MEMS spectrometer – application variety in NIR analytics

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microspectrometer SGS1900
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Image of microspectrometer SGS1900.

HiperScan GmbH is presenting their high-performance MEMS-spectrometer and innovative analyzer tools at PittCon 2010, the largest exhibition for analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, March 1 - 4, 2010 at Orlando/USA, booth no. 3006.

The compact and rugged nearinfrared-spectrometer SGS1900 is designed for process and quality control in different industry sectors like food, feed, polymers, recycling, chemical and pharmaceuticals. An innovative scanning grating technology, which has been developed and tested at Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS, enables the replacement of any expensive NIR photodiode array.

The SGS1900 measures a single scan in the spectral range from 1000 nm to 1900 nm in only 7 ms with an excellent signal to noise ratio. Especially the upper end of the spectral range reveals distinctive absorption bands of many compounds. The analysis of a large number of materials is possible and rather flexible applications can be achieved. Therefore the SGS1900 offers an important advantage compared to spectrometers with limited spectral range up to 1700 nm.

Analyzer tools based on the SGS technology are used for example for the identification of raw material in pharmacy. Other applications are the measurement of the alcoholic content of fluids, the determination of polymers at the recycling industrie or the measurement of the degree of ripness or degeneration level of perishable food. In collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute of Photonic Microsystems IPMS, HiperScan exhibits their revolutionary NIR spectrometers and NIR applications at PittCon 2010, March 1 - 4, 2010, booth no. 3006.