MicroNIR PAT-U NIR spectrometer
Continuous manufacturing process control
- real time response
The PAT-U is a near infrared spectrometer used for in-line process control. Used in many industries, it allows real-time monitoring of mixtures, uniformity, drying and moisture monitoring, reaction monitoring, granulation, freeze-drying, and other similar applications.
Designed for regulated environments
Designed for rigorously GMP regulated environments, the PAT-U integrates directly into industrial facilities and requires minimal maintenance. There are no moving components or expensive fiber optic cables, resulting in excellent stability and superior performance.
This integration requires a weld in the flange, a sanitary flange bracket, a sapphire window and a retaining ring with O-rings. The flange is welded into a hole cut in the mixer cover, then the sanitary flange bracket, window and retaining ring are assembled. Then the PAT-W is secured against the window and a sanitary flange with a standard tri-clamp (or C-clamp). All parts can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance.
The threaded mount allows a user to weld a mount into the processing equipment, then connect the PAT-W using the threaded tip of the spectrometer. This mount also has a removable window to allow for easy cleaning and maintenance. The PAT-W has a built-in 9-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), which allows accurate and repeatable triggering of spectral acquisition when the PAT-W is mounted on a rotary mixer.
Monitoring of manufacturing processes (granulation, drying, uniformity, reaction).
Feed & food industry
Control of moisture, protein, fiber, etc.
Polymers, petrochemistry, chemical reaction monitoring.
|Technology||NIR (near infrared)|
|Illumination source||Two integrated vacuum tungsten lamps|
|Bulb life||>40,000 hours|
|Illumination geometry||Flood illumination/ 0° observer|
|Input aperture dimensions||2.5 x 3.0 mm|
|Sample working distance||0 – 15 mm from window|
|Dispersing element||Linear variable filter (LVF)|
|Detector||128-pixel InGaAs photodiode array|
|Pixel size/pitch||30 µm x 250 µm/50 µm|
|Wavelength range||950 – 1650 nm (10,526 – 6060 cm-1)|
|Pixel-to-pixel interval||6.2 nm for 950 – 1650 nm|
|Spectral bandwidth||<1.25% of center wavelength|
|Analog-to-digital convertor||16 bit|
|Dynamic range (max)||1000:1|
|Measurement time (typical)||0.25 – 0.5 second|
|Integration time||10 ms typical, minimum 10 µsec, maximum limited by dark signal|
|Computer interface||USB 2.0|
|Size||45 mm diameter x 69 mm tall|
|Weight||318 g (11.2 oz) With window collar: 368 g or (13 oz)|
|Power||USB powered (<500 mA @5V)|
|Data format||Encrypted, Unsb, CSV, and SPC output|
|OS||Windows 8.1, 8, and 7|
|Software||MicroNIR Pro standard, Unscrambler X Lite, MicroNIR Process|
|Operating temperature||0 – 40 deg C (non-condensing)|
|Enclosure||Stainless steel 316: dust and waterproof, sealed and cleanable to IP67 standard|
|Mounting||Adaptable stainless steel tri-clover mount, screw into welded flange|
|Compliance||21 CFR part 11, ATEX, USP 1119, Ph. Eur. 2.2.40|
The MicroNIR Pro software suite includes functionality for data acquisition, calibration and method development, user management and real-time prediction. MicroNIR Pro can create and apply comprehensive chemometric models using regression and classification algorithms, including PLS, Moving Block, SMV and PCA analyses. Batch mode predictions on stored data are also supported. Options include an enhanced OPC interface for integration with process control systems and prediction engine add-ons.