Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
Rigaku Raman Technologies, inc., a leading provider of innovative handheld Raman spectrometers, today announced that it will be showcasing a new and advanced version of its flagship FirstGuard™ handheld Raman analyzer at next week’s Pittcon 2013 Conference. Featuring an updated architecture and several new software upgrades, the new FirstGuard continues to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive analysis by being the first handheld device equipped with 1064nm wavelength excitation. Complementing these product improvements, Rigaku Raman also announced that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona where FirstGuard and other Rigaku Raman spectrometers are manufactured using state-of-the-art optical science and analytical device development.
The FirstGuard’s ability to operate at 1064nm wavelength has set a new industry standard for being able to identify a significantly broader range of raw materials and provide very rapid validation, while also maintaining key customer requirements such as ease-of-use, portability, affordability and reliability. While competing 785nm wavelength excitation products can only identify approximately 70% of encountered raw materials in pharmaceuticals and consumer goods manufacturing due to chronic fluorescence interference, the FirstGuard 1064 can reliably identify those same materials and also identify appreciably more materials that 785nm excitation cannot. The 1064nm technology also enables analysis through many dark glasses and plastics – something that is difficult to impossible with 785nm spectrometers. To see a live demonstration of FirstGuard in action, prospective customers are invited to stop by the Rigaku Raman booth #1825 during Pittcon 2013.
“Rigaku Raman is committed to making the world a safer place by leveraging the power of science and technology to deliver innovative products such as our 1064nm FirstGuard anal
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