Testing Counterfeit Material with QUASIR 2000 Fiber Optic FT-NIR

The QuasIR™ 2000 was designed from the ground up to provide the industry a new kind of NIR analysis solution – a solution that combines the portability essential to move NIR analysis closer to point-of-need combined with unparalleled spectroscopic performance for the quickest and most accurate results.

The QuasIR™ 2000 offers a broad range of technical innovations including Galaxy Scientific’s PermAlign™ interferometer optics, industry leading sampling accessory designs, and new concepts in software and algorithms such as Galaxy Scientific Advanced-ID™ software for low concentration targeted screening.

The QuasIR™ 2000 was designed to guarantee direct calibration transfer without the frustration of standardizing instruments or altering models to accommodate excessive instrument variability. The core of the QuasIR™ 2000 is Galaxy Scientific’s PermAlign™ optics technology, an advanced optical design that maintains performance and alignment under conditions from the standard to the extreme. Galaxy Scientific technology and design ensure unrivaled consistency and direct techniques transfer without loss in performance so users can expand their QuasIR™ fleet with confidence.


Key features of the QuasIR™ 2000 are:

  • Compact, portable, and high performance FT-NIR spectrometer with fiber optic probe for field, lab, and on-line applications
  • PermAlign™ optics: an advanced optical design that maintains alignment and performance under challenging conditions
  • Unparalleled instrument-to-instrument consistency and direct technique transfer so users can expand their QuasIR™ fleet with confidence
  • Innovative diffuse reflectance probe with patterned fiber layout improves probe reproducibility
  • Standard SMA type 905 connectors allow use of a number of commercial probes
  • Automatic Performance Testing Unit provides an easy and automated approach to monitor instruments performance
  • Spectral Sage™ software suite unites the ease-of-use required for daily analysis with feature-rich functions for advanced technique developers
  • Low cost of ownership:
    • 20,000-hour user replaceable NIR source
    • > 10-year laser life
    • > 10-year interferometer drive
    • Operated by standard Windows™ PC
    • User replaceable desiccant
  • Ready for the road:
    • Compact: less than 7.1 kg and 35.5 x 24.1 x 14.5 cm in size
    • Enclosure Protection: NEMA 13 / IP54 (dust)
    • Battery, mains or vehicle powered
  • Optional Symbion DX™ and RX™ Process Analytical Software Suite; manages the measurement process during online analysis


The main Applications of the QuasIR™ 2000 are:

  • Pharmaceutical PAT
  • Counterfeit material identification
  • QA/QC
  • Raw material identification
  • Process monitoring and control
  • Polymer manufacturing
  • Liquor – Sugarcane liquor analysis

Image Credit: Galaxy Scientific

Image Credit: Galaxy Scientific

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