Member since: 2020
Would not recommend to anyone!
Application Area: 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."
Member since: 2020
Organization: Choksi Laboratories Ltd.
Faulty design. Poor customer service.
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."
Member since: 2019
Organization: Shoolini University Of Biotechnology And Manegement Sciences, Solan
This is the most important instrument for my work.
Application Area:Functional group detection
"This makes it so easy to detect functional groups in samples."
Member since: 2004
Organization: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Simple, versatile, easy to use.
Application Area:Reagent identification and quality
"Reliable and easy to use. The software package is self explanatory with a versatile library search package. Additional spectral libraries are available to suit your purpose."
Member since: 2017
Spectra have good resolution.
Application Area:Analyze polymer conformation
"Sometimes the connection between spectrometer and computer are disconnected without any warning, though the spectra done will be saved. To restart, the program must be closed by the user and sometimes the spectrometer must be turned off for a while and then turned on to start again. Obviously this delays the work. On the other hand the instrument has a good resolution and is repetitive. Could be that my knowledge of the instrument is limited."
Member since: 2018
Organization: National University of Singapore, Singapore
The Agilent Cary 630 FTIR spectrometer is versatile, innovative, and intuitive.
"Cary 630 FTIR Spectrometer providing superior quantitative and qualitative information for routine analysis of solids, liquids, and gases. With a wide range of sample interfaces and high performing optics, - including Agilent's unique and revolutionary Di."
Member since: 2018
Organization: The Ohio State University
Application Area:analysis of different food ingredients
"Great technology and wonderful applications for the food industry"
Member since: 2013
Organization: IET Alwar
I got very good results from the FTIR.
Application Area:Suspension of water based Al2O3 nanofluids
"I wanted an equipment to analyze the suspension of nanoparticles in the water and I discussed with my Supervisor and in a very short time, he said that we are going to have FTIR spectrometer from Agilent. When we got our equipment, I found it very user-friendly and with all the required accessories to analyze all the three phases of matter, gas, solid and liquid along with the suspension. For my work, It was very convenient to analyze the suspension of nanoparticles of different particle size and of different particle concentrations. But after some time, I found some signal from the equipment regarding the moisture in the machine. I immediately contacted the maintenance engineer from Agilent Technologies and he briefed me everything in a very effective manner that how silica balls will be helpful to keep the equipment moisture free. I spend a great time while working with the FTIR."
The Agilent Cary 630 FTIR spectrometer is versatile, innovative, and intuitive, providing superior quantitative and qualitative information for routine analysis of solids, liquids, and gases. With a wide range of sample interfaces and high performing optics, - including Agilent’s unique and revolutionary DialPath for measuring liquids - the compact Agilent Cary 630 FTIR will give you accurate results — fast. Weighing only 3.6 kg (8 lbs) and standing 15 cm (6 in) tall the Cary 630 has permanently aligned optics to simplify uptime, has snap and go modules to increase testing, and has easy-to-use technology that reduces training.