State-of-the-art Technology

MPA II Cube Corner

The MPA II incorporates state-of-the-art optical parts for outstanding performance and stability:

  • Long-life light source for enhanced robustness and reduced maintenance costs.
  • Durable solid state laser for highest wavenumber accuracy.
  • Permanently aligned RockSolid™ interferometer, equipped with gold-coated cube-corner mirrors for  consistent high quality results, less downtime and highest stability.
  • High-sensitivity InGaAs detectors with linear response over the complete wavenumber range for highest accuracy and reproducibility.

All optical components installed in the MPA II are permanently monitored by the online diagnostic system, which makes sure that your spectrometer operates correctly. Whenever a component is out of specification, the user is notified immediately.

Hassle-Free Maintenance

MPA II spectrometers are designed to be easily main-tained by the user, thereby decreasing downtime and maintenance costs. Consumable items such as the laser and the light source are designed for a long life, but if they need to be replaced, the system automatically informs the user of the failure and offers online help for the replacement procedure. The consumables are prealigned and can be easily and quickly changed.

Moreover, the Ethernet access to the MPA II allows remote control and diagnostics of the spectrometer via your intranet or the World Wide Web.

10-year Warranty

We are convinced of the exceptional quality by design of our MPA II FT-NIR spectrometers.This is why we grant 10 years warranty on the moving parts of the interferometer as well as on the solid state laser.


Instrument Validation Tests

The MPA II FT-NIR spectrometer features an internal filter wheel (‘validation unit’) that houses reference materials (e.g. BRM 2065) and several filters for automated instrument qualification tests. The OPUS Validation Program (OVP) is an intuitive user interface to setup and perform OQ and PQ protocols that verify that the MPA II is operating within specifications – also in routine use.

A wide range of external reference materials, e.g. SRM 1920, SRM 2065 and Labsphere standards, is supported. OVP fulfils the requirements of current guidelines, e.g. USP and Ph. Eur., and always keeps the user updated on the instrument status.

The ‘Validation Manual’ provides the comprehensive documentation of instrument qualification and software validation including the corresponding certificates.

GMP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

As a single platform interface, OPUS spectroscopy software entirely complies with current practice guidelines, featuring an extensive user management with multiple customizable access levels, complete audit trail, password protected databases and a single file strategy for easy data archiving. In ‘validated mode’ all demands of 21 CFR Part 11 (Electronic Records, Electronic Signatures) are covered by a smart signature strategy for measurement files and evaluation methods.

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