The development of handheld Raman spectrometers has drastically changed the way the industry conducts quality control for incoming raw materials.

Raman has always provided advantages over other methods in that it does not require sample pre-treatment or direct contact with the sample, and has the unique capability of being able to test a sample directly through a transparent packing material like glass or plastic.

With the added benefit of portability, handheld Raman spectrometers considerably increase efficiency by eliminating the need for additional space and wet chemistry.

In addition, the intuitive on-board software doesn’t require the user to have virtually any knowledge of analytical chemistry in order to use the instrument on a routine basis. You do not need a high level of operator expertise or exhaustive sample preparation procedures to use handheld Raman equipment in a production environment or for remote field applications.

B&W Tek is dedicated to providing you with the best handheld Raman solutions possible.

The NanoRam is the first handheld Raman spectrometer of its class to feature laboratory-grade performance and computer processing in the palm of your hand. This revolutionary tool is quickly becoming the industry standard for quality control, forensic analysis, and anti-counterfeiting.

The NanoRam is the ideal solution for incoming material identification and verification, at-line sampling, final inspection, and counterfeit drug detection. By combining state-of-the-art thermoelectric (TE) cooling and spectrum-stabilised laser technology, the NanoRam is one of the most sensitive and repeatable handheld spectrometers designed to identify harmful and non-conforming materials.

In addition to the Nanoram, the TacticID from B&W Tek is a field-ready handheld spectral analysis instrument designed for non-contact forensic analysis by a variety of safety personnel, including law enforcement, bomb squads, hazmat teams and more. The TacticID utilises lab-proven Raman spectroscopy, allowing users to get real-time actionable identification of unknown chemicals, explosives, narcotics and many other substances while reducing operational uncertainty and response time without ever compromising the integrity of the sample or the chain of evidence.