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Cary 630 FTIR Spectrometer

The Agilent Cary 630 FTIR is a flexible benchtop FTIR spectrometer offering high performance and extraordinary ease-of-use in an ultra-compact design. It is engineered with the user in focus and provides simple, intuitive workflows to deliver meaningful answers in routine FTIR analysis and cutting-edge research.

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Fast machine, serving many at a time.


Average Rating 5.0

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Analytical, Drug analysis

Wonderful piece for the money and so so useful and protable one.

Review Date: 20 May 2022 | Agilent Technologies

Results are reproducible and reliable.


Average Rating 5.0

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Analysis of drugs of abuse

Product is highly effective. It is very easy to use and relocate as well. Sample preparation is very easy and user friendly.

Review Date: 15 Nov 2021 | Agilent Technologies

Great and very easy to use.


Average Rating 4.7

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Surface Science, Adhesive bonding technology

From routine identification and verification to advanced research applications, we always need the performance and flexibility to quickly, confidently, and cost effectively analyze a wide range of samples in our lab. Cary 630 FTIR Spectrometer is the most suitable instruments, when it comes to characterize the chemical composition and their presence. The instrument developed by Agilent Technologies, Cary 630 FTIR Spectrometer is very friendly and easy to use.

Review Date: 27 Sept 2021 | Agilent Technologies

Great product and great results! Highly recommended!


Average Rating 5.0

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Analyze the molecular structure of organic compounds

The Cary 630 Instrument w/ PC and SW Bundle from Agilent Technologies is easy to maintain and use. My students and postdoc used it to measure the chemical structure of organic materials and polymers synthesized in our lab. We have used it for 1 year. The instrument is still in excellent condition. It is very user friendly and convenient. The test only takes a few minutes, and the results are reliable and reproducible. I think the quality of this instrument is very high, and it is highly recommended if you need a FTIR.

Review Date: 16 Jul 2021 | Agilent Technologies

Fast and good assured results without any error.


Average Rating 4.7

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This product serves my purpose, is portable, easy to carry to any lab in need. Resolution is not much, but good for me for the price I paid.

Review Date: 18 May 2021 | Agilent Technologies

Excellent device, I love working with it.


Average Rating 4.0

Application Area:

Characterization of nanoformulations

Consistent results, ease of use, clear, explicit data.

Review Date: 8 Feb 2021 | Agilent Technologies

A great instrument, great design, great functionality.


Average Rating 5.0

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Natural products analysis

A compact well designed, small, handy, easy to portable and easy to use spectrophotometer. Never saw an instrument with so many advantages. Whenever anyone uses this instrument for the first time, the first word I hear is, "Wow".

Review Date: 11 Nov 2020 | Agilent Technologies

Portable, easy to use and clean also gives reproducible results. Software issue.


Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Analyze pharmaceutical raw material and products

This model is very portable, easy to use and clean. It gives reproducible results. Sometimes the software crashes though and the application has to be restarted again.

Review Date: 23 Oct 2020 | Agilent Technologies

Would not recommend to anyone!


Average Rating 1.0

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Pharmaceutical analysis

We purchased Cary 630 as it was claimed to be maintenance free equipment. We are a pharmaceutical CRO running about 10-15 samples a day on FTIR. Several issues were observed with this equipment. It heats up very quickly due to small design and starts hanging. The workaround provided by Agilent engineers was to place it directly under the AC and reduce room temperature significantly. The FTIR requires frequent nitrogen flushing and replacement / drying of desiccant - every few weeks. Even then, the laser source has had to be changed twice in last four years, and the interferometer has gone bad. Agilent recommended that their FTIR needs to be in a dehumidified environment with humidity below 35%. Despite having a 5 year warranty and Comprehensive Maintenance Contracts (covering all parts and preventive maintenance) from Agilent, after 3 months of dilly-dally, Agilent has asked us to pay almost 50% of the cost of the equipment for replacement of parts. We have had to procure an FTIR from another vendor due to this. Not just this, their sales team contacted us after 3 months of delay and told us they were willing to buy-back the equipment, if we purchased a new FTIR from them. I would say this was a very bitter experience and poor service.

Review Date: 8 Jun 2020 | Agilent Technologies

Faulty design. Poor customer service.


Average Rating 1.7

Application Area:

Pharmaceutical Samples Analysis

We purchased the Agilent Cary 630 for our pharmaceutical QC lab operations. However, the instrument has led to several issues: (a) The instrument was sold as a portable FTIR, for factory shop floor, but within the first year, the instrument, which was in a climate controlled QC lab, started hanging. The instrument heats up significantly due to its compact size during operation, due to which the engineer asked us to keep it directly under the AC vent. They also refused to give a Comprehensive Maintenance Contract on it, which I have never heard of from a vendor. But since this is a critical requirement for our QC lab, they finally agreed. (b) In the third year the laser source went bad. Initially Agilent's team refused to change it, but when provided with their own document stating 5 year warranty, they replaced it. (c) A few months later, the interferometer went bad. This time after 3 months of wait and shipping the instrument to their site, they refused to honour their CMC and provide repairs or parts without charges (equal to 1/3 the cost of the instrument). (d) We finally purchased another vendor's IR. For us, it was an extremely bitter experience of Agilent's service (or lack of it) and faulty equipment.

Review Date: 1 Jun 2020 | Agilent Technologies

The Agilent Cary 630 FTIR is a flexible benchtop FTIR spectrometer offering high performance and extraordinary ease-of-use in an ultra-compact design. It is engineered with the user in focus and provides simple, intuitive workflows to deliver meaningful answers in routine FTIR analysis and cutting-edge research.

The Cary 630 FTIR is a robust, reliable, and flexible benchtop FTIR spectrometer benefiting from Agilent’s experience with field-proven mobile and handheld FTIR instruments. Its modularity offers sampling flexibility for analysis of solids, liquids, powders, and gases. Permanently aligned optics allow a wide range of modules to be swapped in and out in seconds, providing superior quantitative and qualitative information – fast.


  • Make the most of your lab space – At just 20 x 20 cm and 3.6 kg, the world’s smallest and lightest benchtop FTIR spectrometer has the footprint of a college notebook and can be easily repositioned to produce high-quality results wherever needed
  • Get answers you can trust day in and day out – The field-proven, robust optomechanical system offers outstanding performance and reproducibility, even in humid and tropical environments
  • Rapidly gain qualitative and quantitative information – Identify unknown substances and determine levels of sample constituents
  • Be flexible and react to changing analytical needs – The uniquely versatile modular concept allows the Cary 630 to be reconfigured with precisely optimized sample modules within seconds, allowing users to master the diversity of real-world application challenges
  • Eliminate transmission cells from your workflow – Unique DialPath and TumblIR modules have revolutionized the FTIR analysis of liquids and polymer films, making transmission measurements as easy as using an ATR
  • Cut costs for training and user variability – The intuitive and easy-to-use design is matched by the Agilent MicroLab software suite, where native workflows with picture guidance and color-coded reporting make finding answers impressively simple for experts and novices alike
  • Manage user privileges and administer secure storage of electronic records – The optional MicroLab Pharma software supports users in regulated environments in achieving compliance with global regulations for data integrity such as 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11

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