Thermo Scientific POA

TruDefender FTX


The Thermo Scientific TruDefender FTX/FTXi analyzers are a rugged, handheld FTIR system for rapid, in-the-field identification of unknown chemicals including explosives, narcotics, toxic industrial chemicals, precursors and more.

The instrument brings the power of FTIR directly into the hazard zone, enabling the responder to analyze—and act—faster than ever before.

TruDefender FTX analyzers include an anvil sampling head for easier sampling and decontamination. The self-contained anvil mechanism prevents chemical entrapment which could contaminate operators or subsequent samples.

The anvil rotates to provide clear visibility and to ensure easy sampling when faced with limited dexterity. The variable pressure anvil allows the user to apply appropriate pressure for a given substance, whether less pressure for substances with high Raman signal or more pressure for hard crystals.

Performance TruDefender FTXi is improved for wireless data transfering.


  • Handheld.rugged
  • Easy to use
  • 1.41 kg weight
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion batteries
  • No sample preparation
  • Mixture Analysis
  • Wide substances library
  • Easy maintenance


Weight1.41 kg
Size226 x 114 x 53 mm
Spectral Range
4000 to 650 cm-1
Spectral Resolution4 cm-1
Collection OpticsATR Diamond Crystal
SurvivabilityIndependetly tested form MID-STD-810F and IP67 certification
Operating Temp-20°C / +40°C
BatteryRemovable and rechargeable lithium ion battery or 123a (ie SureFire) batteries; > 4 hours operation
Esternal Power SupplyWall plug transformer 100 - 240v AC 50/60 hz
LanuagesEnglish, German, Chinese and Russian
Data Export FormatsSPC file (for use in stadard spectroscopic software), test file or jpeg report
TrainingTo get more information and attend Formulation Training Programs please contact BLG Chemical Technologies.
Warranty12 months for labor and spare parts. For additional warranty please contact BLG Chemical Technologies.




TruDefender FTX