High Performance Spectroscopy at the Point of Need

The NF2000 fiber optics FT-NIR from Galaxy Scientific provides a new type of NIR measurement solution, bringing together the portability needed to move NIR analysis closer to the point-of-need and delivering unrivaled spectroscopic performance for the quickest and most precise results.

High Performance Spectroscopy at the Point of Need

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Problem-Solving Innovation

The NF2000 offers an extensive range of technical innovations, such as Galaxy Scientific’s PermAlign™ interferometer optics, and innovative ideas in software and algorithms, like the Advanced-ID™ software meant for low concentration targeted screening.

The best-in-class design from Galaxy Scientific improves the repeatability and sensitivity of the instrument for more enhanced measurement results. The company combines robust methods with user-friendliness.

Expert Support

Galaxy Scientific has learned that the successful development of a NIR solution needs teamwork, and therefore, when users collaborate with Galaxy Scientific, they can think of the company’s technical staff as a part of their team. The support personnel at Galaxy Scientific have many years of experience in designing, installing and servicing NIR customers.

Galaxy Scientific provides all-inclusive professional services, such as training, so that the company can customize solutions to optimally meet the users’ needs. Galaxy Scientific also provides method development services as well as complete calibration transfer services for customers who prefer to move the existing calibrations to the company’s NIR platform.

Spectrometer Innovation

PermAlign™ Optics Technology

PermAlign™ optics technology is the core of the NF2000 FT-NIR. It is a novel design that maintains performance and alignment under regular and severe conditions. As the NF2000 FT-NIR was developed for portability, it was made to deliver excellent performance, even in adverse situations, like temperature extremes that are common in field applications, or in the presence of vibrations usually experienced in manufacturing conditions.

With the PermAlign™ optics technology, users no longer have to adjust the instrument and they can invariably have confidence in their results.

PermAlign™ Optics Technology

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Automatic Instrument Performance

Each NF2000 FT-NIR is fitted with an automated performance testing unit. The system employs built-in standards to verify and document all features of performance. This offers a simple, automated validation process for regular use and decreases loads of documentation.

Automatic Instrument Performance

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A New Standard in Consistency

The advancement of a powerful NIR calibration usually involves a great deal of energy and time. The potential to deploy calibrations successfully, rapidly and effortlessly throughout a network of NIR systems can be crucially significant to get the most out of the investment.

The NF2000 FT-NIR has been developed to guarantee direct calibration transfer without the frustration of adjusting the models or standardizing the instruments to accommodate extensive variability of the instrument.

A New Standard in Consistency

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The technology and design of Galaxy Scientific guarantee direct method transfer and unrivaled consistency without any loss in performance, thus allowing users to extend their NF2000 range with confidence.

Sampling Innovation

Proprietary Probe Design

While fiber probes are easily available from several sources, many of the diffuse reflectance probes available in the market utilize a randomized bundle of fibers. This implies that the spectra obtained from a pair of probes might be different with respect to materials. The company has resolved this issue by creating a proprietary design that utilizes a reproducible fiber layout in the probe.

Galaxy Scientific’s design makes sure that except for six fibers at the edges, all the launch fibers are encircled by collection fibers. This increases the amount of reflected light gathered by the probe. The diameter and number of the launch fibers were developed to throughput match the interferometer, thereby increasing the performance.

Proprietary Probe Design

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Universal Connection

The NF2000 FT-NIR has two standard SMA 905 connectors, which make it suitable for use with any commercially available probe that utilizes SMA 905 connectors. The NF2000 can also be connected to fiber-coupled transmission cells, collimators and other accessories.

  • Gas cells
  • Numerous laboratory or process probes
  • Multiplexers allow multi-channel measurements
  • Comes with fiber-coupled heated liquid transmission sampling accessory

Universal Connection

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Diffuse Reflectance Trigger Probe

The Trigger Probe of the NF2000 analyzer integrates Galaxy Scientific’s high performance, patterned diffuse reflectance fiber optics with haptic and visual feedback. The Trigger Probe has a hot convertible design and thus attaches quickly by using a sealed IP65 electrical connector and two SMA 905 fiber connectors.

Lightweight and convenient, the ergonomic grip of the Trigger Probe offers an easy point and pull interface to initiate data collection.

  • Haptic vibration feedback
  • An ergonomic grip with a trigger to initiate data collection
  • Three easily noticeable indicators demonstrate the result of the analysis, such as pass, fail and in progress
  • A stainless steel probe ferrule measures 10 mm in diameter
  • SMA type 905 fiber connectors with an armored fiber optic cable

Diffuse Reflectance Trigger Probe

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Spectral Sage™ Software Suite

The Spectral Sage™ Software Suite is a user-friendly toolbox that features innovative functions for sophisticated method development. This package improves productivity at all levels and has been developed with a single goal: Users’ effective development and deployment of NIR solutions.

Spectral Sage™ PLS Quantitative Analysis

The Spectral Sage™ PLS Quantitative method development software has been developed to help first time developers and experts build, improve and deploy powerful PLS quantitative models. The package provides:

  • Sophisticated outlier management
  • Automatic method optimization
  • Rapid operation even with huge data sets
  • Support for a broad range of data formats

Spectral Sage™ PLS Quantitative Analysis

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Spectral Sage™ Advanced-Identification

Using traditional techniques, near-infrared spectroscopy is generally used to analyze concentrations in the fraction of a percent level. However, manufacturers are occasionally interested in ingredients, contaminants, or adulterants, present at lower concentrations.

Spectral Sage™ Advanced-Identification

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A targeted screening software tool, called Advanced-Identification, enables rapid screening and semi-quantitative outcomes for concentrations that are considerably below 0.1%. Advanced-Identification prolongs the use of NIR to further decrease the risk of the ingredient supply chain and safeguard the integrity of the brand.

Spectral Sage™ Routine Operation Software

The Spectral Sage™ Routine Operation Software offers daily users an easy-to-learn interface with a simple and easy-to-learn workflow. Users do not have to be an expert to take measurements.

Benefits

  • Easy workflow
  • User-friendly
  • Operates with standard MS Windows computers

Ready for the Road

Individuals searching for analysis on-the-go require an analyzer that is created for the job. The NF2000 analyzer is small and ready for travel.

  • Weighs 9 kg
  • Measures 46.2 x 24.7 x 15.8 cm in width, depth and height, respectively
  • IP65/NEMA 4
  • Lightweight aluminum flip-down carrying handles enable easy transport and are highly durable

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Adjustable Probe Stand

The adjustable probe stand from Galaxy Scientific provides many advantages

  • Folding design for portability
  • A steady platform to set the specimen
  • Non-slip feet ensure stability
  • Adjustable angle and height for flexibility

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Battery, Mains, or Vehicle Powered

The NF2000 FT-NIR analyzer can work from an external battery (12 V, 2 A), mains power (110 to 240 VAC), or vehicle power (12 V, 2 A). This provides users the ability to power the NF2000 FT-NIR analyzer anywhere they need it.

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Travel Case

The NF2000 FT-NIR analyzer easily fits into the Pelican Storm™ travel case (optional) available from Galaxy Scientific and it contains everything required to use the system. The hard case is made of HPX® high-performance resin, can resist extreme conditions and is resistant to impacts.

The dimensions of the case comply with airline standards for checked luggage, rendering it easy to take the spectrometer anywhere it is required.

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Low Cost of Ownership

Each feature of the NF2000 analyzer has been designed to bring value to customers by decreasing downtime and reducing the long-term cost of ownership. For optimum flexibility, the NF2000 analyzer can work from USB-enabled Windows tablets and standard Windows computers.

  • A user-replaceable desiccant
  • A diode laser with a 10 year warranty
  • An interferometer drive a 10 year warranty
  • Works on select table computers or standard Windows PCs
  • A 20,000 hour user replaceable NIR source

NF2000 Industries and Applications

The NF2000 is an advanced FT-NIR spectrometer equipped with a fiber-optic interface. It is suitable for field use, laboratory applications, or industrial in-line process applications.

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Petrochemical
  • Polymer
  • Energy
  • Chemical
  • Animal Feed
  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Tobacco
  • Wines and spirits

Food and Agriculture

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Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Polymer and Energy

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NF2000 FT-NIR

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General Specification Value Alt. Value/Benefit
Dimensions 46.2 x 24.7 x 15.8 cm (W x D x H) 18.18 x 9.72 x 6.22 in
Weight <9 kg <19.8 lbs.
Power Supply 12 V / 2 A Supply, 60 W max  
Communication USB  
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C , <95% humidity, non-condensing 32°F to 104°F
Enclosure Protection NEMA 4 / IP65  
Sampling Mode Diffuse Reflectance for solids,
Transmission for liquids
 
Sampling Device Fits commercial probes and accessories; SMA 905 fiber connection Fits commercial probes and accessories
Automated Verification & Instrument Diagnostics Automatic, internal, 4 position validation wheel Continuous performance monitoring
Performance Specifications
Wavelength Range 12,000 - 4,000 cm-1 833 - 2,500 nm
Spectral Resolution Better than 4 cm-1 <0.3nm @ 870 nm
Wavelength Accuracy <0.05 cm-1 @ 7181.68 cm-1 <0.01 [email protected] nm
Wavelength Repeatability <0.025 cm-1 @ 7181.68 cm-1 <0.0048 [email protected] nm
Photometric Accuracy Better than 0.1% T  
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >20,000:1 Excellent sensitivity
Noise Better than 20 micro au Low detection limit
Detector TE cooled InGaAs  
Data Acquisition A/D converter 24-bit high speed Delta-Sigma  
Reliability Specifications
Laser Life >10 years Low downtime & ownership costs
NIR Source Life >20,000 hours, user replaceable Low downtime & ownership costs
Desiccant User replaceable Low ownership costs
Regulatory Compliance
EMC directive 2004/108/EC Complies  
RoHS directive 2002/95/EC Exempt  
WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC Complies  

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