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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Dan Davis
Product Manager
daniel.davis2@thermofisher.com
978-513-9717
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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;
Application
Emergency Response; Bulk Analysis; Screening; Forensics;
Product Model Number
FTX
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
Positive user feedback, Market leader; hands-on experience, DoD
Dimensions
8.9 × 4.5 × 2.1 in (22.61 x 11.42 x 5.33 cm)
Weight
<5 Lbs.; 3.12 Lbs. (1.41 kg)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; AC/DC Line Power; Rechargeable lithium ion battery or standard AC power (> 4 hours)
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
Waterproof/Resistant; Dust; Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Vibration/Shock; Independently tested for MIL-STD-810G and IP67 certification
Operating Conditions
-20 to 40°C (-4 to 105°F)
Consumables
None
Calibration Schedule
None required. Recommend analyzing known reference prior to samples.
Suggested Routine Maintenance
No user-accessible internal components
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Able to send reports through SMS text, email, or direct to reachback
Communications Interface
Mini and Micro SD card, mini USB, SPC file, text file or JPEG report; FTXi- send via SMS text, e-mail or direct to reachback over Quad band GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$54,000.00
Maintenance Cost
Minimal
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes, GA, GB, GD, HD, HNs, VX, RVX, others
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes, Fentanyls, Opiates, others
Other Chemical Targets
All IR active organic compounds
Number of Library Entries
>12,000
Adaptability
Yes; user can add new targets in the field and create custom searchable libraries
Sample Introduction
Solid; Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
~10%; Bulk; mg; g; %
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
None - complex/multi-component mixtures can be difficult to deconvolute
False Positive Rates
<1% False Positive Rate
False Negative Rates
<1% False Negative Rate
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
<2 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<5 minutes; Seconds to minutes, sample dependent
Total Run Time
<2 minutes
Alarm Capability
Visual
Software Control
On-Board
Other Operational Parameters
Spectral Range: 4,000 cm-1 to 650 cm-1 -Spectral Resolution: 4 cm-1
Training Required
<1 day training
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/EAR Export Regulations
This device is subject to export controls including those of the Export Administration Regulations of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which may restrict or require licenses for the export of product from the United States and their re-export to and from other countries.
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Lithium ion battery restrictions
Data File Type Format
SPC, LRD
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