Easy to use, powerful, compact and robust – Spectrum Two™ is the FT-IR spectrometer of choice for everyone, everywhere. With fully integrated, robust universal sampling for trouble-free measurements and portability options, Spectrum Two is ideal for use in both laboratory and remote testing environments. Ideally suited to everyday analysis, you can confidently perform fast, accurate IR analysis and assure the quality of your materials across a wide range of applications. Choose the Spectrum Two + that combines a powerful industrial-grade touch screen with cloud connectivity to offer you maximum productivity.
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IR for Everyone, Everywhere
Spectrum Two™ breaks ground in operational simplicity, combining superb performance with low maintenance design. True laboratory performance IR for everyday analysis is possible for everyone, everywhere.
The Spectrum Two is suitable for a wide range of applications and can be configured to your needs regarding the level of performance desired to meet the demands of your daily IR analyses. See the configurations table below for all available instrument options.
Spectrum Two FT-IR spectrometers feature:
Additional features that allow for consistent performance of this system include:
For Every Application
PerkinElmer recognizes that every application is different. The result is a complete solution to provide the fastest assurance of the quality of your materials, regardless of the application. Some of the industry applications that the Spectrum Two is designed to accommodate include:
For these specific applications, we offer various analysis systems and application pack add-ons. Spectrum Two is designed to function with a variety of “plug-and-go” sampling accessories to enhance the versatility of the instrument. We offer a range of UATR, HATR, Diffuse Reflectance, and Specular Reflectance accessories for use with the Spectrum Two system.
The Spectrum 10™ software supplied with your instrument enables you to control the instrument and to manipulate the spectra that you collect. The spectrometers can operate in ratio, single-beam, or interferogram mode.
From material and contaminant identification to quantitative analysis, the comprehensive Spectrum 10 software suite allows you to focus on what matters most – results. Designed for busy industrial or academic laboratories, this comprehensive FT-IR software package facilitates data collection, processing, and results generation. The software enables users without scientific training to generate infrared spectra from a sample and validate them against reference spectra in minutes, or even seconds. For regulated industries that demand secure IR quality testing, Spectrum 10 ES™ software is available. Spectrum 10 ES includes the comprehensive features of Spectrum 10 and encompasses user access control, audit trailing, data security, and data integrity to ensure secure analyses to meet the technical demands of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.
Collaborate From The Cloud
Spectrum 10 software with NetPlus™ cloud connectivity offers new sharing and collaborative tools that allow you to access data from any device, any time, from anywhere, and selectively distribute and download data and methods through the built-in publishing tool.
IR Ready to Go
The compact and robust design of the Spectrum Two means that the instrument can be easily transferred between environments. The simple user-installation and fast warm-up time means that the instrument can be set up quickly. The wide range of sampling accessories available can help your analysis move out of the laboratory. With optional features such as wireless connectivity to enable portable PC control, or the Portability Pack featuring a carrying case, battery pack, and 12V car auxiliary port adaptor, the Spectrum Two is ready to go where you go.
|21 CFR Part 11 Compatible||Yes|
|Operating Range||5 - 45 °C|
|Product Brand Name||Spectrum Two|
|Wave Length Range||8,300 – 350 cm-1|
|Detector Type||Windows||APV/AVI?||Software||Part Number|
|LiTaO3||KBr||No||Spectrum 10 ES||L160000I|
|LiTaO3||KBr||Yes||Spectrum 10 ES||L160000J|
|LiTaO3||ZnSe||No||Spectrum 10 ES||L160000K|
|LiTaO3||ZnSe||Yes||Spectrum 10 ES||L160000L|
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, key hygiene supplies have become in high demand so much so that there are now critical supply shortfalls. One of the most important of these is alcohol-based hand sanitizer. To cope with this shortfall, the food and drug administration (FDA) has produced a guidance document for the compounding of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products. With many industries mobilizing to produce hand sanitizer for the first time, suppliers need quality control processes to ensure that the hand sanitizers produced are effective and safe.
A Rapid, Green, FT-IR Method for Testing Hydrocarbon Contamination
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The intensifying global emphasis on developing sustainable fuel supplies has led to increasing use of fuels derived from biological sources. In this note we show that the Spectrum Two™ FT-IR spectrometer (Figure 1) can be used to develop a quantitative method with sufficient sensitivity to meet the required detection limits for methanol, water, C3–C5 alcohols and gasoline denaturant, while requiring less than two minutes of analysis time per sample.
Biodiesel fuels are often blended compositions of diesel fuel and esterified soybean oils, rapeseed oils, or other potential vegetable oils as well as fats. The physical and combustion properties of these biofuels have allowed them to achieve similar performance to diesel fuel. However, there are several characteristics that are of concern. These differences, especially the cetane reduction, require that adequate control of the biofuel concentration be implemented.
The ability to accurately characterize textile fibres is important in many fields, including textile conservation, forensic analysis and industrial production. Conventional methods such as microscopy and spectroscopy can be used to investigate the morphology and chemistry of a sample, but reveal little about its miscrostructure.
Common adulterants found in Manuka honey include beet, corn and rice syrups. The differing photosynthetic pathways in the plants used to produce these adulterants generally means that different techniques are required to detect them. Mid-Infrared spectroscopy with Adulterant Screen™ technology, can provide rapid detection of all three adulterants without the need for solvents or time-consuming sample preparation
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IR spectroscopy is an ideal method for quantifying benzene at the concentration levels required, and there are several standard methods for this measurement, all of which utilize the distinctive C–H out-of-plane deformation band at around 673 cm-1. While this band is characteristic of benzene, toluene and xylenes have some weak absorption at this frequency that can interfere with the results if high concentrations are present.
Transformer insulating oil is often exposed to high temperatures due to the high voltage electrical applications for which it is commonly used. As a result, insulating oil degrades over time, reducing its ability to act as an insulator and possibly leading to equipment failure. 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol (DBPC) and 2,6-di-tert-butyl phenol (DBP) are commonly used in transformer insulating oil as antioxidants. It is common practice for more antioxidant to be added if the level drops below 0.15%. As a result of this, regular testing of transformer oils is necessary to ensure optimum functionality of transformer units. Infrared spectroscopy provides a fast method wherein the quantity of antioxidant in a sample may be determined in less than 30 seconds while adhering to regulations set out by ASTM D2668 and IEC 60666.
This application note describes how the PerkinElmer Spectrum Two FT-IR spectrometer provides a fast, simple and cost-effective method for evaluating the levels of antioxidant in transformer insulating oil.
This note examines the Determination of Hydrocarbons in Environmental Samples with Spectrum Two FT-IR.
This note describes the test method for the quantitative analysis of aerosol oil and liquid oil typically present in the air discharged from compressors and compressed air systems. The method is rapid, sensitive and cost effective and shows the FT-IR can be an effective tool for the monitoring of oil content. The methodology followed for the analysis by FT-IR is reported in Bureau of Indian Standard and we have also tested for its ruggedness, spike recovery, linearity and detection limits.
The concentration of dispersed oil and grease is an important parameter for water quality and safety. Oil and grease in water can cause surface films and shoreline deposits leading to environmental degradation, and can induce human health risks when discharge.
This work shows an on-site, rapid and low-cost technique for the accurate measurement of flower potency. FT-NIR spectroscopy provides rich information regarding the chemical composition of cannabis flower. When combined with chemometrics, the FT-NIR offers unparalleled speed and simplicity that cannot be matched by traditional techniques. PerkinElmer Spectrum Two NIR with the Near Infrared Reflectance Module (NIRM) is used to quantify total THC and total CBD in dried cannabis flower. The use of FT-NIR directly at the grow site would reduce overall research and development costs for cultivators.
Infrared spectroscopy is particularly suitable for the identification of materials, even when the differences between the materials are subtle variations in complex mixtures. In this note we demonstrate that biodiesel from several common feedstocks can be distinguished on the basis of absorption bands arising from double bonds in the fatty acid chains.
Biodiesel is seldom used neat (B100), typically being blended with fossil diesel at ratios from 5% v/v (B5) to 30% v/v (B30). Verifying the FAME content of diesel-fuel blends is an important aspect of quality control and auditing of blending and distribution operations. Because FAME has a strong infrared absorption at 1745 cm-1 due to the ester carbonyl group, infrared spectroscopy is an excellent technique for this analysis, and there are EN and ASTM® standard test methods describing the procedure
Glycerol (or glycerin) is a colorless, odorless liquid that is generally safe for human exposure and consumption. It has many uses in the food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries due to its range of versatile properties allowing it to act as a sweetener, lubricant and humectant. Unscrupulous suppliers may adulterate glycerol to increase their profits. Diethylene glycol (DEG), the most common adulterant, has a number of properties similar to glycerol and is roughly three times cheaper. However, ingestion of DEG is toxic and thousands of reported cases of DEG poisoning have resulted in illness and fatalities worldwide.
The current FDA safety limit for DEG in glycerol is 0.1 % by weight. This study shows that using mid-infrared spectroscopy can detect DEG at that level.
Packaging is defined as a means of providing protection, identification, and containment of a product during storage and transport until it is consumed. The pharmaceutical packaging industry has an estimated value of $68.7 billion, and when it comes to their packaging quality, it is essential that suitable physical, chemicals and biological properties are upheld to ensure integrity of the product and to meet relevant standards.
The PerkinElmer Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer with UATR accessory provides a fast and robust method for determination of pharmaceutical packaging material. Furthermore, when used in conjunction with the Spectrum 10TM Enhanced Security, packaging can be easily analyzed while fulfilling requirements of 21 CFR part 11 compliance.
Most cannabis extraction processes, independent of solvent or instrument choice, undergo a decarboxylation step whereby the carboxylic acid functional group is removed from the cannabinoids. The PerkinElmer Spectrum Two with the UATR accessory allows for the simple and rapid determination of cannabinoid concentrations in cannabis extract. The FT-IR-ATR technique offers a real-time solution to decarboxylation reaction monitoring. The ability to monitor this reaction over time would enable manufacturers of cannabis extract to optimize extraction conditions and identify process deviations. The FT-IR-ATR technique requires small sample quantities, zero sample preparation and minimal operator training.
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) is a common technique that is used to study the weight loss during heating. It can tell you the percentage of weight loss quantitatively and accurately. But TGA alone will not tell you anything about the chemical components of the evolved off gas. The hyphenation between TGA and FT-IR is able to identify the off gas from TGA and give a more complete picture of material characterization. The TG-IR hyphenation technique has been widely used for the polymer industry. This application note demonstrates how to combine the strength of TGA and FT-IR analysis to offers a more comprehensive material characterization.
Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category.
In this compendium you will find a wide range of applications for polymers, plastics, rubbers and advanced materials. Discover how to put these applications to work for you simply and efficiently.
Infrared microscopy is a well-established analytical technique for the measurement and identification of small samples down to a few micrometers in size. It is used extensively in the polymer, pharmaceutical, chemical, food, and electronics industries, to name a few, often identifying small contaminants or foreign objects of unknown origin. In forensic applications small particles of materials such as drugs, paint chips, residues or fibers are often collected as evidence and analyzed by IR microscopy. This Application Note demonstrates the advantages of such an automated IR microscopy platform for the characterization of particles and/or foreign objects in different types of materials.
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As the importance of sustainable energy production increases, so too does the global commitment to using fuels from renewable biological sources. Biodiesel is one such renewable fuel. Consisting of fatty acids of methyl esters (FAME), it is produced from plant crops by transesterification – a reaction in which natural triglycerides are cleaved and reacted with methanol, producing glycerol and FAME. Rapeseed, soy, sunflower, palm and jatropha are just part of the range of feedstocks used globally in the production of biodiesel.
The International North West 200 motorcycle road race is Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event where skill and performance are pushed to the limits. To keep the focus on the riders and the bikes, the North West 200 requires each team to use a race-supplied control fuel. Determination of each team’s fuel compliance must be as fast and accurate as the race itself – so the outcome can be confirmed in real-time.
When it comes to testing, race organizers depend on highly accurate results within 10 minutes of sample collection. With that goal in mind, Euro M-Sport conducted exhaustive research on the available analytical options and instrumentation that would meet the specifications of the NW 200 fuel testing requirements.
This note explores more environmentally-friendly approaches to the use of IR spectroscopy for detecting and quantifying hydrocarbon contamination.
This article describes methods for identifying and quantifying microplastics within organic-rich wastewater samples.
This article explains microscopic particle pollution in water with the effect also on food chain and decribes IR spectrometry analysis technique used to determine and quantify all kinds of plastic in the water.
Innovation is the lifeblood of industrial polymer development – the push to improve materials or develop new ones infuses new life into the industry from R&D through to QA/QC. Manufacturers are continually challenged to ensure effective quality control and streamline processes while meeting stringent standards. Increasingly they must design for recycling and/or reuse in an ever more waste-adverse economy, keep a watchful eye on costs and stay ahead of the competition.
In response, we've gained years of experience developing a range of analytical capabilities to address a wide range of polymer analysis needs.
Download the interactive brochure to learn more about the most common challenges and our solutions in the market.
Choose the PerkinElmer Frontier™ range of near-, mid- and far-IR Fourier Transform spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. And with automated range switching, mid- near- or far-IR techniques are available at your fingertips. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral performance to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable, consistent and trouble-free operation through years of service.
Frontier™ is PerkinElmer’s most powerful, adaptable IR solution yet, specially developed to offer superior performance in demanding applications.
This brochure describes easy to use, powerful, compact and robust – Spectrum Two™ IR spectrometer suited to a wide range of applications.
This brochure describes the Spotlight 150i and Spotligh 200i FT-IR Microscope System technology.
It’s not every day that a masterpiece is created. But how else does one describe a laboratory instrument that will dramatically improve the understanding of materials across an unprecedented range of industries. With the Spotlight™ 400, IR imaging just became faster, more efficient and more flexible than ever before. It is quite simply the most productive laboratory FT-IR imaging system in the world.
For higher educational institutions to continue to attract the highest caliber of students it is critical to have up-to-date technologies accessible in teaching laboratories. Historically, operational budgets have been limited and with intermittent use, universities could not justify the purchase. However, the PerkinElmer’s Avio® 200 ICP-OES overcomes this barrier with new technology dramatically reducing the cost of operation for research and low throughput laboratories at institutions such as Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Adding value to Western Norway’s educational program, the Avio 200 provides students with the opportunity to develop relevant analytical skills. With the unique optical design, the Avio 200 only requires a 10-minute warmup when powered on – it is perfect for an academic setting where the instrument will see intermittent use throughout a day or month. Combined with the low argon consumption while in operation resulting from the flat-plate design, the Avio 200 is the perfect instrument for universities to use in both teaching and research scenarios.
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Your in-service lubricant testing lab demands high productivity and reliable results. Does your lab measure up to today’s standards with:
With a full suite of instrumentation like Spectrum Two™ FT-IR and OilExpress 4 systems, consumables, training, and service, our combined oil condition monitoring package is designed to support every key aspect of your oil analyses.
The needs for polymer, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food and beverage, and environmental analyses are constantly changing due to innovation demands and regulation changes.
Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) solutions combine multiple analytical technologies to empower speed and advanced information acquisition. Coupling Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) systems with other analytical systems such as Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy represents the most complete and advanced EGA solutions for gaining insights beyond decomposition of materials, by carrying out in-depth characterization of the evolved gases.
This comprehensive technology guide is your guide to understanding how hyphenation provides the insights - not just WHEN something has happened, but also WHAT happened.
Guide describing all UV/Vis spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy, thermal analysis, hyphenation technique solutions for material characterization.
This poster describes analytical application example of FT-IR microspectroscopy for microplastic analysis which are used as exfoliating microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products
The Polymer Market consists of a huge diversity of manufacturers of industrial products running many different processes yet still facing similar challenges. There is more and more pressure to achieve high product quality and reduce costs in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.
This poster describes the detection and identification of plastics in the micron range in the context of oceans, surface waters, and other environmental compartments with the technique of FTIR combined with the features of microscopy and imaging.
Polymer and plastics recycling is a rapidly growing industry, fueled by the increasing consumption of goods and the associated increase in landfill waste. Not only does plastic recycling reduce environmental problems caused by polymeric waste accumulation, it will also lead to a decrease in oil consumption and green-house gas emissions. The PerkinElmer Recycling Packages make use of the most commonly used techniques for material characterization and additionally supports the Plastic Identification Codes (PIC), used worldwide for packaging applications.
Unleash the potential of your PerkinElmer FT-IR and NIR spectrometers with Spectrum® Quant software. Designed for novice and advanced spectroscopists who need to integrate accurate quantitative analysis into their IR or NIR analysis.
Using spectrum touch software and predefined operating procedures in IR and NIR analyses can help fulfill regulatory compliance requirements, decrease error rate and enable better communication of effective analysis with stakeholders
Product note dscribes TIBCO Spotfire for IR Instrumentation software product from PerkinElmer that creates powerful visualizations to ensure the quality and consistency of your results-every time.
Attenuated total reflectance (ATR) techniques are well established in FT-IR spectroscopy for the direct measurement of solid and liquid samples without sample preparation. The technique requires good contact between the sample and a crystal made from a material which transmits IR radiation and has a high refractive index.
The Atmospheric Vapor Compensation (AVC) function on the Spectrum™ Two and Frontier Series addresses the difficult task of reducing the effects of unwanted atmospheric absorptions in sample spectra.
Zinc selenide is a very useful material for infrared sampling optics, since it is transparent over most of the mid-infrared range, fairly hard and durable and resistant to water and most chemicals. Consequently it is widely used for attenuated total reflectance (ATR) and liquid transmission cells.
The FDA defines data integrity as “completeness, consistency, and accuracy of data. Complete, consistent, and accurate data should be attributable, legible, contemporaneously recorded, original or a true copy, and accurate (ALCOA)”. ALCOA itself has evolved to ALCOA Plus, which incorporates two of the fundamental definition terms as stated by the FDA; complete, consistent, enduring, and available. Compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 is mandatory for pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers to sell products into the United States, and also applies to other related industries.
PerkinElmer’s Spectrum™ 10 Enhanced Security (ES) software platform for infrared spectroscopy provides structural requirements and features to assist with the needs for ensuring data integrity and compliance. It affords the system owner the ability to comply with regulations and incorporate features into the validation plan to exhibit compliance. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate how Spectrum 10 ES meets the technical requirements for 21 CFR Part 11.
This white paper explains the problem of microplastics in water and what are the best instruments to trace, identify, and classify microbeads in products, food, and the environment.
This white paper discusses what testing is required at each step in the polymer production lifecycle from R&D to manufacture to recycling. It explores the analytical technologies that will meet those testing needs, and important considerations to help you select the instrumentation that will provide you with actionable and reliable data.
From raw materials through intermediate and end products to recycling, each company needs a comprehensive and targeted testing program to ensure the quality of their work and regulatory compliance. Some operate their own in-house testing whilst others outsource testing to a contract laboratory for all or part of their analytical needs. In both scenarios, it is important that the company or laboratory carefully evaluate their needs and the ability of potential suppliers, instruments, and software to meet those needs.