Space-Efficient Design with High Expandability
- The IRSpirit allows access from two sides, meaning samples can be measured with the unit positioned horizontally or vertically. The start switch is accessible and the humidity indicator is visible from both directions.
- Featuring the widest sample compartment in its class, the IRSpirit offers outstanding application flexibility, easily accommodating both Shimadzu and 3rd party accessories, such as ATR, diffuse reflectance, and transmission accessories.
Guided Workflow-Based Software Program (IR Pilot)
This package of 23 applications gives analysts the ability to measure samples or print results with a few mouse clicks. In addition, the IR Pilot program allows operators with minimal analytical knowledge to obtain results quickly by simply selecting the accessory and sample form.
In addition to IR Pilot, the IRSpirit FTIR spectrophotometer features the following:
- Identification Test Program – This program makes pass/fail judgments for test samples based on verification methods described in Pharmacopoeia and standards specified in each country
- Contaminant Analysis Program – Identifies measured contaminants using Shimadzu’s proprietary identification algorithm in combination with a library of more than 550 spectra, and after data analysis, automatically makes a pass/fail judgment and creates a report
Stable, Reliable Performance
The instrument includes a sealed interferometer that protects the beam splitter from both air and moisture, and features dynamic alignment at 5000 times/second and a high-brightness ceramic light source. Other features/functions include:
- DLATGS detector with a temperature-control function
- Status monitor function with electrical and paper-based indicators
- Automatic verification of instrument status during warm-up
- Automatic self-diagnostics function
The IRSpirit can be equipped with a variety of options to facilitate analysis and address a wide range of applications. These include:
- QATR-S single-reflection ATR measurement attachment
- MHP-1 hand-driven press used to produce 4 mm dia KBr pellets
- Contaminant library – for analyzing contaminants in tap water and food
- Thermal-damaged plastics library – contains data of degraded plastics that have been oxidized by heating
- Time course software
- EDXIR-Analysis software – designed specially to perform qualitative analysis using data acquired by an energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) fluorescence spectrometer and a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer
IR Pilot Program
IR Pilot offers a total of 23 application programs as standard, making it easy for operators with minimal FTIR experience to analyze samples by simply selecting the analysis purpose and accessory. There is no need to set parameters. It enables the measurement of multiple samples with only one click.
Identification Test Program
This program makes pass/fail judgments for test samples based on verification methods described in Pharmacopoeia and standards specified in each country, such as “Infrared Spectrophotometry” in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia and Japan’s Specifications and Standards for Food Additives. In addition to identification tests for pharmaceutical and food product identification tests, the program can also be used for acceptance and pre-shipment inspections. The program calculates the difference between peak wavenumbers from standard and test samples and the difference between the peak intensity ratios and then prints a report of pass/fail judgment results. It includes spectra for the 57 substances specified in Japan’s Specifications and Standards for Food Additives.
Contaminant Analysis Program
The contaminant analysis program identifies measured contaminants using Shimadzu’s proprietary identification algorithm (Japanese Patent No. 5205918) in combination with a spectral library containing more than 550 spectra for substances commonly detected as contaminants. After data analysis, it automatically makes a pass/fail judgment and creates a report. Even if the contaminant is a mixture, it searches for major and minor components and displays their ranks. Since the number of components in the mixture does not need to be specified, even operators with minimal infrared analysis experience can easily analyze samples.