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Top 6 Signs that You Should Service or Replace Your Raman Spectrophotometer

Top 6 Signs that You Should Service or Replace Your Raman Spectrophotometer

The adoption of lean processes call for streamlined material analysis.
There are not enough lab resources to effectively and efficiently analyze large volumes of samples.
Sampling requirements have changed and there is a need to adopt newer and more modern technology.
Estimates reveal that too much money is being spent on consumables for material characterization.
Lab has a limited number of highly technical staff to run difficult-to-use analytical equipment.
In instruments, software often handles recalibration. But recalibration is not a panaceasometimes major adjustments are necessary that require special tools and expertise.

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Raman Spectrophotometer

Can this system measure my sample of interest in my measurement environment? Depending on the sample you’re using (surface, bulk, process, etc.) and your environment (laboratory, field, loading dock, etc.) it will be important to know if you need a portable, benchtop, fiber-optic-based or micro-Raman system.
How easy is it to switch from one type of sample to another when using your system? If you plan on measuring a diverse range of samples, fiber-optic-based systems afford you a high degree of sampling utility, whereas if you’re looking to measure one specific type of sample under a constant environment over and over again, you may want to choose a more dedicated setup.
What level of expertise is needed to operate this system? A highly technical user will want a lot of software flexibility, whereas a novice will want something very easy and intuitive.
What excitation wavelengths are available for your system? Depending on whether you are using organic vs. inorganic materials, you will want a specific wavelength to get the best results and you should research which wavelength will work best for your specific application.
Does your system contain a back-thinned or front illuminated detector? Depending on the concentration and the degree to which the sample is Raman active, you will need to make sure to select the detector with the proper sensitivity.

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Portable Raman Spectrophotometer

How can Raman spectroscopy help me analyze a broader range of compounds?
Which additional applications can Raman be used with to increase efficiency in my lab?
Is analysis speed and convenient reporting important?
What is my budget and what kind of ROI can I get on a new system purchase?
How are customers supported during implementation and post-sale?

Recently Released Raman Spectrophotometers

Ventana High-Throughput Raman Spectrometer

  • Combines an optical bench configuration with very high collection efficiency and a high-efficiency volume phase holographic (VPH) grating
  • Provides excellent throughput and sensitivity for low light level applications
  • Preconfigured spectrometers for both 532 nm and 785 nm excitation wavelength Raman and general-purpose visible to near-IR fluorescence applications are available
  • Gives users a cost-effective alternative to traditional integrated systems

Ocean Optics

Xantus-2™ Raman Analyzer

  • Equipped with options of 785 and 1064nm or 532 and 1064nm lasers stabilized for Raman spectroscopy
  • Provides a unique combination of high sensitivity and minimized fluorescence
  • Lightweight, portable and battery-operated and supports an integrated academic lab-lecture approach to education
  • Utilizes integrated software combining open architecture with customizable, user-defined settings

Rigaku Raman

Raman Spectrophotometer Manufacturers


B&W Tek


Bruker Optics



Enwave Optronics

Hamamatsu Photonics

Horiba Scientific


Malvern Instruments

Ocean Optics



Rigaku Raman


Thermo Fisher Scientific