New Ultrafast Scan Rate Miniature Spectrometer for High Speed Applications!

07 November 2017

Ocean FX compact, high scan rate spectrometer with onbaord processing and excellent wired and wireless connectivity. Source: Ocean Optics.Ocean FX compact, high scan rate spectrometer with onbaord processing and excellent wired and wireless connectivity. Source: Ocean Optics.The Ocean FX® from Ocean Optics is a versatile spectrometer with acquisition speeds up to 4,500 scans per second, onboard averaging of up to 5,000 spectra for improved signal to ratio (SNR x:1 =290) and minimal data transfer time. Ocean FX is an excellent choice for high-speed process applications, measurement of fast events, and reaction monitoring!

The spectrometer has robust wire and wireless communications capabilities including simultaneous USB, SPI, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. An onboard buffer or spectral memory holds up to 50,000 spectra and allows time-stamping in order to preserve and document all your data points.

Ocean FX is available in application-ready, custom and OEM spectrometer configurations. The spectrometer can be integrated into other devices as a component, subassembly or turnkey solution. Standard and enhanced sensitivity Ocean FX preconfigured models are available in FX UV-Vis (200-850 nm), Vis-NIR (350-1000 nm) and extended (200-1025 nm) spectral ranges. The resolution of the Ocean FX spectrometer is 0.1 to 10 nm and a dynamic range of 5000. The Ocean FX utilizes a Hamamatsu CMOS detector.

The video simulates a process environment to demonstrate the rapid scan rate of the Ocean FX spectrometer.

With onboard processing and Ethernet communications, Ocean FX is ideal for at-line and in-line color measurements including:

  • RaOcean FX set up for absorbance measurements. Source: Ocean OpticsOcean FX set up for absorbance measurements. Source: Ocean Opticspid events measurements – flicker and fast color cycling LEDs
  • High-speed plastics recycling – filler, pigment and polymer compound determination
  • Biomedical device inspection
  • Product security & authenticity analysis - material spectral fingerprinting
  • Agricultural measurements and monitoring
  • Air & water quality analysis
  • Chemical reaction monitoring
  • Chemical analysis - absorbance, fluorescence
  • Rapid kinetics measurement
  • Fluorescence decay
  • Food & beverage processing, sorting and quality control - UV-Vis analysis
  • Health & life sciences
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Protein & nucleic acid analysis
  • Semiconductor wafer and thin film coating analysis

The Ocean Optics website has additional details on the Ocean FX spectrometer:

Ocean FX Product Sheet

Ocean FX Brochure

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