FLEX

A powerful and flexible spectrometer that fits in the palm of your hand

 

  • Perfect as General Purpose Solution
  • Improved Optical Design – The Best in Class!
  • User-Interchangeable Slits and Optical Filters
  • UV-Vis-NIR (185-1100 nm)
  • Fiber Optic Spectrometer
  • Software LightScan Included
    FLEX is the first in line of our new series of spectrometers. The assembling precision of all optical components in a robust, compact, and lightweight bench provides FLEX spectrometer with improved sensitivity, great peak symmetry, and low stray light through the operational wavelength range, making this series of spectrometers the perfect solution for most general spectroscopic applications.
    Features such as user-interchangeable slits and optical filters, power status indicator, and triggering functions deliver simplicity and flexibility to your spectroscopic setup. FLEX is available in ready-to-use (for more common applications) and user-customized (for more specific applications) configurations for both standard and improved-resolution versions.

    Perfect as a general-purpose solution for spectroscopic applications

    With a compact and flexible design, FLEX is more than capable of delivering a great performance with improved sensitivity and with the ability to be integrated into most general-purpose spectroscopic setups.

    Best optics for a very low stray light

    FLEX is the perfect solution for those who have the need for absorbance/transmittance measurements. The simultaneous optimization of the optical and mechanical design provides FLEX with a very low stray light percentage (less than 0.1%, over the entire operational spectral range).

    Easy to integrate in your setup

    The SMA fiber optic connector allows for a simple attachment of FLEX to a wide range of spectroscopic setups without the need for complex optical alignments. This flexibility is complemented with a trigger integration tool, which includes triggers in/out and delays. FLEX and all spectroscopic components of your setup can be centralized for full control with our new SPEC Hub solution.

    Control the sensitivity and resolution of your spectrometer

    With the FLEX, you can take advantage of interchangeable slits and optical filters. User-interchangeable slits offer an easy and simple way of setting the ideal optical resolution/sensitivity while interchangeable optical filters provide the user with the ability to narrow the operational wavelength range of the spectrometer. These features allow you to change from absorbance to a fluorescence setup in a few minutes. Add a Slit Kit to your order and get all the flexibility you need.

    Maximum flexibility with the best performance

    FLEX is available in both standard (STD) and improved- optical resolution (RES+) versions for ready-to-use and user-customizable configurations. For both solutions, users have the possibility of choosing an improved sensitivity configuration, which translates into a more efficient light collection optics.

    Customize your spectrometer

    Customizing optical components allows you to configure the FLEX for more specific applications. In addition to user-interchangeable slits and optical filters, the flexibility in selecting the diffraction grating, adding a collecting lens, or choosing the detector version helps you to set the operational wavelength range, sensitivity, and optical resolution of your spectrometer.

    Setup Examples

    Absorbance with Standard Cuvette Holder

    L

    Standard Cuvette Holder

    SCH

    L

    Optical Fiber Patch Cord

    L

    Optical Fiber Patch Cord

    L

    FLEX Spectrometer

    L

    Deuterium Tungsten Light Source

    LS-DW

    Fluorescence with Flow Cell

    L

    Flow Cell

    L

    Optical Fiber Patch Cord

    L

    Optical Fiber Patch Cord

    L

    FLEX Spectrometer

    L

    LED Light Source

    LS-LED

    Reflectance with Reflectance Probe

    L

    Standard Probe Holder

    SPH

    L

    Reflectance Probe

    RP

    L

    FLEX Spectrometer

    L

    Deuterium Tungsten High Power Light Source

    LS-DWHP

    Pre-Configured Spectrometers

    FLEX is available in a pre-configured STD and RES+ version for narrow-range UV-Vis and Vis-NIR and extended-range UV-Vis-NIR applications. The difference between these two versions is entirely at the detection level where the Sony detector has a better response in regions near the UV (a good choice for measurements below 500 nm) while the Toshiba detector has a better response above 500 nm (a good choice for Vis-NIR measurements). In addition to a slightly higher signal-to-noise ratio, the Toshiba detector also has a better optical resolution performance.

    Description
    Operational Range
    Slit Size
    Grating
    Collecting Lens
    Detector
    Optical Resolution
    Fiber Connector
    Integration Time
    Interface
    Trigger
    Software
    Dimensions
    Weight
    Standard (STD)
    UV-Vis-NIR
    185-1100 nm
    25 µm (interchangeable)
    G-UV-Vis-NIR
    Optional - Included in the Improved Sensitivity Versions
    2048-element Sony
    1.7 nm (25um slit)
    SMA 905
    2 ms - 214 seconds
    Mini-USB
    In / Out
    LightScan 2.0 (Included)
    100 mm (L) x 89 mm (D) x 42 mm (H)
    450 g
    Standard (STD)
    UV-Vis
    185-900 nm
    25 µm (interchangeable)
    G-UV-Vis
    Optional - Included in the Improved Sensitivity Versions
    2048-element Sony
    1.4 nm (25um slit)
    SMA 905
    2 ms - 214 seconds
    Mini-USB
    In / Out
    LightScan 2.0 (Included)
    100 mm (L) x 89 mm (D) x 42 mm (H)
    450 g
    Standard (STD)
    Vis-NIR
    360-1100 nm
    25 µm (interchangeable)
    G-Vis-NIR
    Optional - Included in the Improved Sensitivity Versions
    2048-element Sony
    1.4 nm (25um slit)
    SMA 905
    2 ms - 214 seconds
    Mini-USB
    In / Out
    LightScan 2.0 (Included)
    100 mm (L) x 89 mm (D) x 42 mm (H)
    450 g
    Resolution (RES+)
    UV-Vis-NIR
    185-1100 nm
    10 µm (interchangeable)
    G-UV-Vis-NIR
    Optional - Included in the Improved Sensitivity Versions
    3648-element Toshiba
    0.75 nm (10um slit)
    SMA 905
    3 ms - 214 seconds
    Mini-USB
    In / Out
    LightScan 2.0 (Included)
    100 mm (L) x 89 mm (D) x 42 mm (H)
    450 g
    Resolution (RES+)
    UV-Vis
    185-900 nm
    10 µm (interchangeable)
    G-UV-Vis
    Optional - Included in the Improved Sensitivity Versions
    3648-element Toshiba
    0.6 nm (10um slit)
    SMA 905
    3 ms - 214 seconds
    Mini-USB
    In / Out
    LightScan 2.0 (Included)
    100 mm (L) x 89 mm (D) x 42 mm (H)
    450 g
    Resolution (RES+)
    Vis-NIR
    360-1100 nm
    10 µm (interchangeable)
    G-Vis-NIR
    Optional - Included in the Improved Sensitivity Versions
    3648-element Toshiba
    0.6 nm (10um slit)
    SMA 905
    3 ms - 214 seconds
    Mini-USB
    In / Out
    LightScan 2.0 (Included)
    100 mm (L) x 89 mm (D) x 42 mm (H)
    450 g

    User-Configured Spectrometers

    The FLEX spectrometer offers maximum flexibility with a build-your-own configuration. By selecting each component of the optical bench, which includes the entrance slit, optical filter, diffraction grating, collecting lens, and detector, you can optimize your FLEX for parameters such as operational spectral range, optical resolution, and sensitivity and ideally meet your application demands.

    Check our knowledge database or contact the Sarspec Engineers for getting more information about the FLEX user-customizable configuration.

    Sarspec has a new tool that allows each user to configure the desired configuration, go to our spectrometer configurator page and get your user-configured spectrometer in minutes.

    Typical Applications

    FLEX is an entry-level spectrometer with remarkable performance and an innovative design to perfectly meet your demands for all the absorbance, transmittance, reflectance, and fluorescence measurements. The versatility implied by the user-interchangeable slits and optical filters feature allows you to set your FLEX for high emissive fluorescence measurements. This large flexibility allied to an improved sensitivity makes this system the ultimate solution for a wide range of spectroscopic industries and disciplines involved in basic research and scientific discovery. Find out more about the flexibility of our measurements setup using the FLEX in our Application Notes database.

    Ordering Information

    Description
    Spectrometer FLEX STD UV/Vis/NIR
    Spectrometer FLEX STD UV/Vis
    Spectrometer FLEX STD Vis/NIR
    Spectrometer FLEX RES+ UV/Vis/NIR
    Spectrometer FLEX RES+ UV/Vis
    Spectrometer FLEX RES+ Vis/NIR
    Part-Number
    Base
    FLEX-STD-UV-Vis-NIR
    FLEX-STD-UV-Vis
    FLEX-STD-Vis-NIR
    FLEX-RES-UV-Vis-NIR
    FLEX-RES-UV-Vis
    FLEX-RES-Vis-NIR
    Improved Sensitivity
    FLEX-STD-UV-Vis-NIR-IS
    FLEX-STD-UV-Vis-IS
    FLEX-STD-Vis-NIR-IS
    FLEX-RES-UV-Vis-NIR-IS
    FLEX-RES-UV-Vis-IS
    FLEX-RES-Vis-NIR-IS

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