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FirstDefender™ RM Chemical Identification System

As chemical identification becomes more complex, the need for non-contact, non-destructive analysis is greater than ever. The Thermo Scientific™ FirstDefender™ RM Chemical Identification System enables hazmat, law enforcement, military and other first responders to obtain accurate identification of chemicals, explosives and hazardous materials in seconds, even through sealed translucent containers. The FirstDefender RM handheld analyzer includes a large, vivid display for ease of use in bulky protective gear and can be easily transported into a hazard zone.

Product Description

The FirstDefender RM Chemical Identification System is an all-optical Raman system designed for use by first responders, homeland security, military, law enforcement and forensic chemistry personnel. 
 

Fast, Accurate Identification

Quickly identifies unknown solid and liquid chemicals.
 

Built for Field Use

MIL-STD-810G and IP67 tested and certified.
 

Improved Automatic Mixture Analysis

Sophisticated algorithms automatically determine presence of mixed and contaminated chemicals.
 

Point-and-Shoot Identification

Operates directly through sealed glass or plastic containers, avoiding exposure to potentially harmful substances.
 

Extensive Substance Library 

Identifies explosives, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), narcotics, precursors, white powders and more.

  • Menu driven user interface requires minimal training.

  • No scheduled maintenance or calibration.

  • Non-destructive testing maintains sample integrity.

  • Powered using rechargeable battery; wall plug; or 123a disposable batteries.

  • Fully operable over a wide temperature range −4° to +122°F (−20° to +50°C).

  • Integrated NIOSH and CAMEO database provides detailed hazard data on scene.

  • 24/7 technical and reachback support provided for all units.

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Lab quality analysis at the point of need

FirstDefender customers talk about rapid, accurate identification of unknown chemicals in the field.

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Raman technology

Widely-adopted and laboratory-proven, Raman spectroscopy provides the science behind our instruments used for chemical, narcotic, counterfeit drug, and raw material identification. 

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FIRSTDEFENDERRM
Thermo Scientific™ FirstDefender RM is a handheld Raman spectrometer designed for rapid and accurate identification of unknown chemicals directly in the field.
250 cm-1 to 2875 cm-1
7 to 10.5cm-1 (FWHM) across range

Full specifications
Description Thermo Scientific™ FirstDefender RM is a handheld Raman spectrometer designed for rapid and accurate identification of unknown chemicals directly in the field.
Weight (English) 1.8 lb.
Weight (Metric) 800g
Height (English) 1.75 in.
Height (Metric) 4.4cm
Length (English) 7.6 in.
Length (Metric) 19.3cm
Width (English) 4.2 in.
Width (Metric) 10.7cm
Resolution 7 to 10.5cm-1 (FWHM) across range
Spectral Range 250 cm-1 to 2875 cm-1
Output Power Adjustable, 75mW, 125mW, 250mW
Exposure Manual, Automatic modes (5ms minimum)
Working Distance ~16 mm without nose cone; ∽5mm with nose cone
Libraries Explosives, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), narcotics, precursors, white powders and more
Scan Delay User-configurable delay up to 120 seconds before scan initiates
Battery Type Rechargeable internal lithium ion battery or 123a disposable batteries; >4 hours operation
External Power Supply DC Wall Adapter, 12 V 1.25 A
Temperature (English) Operating -4° to +122°F continuous
Temperature (Metric) Operating -20° to +40°C continuous
Item Description Thermo Scientific FirstDefender RM
Certifications/Compliance Certified to MIL-STD 810G standards for ruggedness and environmental protection to IP67 standards against dust and water up to 1m.
Use Mode Point-and-shoot through translucent containers; integrated vial holder
Robot Integration ~16 mm without nose cone; ∽5mm with nose cone
Dimensions (L x W x H) 7.6 x 4.2 x 1.75 in. (19.3 x 10.7 x 4.4cm)

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