Si-Ware Systems has released the first highly compact Mid-Infrared (MIR) spectral sensing platform that offers wide wavelength coverage for accurate, cost-effective detection and quantification of chemical compounds.
“There is strong demand for cost-effective, capable spectral sensing systems across many sectors,” said Bassam Saadany, CTO/COO and founder, Si-Ware Systems. “The NeoSpectra-MIR Platform offers the size, flexibility and accuracy required for those who need complex spectral sensing on-site or on the production floor. This platform stands alone in its capabilities and can be tailored to exactly what the customer requires.”
“The new MIR platform provides an ideal solution for customers who need better performance than Near-Infrared (NIR) or a lower-cost/smaller form-factor device compared to traditional MIR sensing solutions,” said Erik Deutsch, vice president, customer solutions, Si-Ware Systems. “By offering a full solution, customers don’t have to develop their electronics, software, systems, and chemo metrics in-house – rather, we can leverage our platform to optimize a solution for them, decreasing the time and cost required to address their applications.”
The customizable platform, which fits in the palm of your hand, enables on-site staff in a range of industries to instantly and automatically test sample materials including liquids, gases and solids for quality control and quality assurance. The equipment can be used on-site as a test station or installed directly onto a pipe or into a production line, reducing operational costs and improving efficiency and safety. The platform eliminates the time and work required to send samples out to a central lab for testing.
At the heart of the platform is a sensor based on Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) technology, a standard technique that offers a wide spectral range for the best qualification and quantification of materials. The sensors use patented micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology that enables a Michelson interferometer to be created monolithically on a MEMS chip.
The NeoSpectra-MIR platform is the latest addition to the popular NeoSpectra spectral sensing family, following on the heels of the NIR solutions the NeoSpectra-Scanner, a portable and handheld device and the NeoSpectra-Microsensor.