The 4300 Handheld FTIR is the first of its kind employing lightweight ergonomics, ease of use, ruggedness, and flexibility into one system. The 4300 weighs in at approximately 2kg. With its lighter weight and new design, the ergonomics of the system make it ideal for field use and deployment into non-laboratory situations. A variety of sampling interfaces (Diffuse Reflectance, External Reflectance, Grazing Angle, Diamond ATR, Ge ATR) allows the user to easily transition from one sample type to another while on the go, with no alignment or adjustments necessary. Sample types typically include infrared absorbing and scattering surfaces, reflective metal surfaces with coatings and films as well as analysis of bulk materials including powders and granules.
The hardware design, along with the easy to use MicroLab Mobile software allows for experienced users as well as novice users to quickly utilize the system on the go. The high performance optics employed in the instrument allow for even the most difficult samples to be easily measured. This makes the 4300 ideal for a variety of non-destructive analysis applications. The analysis of Polymers, Coatings, Composites and even historical artifacts and artwork can easily be done in situ without destroying the sample or removing it from its location. These benefits also make the 4300 the optimal analytical tool for both geological and soil science studies.