About Bruker Optics
Optics, part of the Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) is the leading
manufacturer and worldwide supplier of Fourier Transform Infrared, Near Infrared
and Raman spectrometers for various industries and applications.
Bruker entered the field of FT-IR spectroscopy in 1974. The early instruments
set new standards in research FT-IR with evacuable optics, high resolution and
automatic range change. Since then, the product line has been continuously
expanding with instruments suitable for both analytical and research
applications with exceptional performance characteristics.
Today, Bruker Optics offers FT-IR, NIR, Raman, TD-NMR,
TeraHertz spectrometers and imaging spectrographs for various markets and
applications. Bruker Optics has R&D and manufacturing centers in
Ettlingen, Germany and The Woodlands, USA, technical support centers and sales
offices throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia.
Today many manufacturers are striving not only to produce the highest quality
final product but also to improve manufacturing efficiency by taking analysis
technology from the laboratory and applying it in their plants. By gaining
tighter control over the manufacturing process, it is possible to optimize the
use of materials and reduce or eliminate the production of off-specification
material, thus saving reprocessing or disposal costs. Main laboratory
applications for the pharmaceutical industry include identification of raw
materials and quality control of finished products. Common process control
applications include direct monitoring of chemical reactions and quality of
intermediate and final products such as:
- Determination of homogeneity of blending processes in the petrochemical,
pharmaceutical and food industries.
- Determination of concentrations of constituent chemicals in refining
operations in the chemical and petrochemical industries.
- Determination of the state of polymerization processes in the chemical and
FT-NIR is an ideally suited spectroscopic technique for process measurements
because of its ability to rapidly perform remote measurements via high
efficiency quartz fiber optics. The attenuation of the signal inside such fibers
is very small (e.g. 0.1 dB/km) and NIR fiber optic cables and probes are robust,
relatively inexpensive, and widely available. Process probes may be located
directly in process streams at a distance of hundreds of meters from the
spectrometer, and multiple probes may be attached to a single spectrometer.
Bruker offers MATRIX™- F FT-NIR, and SENTINEL
Dispersive Raman spectrometers as the complete solution for your Process Control
& Monitoring needs. In addition, the MID-IR OEM spectrometer IRcube is
available with a wide variety of mid-infrared sampling configurations, ideal
reaction monitoring platform for research, pilot plants, and production
Real Time Monitoring of Blend Ratio, Blend Uniformity, Drying Process.
Quality Control of Potency, Excipient Levels and Moisture Content. Sampling
accessories- Off-line, At-line, In-line Easy-to-use software for automated model
building, process analysis and control Full range of industry standard
communication protocols - 4-20mA, Ethernet, Modbus, Profibus DP, OPC, etc.
Process Engineering expertise for smooth plant integration and service. Bruker
Optics offers the industries most comprehensive range of PAT - Process
Analytical Technology - solutions based on vibrational spectroscopy.
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