FT-IR Spectrometers



Advanced FT-IR Analysis for Routine, Research & Development

FT-IR Spectrometer INVENIO®


The INVENIO is made to innovate from routine quality control to advanced research and development. Whether you focus on productivity, precision or if you must comply to extensive regulations, the INVENIO supports you in every regard.

Benefit from our innovations

  • Newly designed beam path for high signal to noise
  • Embedded touchscreen PC for the quickest and most efficient FT-IR analysis (optional)
  • Second sample compartment for parallel availability of two IR-setups (TransitTM)
  • MultiTectTM technology adds 5 detectors, allowing up to 7 internal detectors in total
  • Optional precise INTEGRALTM interferometer with < 0.085 cm-1 resolution and 3x beamsplitter changer for fully-automated multispectral range spectroscopy
  • New SoC electronics provide spectroscopic precision and low energy consumption
  • Unique Bruker FM to measure MIR and FIR in one go
  • Expandable from FIR to VIS/UV and to time resolved spectroscopy

Requirements change, INVENIO adapts

Your application is the measure of things and the INVENIO supports you in your endeavors. If your analytical needs grow, the INVENIO keeps up. It is the solid foundation you need for your daily analytical tasks.

Excellent sensitivity

With its novel, efficient beam path design and precise optics, controlled by state-of the art SoC electronics, the INVENIO provides peak performance and reveals the smallest spectral details.


Powerful software

OPUS, one of the most powerful software solutions for IR analysis, simplifies measurement procedures, supports FT-IR beginners and experts, provides a vast method creation toolset and offers extended functionalities for sample evaluation.


Always validated

INVENIO is prepared with fully automated PQ (performance qualification) and OQ (operational qualification) routines for instrument validation in regulated pharmaceutical laboratories.


Experience quality

Bruker only uses premium materials for every single component, starting from the durable housing up to our patented, wear-free, high-precision interferometer designs. The INVENIO is built to last and provides permanent availability for many years.

Never limit yourself

  • Upgrade anytime and extend spectral range
  • Enable Step-Scan, Rapid-Scan and interleaved TRS
  • Cover every detail from FIR to VIS/UV
  • Change accessories, detector and beamsplitter in seconds
  • Use external modules for TGA, Microscopy or Emission Analysis and many more
  • FT-Raman module for enhanced analytical possibilities
  • GMP, GLP and 21 CFR part 11 compliance

More analysis

Match the INVENIO to almost any sample type and switch sampling accessories in seconds, while the second sample compartment allows the parallel availability of two experiment setups.


Less effort

To always ensure optimal measurement parameters, all central device components are electronically coded. Additionally, the optional embedded touch PC offers an amazing, intuitive user experience and state-of-the-art connectivity capabilities.


Technologies used are protected by one or more of the following patents: US 7034944

Demanding Quality Control needs INVENIO

Routine & QC

FT-IR Analysis

The INVENIO is made to innovate from routine quality control to advanced research and development. Whether you focus on productivity, precision or if you must comply to extensive regulations, the INVENIO supports you in every regard.

Better FT-IR Smarter QC

The INVENIO's touchscreen PC (optional) provides an intuitive user interface and smart connectivity features. Measure in the lab, evaluate from your office – all without cables or manual data transfer. Predefined workflows minimize operator effort to a few interactions, while functionality is kept uncompromised.


Reliable. Efficient. Productive.

From basic QC/QA to demanding research applications, no matter if you are utilizing a standard ATR unit, a special multi-angle reflection unit or an imaging microscope. You can count on a straightforward analysis and optimal measurement results.



QC you can trust. Always.

PermaSureTM always monitors device configuration and rapid self-testing to ensure proper functionality, while the PerformanceGuardTM ensures optimal instrument performance through continuous monitoring of all mechanical and electronic components.


Flexible FT-IR

Save a lot of time and always have two experimental setups ready with the TransitTM channel (ATR or transmission options available), an independent second sample compartment with a dedicated DTGS detector


FT-IR spectroscopy at your fingertips


Regulations and Compliance

  • Automated OQ and PQ
  • Global audit trail and smart archiving
  • Full compliance with GMP/GLP, JP, Ph.Eur and USP, including 21 CFR part 11


Easy extendability

  • FT-IR imaging and microscopy (HYPERION)
  • High-throughput measurements (HTS-XT)
  • Protein analysis in Water (CONFOCHECK)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)


Embedded touch PC

  • Predefined workflows for a rapid analysis
  • Perfectly suited for FT-IR beginners
  • Unrestricted acces for FT-IR experts
  • Enables wireless connectivity features

The best software solution

  • OPUS is an all-in-one solution for vibrational spectroscopy
  • Intuitive interface and method creation tools
  • Vast spectral reference libraries



Multispectral Research & Development

Research & Development

  • Cover the full spectral range from far, mid and near infrared to VIS/UV
  • Available with spectral resolution < 0.085 cm-1
  • Measure > 70 spectra per second @16 cm-1 resolution with Rapid-Scan
  • Apply Step-Scan for time-resolved measurements down to the low nanosecond range
  • New beam path design for high signal to noise
  • Up to 7 internal software-controlled detectors
  • Up to 2 input ports and 3 output ports
  • Large variety of accessories to perfectly adapt to your samples
  • Multitude of external modules to address advanced measurement setups
  • Precise electronics to further enhance spectral quality


Discover. Develop. Pioneer.

The INVENIO is dedicated to research. Features like MultiTectTM, RockSolidTM interferometer or INTEGRALTM interferometer with automatic beamsplitter changer, Bruker FM, Rapid Scan, Step Scan, interleaved TRS and of course the TransitTM channel, let you conduct an outstanding FT-IR analysis.


Unique & exciting: MultiTectTM

The INVENIO features a unique detector technology for up to five automated room temperature or thermostabilized detector elements. This makes it possible to cover the whole spectral range from 80 cm-1 to 6000 cm-1 or 4000 cm-1 to  28000 cm-1 without any hardware change. Together with the additional DigiTectTM slot (e.g. for LN2 cooled detectors) and the dedicated TransitTM detector this allows for up to seven internal detectors.


Bruker FM: invaluable

Uninterrupted, self-explanatory, straightforward: That‘s Bruker FM. Cover the entire MIR and FIR spectral range from 80 cm-1 to 6000 cm-1 in one experiment, and make the laborious change of optical components and merging of spectra a relic of the past.


Effortless Precision: INTEGRALTM Interferometer

The novel, wear-free INTEGRALTM interferometer featuring an automatic 3-position beam splitter (BMS) changer is the perfect counterpart to Bruker’s MultiTectTM technology. Together with MultiTectTM and software-controlled source options the entire spectral range from FIR to VIS/UV can be covered fully automated, with no need to manually exchange any optical component.


A look at time-resolved methods

Time-resolved techniques such as Step-Scan, Rapid-Scan or Bruker‘s exclusive interleaved TRS are key to studying and elucidating fast kinetic processes. Use Rapid-Scan and gain deeper insight into e.g. chemical reactions in solutions or utilize Step-Scan to go down to the low nanosecond range for reproducible experiments and leave almost no question unanswered.


Unmatched system intelligence & countless extensions

Let your FT-IR analysis benefit from smart features such as electronically coded windows, internal attenuator wheel, emission bypass, 8x validation wheel and optional touch operation. Upvalue INVENIO with almost any extension such as microscope, Raman or PL module, TGA coupling, external sample compartments and many more.



Applications of INVENIO

There are countless FT-IR applications. INVENIO perfectly fits in every scenario were high sensitivity, spectral or temporal resolution, stability, flexibility and upgradability are required. Improve your daily analytical experience in any industrial or research application field.

Quality Control

  • Verification of incoming goods
  • Troubleshooting of product defects
  • Identification of unknown contaminants


Materials characterization

  • Determination of volatile components
  • Characterization of decomposition processes
  • Characterization of optical materials



  • Determination of oxygen and carbon contents in silicon wafers
  • Photoluminescence measurements in near IR spectral range


Research & Development

  • Time-resolved spectroscopy
  • FT-IR spectroelectrochemistry
  • Low temperature experiments
  • FT-IR microscopy and imaging
  • In-situ reaction monitoring
  • Amplitude modulation (AM) spectroscopy

Pharmaceuticals & Life Science

  • Assess stability and volatile content of medical drug products
  • Differentiate between polymorphs of active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Protein conformation and concentration
  • Microorganism identification


Polymers & Chemicals

  • Identification of inorganic fillers in polymer composites
  • Identification of inorganic minerals and pigments
  • Multilayer analysis
  • Composition investigation
  • Reaction monitoring and reaction control
  • Dynamic and rheo-optical studies of polymers
  • FT-Raman for diverse application areas



  • Monitoring of pollution (i.e. microplastics)
  • Characterization of soils



Technical Details

The INVENIO is packed with fascinating innovations. We believe the INVENIO is the universal solution to the most analytical problems, may they be industrial or purely scientific.

Steadfast interferometer

The RockSolidTM interferometer is permanently aligned and resistant to vibration or thermal effects. Its wear-free pivot mechanism and high throughput design guarantee exceptional sensitivity, stability and reliability even in harsh environments.


Reliable sources

CenterGlowTM is a Bruker technology that manages the source’s wearout and therefore assures optimum performance and prolongs its lifetime. Furthermore, two internal source positions and two external input ports are available, both using the internal aperture wheel.


Highest degree of automation - INTEGRALTM

Reliability and comfort. The innovative INTEGRALTM interferometer benefits from highly accurate cube-corner mirrors and an actively aligned smooth running BMS changer wheel with perfectly reproducible beamsplitter insertion. Combining the 5x MultiTectTM detector technology, the DigiTectTM detector position and the multiple source options, the complete spectral range from 28,000 cm-1 down to 15 cm-1 can be covered with optimum performance, without manually changing any optical components. A wide variety of beamsplitters for the whole spectral range is available, such as KBr, CaF2, quartz, Multilayer, Mylar and silicon solid state BMS.

MultiTectTM technology allows for 5 room temperature or thermostabilized detectors such as DTGS, InGaAs, Si diode and GaP. Additionally, the DigiTectTM slot allows for the use of e.g. LN2 cooled detectors. The MultiTectTM unit is software controlled and gives automated access to FIR, NIR and VIS/UV measurement.


Anytime upgradeability

Every optional feature of the INVENIO can also be retrofitted later if your analytical needs change and you require new spectroscopic capabilities.


Full sampling flexibility

The improved QuickLock accessory mount with lock and release button in front eases the insertion and fixation of also bulky sample devices. Additionally, the INVENIO can be equipped with 3 software selectable exit ports for multiple external modules:

  • HYPERION series FT-IR microscope
  • Micro and macro FPA imaging technology
  • RAM II FT-Raman and PL II photoluminescence module
  • TGA-FT-IR coupling
  • PMA 50, Polarization Modulation Accessory for VCD and PM-IRRAS
  • Variable external sample compartment (left and right) for customized experiments
  • Fiber optic coupling unit with fiber probe for solids and liquids
  • External integrating spheres
  • Liquid auto sampler
  • HTS-XT, High Throughput Screening eXTension
  • Air water interface reflection unit
  • And many more

News & Events

OPUS Release 8.7  | INVENIO | Q3 2021

New Feature: OVP-X (Enhanced OPUS Validation Program)

In OPUS 8.7, OVP-X succeeds the current OVP routines for INVENIO FT-IR spectrometers with. OVP-X is responsible for calibration, test and qualification of INVENIO spectrometers. It provides comprehensive, reliable and easy calibration- and qualification-management of all INVENIO measurement channels.

  • Faster and easier setup of new accessories and extensions
  • Semi-automatic setup of measurement channels for more productivity

New Feature: Python Script Interface implemented into OPUS

It is now possible to create and execute Python scripts and to develop user-based methods directly in OPUS. This allows users to create their own evaluation routines based on Python. As Python is widely accepted as a programming standard in industry and science, this gives users advanced control over their analytical toolset.

  • Create and run Python scripts directly in spectrometer software OPUS
  • Develop application dedicated evaluation routines and use them in OPUS

New Feature: Multiple Spectral Range Measurement Function

Native OPUS function for highly automated multispectral range measurements, making use of the INVENIO’s unique MultiTect technology and the optional INTEGRAL interferometer with automatic beam splitter changer. Carry out fully automated measurements from FIR to UV/VIS region, optionally merged into one final spectrum. This software function is also available for VERTEX spectrometers.

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