CQL Max-ID Handheld 1064 nm Raman Analyzer for Rapid Chemical Threat Analysis

The CQL Max-ID handheld 1064 nm Raman analyzer is Rigaku’s flagship instrument and has been designed specifically for safety and security applications where users encounter unknown substances that they need to identify quickly and reliably.

CQL Max-ID Handheld 1064 nm Raman Analyzer for Rapid Chemical Threat Analysis

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With a complete library of toxic industrial chemicals (TIC), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), narcotics, explosives, chemical substances, etc., this system offers maximum flexibility and versatility for first responders, border security, the military, HAZMAT teams and anyone else on the frontline.

Key Features

  • 1064 nm Raman excitation – Identify dirty or colored samples, even through colored packaging, with a result in less than 1 minute
  • Portable - Handheld 1.7 kg / 3.7 lbs
  • Comprehensive library - >13,000 chemical substances
  • Rechargeable batteries - CR123a battery backup
  • Environmental ruggedness - IP68 and MIL810G
  • Connectivity - USB & WiFi
  • Convenience - Touchscreen or button interface
  • Onboard digital camera to capture pictorial evidence - 5 MP
  • 4C Technology – Automatically monitors individual scans for dangerous recipe combinations
  • QuickDetect Trace Colorimetric Detection (optional) – Detect non-visible amounts of a substance
  • CommandSuite Fleet Management (optional) – Provides a centralized administration area for multi-unit users
  • Industry-leading support – 36-month warranty with software and library updates included during the warranty period

On-Board Library

The compact design, with an on-board library of over 13,000 chemicals, is perfect for in-field use by first responders where it can be used to identify:

  • Cutting Agents
  • Narcotics
  • Narcotic Precursors
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Solvents
  • Steroids
  • Biomolecules
  • Explosives
  • Explosive Precursors
  • General Chemicals
  • General Precursors
  • Household Chemicals
  • Industrial Chemicals 1-4
  • Polymers
  • CWA/CWA Precursor (Chemical Warfare Agents)
  • TIC/TIM (Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Toxic industrial Materials)

Superior 1064nm Raman Excitation

Rigaku handheld Raman analyzers utilize 1064 nm excitation, which is ideal for the identification of unknown substances as it reduces absorption by the sample, allowing more signals to be reflected. This translates into stronger signals and faster analysis times of less than 1 minute.

Most importantly, this allows users to scan through wrappings, packaging and containers, keeping the operator safe from potential exposure while generating rapid analyses.

Response Capabilities

The following are in-field capabilities that the Rigaku CQL Gen-ID handheld Raman analyzer can provide:

  • Automatic mixture analysis of up to 5 components
  • Identify bulk and trace levels of an unknown substance
  • Automatic precursor monitoring
  • Add pictorial evidence using on-board camera
  • Adjustable focal position to accommodate sampling through different packaging
  •  Integrated CommandSuite fleet management capability 

U.S. Department of Defense Utilization

The CQL Max-ID handheld 1064 nm Raman is built upon the updated CQL platform that has been accepted as part of the U.S. DoD JPEO DR SKO System Modernization Program.

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