InfraLUM FT-08 FT mid-IR spectrometer from Lumex Instruments

Our new FT mid-IR spectrometer InfraLUM FT-08 has been designed based on our extensive R&D and expertise in the IR (infrared) spectroscopy. This multipurpose and easy-to-operate instrument is a well-suited option for various analytical laboratories. The high-quality misalignment-proof optics, high-sensitivity DLATGS detector, and a wide variety of accessories gives users complete confidence in the high accuracy of the results and make it an ideal tool for routine measurements at low inventory investment and running costs.

Principle of Operation

Is based on the measuring IR spectra using Fourier transform technique.

Measurement Procedure

The instrument is operated by SpectraLUM software run under Windows® environment, which provides simple control and allows even unskilled personnel to easily master the instrument operation.

All major functions, such as peak identification, derivative quantification, quantitative calibrations creation, etc., can easily be performed with SpectraLUM software. Library search module allows to plug spectra libraries and to create own user’s libraries.

Features and Benefits

  • Patented high-quality misalignment-proof Double Cat’s Eye interferometer
  • Hermetically sealed optical compartment with the automated moisture monitoring system
  • High-sensitivity DLATGS detector
  • Advanced radiation source with extended service life
  • Built-in smart total self-diagnostics system
  • Innovative ergonomic design of the spectrometer housing that provides best convenience for the operator
  • Large sample compartment 230 X 240 X 180mm
  • Wide variety of accessories, include complete line of compatible PIKE Technologies optical FTIR accessories
  • Intuitive comprehensible software with integrated calibration module & library search module
  • Automatic validation system of the spectrometer
  • Remote diagnostics of the spectrometer

Application Examples

Chemical Industry

  • Identification of unknown chemical substances;
  • Determination of raw material purity;
  • Biofuel analysis (concentration of FAME);
  • Determination of fractional composition;
  • Functional and structural-functional analysis;
  • Testing the composition of polymer films and coatings.

Forensic Investigations

  • Identification of impurities and trace amounts of substances.

Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Determination of the authenticity of medicine preparations using IR reference standards;
  • Quality control of medicine preparations using IR reference standards;
  • Quality assurance of organic raw materials.

Oil and Gas Industry

  • Determination of the composition of natural gas and gas industry products;
  • Identification of unknown chemical substances;
  • Determination of crude oil and gas purity;
  • Determination of fractional composition;
  • Functional and structural-functional analysis;
  • Determination of aromatic hydrocarbon content;
  • Determination of benzene in gasoline (EN 238, ASTM D4053);
  • Determination of oil in liquid ammonia.

Ecological and Sanitary Monitoring

  • Detection of the presence of ozone-destructing substances;
  • Measuring the content of petroleum hydrocarbons in water;
  • Identification of a source of petroleum hydrocarbon pollution in water.

Equipment and Options

  • InfraLUM FT-08 FT mid-IR spectrometer;
  • SpectraLUM software package;
  • Set of measuring cells, accessories and spectra libraries (on Customer request).

Technical Specifications

Spectral range

8000-350 cm-1 (KBr optics)

8000-500 cm-1 (ZnSe optics)

Wavenumber repeatability

0.01 cm-1

Variable resolution

64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1, 0.5 cm-1

RMS signal-to-noise ratio

> 60000 (4 cm-1, 1 min)

Stability of the 100% line, %


Scanning speed

0.8 s/scan at 16 cm-1 resolution


High-resolution DLATGS


Ge-coated KBr (or ZnSe) in a hermetically sealed desiccated housing

Wavenumber accuracy

±0.05 cm-1


Vibration- and misalignment-proof patented
Double Cat’s Eye Interferometer

Radiation source

High-intensity long-life stabilized ceramic IR radiation source

Power consumption

65 W


32 kg


580x550x340 mm