Capabilities Statement

SciAps designs, manufactures, and sells durable, field-tested handheld Raman and LIBS analyzers that analyze alloys, environmental contaminates, explosives and precursors including IEDs and HME’s, illegal narcotics and hazardous materials.

Raman Analyzers

SciAps provides the world’s smallest, lightest-weight, least-expensive hand-held Raman analyzer. Our Raman units meet Mil Spec 810-G, and engineering rating IP 67 for being waterproof and dustproof. Key applications for these devices included real time identification of explosives and their precursors, hazardous materials, and illegal narcotics. The Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and other agencies use portable Raman extensively for these explosives detection and First Responder applications. SciAps has recently introduced a handheld Raman that meets the requirements of these agencies, yet costs less than half the price of the currently used Raman products. This product was created in response to Agency interest in a broader field rollout of such analyzers that could not be achieved at current price/performance levels.

Metal/Alloy Analyzers

SciAps provides the Z – a handheld elemental analyzer based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for elemental identification and analysis. The Z is an alternative to handheld X-ray analyzers currently deployed by the Federal Government for maintenance and non-destructive (NDT) testing technologies. Key applications include alloy analysis, hazardous materials, and metals identification and analysis. The Z offers a number of advantages compared to handheld X-ray devices:

  1. The Z analyzes more elements including C, Be, Li, B, Na, Mg, Al, Si plus all the elements traditionally analyzed by hand-held XRF.
  2. There is no ionizing radiation, no regulatory restrictions, or operator safety training required, thus avoiding time consuming FDA or NRC regulatory requirements.
  3. The Z uses a laser that achieves a class 3B rating. This means zero regulatory or training requirements are required by the end-user as related to safety.