FT-NIR Spectrometer MPA II

  • Description
  • Specification
  • Applications


MPA II: The FT-NIR Multi Purpose Analyzer
The MPA II is a complete solution for daily QC work, but also for sophisticated method development studies. Initially it is often not obvious which sampling method is the best. With the MPA II, simply try out several methods choose the best option for you. The possibilities are endless, and due to the modular design of the MPA II, the instrument can easily be adapted to your needs. The robustness of the instrument allows it to be used in the laboratory and factory floor.

Sample Compartment
Sample Compartment with optional sample heater for easy measurements of liquids in cuvettes or disposable vials without having to open drawers.

Integrating Sphere
Integrating Sphere for measuring solids and pastes in diffuse reflection. An optional sample rotator assures a high reproducibility for heterogeneous samples

Fiber Optic Probes
Fiber Optic Probes for measuring samples directly in containers, e.g. in the  warehouse. Up to two different probes can be connected.

Transmission Unit
Transmission Unit with optional sample wheel, e.g. for the automated analysis of vials or solid samples such as tablets in transmission. This unit is also used for the analysis of food products.


State-of-the-art Technology

The MPA II incorporates state-of-the-art optical parts for outstanding performance and stability: 

  • Long-life light source for enhanced robustness and reduced maintenance costs.
  • Durable solid state laser for highest wavenumber accuracy.
  • Permanently aligned RockSolid™ interferometer, equipped with gold-coated cube-corner mirrors for consistent high quality results, less downtime and highest stability.
  • High-sensitivity InGaAs detectors with linear response over the complete wavenumber range for highest accuracy and reproducibility  

All optical components installed in the MPA II are permanently monitored by the online diagnostic system, which makes sure that your spectrometer operates correctly. Whenever a component is out of specification, the user is notified immediately.

Bruker is convinced of the exceptional quality by design of MPA II FT-NIR spectrometers. This is why Bruker grant 10 years warranty on the moving parts of the interferometer as well as on the solid state laser.

Hassle-Free Maintenance

MPA II spectrometers are designed to be easily maintained by the user, thereby decreasing downtime and maintenance costs. Consumable items such as the light source are designed for a long life, but if they need to be replaced, the system automatically informs the user of the failure and offers online help for the replacement procedure. The consumables are prealigned and can be easily and quickly changed.

Moreover, the Ethernet access to the MPA II allows remote control and diagnostics of the spectrometer via your intranet or the World Wide Web


The multitude of sampling modules and accessories make the MPA II the ultimate FT-NIR solution for various types of industries.

The main benefit of FT-NIR spectroscopy is its versatility and ease of use. It is a fast and precise tool for the non-destructive analysis of liquid, solid and semi-solid materials, saving costs by reducing time and reagent use. It has largely replaced a number of wet chemical analysis methods in all types of industries including the food and fed industry as well as the chemical an pharmaceutical industry.

The comprehensive application support of the Bruker specialists helps to select the optimal measuring method as well as appropriate accessories and software solutions.

The most important applications are: 

  • Testing of incoming raw materials
  • Process-accompanying analytics
  • Final product inspection
  • Release analytics

FT-NIR Solutions for the Food and Agri Industry

The major application areas for the MPA II in the food and feed industry include dairy and meat, beverages, edible oils, bakery ingredients and condiments as well as grains, seeds, feed and forage.

FT-NIR Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry 

Use FT-NIR to effectively and cost efficiently solve a huge variety of application tasks in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, including raw material ID, tablet testing and monitoring drying or blending processes.

FT-NIR Solutions for the Chemical and Polymer Industry 

FT-NIR technology is widely used in a variety of chemical industries, including the petrochemical and polymer industry. The high information content in NIR spectra, measured in a few seconds, allows the simultaneous analysis of different components and system parameters with high precision.