The MPA offers unrivalled flexibility
Choosing the best possible sampling method is crucial when solving a specific analysis task. With the MPA, you have a complete solution at hand for your daily QA/QC work, but also for sophisticated method development studies.
Initially it is often not obvious which sampling method is the best. With the MPA FT-NIR spectrometer, simply try out several methods choose the best option for you.
The possibilities are endless, and due to the modular design of the MPA, the instrument can easily be adapted to your needs. The robustness of the instrument allows it to be used in the laboratory and factory floor. The MPA can be connected to your laptop via Plug & Play Ethernet connection and can even be placed on a utility cart for mobile applications.
Customizable workspaces, easy measurement modes and wizards to guide you through the setup of analytical methods are standard in the OPUS spectroscopy software.
The smart display informs the user about the instrument status and indicates whether the measurement passed or failed. These factors make the operation of the instrument and the software so easy that even untrained personnel can operate the MPA spectrometer from day one.
OPUS is an easy-to-use, but powerful, all-in-one spectroscopy software. It includes the most comprehensive collection of data acquisition, processing, and evaluation functions and can be completely configured to meet your needs. With extended user settings and user management features, user access rights in OPUS is completely customizable.
OPUS/LAB is an intuitive and easy-to-use software interface for conducting routine analysis tasks. It can be used by untrained personnel from the production line as well as by your experienced laboratory staff.
OPUS/IDENT offers reliable product identification with hierarchical libraries. Setup, validation and use of identification libraries, including statistical evaluation can be performed in few easy steps.
The OPUS/QUANT software finds the best possible calibration automatically, making your method development less time consuming. It is based on the multivariate algorithm PLS (Partial Least Squares).
The new Multi Evaluation functionality in the OPUS software allows the combination of various evaluation functions as well as the calculation of formulae using OPUS/QUANT predictions.
All methods created on the MPA are fully reproducible and transferable to other comparably equipped Bruker Optics spectrometers - even for online applications - due to the superior mechanical precision and outstanding stability of our instruments.
The MPA incorporates state-of-the-art optics for outstanding performance and stability. The heart of the instrument is Bruker Optics’ permanently aligned RockSolid interferometer, which is equipped with gold-coated cube-corner mirrors. The permanent alignment provides consistent high quality results, less downtime and highest stability, a precondition for successful calibration transfer and low detection limits.
MPA spectrometers are designed to be easily maintained by the user, thereby decreasing downtime and maintenance costs. Consumable items such as the laser and the light source are designed for a long life, but if they need to be replaced, the system automatically informs the user of the failure and offers online help for the replacement procedure. The consumables are prealigned and can be easily and quickly changed.
Moreover, the Ethernet access to the MPA allows remote control and diagnostics of the spectrometer via your intranet or the World Wide Web.
GMP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
The MPA FT-NIR spectrometer is equipped with an automated filter wheel which houses standard materials and filters for testing instrument performance. Included in the OPUS software is OVP (OPUS Validation Program), an instrument test program which executes a series of performance tests using the standards in the filter wheel. This program evaluates the instrument performance and determines if the spectrometer is operating within specifications.
In addition, Bruker ‘s Validation Program provides the user with a complete package of qualification routines that meet the demands of validation such as USP, Ph.Eur. and ASTM standards. OPUS allows a customized setup to satisfy your individual validation requirements and the status is always indicated to the user.
OPUS spectroscopy software comes equipped with the necessary routines to assist laboratories that must comply to GMP standards. Extensive user management with multiple security levels, non-editable data files and complete audit trails are some of the many features of this comprehensive spectroscopy software. OPUS fully supports the demands of the 21 CFR Part 11 regulation (Electronic Records, Electronic Signatures) issued by the FDA.
Sample Compartment Fiber Optic Probes Sample Compartment with optional sample heater for easy measurements of liquids in cuvettes or disposable vials without having to open drawers. Fiber Optic Probes for measuring samples directly in containers, e.g. in the warehouse. Up to two different probes can be connected. Integrating Sphere Transmission Unit Integrating Sphere for measuring solids and pastes in diffuse reflection. An optional sample rotator assures a high reproducibility for heterogeneous samples. Transmission Unit with optional sample wheel, e.g. for the automated analysis of vials or solid samples such as tablets in transmission. This unit is also used for the analysis of food products.
The multitude of sampling modules and accessories make the MPA the ultimate FT-NIR solution for various types of industries.
FT-NIR spectroscopy has largely replaced a number of wet chemical analysis methods. It is a fast and precise tool for the non-destructive analysis of liquids, solids and paste-like materials, saving costs by reducing time and reagent use.The MPA allows the analysis of large sample numbers quantities at the push of a button. Hence, it is an ideal tool to meet the requirements of the modern quality control laboratories.
Food and Feed Industry
Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Industry
The major application areas for the MPA in the food and feed industry include dairy and meat, beverages, edible oils, bakery ingredients and condiments as well as grains, seeds, feed and forage.
Use FT-NIR to effectively and cost efficiently solve a huge variety of application tasks in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, including raw material ID, tablet testing and monitoring drying or blending processes. FT-NIR technology is widely used in a variety of chemical industries, including the petrochemical, polymer and paper industry. The high information content in NIR spectra, measured in only a few seconds, allows the simultaneous analysis of many different components and system parameters with high precision.