TruDefender FTX

Thermo Scientific TruDefender FTX is an upgraded model of the TruDefender FT, a handheld FTIR system designed to analyze and identify unknown chemical substances directly in the hazard zone. The pressure arm is built in on this model. This upgrade makes sample analysis and cleanup much simpler than with the original model. Lightweight and easy to use, TruDefender devices were designed to meet the needs of first responders and the rigors of field use.

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Aaron Poynton, Ph.D
+1 978 657 5555
2 Radcliff Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876
USA
www.thermoscientific.com
Manufacturer
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Product Name
TruDefender FTX
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives;
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy (MIR);
Application
Emergency Response; Bulk Analysis; Screening; Forensics;
Product Model Number
TRUDEFENDERFTX
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
Thermo Scientific TruDefender FTX is an upgraded model of the TruDefender FT, a handheld FTIR system designed to analyze and identify unknown chemical substances directly in the hazard zone. The pressure arm is built in on this model. This upgrade makes sample analysis and cleanup much simpler than with the original model. Lightweight and easy to use, TruDefender devices were designed to meet the needs of first responders and the rigors of field use.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
Early 2013
User Feedback Sources
Hands-on experience, DoD
Dimensions
8.9 × 4.5 × 2.1 in (22.61 x 11.42 x 5.33 cm)
Weight
3.12 lbs ( 1.41 kg)
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery or standard AC power
Noise Produced
None
Transportability
Handheld
Durability
Independently tested for MIL-STD-810G and IP67 certification
Operating Conditions
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 105°F)
Consumables
Batteries
Solvents/Reagents
None
Calibration Schedule
None
Suggested Routine Maintenance
No user-accessible internal components
Communications Interface
Mini and Micro SD card, mini USB
Expected Operational Life
Not Specified
Shelf Life
Not Specified
Unit Cost
$50,000.00
Maintenance Cost
Minimal
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
All IR active organic compounds
Number of Library Entries
>12,000
Customize For New Targets
Yes
Sample Introduction
Solid; Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
Neat/mixtures; mg; g
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
None - complex/multi-component mixtures can be difficult to deconvolute
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 2 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
< 2 minutes
Total Run Time
< 2 minutes
Alarm Capability
Not Specified
Software Control
On-Board
Other Operational Parameters
Spectral Range: 4,000 cm-1 to 650 cm-1 -Spectral Resolution: 4 cm-1
Operator Skills Required
Non-technical
Training Available
Yes, onsite training at customer location
Manuals Available
Operator’s Manual, Quick Start Guide
Reachback Service
Yes
Warranties
1 year, multi-year
ITAR Export Regulations
None
IATA Shipping Restrictions
IATA regulations on lithium ion batteries
Data File Type Format
.spc, .lrd
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