Keit opens up new horizons for when and where spectroscopy can be applied.
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is a well-established analytical technique in the laboratory, but conventional instruments are bulky and fragile: susceptible to vibration, temperature changes, and requiring flexible, lossy interconnects to the reaction vessel (or pipeline) making the direct use of them on the manufacturing floor impractical.Unlike standard systems, Keit uses a novel optical design with no moving parts making it impervious to vibration from the surrounding manufacturing systems.
The IRmadillo tells production and chemical engineers about their processes at the time of reaction by being mounted directly onto their production equipment. This eliminates the need of conventional analysis techniques that requires continual remote sampling and analysis in a stable, laboratory environment.
The application of in situ process FTIR spectroscopy can be successfully used across a variety of manufacturing industries.