CQL Gen-ID Handheld 1064 nm Raman Analyzer for Common Threat Identification

As a first responder going into a potentially dangerous situation, the ability to quickly and accurately identify chemical threats is paramount. The Rigaku CQL Gen-ID is a compact, high-performance analyzer that can be easily taken into the field to determine the identity of potential threats in a matter of seconds. Whether you are involved in border security, policing, customs, or even the military, the CQL Gen-ID can help you quickly identify a range of common chemical threats.

CQL Gen-ID Handheld 1064 nm Raman Analyzer for Common Threat Identification

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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
  • On-board library - >4,000 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 - 5MP
  • 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

Superior 1064 nm Raman Excitation

Unlike other Raman analyzers, Rigaku instruments utilize 1064 nm excitation, which maximizes the signal to be analyzed by minimizing absorption. For users, this means faster analysis times (typically less than 1 minute) and the ability to scan substances through packaging and containers, avoiding possible operator exposure.

On-Board Chemical Library

The on-board library of over 4,000 chemical substances allows users to quickly identify common chemical threats such as:

  • Cutting Agents
  • Narcotics
  • Narcotic Precursors
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Solvents
  • Steroids
  • Biomolecules
  • Explosives
  • Explosive Precursors
  • General Chemicals
  • General Precursors
  • Household Chemicals
  • Industrial Chemicals 1
  • Polymers

Note – If users need to be able to identify chemical warfare agents (CWA) and/or toxic industrial chemicals (TIC), the Rigaku CQL Max-ID is recommended, as these are included in its onboard library.

Response Capabilities

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

  • 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

The U.S. DOD JPEO DR SKO Program

The US Department of Defence is deploying Rigaku CQL 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzers worldwide to characterize suspected chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards under the DR SKO System Modernization program. 

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