Affordable Benchtop Spectrometer Offers Best Sensitivity in Class

HORIBA Scientific, global leader in optical spectroscopy systems and solutions, has just announced MacroRAM, its newest Raman benchtop spectrometer. 

The new MacroRAM™ Raman spectrometer brings simplicity to Raman measurements without compromising the ability to handle complex samples. Its compact and robust design, including Class 1 laser safety means it is safe for use in most environments, from undergraduate teaching labs to industrial QC applications.

The MacroRAM™ is compact, at just 17” x 17”, and will fit on most lab benches.

Designed for versatility, it includes a standard interlocked sample compartment and holders for cuvette-based liquid measurements, along with a solid sample holder. A fiber port is also standard for probe-based Raman measurements outside the sample compartment, accommodating larger or irregularly shaped samples and immersion probes.

MacroRAM is designed with HORIBA's 120 mm focal length spectrograph with a single aberration corrected concave grating with a flat field output.  Its back-thinned scientific CCD, cooled down to
-50oC, delivers best in class performance and sensitivity.

Powered by our industry-leading LabSpec6 software, MacroRAM provides a simple and intuitive interface which overlays a powerful Raman engine that provides a comprehensive set of advanced data analysis and visualization tools, including multivariate analysis and database searching.

MacroRAM can characterize most samples and can be configured to perform Stokes Raman measurements, and AntiStokes as an option.

“MacroRAM allows great flexibility in the type of samples that can be measured, from extremely small liquid volumes to large solids,” said Francis Ndi, Product Line Manager of the Optical Spectroscopy Division. “And, it brings simplicity to Raman measurements while retaining a high level of functionality.”

The MacroRAM is currently only available in North America.