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Portable FT-IR spectrometer brings laboratory-grade analysis to the field

21 November 2022 | Product
by Ian Michael

Bruker Optics has launched the MOBILE-IR II—a portable, battery-powered Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer that delivers the spectral performance of a laboratory benchtop system. The MOBILE-IR II is intended to “mobilise” established use-cases of FT-IR spectroscopy, and also to enable new applications that demand mobility, flexibility and spectral performance. Key application examples include the identification of illegal substances during police or border control operations, the characterisation of recycled goods for sorting, the use in warehouses for mobile incoming goods inspection or in mobile laboratories for the exploration of natural resources.

It has IP65-class protection meaning it is waterproof, dustproof and stable for field applications. A built-in battery powers the device during off-grid operations and safeguards it against power blackouts. The additional IP67 carry-case makes it suitable for outdoor use, e.g., at construction sites or in mining operations.

OPUS® TOUCH software enables intuitive workflow set-up. Wireless operation, cloud service utilisation, database management and multiple other connectivity features enable safe data archiving, while smart user management gives additional security for sensitive data in mobile quality control applications in regulated environments. The MOBILE-IR II also fulfills Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements and offers compliance with cGMP/GMP, US, Chinese, European and Japanese Pharmacopeias and 21 CFR Part 11.