Hiperscan Finder SD

Twice the performance at half the price


  • No sample preparation, non-contact and non-destructive
  • fast and automated, reproducible, simple & reliable
  • qualitative and quantitative determinations
  • High penetration depth due to relatively low absorption coefficient of organic substances in the NIR
  • Low cost of analysis

In many areas such as pharmaceuticals, medicine, agriculture, food and beverages, waste disposal, packaging and the plastics industry this convenient method is already accepted for quality and process control. However the traditional high cost of instrumentation has prevented the wider use and growth of NIR spectroscopy. The Finder SD system makes NIRS affordable and therefore accessible to everyone.


Finder SD

  • Patented MEMS grating technology with Internal calibration using NIST standards
  • Solid and thermally stabilised optics
  • Fast scanning 150 scan/sec with a six second analysis time
  • Easy clean – no carryover
  • Dustproof
  • Quickstep user interface
  • Off the shelf libraries or make your own
  • Validated excipient library


Quality you can trust at a price you can afford

Finder SD

HiperScan products have now integrated new scanning grating technology based on a patented  micro-opto-mechanical microchip (optical MEMS ) which was developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems. This MEMS microchip includes an optical diffraction grating plus an electrostatic drive which rotates the grating 150 times a second to provide very fast scanning for optimum signal to noise. Sample results in only six seconds.

Conventional NIR spectrometers use diode array detectors made from indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) which are quite expensive and non-uniform. The MEMS scanning grating in the Finder SD uses a single InGaAs detector which results in uniform characteristics over the entire spectral range. This in turn facilitates transferable chemometric models that provide the same results on all systems, a benefit which is essential in quality control environments. Finder SD has a wide spectral range covering 1000 – 1900 nm which provides more analytical data than most designs and so is able to support high quality chemometric analysis for great confidence in the results.

Finder SD is compatible with the comprehensive HiperScan Chemometric Information Database (CID) which may be used for creating secure chemometric models and for validation purposes.  As a result of reproducible data collection, drift free operation and optimised chemometrics, Finder SD provides accurate quantitative as well as qualitative measurements. Secure data every time.

Finder SD

Spectral range

1000 – 1900 nm

Spectral resolution

10 nm

Light scattering

< 0.2 %

Measuring time < 5s per scan (average 500 scans)


InGaAs single detector, uncooled


  • QuickStep software for data acquisition and visualisationoptional: platform-independent drivers and softwaredevelopment kit for integration into your own application
  • SensoLogic software suite for data acquisition and generation of chemometric calibration models (operating system only 32 bit: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10)

Operating system

Windows Vista, Windows 7,
Windows 8, Linux (x86/ARM), Windows 10

Storage temperature

-20 to 60 °C (non-condensing)

Wavelength accuracy

± 0.5 nm 

Wavelength reproducibility

± 0.2 nm

Photometric reproducibility

0.1 % (average over 500 scans at 25 °C)

Photometric linearity n (max/RMS)

1 %/< 1 %

Light source

tungsten-halogen burner

Probe/optical input

diffuse reflection, 23 mm diam. 

Thermal stabilisation Yes @55 deg C
Dimensions 200 x 235 x 385 mm3
Weight 9 to 9.5 kg depending on configuration
Interfaces USB type B (additional electronic interface, e.g. for motor control or sensor input)
Power supply 12 V/5A DC
Operating temperature 15 to 35 °C
Signal to noise ratio 2000:1 (average 2000 scans); 1000:1 (average 500 scans)
Power consumption 36W/ (5W in sleep mode)
Scope of delivery • Finder hardware
• QuickStep software
• optional: Software Development KIt