NIR Spectrometers: Features Comparison

Below is a comparison of major features between the Bran Luebbe InfraAlyzer 2000 and other popular NIR Spectrometers.
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  Bran Luebbe InfraAlyzer 2000
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Thermo Fisher Nicolet iS 5N
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Thermo Fisher Antaris II
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ABB MB3600
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Buchi NIRFlex N-500
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Buchi NIRMaster (Click for more info)
Type NIR Spectrometer FT-NIR Spectrometer FT-NIR Spectrometer FT-NIR Spectrometer FT-NIR Spectrometer FT-NIR Spectrometer
PERFORMANCE  
Max Number of Filters 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spectral Range 1445 - 2348 nm 909 - 2632 nm 833 - 2630 nm

DTGS Detector:
667 - 2703 nm


InAs Detector:
833 - 2703 nm

InGaAs Detector:
909 - 2564 nm

800 - 2500 nm 800 - 2500 nm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >10,000 10 uABS RMS in less
than a minute
N/A

DTGS detector:
>100,000:1

InAs detector:
>500,000:1

InGaAs detector:
>600,000:1

(RMS, 60s, 16 cm-1,
at peak response)

10,000
(peak-to-peak noise of a linear corrected
baseline)
10,000
(peak-to-peak noise of a linear corrected baseline
between 5600−6000 cm-1)
Spectral Resolution Spectral Bandwidth:
10nm ± 2nm
Better than 4 cm-1

4 cm-1 across spectral range
(.6 nm at 1,250 nm)

2cm-1 option across spectral range
(.3 nm at 1,250 nm)

Better than 0.7cm-1 8 cm-1
(with boxcar apodization)
8 cm-1
(with boxcar apodization)
Wavelength Accuracy N/A 0.01 cm-1 at 5300 cm-1 ±0.03cm-1
(.005nm at 1,250nm)
N/A ± 0.2 cm–1
(measured with HF gas cell at an ambient temperature of 25 °C ± 5 °C)
± 0.2 cm–1 at an ambient temperature of 25 °C ± 5 °C
Linearity N/A Slope 1 ± 0.05 Slope 1.0 ±0.05 and an intercept of 0.0 ±0.05 N/A N/A N/A
OPTICS
Detector

N/A

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Extended range indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) High sensitivity, high stability matched InGaAs DTGS

Optional detector modules:
InAs
Extended InGaAs
(both with integrated cooling)
Extended range InGaAs
(temperature controlled)
Extended range InGaAs
(temperature controlled)
Source 20W Tungsten Halogen Lamp High intensity Halogen NIR Source Long-life, high intensity halogen NIR Source Quartz Halogen with electronic stabilization,
expected half life 10 years
Tungsten halogen lamp / 12000 h
(2 x 6000 h)
Tungsten halogen with the twin lamp safeguard
module/ 12000 h
(2 x 6000 h)
Beam Splitter

N/A

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CaF2 near-infrared N/A ZnSe (non-hygroscopic) N/A N/A
Interferometer

N/A

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N/A Thermo Scientific MagnaFlex Interferometer Patented double pivot interferometer mechanism.
High
throughput Michelson interferometer with protective cover.
Polarization interferometer with TeO2 wedges Polarization interferometer with TeO2 wedges
Laser

N/A

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Temperature stabilized solid-state Near-IR diode laser HeNe laser Solid State Laser 12 VDC HeNe, wavelength at 632.992 nm 12 VDC HeNe, wavelength at 632.992 nm
OTHER
Software

Quanta 5.20 Software
(Product has Integrated PC)

SESAME Software
(Optional)

OMNIC Software
(Separate PC Required)

RESULT Analysis Software

OMNIC Software

Unscrambler Software

(Seperate PC Required)

Horizon MB FTIR Software Suite
(Separate PC Required)
NIRWare Software Suite
(Separate PC Required)
NIRWare Software Suite
(Product has integrated PC)
Usage Applications

Analysis of Constituents in: Food
Agricultural
Chemical Industries

Quality Control of Materials

Determination of properties such as:
moisture
protein
sugar
alcohol
iodine number
oil content

Product Assurance Testing.

Material Identification.

Material Inspection.

Material Identification.

Material Inspection.

Designed Specifically for QA/QC.

Process Monitoring Method Development.

Final Product QA.

At line process monitoring.

Material Inspection.

Material Identification.

Test Materials for: Moisture
Fat
Protein
Ash and Fiber
ADF and NDF
amino acids

Control food products for: Moisture
macronutrients
Ash and Fiber
rheological properties

Test Materials for: Moisture 
Fat
Protein
Ash and Fiber
ADF and NDF
amino acids

Control food products for: Moisture
macronutrients
Ash and Fiber
rheological properties

Sample Types Powders
solids
semi-solids
liquids
non-homogeneous products 
Solids
Liquids
Gases
Solids
Powders
Grains
Tablets
Paste
Gel
Syrup
Films
Liquids
Powders
Pellets
Gels
Liquids
Solids
Powder
Tablet
Granule
Paste
Liquids
Feed
Pet Food
milling and bakery products
DIMENSIONS
Height 42.5 cm 26 cm 33 cm 37 cm 45 cm 36 cm
Length 46 cm 28 cm 68.5 cm 28 cm 25 cm 56 cm
Width 47 cm 35 cm 40.6 cm 43.5 cm  35 cm  42 cm
Weight 29 kg 10 kg 47.7 kg 24 kg N/A 43 kg