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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Introduces IRXross FTIR Spectrophotometer

Features high-performance sensitivity, enhanced resolution, and high-quality data

Published: Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 11:59

(Shimadzu Scientific Instruments: Columbia, MD) -- Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduces the IRXross™ Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer. This midlevel FTIR model achieves upper-end performance, including high-level S/N ratio, resolution, measurement speed, and ease of use.

The enhanced S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio of the IRXross enables analysts to obtain high-quality data in less time. With P-P values of 55,000:1 for one minute of integration, the IRXross delivers ultrahigh-sensitivity measurements. Users also achieve high-resolution 0.25 cm-1 measurements. In addition, peaks from adjacent gas components are more easily separated using the IRXross compared to its predecessor, IRAffinity-1. High-speed measurement of 20 times per second enables faster reaction tracking. It also acquires data with a best-in-class low noise level.

Shimadzu IRXross spectrophotometer

The IRXross FTIR spectrophotometer features built-in analytical intelligence, IR Pilot, for easy startup and navigation. The standard package includes 23 macro application programs. Even operators unfamiliar with FTIR spectrophotometry can analyze samples easily by simply selecting the purpose of analysis and attachment they are using. Operators can analyze multiple samples with a single click and do not need to set parameters.

With IR Pilot, users can program the IRXross to specifically support identification testing by making pass/fail judgments for test samples based on verification methods specified in pharmacopoeia and official methods. They can also program to support contaminant analysis using Shimadzu’s proprietary algorithm in combination with a spectral library containing more than 550 spectra for substances commonly detected as contaminants. A wide variety of libraries, including Shimadzu’s unique libraries, reagents, polymers and more, is included as standard. Shimadzu also offers LabSolutions Software DB IR and LabSolutions CS IR to meet the requirements of electronic record and electronic signature regulations.

For more details, visit the IRXross FTIR spectrophotometer information page.

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the North American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp.’s analytical and measuring division. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, SSI offers a comprehensive portfolio of analytical and testing solutions for a broad range of applications in science and industry. SSI maintains a network of 10 regional offices strategically located across the United States, with experienced technical specialists, service providers, and sales engineers situated throughout the country. In addition, SSI operates a solution center designed to enable applications development, and an innovation center that houses a team of scientists whose goal is to develop close collaborations with universities, government agencies, and industry centers. Visit www.ssi.shimadzu.com for more information.


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