Headwall’s Hyperspec VIS family of integrated hyperspectral imaging sensors for the 380 to 825 nm spectral range claims to provide the foundation for using hyperspectral imaging to achieve superior spectral sensing and chemical imaging.
Agilent Technologies has acquired Particle Sizing Systems, a privately held company that designs and manufactures instruments that measure the particle size and stability in materials ranging from soft drinks to ink jet inks to semiconductor polishing slurries.
The MiniPal 4 Cement energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer has been designed specifically to address the analysis requirements of the building materials industry. Extending the company’s MiniPal line, the MiniPal 4 Cement is suitable for on-site quality control during milling, blending and raw feed optimisation. Flexibility, stability and consistent performance ensure the accuracy required to deliver practical benefits even in the hands of inexperienced users.
The Shamrock SR-500i imaging spectrograph is an addition to Andor’s existing range of spectroscopy detection solutions. The instrument will offer users enhanced multi-track capabilities and imaging quality for simultaneous multi-fibre-optic probing and direct-coupling micro-spectroscopy applications.
The Agilent 1290 Infinity liquid chromatography system has been designed to deliver greater power, speed and sensitivity for enhanced performance in the high-end ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) market.
Integrating a Corona ultra UHPLC detector with a Waters Acquity UPLC or Alliance HPLC system is easy due to the Empower 2 - Corona detector instrument control software driver. ESA Biosciences has announced that the driver for Waters’ chromatography control and data-analysis platform is available free of charge to new and existing users. The software driver comes standard with all new Corona detectors. The driver can also be used with ESA’s Corona CAD and Corona Plus detectors. Existing users can download a copy by visiting: http://www.esainc.com/services/software_downloads/empower_driver.
Electronic noses and tongues have been developed for taste and odour sensory analysis in both quality control and product development applications. They have particular application in the food, beverage, flavour, fragrance and packaging sectors. As with human assessment, the instruments use comparative analysis of odour or taste fingerprints. The instruments are ‘trained’ to learn tastes and odours by analysis of samples verified by human taste or odour sensory panels and once trained are able to identify presented samples routinely.