Shimazdu UK is celebrating the launch of its IRSpirit FTIR spectrophotometer, with a prize draw in which UK scientists can win a spectroscopy training course worth £1200.
The IRSpirit is designed to combine simple operation and dependable reliability in a footprint smaller than an A3 size sheet of paper. It weighs only 8.5 kg and can be used with accessories from other manufacturers for maximum flexibility.
Suitable for applications in the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries as well as academic institutions, IRSpirit uses technology developed for higher-end models to offer excellent sensitivity for the highest quality data. It is humidity-resistant – featuring aluminium die cast body and humidity-resistant components – for reliability in even temperatures and high humidity.
Users with minimal FTIR experience will find the IRSpirit very easy to use as it comes with 23 pre-set application programmes as standard. There is no need to adjust parameters, users simply have to select the analysis purpose and accessory. Then with one click they can measure multiple samples.
The winner of the IRSpirit prize draw will receive a free, UK-based spectroscopy training course, fully customised to their needs. Topics can include, but are not limited to: theory behind infra-red and UV-vis spectroscopy; application support; maintenance; and troubleshooting. The training course will be held at the winner’s UK laboratory at a mutually suitable date.