Inspector 500SWIR RAMAN

The “500” class of Raman analyzers is equipped with higher wavelength Raman excitation (1030 nm laser) for the specialized case of testing samples that exhibit high fluorescence.   For example, samples consisting of complex molecules or samples with a number of impurities are excellent candidates for the Inspector 500 (1030 nm laser). While such samples may challenge the Inspector 300, the 500 allows for the specific Raman peaks to stand out in the spectrum. As with the rest of the SciAps Agent series of Raman analyzers, the Inspector 500 offers high stability, the same intuitive software and interface, fast processing speed, and seamless report generation and data management.

·         Meets IP 67 waterproof, dustproof standards

·         Meets MilSpec 810g


Superior Ergonomics and Safety


The Inspector class Raman analyzers maintain the best ergonomics of any handheld Raman.  Carefully designed for all end-users  – large and small, male or female — the Inspector is tapered, well-balanced, and equipped with a well-placed wrist strap.  The result:  a handheld Raman analyzer that’s incredibly easy to manipulate and operate single-handedly, for all types of users, with or without gloves.

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The spectra in figure 1 illustrates the advantage of the 500 model in an extreme case, for samples that yield high fluorescence response to Raman. The purple line is the response from the standard 785 nm wavelength Raman laser.Its spectrum peaks are completely obscured by the large amount of fluorescence. Alternatively, the 500 model (green line), by virtue of its longer, 1030 nm wavelength, does not produce the same level of fluorescence, therefore clearly revealing the Raman spectral signature. For a small minority of compounds, the Inspector 500 series may be a better choice than the industry standard 785 nm laser wavelength (Inspector 300 series). Such compounds are limited to complex molecules such as proteins, or samples with significant impurities present.


• Higher Excitation: Higher wavelength Raman excitation (1030 nm laser) for the specialized case of testing samples that exhibit high fluorescence.   For example, samples consisting of complex molecules or samples with a number of impurities. • Powerful:  The 300 mW laser means it’s one of the most powerful handheld Raman’s ever built. • Lightweight: At 3.7 lbs, it’s easy to carry while testing samples for an entire day. • Temperature-controlled CCD detector: The analyzer remains stable throughout hours of testing in the field, in the warehouse, on the factory floor or at the lab. • Thumbwheel control: incredibly easy to manipulate and operate single-handedly, for all types of users, with or without gloves. • Powerful processing: Fast, accurate matching to stored compound spectra and sophisticated statistical models provide results within seconds. • Report generation: Create reports on the spot or download data instantly with WiFi and/or USB connectivity. • Good mechanics: The Inspector 500 is equipped with a vial holder, a novel 90-degree sample tester ideal for bagged samples, and a point-and-shoot adapter, allowing for easy testing of virtually any sample type.  The point-and-shoot adapter is user adjustable to sample depth, allowing easy adaptation to thick or double-bagged samples, or sample bottles.
Laser Power 300 mW 1030 nm Class III B • Detector Cooled Type III-IV semiconductor array • Spectral Range cm-1 100-2500 • Resolution across range cm-1 8-10 • Dimensions 7.5” x 6.9” x 1.7” • Weight 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg) • Battery lifetime 4 hours and removable • Operating Temperature -20° to +40° • PC Software NuSpec or NuSpec Pro • Spectral Library Options CWC (Chemical Warfare Agents, TICS, TIMS), Law Enforcement (Narcotics, Explosives), Chemical Library, Pharmaceutical, Plastics
• Testing samples that exhibit high fluorescence • Pharmaceutical • Raw materials verification • Chemical and Haz Mat Site Evaluations/Forensics • Manufacturing Process material validation • Academic Research
Inspector Handheld Raman BrochureInspector 500 for Pharma