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M500 Quick-Scan Infrared Spectrophotometer

The M500 has a proven track record in industry for routine analysis, QA / QC and research as well as being one of the most popular educational systems around the globe.

In the World of Analytical Spectroscopy where the phrase FT-IR is common, why does Buck Scientific, Inc. still manufacture a true Scanning Infra-Red system? The reason lies in the superb “hybrid” design of the M500 IR, which combines the fast-scan speed and high-energy throughput of Single-Beam FT-IR unit with the rugged capability of a Monochromator-based Optical system. Buck can achieve equivalent Resolution and Speed without employing expensive Beam-Splitters made of moisture-sensitive KBr, moving Mirrors mounted on costly Bearings or delicate Lasers prone to vibration damage. The Buck M500 consistently proves its quality performance and economical reliability compared to FT-IR systems.

The M500’s unique design and user-friendly software packages make it an ideal analytical tool for a wide variety of applications. Choose among an extensive range of IR Sampling Accessories to provide the capabilities to meet any laboratory requirement, making the M-500 package a complete, turn-key system at the most affordable price.

Buck provides its exclusive EZ-Scan Software to allow the user complete access to instrument controls and for basic data acquisition. For more advanced applications, the GRAMS/AI program provides sophisticated Graphics manipulations and Quantitative Report Generation with the click of a mouse or a user-defined Macro. The powerful Spectral Library Search option lets you compare any Sample spectrum to a Data-Base of known, Reference spectra for a rapid Qualitative identification of most unknowns. The GRAMS-based software has several useful supplemental macros to simplify routine and repetitive tasks; such as Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) measurements or System Validation for USP/NF and BP protocols with full CFR-20, Part-11 compliance for the Food, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic industries. Also available is an Analog output of 0- 1 volts for Recorders or Data-Loggers who want to use the M500 as a Variable Wavelength IR Detector for specific on-line applications and monitoring.

Buck provides its exclusive EZ-Scan Software to allow the user complete access to instrument controls and for basic data acquisition. For more advanced applications, the GRAMS/AI program provides sophisticated Graphics manipulations and Quantitative Report Generation with the click of a mouse or a user-defined Macro. The powerful Spectral Library Search option lets you compare any Sample spectrum to a Data-Base of known, Reference spectra for a rapid Qualitative identification of most unknowns. The GRAMS-based software has several useful supplemental macros to simplify routine and repetitive tasks; such as Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) measurements or System Validation for USP/NF and BP protocols with full CFR-20, Part-11 compliance for the Food, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic industries. Also available is an Analog output of 0- 1 volts for Recorders or Data-Loggers who want to use the M500 as a Variable Wavelength IR Detector for specific on-line applications and monitoring.

Our reputation for low maintenance cost and easy serviceability are built-in features of the M500 Mechanical and Optical design. From the high-energy Ceramic Glowbar IRSource to the high-sensitivity DLATGS (Deuterated l-Alanine Tri-Glycine Sulfate) solid-state Detector with non-hygroscopic KRS-5 windows, the M500 takes advantage of the most current electronic and optical technology. The ability for the end-user to perform basic maintenance and field calibration is another benefit not feasible with most FT-IR instruments.

In addition to its unbeatable price, the compact size and portability of the M500 is also a real plus! Its small 20" x 24" footprint and lightweight construction saves bench space and enhances productivity for any Laboratory.

Accessories

Accessories and Supplies for IR Spectroscopy

Buck Scientific has provided infrared spectroscopists with quality accessories and consumables for over 30 years. We offer a comprehensive range of sampling accessories for use with the M500 and for the FTIR instruments. From NaCl windows for basic analyses to ATR benches for more advanced applications, count on Buck Scientific for quality infrared supplies at a price you can afford.

The PLC-11M Universal Sampling Accessory

A versatile, easy to use ATR bench specifically designed for the M500. Sampling is made easy with this rugged> accessory that slides right into the existing holder in the M500 sample compartment. Analyze liquids, gels, films and powders for qualitative and quantitative work with virtually no sample preparation. The PLC-11M with the M500 gives perfect spectra every time, is impervious to all liquid matrices, and cleans up easily with no crosscontamination. For thicker films or more difficult samples, choose from other Buck Scientific multiple reflectance ATR benches.

Infrared Crystals ATR Accessories
Sealed and Demountable Cells Reflectance Accessories
KBr Pressure and Die Sets Chart Paper and Pens
Gas Cells Infrared Sources

A versatile, easy to use ATR bench specifically designed for the M500. Sampling is made easy with this rugged> accessory that slides right into the existing holder in the M500 sample compartment. Analyze liquids, gels, films and powders for qualitative and quantitative work with virtually no sample preparation. The PLC-11M with the M500 gives perfect spectra every time, is impervious to all liquid matrices, and cleans up easily with no crosscontamination. For thicker films or more difficult samples, choose from other Buck Scientific multiple reflectance ATR benches.

  • High optical throughput providing excellent sensitivity for analyses of a wide range of samples
  • Economical, single crystal configuration for solid, semi-liquid and liquid samples
  • Pinned-in-place, removable crystal plate for ease of clean-up and alignment-free placement
  • ZnSe, AMTIR, Germanium, Silicon and Diamond (see Diamond MIRacle) crystal options
  • Standard set of sample holding devices