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Experience the Future of Spectroscopy with Avantes’ Pacto Online Launch and Demo

Join this new webinar and Experience the Future of Spectroscopy with Avantes’ Pacto Online Launch and Demo.

About this webinar:

Join Avantes for the exclusive online launch of the highly anticipated Pacto spectrometer. The webinar shows a live demonstration and unboxing of the product, as well as insights from Avantes' in-house experts about how the Pacto will empower a wide range of applications.

You'll also learn about the innovative AvaMation production process, the various Pacto variations, and their benefits. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be among the first to see why the Pacto spectrometer is set to revolutionize the field of spectroscopy.

Avantes Pacto Spectrometer - Empowering Spectroscopy Solutions

Key Learning Objectives:  

Discover the versatility of Avantes' new spectrometer - the Pacto. See how it can empower your application by integrating it into your system or using it in your lab. Learn about the automated manufacturing technique, "AvaMation" and its benefits. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get an in-depth look at the future of spectroscopy.

About the event speakers: 

Meet Ger Loop, Product Manager at Avantes. After completing his Electronics BSc, Ger has held several technical roles in the electro-optical field. In 2009, he joined the Avantes team, and has worked as Product Manager since 2014. Ger works closely with customers and their applications, ensuring that the Avantes product range optimally meets their needs. 

Meet Edwin Sportel, Manufacturing Manager at Avantes. Edwin has a background in Engineering Physics with extensive experience in the field of integrated optics. Over the last 9 years, Edwin has been part of Avantes, where he focuses on innovating the manufacturing process of Avantes even further. 

Who should attend this webinar? 

This webinar is perfect for you if you are an OEM, working in the industry, a scientific professional, or system integrator, a researcher, an R&D engineer, professor, or reseller.

Learn about the latest advancements in spectroscopy and see how they can benefit your work. Book your spot now.

Webinar Question and Answer 

Below is a transcript of the questions from the audience Q&A during the webinar. 

1. Is the Pacto CE certified?    
Yes, it is.

2. What protocol is used for the stray light measurement, and how accurate is it?
In short: we use a high pass filter with a cut-off at the mid of the measurement range and determine the ratio of the blocked (containing stray light) and the total range to quantify the stray light portion. Please contact us if more detailed information is needed.

3. What is the minimum brightness of input signal needed? Has stellar spectroscopy been considered?    
Difficult to quantify because it strongly depends on slit size, grating, and capability of coupling the input signal. However, stellar spectroscopy typically involves very low signals requiring more sensitive and cooled spectrometers.

4. Is there information about the DLLs on the website? We are interested in addressing the spectrometer from our own software. 
Yes, please check 

5. What is the standard lead time?    
From the moment of introduction, please take approx 8 weeks into account. The goal is to reduce this to 3-4 weeks.

6. I'm used to a spectrometer having basically 1 pixel (an integrating sphere). Can you explain a usage scenario of the 2k by 4k resolution?    
I assume you use a scanning spectrometer where the grating rotates at each wavelength and is measured sequentially. We do not use moving parts and project them in 1 shot on a detector array with multiple pixels. This methodology is much faster compared to scanning.

7. What is the smallest size you can make for a TE-cooled NIR spectrometer? 
A TE-cooled NIR spectrometer will not fit in a PACTO-sized casing. Avantes does offer an uncooled 1.7 NIR in a housing of 95 x 68 x 20 mm.

8. Does this device have exchangeable slits? 
Yes, it does.

9. Where would you put this Pacto spectrometer? Is it in the SensLine family? 
The Pacto is positioned because of its size in the Compact family. Performance wise it could also be associated with the Starline (but with USB2 instead of USB3 / ETH).

10. Is there any size limitation in this spectroscopy? 
There will be a point where our current concept will reach its physical limits. But for now, there is still room for further miniaturization (certainly if one accepts somewhat lower performance).

11. What is the price of this product? 
Please get in touch with our sales department. 

12. What are the improvements and differences concerning the mini spectrometers? 
In short: Better sensitivity, equal or better resolution, better stray light parameters, faster, improved production methodology.

13. Is there data to show improved accuracy and reproducibility that we can share with customers? 
Please contact our sales department to discuss this further.

14. Can this particular spectroscopy be used for metal chemistry detection? 
Yes, it can. Please contact sales to discuss the details of your application.

15. If it is ordered calibrated - is that a traceable calibration? 
When calibrated for sensitivity/ irradiance, we use a NIST traceable mother lamp.

16. What is a typical variation of sensitivity (best to worst Pacto) if one orders 10 units? 
Please get in touch with our support engineers to discuss this in more detail.

17. Which spectrometers does the PACTO replace in the existing Avantes range?
Roughly spoken, one could position the PACTO between the AvaSpec-MINI and the AvaSpec-ULSxxxxCL-EVO, offering the best of both worlds.

You can watch the full webinar by clicking the link below. 

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