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PerkinElmer - Material Characterization - Frontier NIR Spectrometer

Choose the Frontier™ range of Fourier Transform IR spectrometers for superior spectroscopic performance in demanding applications. Powerful and adaptable, the Frontier meets all your current analysis needs and can be expanded as your research goals evolve. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral quality to ensure best-in-class sensitivity. This configurable platform provides dependable and consistent operation through years of service.

Results matter

The Spectrum 10 software suite drives the Frontier NIR system and can support advanced FT-NIR analysis in research and industrial laboratories, always providing optimal results. The software supplied with your instrument enables you to control the instrument and to manipulate the spectra that you collect. The spectrometers can operate in ratio, single-beam, or interferogram mode.

For regulated industries that demand secure NIR quality testing, Spectrum 10 ES™ software is available and encompasses user access control, audit trailing, data security, and data integrity to ensure secure analyses to meet the technical demands of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. The revolutionary Spectrum AssureID™ software is available and can provide manufacturing QA/QC functions with a rapid, unambiguous means of verifying identity and quality of a production material. Spectrum Quant is an optional software package designed for novice and advanced spectroscopists who need to integrate accurate quantitative analysis into their NIR analysis.

The Frontier is loaded with a range of advanced innovations designed to provide optimal performance from the configuration you choose.

  • Dynascan™ interferometer – Fixed mirror-pair interferometer design does not require dynamic alignment to compensate for errors.
  • Atmospheric Vapor Compensation™ (AVC) – Features an advanced digital filtering algorithm designed to compensate for CO2 and H2O absorption in real time removing the need for instrument purging.
  • Automatic Performance Verification™ (APV) – Optional feature comprising an integrated, fully automatic filter wheel containing traceable reference materials and software allowing for abscissa, ordinate, noise, ASTM, and USP tests to be performed.
  • Absolute Virtual Instrument™ (AVI) – Optional AVI standardization using gas phase methane spectra ensures instruments are accurately calibrated. Unique standardization allows data to be transferred precisely between instruments, side-by-side or in remote locations.
  • Sigma-Delta Conversion: The use of Sigma-Delta converters in the digitization of the FT-IR interferogram improves the dynamic range, reduces spectral artifacts, and increases ordinate linearity to provide accurate, reproducible results.
  • Variable J-stop – Limits beam divergence to provide optimal measurements at all resolutions, including intermediate settings.
  • Output focusing optics for second sampling station – Enables two sampling accessories to be installed simultaneously, removing the need to switch modules between measurements.
  • Ultimate performance and unrivaled Flexibility

    PerkinElmer recognizes that every application is different. The result is a complete solution to provide the fastest assurance of the quality of your materials, regardless of the application. For these specific applications, we offer various analysis systems and application pack add-ons.

    Frontier is designed to function with a variety of sampling accessories to enhance the versatility of the instrument including the Diffuse Reflectance Accessory, HATR, NIRA, TG-IR interface, UATR, Polarized UATR, General-Purpose Optical Bench, and Specular Reflectance Accessory.

    Technical specifications

    21 CFR Part 11 Compatible Yes
    Depth 60.0 cm
    Detector type DTGS
    Height 30.0 cm
    Operating range 5 - 40 °C
    Portable No
    Product brand name Frontier
    Product group Instrument
    Warranty 1 year
    Wave length range 14,700 – 2,000 cm-1
    Weight 34.0 kg
    Width 52.0 cm

    Key features

    • Temperature-stabilized DTGS (deuterated triglycine sulfate) NIR detector with <10µA RMS noise over 250nm range for a 1 minute scan
    • Optical system with CaF2 beamsplitter to enable quality data collection over a range of 14,700 – 2,000 cm-1 at a best resolution of 0.5 cm-1
    • Standard KBr windows
    • Standard gold optics
    • Standard AVC/APV/AVI configuration
    • Option to include the Near Infrared Reflectance Accessory (NIRA) as a package


     External Beam Pack?  NIRA Included?  Software  Part Number
     No   No  Spectrum 10  L1280026
     No  No  Spectrum 10 ES  L1280027
     Yes  No  Spectrum 10  L1280028
     Yes  No  Spectrum 10 ES  L1280029
     Yes  Yes  Spectrum 10  L1280030
     Yes  Yes  Spectrum 10 ES  L1280031


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