A2 Technologies, a supplier of FTIR analysers for QA/QC applications in the lab, in the field or at the production line, has expanded the sampling capability of its Exoscan handheld FTIR system.
A new Spherical ATR Sampling interface enables the Exoscan to quickly and accurately analyse a range of materials typically encountered in the QA/QC lab, or at the production line.
These materials include powders and granules, as well as large samples such as polymer, composite and plastic sheets.
The design makes ATR measurements using the Exoscan easy and minimises the need for pressure devices to achieve high-quality, reproducible spectra.
Two versions of the Spherical ATR are available.
Exoscan's diamond ATR is said to be an ideal universal interface for a range of solid materials, while the germanium ATR is suited to the analysis of carbon black filled rubber or samples for which measurement of thin layers on the surface is critical.
The Exoscan adds the spherical ATR capability to its other sampling technologies, which include diffuse reflectance for absorbing or scattering samples, specular reflectance for coatings on reflectance surfaces and grazing angle reflectance for the measurement of very thin layers on metal surfaces.
These sampling interfaces can be interchanged in seconds, making Exoscan an ideal QA/QC analyser for industries that must analyse an assortment of materials in the lab, in the field or at the production line.