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USA: Chemical Analysis Bruker Launches Next Generation of Compact FTIR System

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Bruker launched the new Alpha II, the latest generation of the series of compact FTIR spectrometers. The device features fully-automated test routines for validation regarding operational qualification (OQ) and performance validation (PQ) as well as innovations in temperature-stabilized detector and high quality IR source technology.

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Alpha II with integrated touch panel operation
Alpha II with integrated touch panel operation
(Source: Bruker)

Billerica/USA — The Alpha II now features an optional touch panel PC of industrial grade and Opus-Touch, touchscreen software for easy and intuitive use which features build-in routine application workflows.

The new model includes several innovations further improving its performance and technical specifications. It is equipped with an IR-source that utilizes Bruker’s Center Glow technology ensuring a constantly high intensity, and a life-time of at least five years. Center Glow optimizes the location of the glowing area within the source to maximize the light flux. The detector of the Alpha II is temperature-stabilized to accomplish a high robustness of the system against changes of the ambient temperature.

Due to the wide range of plug and play Quick Snap sampling modules the model can be adjusted to almost any measurement scenario. For more advanced applications the extended capabilities of the Opus software is available.

Permanent checks of the involved components and periodically performed test measurements verify the specification of the system. For regulated pharmaceutical laboratories the device is equipped with fully-automated test routines for validation regarding operational qualification (OQ) and performance validation (PQ).

Its software is compliant with 21CFRp11, and validation according to the US, European and Japanese Pharmacopeia using integrated Nist traceable standards (optionally available). Due to the compact footprint of a lab book, it is suited for for class rooms and teaching laboratories.

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