The CQL Max-ID handheld 1064 nm Raman analyzer is Rigaku’s flagship instrument. It has been developed for safety and security applications where users come up against unknown substances that they must identify rapidly and reliably.
With an entire library of toxic industrial chemicals (TIC), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), explosives, narcotics, chemical substances, etc., the Raman analyzer provides the utmost versatility and flexibility for border security, first responders, the military, HAZMAT teams, and anyone else on the frontline.
- 1064 nm Raman excitation: Determine dirty or colored samples, even via colored packaging with a result in less than one minute
- Portable: Handheld 1.7 kg/3.7 lbs
- Convenience: Touchscreen or button interface
- Onboard 5 MP digital camera: Capture pictorial evidence
- Environmental ruggedness: IP68 and MIL810G
- Comprehensive library: >13,000 chemical substances
- Rechargeable batteries: CR123a battery backup
- Connectivity: USB and WiFi provided
- 4C Technology: Automatically tracks individual scans for hazardous recipe combinations
- QuickDetect Trace Colorimetric Detection (optional): Detects non-visible amounts of a substance
- Industry-leading support: 36 months warranty available with software and library updates included during the warranty period
- CommandSuite Fleet Management (optional): Offers a centralized administration area for multi-unit users
The availability of a small design with an on-board library of more than 13,000 chemicals is ideal for in-field use by first responders where it can be utilized to determine:
- Cutting agents
- Narcotic precursors
- Explosive precursors
- General chemicals
- General precursors
- Industrial chemicals 1-4
- Household chemicals
- CWA/CWA precursor (Chemical warfare agents)
- TIC/TIM (toxic industrial chemicals or toxic industrial materials)
Superior 1064 nm Raman excitation
Rigaku handheld Raman analyzers have 1064 nm excitation, ideally suited to determining unidentified substances as it decreases absorption by the sample, enabling more signals to be reflected. This converts into stronger signals and a quicker analysis time of less than one minute.
This enables users to scan via wrappings, packaging, and containers, keeping the operator secure from potential exposure while producing rapid analyses.
The following are in-field capabilities that the Rigaku CQL Gen-ID handheld Raman analyzer provides users:
- Automatic mixture analysis of up to five components available
- Identify bulk and trace levels of an unfamiliar substance
- Add pictorial proof using an on-board camera
- Automatic precursor monitoring can be done
- Adjustable focal position to house sampling via different packaging
- Combined CommandSuite fleet management capability
U.S. Department of Defense utilization
The CQL Max-ID handheld 1064 nm Raman is constructed upon the updated CQL platform accepted as part of the US DoD JPEO DR SKO System Modernization Program.
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