Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced IRSpirit-X series Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometers: the entry-level IRSpirit-LX, high-sensitivity IRSpirit-TX and moisture-resistant IRSpirit-ZX.
Housed in a small, lightweight design, they are equipped with the IR Pilot analysis navigation program, which enables operators unfamiliar with FTIR analysis to obtain data easily, and the spectrum advisor function that judges the quality of the measurement results and proposes how to obtain favorable data, per the company.
A special mirror for separating and condensing the infrared light is built into each FTIR unit. In the IRSpirit-ZX model, the mirror consists of zinc selenide (ZnSe), which is more moisture-resistant than the traditionally used potassium bromide (KBr). Therefore, this model can be used with confidence in high-temperature and high-humidity regions, per the company.
The IRSpirit-X series is equipped with a spectrum advisor function that supports the acquisition of high-quality data. The judgment of data quality is determined by comparing the measurement results with examples created based on optimal measurement conditions, per the company.
The IRSpirit-X series features a required installation size that of an A3 sheet of paper or smaller and a weight of 8.5 kg and can also be simultaneously controlled with a Shimadzu energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer via a single PC.