IRSpirit Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer

Compact FTIR – Ready to Run

IRSpirit - Compact FTIR

The IRSpirit compact Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer provides scientists superior expendability and space efficiency in their labs, while attaining the performance expected of standard-sized models. It is an ideal workhorse FTIR spectrophotometer which delivers exceptional reliability in contaminant analysis, identification tests, and quantitative measurements. Applicable fields include raw materials analysis, forensics, environmental, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, packaging and coatings.

IRSpirit is the smallest and lightest FTIR instrument from Shimadzu with a space-saving design that does not compromise on performance or expandability. It has the highest sensitivity in its class of compact instruments, offering FTIR analysis with perfect balance of performance and usability. The sealed interferometer keeps the optics free of moisture to give a high signal-to-noise ratio and help the instrument run for years. The standard-sized sample compartment allows for a wide variety of accessories, both from Shimadzu and third-party manufacturers, including a variety of ATR accessories and FTIR microscopes, to address any analytical need. Many accessories are available with an auto-recognition chip system, allowing automated FTIR testing and set up of parameters. This enhances security options for regulated environments while reducing errors associated with users and the environment. Additionally, highly customizable macro-based workflow software (IRPilot) is included to help beginners and routine users carry out error-free measurements by simply following the prompts.

With the included advanced LabSolutions IR control software, users can get the most out of the instrument in terms of data acquisition, analysis, data integrity and user administration. With the proper software compliance package, the IRSpirit and the software setup can provide total data integrity, user administration and audit trails to fully comply with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.


IRSpirit Features

  • Footprint smaller than an A3 size sheet of paper (420 x 297mm), making it highly portable
  • Standard-sized sample compartment ensures the use of accessories manufactured by both Shimadzu and third-party makers
  • Wide variety of accessories available – Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR), FTIR microscope, Reflectance measurement (Diffuse and Specular), Solid Sampling Kit, Liquid Sampling Kit, Gas Measurement Kit and many more, including custom accessories

     - ATR accessory reduces analysis time significantly compared to the traditional KBr pellet method and sample prep is non-existent
     - FTIR microscope (also commonly called IR microscope) allows for measurements of very small, micron sized samples. These samples include microplastics, contaminants in circuit boards and deposits in machinery fractures, just to name a few
  • Signal-to-Noise ratios of up to 30,000:1 (-T model) and 13,000:1 (L-model), the highest in its class - high spectral quality ensures robust chemical ID
  • Robust design employing a sealed die-cast interferometer, designed to withstand high-humidity environments. Electronic dehumidifier is also available as an option
  • Standard Analysis Assistant Program (IRPilot) ensures immediate and easy system use with a total of 23 applications (id test, contaminant analysis, film thickness, etc.) as standard
  • Advanced Regulatory Compliance

     - GLP/GMP, FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and other regulations with appropriate software package
     - Full support for Pharmacopeia (JP, USP and EP). Validation programs are included for users to periodically measure and record the integrity of measurements
  • Enhanced security functions to provide audit trails and various user authority levels (“Administrator”, “Developer” and “Operator”)

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