New MicroNIR PAT-Ux Spectrometers are ATEX, NEC, and IECEx Certified

Press Release Summary:

  • Enable real-time monitoring of drying, blending, and granulation/tableting operations
  • Include MicroNIR Pro software suite and chemometric modeling package
  • Safe in presence of flammable gases, vapors, fibers, or dust, allowing users to move processes developed in the lab directly to production in hazardous locations

Original Press Release:

VIAVI Adds the MicroNIR PAT-Ux to its Portfolio of High-Performance Miniature NIR Spectrometers

Enables Real-Time Process Monitoring in Hazardous Environments

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced the launch of the MicroNIR PAT-Ux, the newest addition to the MicroNIR family of ultra-compact, high-performance miniature NIR spectrometers for advanced material analysis. The PAT-Ux is safe in the presence of flammable gases, vapors, fibers, or dust, allowing users to move processes developed in the lab directly to production in hazardous locations.

Like its companion MicroNIR PAT instrument, the PAT-Ux enables real-time monitoring of drying, blending, and granulation/tableting operations. The $400M market for near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) continues to grow, driven by several factors including regulatory initiatives, productivity demands in food and feed production, and technological advances in NIRS. The MicroNIR PAT products – PAT-W, PAT-U, and PAT-Ux – are designed specifically to support these applications and further accelerate market growth.

The MicroNIR PAT-Ux is ATEX, NEC, and IECEx certified for chemical, agriculture, food and feed applications. Derived from the popular MicroNIR PAT-U (designed for ordinary locations), the PAT-Ux is initially being deployed by VIAVI customers to monitor fluid bed drying in pharmaceutical manufacturing, flour analysis and processing, and explosives manufacturing. The instrument kit includes the MicroNIR Pro Software suite, a complete and easy-to-use chemometric modeling package that enables customers to build their own solutions.

"VIAVI is excited to bring this new product to market," said Steve Saxe, Ph.D., Product Line Manager, VIAVI Solutions. "We have focused our products on two specific segments of the NIRS market. This new offering meets our customer needs to monitor the many manufacturing processes that happen in hazardous environments where there can be exposure to flammable gases or powders."

The PAT-Ux will be on display at IFPAC 2020 at the VIAVI booth (#302), February 24-26, 2020, North Bethesda, MD.

VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, government and avionics. We help these customers harness the power of instruments, automation, intelligence and virtualization to Command the network. VIAVI is also a leader in light management solutions for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and defense applications. Learn more about VIAVI at Follow us on VIAVI PerspectivesLinkedInTwitterYouTube and Facebook.

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