PAT - Process Analytical Technology

blgkimya.comThe MicroNIR family of spectrometers is the next generation ultra-compact near-infrared spectrometer sensors and analyzers solving customer needs across multiple industries. The pharmaceutical, agriculture, and chemical industries have deployed the MicroNIR spectrometer for real-time, non-intrusive chemical and physical analysis of materials and monitoring of processes, leading to improved quality control, reduced costs, and faster decision-making.

The MicroNIR spectrometers small form factor, its cost-effectiveness, exceptional performance, and ease of use have allowed for wider adoption and greater flexibility in installation and scalability of near-infrared spectroscopy solutions. Data and information about processes or materials can be obtained from a network of operations or locations, and used to continually optimize and improve the process thus enabling smarter factories and smarter farms.

The MicroNIR Spectrometer is powered by Viavi Solutions Linear Variable Filter (LVF) and innovation in optical system design and miniaturization. The building block is the MicroNIR engine that contains the light source, collection optics, dispersing element, detector, and electronics in a package that weighs 64 grams (2.3 oz.) and is less than 50mm (2") in diameter and height.

The family of products is divided into Handheld and Process instruments summarized in the diagram below. Common to all products are:

Wavelength range: 950–1650 nm
Fiber-optic free
No moving parts
Fast acquisition speeds
Regression and classification model development
Real-time analysis
USP 1119 Compliance & 21 CFR Part 11 tools

MicroNIR Handheld Products
The MicroNIR handheld products offer flexibility is use cases from at-line measurements to real-time analysis at the point of use. Two products are available.

MicroNIR OnSite
The MicroNIR OnSite is a compact, ruggedized and ergonomic design making it ideal for applications in the field or on the manufacturing floor. MicroNIR OnSite is controlled by tablet PC based software with intuitive user interface which requires minimum training to operate.

MicroNIR Pro
The MicroNIR Pro is an excellent development tool for a new user assessing the feasibility of NIR spectroscopy for their applications. The product is offered with a number of accessories that allow for ease of use in an at-line or laboratory setting.

MicroNIR Process Products
The MicroNIR process products are designed for on-line or in-line monitoring of processes in the pharmaceutical, food, or chemical industry

The MicroNIR PAT is a battery-powered rugged NIR spectrometer equipped with WiFi connectivity for data communication making it suitable for use on rotating blenders as well as other stationary process equipment.

The MicroNIR PAT-U is a USB-powered rugged NIR spectrometer. It is the smallest of its kind on the market making it suitable for use on equipment of different sizes as well as implementation of multiple of the analyzers on a given process.