CHEM-200 Raman Analyzer

It’s the product requested by military, law enforcement and first responder users of older-generation Raman analyzers. We asked, “What do you want in your next generation Raman analyzer?” They said a) small and easy to use like a Smartphone, advanced libraries and algorithms for today’s explosives and ever-changing narcotics and cutting agents. Because the CHEM-200 is Android-based it offers on board HazmasterG3 “so what does that mean” decision support software (English language only), more flexible accessories and sampling – all at nearly half the price of their existing Raman analyzers.

  • Large, Vibrant 5.5″ color touch screen display
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS on-board (can be hardware disabled)
  • Powered by Surefire 123A or Li-ion batteries
  • IR Status indicator for night and clandestine operations
  • Meets IP67 & Mil Spec 810g standards

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CHEM-200 Raman Analyzer


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Decision Support Software

The CHEM-200 includes the most widely used decision support software, HazmasterG3. It operates on the Android platform and therefore runs HazmasterG3 as an on-board App. Data from the chemical detector is transferred seamlessly into HazmasterG3, without need for external tablets, PCs, and no wires, no cables, no WiFi or Bluetooth communications.

Smarter Analysis

The CHEM-200 includes a macro-camera for photo-documentation of samples tested, or to read 2D bar codes for sample logging and tracking – no other Raman offers this capability. The CHEM-200 is complete touch-screen driven, useable with or without gloves. It powers on in seconds, performs automated self-checks and is ready to test materials in seconds. The high intensity source and close-in spectrometer design delivers initial analysis in a few seconds, with full statistically solid material ID in as little as 10 seconds. Laser power is adjustable, and test start may be delayed for up to 2 minutes for suspected explosive materials.

CHEM-200 Raman Analyzer

Raman spectrum from a Semtex sample using a 785 nm laser

Figure 1

Raman spectrum from a Semtex sample using a 1030 nm laser

Figure 2

Say Goodbye to Fluorescence Interference

The 1030 nm laser analyzes fluorescing materials like explosives and street drugs better.  For example consider real-world Semtex that contains pigments and binders.  Figure 1 shows the Raman spectrum from a Semtex sample using a 785 nm laser, and Figure 2 shows the same material analyzed with the 1030 nm laser source.  The  1030 nm spectrum is virtually clear of fluorescence.  The suppressed fluorescence means minimal pre-processing and superior SNR, thus faster testing times with less laser energy dumped into sample.  The result is a statistically better material ID with reduced risk of sample ignition and improved operator safety.

Smarter Testing & Accessories

The CHEM-200 features continuous and preset adjustable laser focus. Eliminate the most common error whereby the laser is focused on the sample holder rather than the sample material itself. The CHEM-200 offers two vial sizes – the standard 15 ml and smaller 8 ml vials – in one vial holder. The 8 ml vials need less sample, often a benefit when analyzing explosives. Also available is the right-angle adapter for bagged materials, and the “adjustable pointer” for testing through thick plastic bags or a variety of plastic or glass wall thickness with bottles.

CHEM-200 Raman Analyzer Vial Holder

This page was updated on February 19th, 2019