CBEx

CBEx is a handheld Raman spectrometer with 785 nm excitation laser for non-contact analysis of liquids, gels, powders, and solids (with optional Point and Shoot Accessory). It uses Raser Orbital Scanning (ROS), in which the excitation laser scans over a wide sample area. The vendor claims that ROS improves spectral quality from inhomogeneous and irregularly shaped samples, and minimizes heating and potential detonation of energetic materials.

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Bryan Ray, Ph.D.
Director, Business Development
bray@wysri.com
+1 307 460 2089
628 Plaza Lane
Laramie, WY 82070
USA
www.wysri.com
Manufacturer
Snowy Range Instruments
Product Name
CBEx
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Raman Spectroscopy;
Application
Emergency Response; Screening; Bulk analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
CBEx is a handheld Raman spectrometer with 785 nm excitation laser for non-contact analysis of liquids, gels, powders, and solids (with optional Point and Shoot Accessory). It uses Raser Orbital Scanning (ROS), in which the excitation laser scans over a wide sample area. The vendor claims that ROS improves spectral quality from inhomogeneous and irregularly shaped samples, and minimizes heating and potential detonation of energetic materials.
Availability
Discontinued
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
2013
User Feedback Sources
MRIGlobal hands-on experience
Dimensions
3.6 x 2.80 x 1.5in (91 x 71 x 38 mm)
Weight
<1 lb.; 11.75 oz (334 g)
Power Requirements
Alkaline Battery; 2 AA batteries (11 hours)
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
None
Operating Conditions
-20 to 40 °C (-4 to 104 °F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; 2 mL vials
Available Accessories
Point-and-Shoot accessory for solid sampling
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Instrument control and library build capability via laptop software
Communications Interface
microUSB
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$16,000.00
Tested For Chemical Agents
Not Specified
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
Yes
Number of Library Entries
500 (approximate)
Adaptability
Yes; user can add new targets to detector with support
Sample Introduction
Liquid; solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
Bulk; mg; g
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Fluorescence
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
20 seconds
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); < 20 seconds
Total Run Time
< 1 minute
Software Control
Yes
Other Operational Parameters
400-2300 cm-1 spectral range; 12-14 cm-1 resolution; 2048-element CCD array; 8 mm working distance and 2.5 mm interrogation area; 785 nm excitation laser, 100 mW, 70 mW at sample
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Not Specified
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
No
Warranties
Not Specified
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
No
IATA Shipping Restrictions
No
Approved Vendors
Snowy Range Instruments (OEM), Ocean Optics (sold as "IDRaman mini"), Smiths Detection (sold as "ACE-ID" ruggedized version)
Data File Type Format
spc, ASCII x,y table, LIB (proprietary format)
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