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Versatile FT-IR Spectrometer
MB3000 series

The ABB MB3000 series is the most reliable FT-IR laboratory analyzer in the market with the lowest cost of ownership. Easy to use and maintenance free, it provides constant analysis results for years to come. 



First maintenance-free FT-IR analyzer

Designed by Dr. Henry Buijs.
The MB3000 was developed by Dr. Henry Buijs, one of the founders of Bomem and a world-renowned expert recognized for his applied research in spectroscopy. The MB3000 is the result of over 40 years of experience in the aerospace, academic, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. It is the successor to the FTLA2000 spectrometer, also developed by Dr. Buijs and marketed by Bomem inc. since 1985.

Smallest footprint.
With a vertical, space-efficient design, the MB3000 optimizes laboratory workspace and facilitates access to internal components.

No consumables
The MB3000 contains fixed components that do not wear out with use, meaning no components to replace or adjust. With the MB3000, the HeNe LASER is replaced by a solid state laser.
All optics are non-hygroscopic. Purging is not required for protection of optics.

Long-life source.
To maximize reliability, the source is operated so as to provide a 10-year expected lifetime.


Spectroscopic performance (typical at 25°C with DTGS detector)

  • Spectral range 485 to 8,500 cm-1
  • Resolution better than 0.7 cm-1
  • Apodized resolution adjustable 1 to 64 cm-1, in increments of 2
  • Maximum signal-to-noise ratio (root-mean-square, 60s, 4 cm-1, at peak response): 50,000: 1
  • Signal sampling: 24-bit ADC
  • Short-term stability: < 0.09 %
  • Temperature stability: < 1 % per C˚
  • Frequency repeatability (@ 1918 cm-1): < 0.001 cm-1
  • Frequency accuracy (@ 1918 cm-1): < 0.06 cm-1

Options include CsI beamsplitter and liquid nitrogen cooled MCT detector.   


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