Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

TruDefender FTX Analyzer

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced the Thermo Scientific TruDefender FTX analyzer, the company’s latest addition to its line of handheld FTIR chemical identification instruments. Designed for use by first responders, hazmat teams, bomb squads, military and law enforcement personnel worldwide, these analyzers feature a self-contained anvil sampling head that enables better sample control and variable pressure for enhanced safety.

The new anvil mechanism is designed for improved performance and operator safety, offering the following benefits:

  • Enables variable pressure to provide safer analysis of potentially pressure- or friction-sensitive materials
  • Contoured design without crevices or friction points is intended to ensure safer sampling and simplify decontamination
  • The anvil fully rotates for sample placement and decontamination, a key capability when operating with limited visibility and dexterity
  • Optional sampling accessory allows easy placement of prills and offers protection for volatile liquids

TruDefender FTX instruments are certified to MIL-STD-801G ruggedness standards and use the same field-proven algorithms and easy-to-use software as earlier TruDefender and FirstDefender Raman instruments. This minimizes training for organizations and field teams that are already familiar with the platform. 

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