B&W Tek has announced the TacticID®-1064, a handheld Raman analyser for real-time identification of suspicious and unknown substances in the field.
The company demonstrated the new unit at the International HazMat Response Teams Conference on 8 June. It is the latest addition to B&W Tek’s existing award-winning TacticID family. The state-of-the-art handheld Raman system is specifically designed for safety and security personnel.
The TacticID-1064 is superior in material identification with its ability to identify more samples with better accuracy and faster speed. It is especially advantageous in measuring difficult street samples such as mixed narcotics, explosives, and hazardous materials.
It is based on an advanced third-generation 1,064-nanometre technology, which is better at fluorescence elimination, has a lower level of detection, and provides a faster response time than previous editions. It also allows for safe and direct measurement of darker substances.
The TacticID-1064 has a large and comprehensive onboard library and allows users to create and import customised libraries.
An easy-touch screen operation or navigation using hardware buttons gives users the flexibility to operate the instrument regardless of the circumstances.
The system is equipped with an onboard camera to capture evidence photos at the scene that are included in the test report, which can be exported directly onto a USB drive for convenience.
The TacticID-1064 displays both Globally Harmonised System (GHS) and NFPA704 chemical safety information, giving additional actionable data.
The TacticID-1064 is the newest addition to B&W Tek’s family of world-leading Raman analysers. It complements the TacticID-N and TacticID-GP, which have already been adopted by law enforcement personnel and first responders for rapid and non-destructive identification of materials and deliver the ability for low-level detection of opioids.
The TacticID-1064 is one of the highest-performing Raman tools for accurate results and safer methods for end users.