TruDefender FT Handheld FTIR Analyzer

TruDefender FT Handheld FTIR Analyzer


Thermo Scientific TruDefender FT handheld chemical identification analyzers enable effective incident response, providing fast, actionable information to mitigate potential threats. Based on FTIR spectroscopy, TruDefender FTX provides easy sampling of solid and liquid chemicals in the field using the self-contained anvil sampling head.

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TruDefender FT Handheld FTIR Analyzer

TruDefender FT Handheld FTIR Analyzer is a rugged, handheld FTIR analyzer designed for rapid, at-line material identification. Weighing only 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg), the TruDefender FT analyzer combines the proven precision of a benchtop FTIR spectrometer in a compact handheld device.

Identification is a critical challenge in the evaluation and mitigation of potential chemical threats. With Thermo Scientific TruDefender FT and TruDefender FTi handheld analyzers, hazmat teams, law enforcement, military and other first responders can rapidly identify unknown chemicals, explosives, and other hazardous materials directly in the hazard zone, protecting themselves and increasing public safety. The TruDefender FTi adds to this core functionality by providing a direct link to incident command or reachback support through embedded mobile phone technology.


Detection Category : Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle : Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method : Mid-infrared Spectroscopy;
Supporting Documentation : Thermo Scientific-TruDefender FT.pdf|
Application : Emergency Response; Bulk Analysis; Forensics;
Product Model Number : TRUDEFENDERFTCHEM
Product Synopsis : TruDefender FT is a hand-held FTIR system designed to identify unknown chemicals directly in the hot zone. TruDefender™ FT weighs less than 3 lbs and is rugged enough to withstand field use.
Technology Readiness Level (TRL) : 9
User Feedback Sources : MRIGlobal hands-on experience, DoD; Positive user feedback
Dimensions : 7.7 × 4.4 × 2.1 in (19.6 x 11.2 x 5.4 cm)
Weight : <5 lbs.; FT: 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
Power Requirements : Lithium Battery; AC/DC Line Power; Rechargeable lithium ion battery or standard AC power
Transportability : Handheld
Ruggedness : Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Waterproof/Resistant; Dust; Vibration/Shock; Independently tested for IP67 certification and MIL-STD-810G
Operating Conditions : -20 to 50°C (-4 to 122°F)

Key Benefits:

Portable handheld solution
High quality data in seconds
Designed for demanding environments
Rechargeable battery
Easy to use
No sample preparation required
Clear, definitive results
Easy maintenance


TruDefender FT FTIR spectrometer handheld
Calibration sample
1 batteries
Battery charger
11535 chemicals library
Electronic manual
Pelican case


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