When your application requires analysis of irregularly shaped or non-homogeneous samples, the ASD Turntable is ideal for obtaining a highly accurate average. Especially useful for instrument owners in the grain, agriculture, pulp and paper, food, plastics and mining industries.

The Turntable offers:

  • 53.2 mm sampling spot size
  • Rotates at 22 RPM
  • Fits up to a 150mm sample dish
  • Compact (8"x11"x11" or 20.32 cm x 27.94 cm x 27.94 cm) footprint.

The Turntable comes standard with a 4000 hour halogen light source and one standard 150 mm x 15 mm Petri dish.

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With an approximate spot size of only 2 mm, the Small Diameter Reflectance Probe was designed to collect spectra from individual small materials such as individual grains or vugs in a hand sample or rock core. It’s perfect for determining specific mineralogy of individual grains.

If using a spectrometer such as a TerraSpec mineral analyzer or a LabSpec lab analyzer without an integrated light source, a Fiber Optic Illuminator is required. The Fiber Optic Illuminator provides the necessary light source for sample collection.

Technical Specifications

Length: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
Field of View: 1 mm

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The Rapid Analysis Probe is specifically designed for speedy spectral collection of powders and other fine-grained materials such as small uniform seeds and grains. Its beveled tip and metal jacket greatly speed up the spectral collection process of fine grained materials to optimize workflow. Simply insert the Rapid Analysis Probe into your fine-grained media, collect the spectrum, use a chemical wipe to swipe the probe clean and move on to the next sample. It’s that easy! The Rapid Analysis Probe comes with a gimbaled white reference for high performance calibration. It can be used for quantitative predictive models.

If using this probe with a spectrometer such as a TerraSpec mineral analyzer or a LabSpec lab analyzer without an integrated light source, a Fiber Optic Illuminator is necessary. The Fiber Optic Illuminator provides the light source needed for sample collection.

Technical Specifications

Length: 21.6 cm (8.5 inches)
Spot size: 4 mm

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The ASD Muglight is designed for analysis of raw materials requiring reflectance and absorbance measurements. It can measure samples through glass vials, or using the ASD sampling tray adapter. It's unique and innovative design minimizes measurement errors associated with stray light and specular reflected components.

For users requiring higher intensity illumination, ASD also offers the Hi-Brite Muglight.

Muglight specifications:

Size5.5” x 3.7” (14cm x 9.4cm)
Weight2.91 lbs (1.3 kg)
Power requirementsInput power 5.5 W, bulb 4 W
Light source (type/life) approx.Tungsten Quartz Halogen b/1500rs
Bulb color temp2900 K
Spot size12 mm
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The Fiber Optic Illuminator is a portable, external light source designed for use with ASD instruments and sampling accessories that do not have a built-in light source.

Technical Specifications

Length   11.43 cm (4.5 inches)
Width   8.255 cm (3.25 inches)
Weight   292 grams (10.3 ounces)

General Accessories

goLab Mobile Work Station

The ASD goLab™ Mobile Work Station — taking portability to the extreme!

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The ASD goLab™ Mobile Work Station — taking portability to the extreme!

Now, technicians and researchers, armed with a powerful ASD spectrometer system and the goLab Mobile Work Station, are more empowered than ever before to take the lab to the sample location, and easily perform analyses formerly restricted to a laboratory environment.

The goLab Mobile Work Station acts as a wheeled carrier for streamlined transport between locations, and then quickly unfolds to support all your sampling needs “right on the spot”!

Shown: The goLab Mobile Work Station with work platform collapsed for quick and easy transport between locations (LabSpec® instrument and controller laptop attached to work platform also shown, both sold separately).

The goLab Mobile Work Station Features:

  • Large wheels for easy transport
  • Stable, non-slip platform for spectrometer, sampling probe, and computer
  • Convenient and secured compartments for batteries and accessory kit
  • Compatible with all current ASD portable spectrometer systems (excluding HandHeld)
  • Folds down for compact storage and transport
  • Ideal for both inside and outside work
  • Reconfigurable velcro positioning for added flexibility
     

Shown left: LabSpec® instrument on the ASD goLab Mobile Work Station with High Intensity Contact Probe. This configuration is ideally suited for incoming inspection and material identification of powders and granules, on the receiving dock and warehouse or production floor.

Reference Panels

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ASD carries a wide array of calibrated and non-calibrated diffuse white and gray reference panels in varying sizes (from 2 x 2 in. to 12 x 12 in. or 5.1 x 5.1 cm to 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) and reflectance levels, including encapsulated gray scale (NIST/NRC traceable) wavelength and USP standards for USP 1119. Calibrated panels come with certificate and documentation showing standard deviation and reflectance factors.

All reference panels and standards may be purchased separately. To provide our customers with a more cost-effective approach, specific sizes or styles of reference panels are included in accessory bundles designed for maximum compatibility with a particular application.

Your ASD sales representative will be able to advise you on the best option(s) for your needs.

Avian Technologies 'Encapsulated' Grey Scale and USP Standards for USP 1119 (shown left: set on left). The grey scale standards have a small, re-sealable port in the top to allow for conditioning of the standard in a controlled humidity environment. Set of eight grey scale standards, cella with BK-7 window, nominal 8°/hemispherical reflectance of 5%, 10%, 20%, 40%, 80%, and 99% calibrated from 400-2400 nm, traceable to NIST/NRC. Data provided as hard copy and electronically on diskette or CD. The new USP Near-Infrared (NIR) System Suitability Reference Standard Intended for the qualification of NIR wavelength uncertainty where measurements are taken in diffuse reflectance mode, the new NIR Reference Standard comprises a mixture of talc and three rare earth oxides of dysprosium, holmium, and erbium. Suitable for Dispersive, FT, and CCD Array, it offers extended range applicability and the flexibility to choose user-specified bands. The new USP NIR Reference Standard does not require recertification in its lifecycle.

Avian Technologies 'encapsulated' grey scale and wavelength standards for USP 1119 (shown above: set on right). Fluorilon is encased in a Delrin holder with a 2" diameter BK-7 window. The overall size of the standard is 2.400" diameter (61 mm) and 0.620" thick (15.88 mm). The size of both the grey scale and wavelength standards is identical to enable fixturing for most instruments designed to measure pharmaceutical on-line processes. The wavelength standard has the same components as the National Institute of Technology's SRM-1920a, with a small amount of an inert, spectrally non-absorbing binder. Unlike sintered equivalents of SRM-1920a, this standard exhibits no peak shifting and is both durable and stable. Both grey scale and wavelength standard have a small, re-sealable port in the top to allow for conditioning of the standard in a controlled humidity environment. Set of eight grey scale standards, cella with BK-7 window, nominal 8°/hemispherical reflectance of 5%, 10%, 20%, 40%, 80%, and 99% calibrated from 400-2400 nm, traceable to NIST/NRC. Data provided as hard copy and electronically on diskette or CD.