Designing the most advanced mobile analysis instrument
The most mobile, ergonomic and feature-rich analysis instrument of its type in the world, this infrared molecular spectroscopy technology can determine the chemical composition of almost anything, anywhere. From production materials, to geological samples and even historical artefacts. Agilent’s 4300 FTIR places this amazing technology in the user’s hand across a range of industries and research applications, allowing faster, more accessible scientific analysis to improve our understanding of the wider world around us.
Agilent’s impressively light and compact technology still weighs 2kg. So to be comfortable, the device’s centre of gravity had to be positioned within the persons grip.
Intended for a broad range of users ranging from archaeologists, QC technicians, as well as scientists. Regardless of the user, accurate results had to be achievable.
An injection moulded body protects the finely calibrated optics and optimises heat-control. Softer over-mouldings form bumpers for all the critical touch points, and all fasteners are ingeniously hidden.
A design language that expresses both robustness and precision, without the connotations of regular power tools.
The Team We believe good design happens by expert people working as a team.
Brett Capron Project Leader
Commercial Impact The recipient of several design and industry awards and while also expanding sales into diverse markets.
Created new sales into diverse and previously unserved markets.
Exceeded sales targets
Actual sales results have surpassed predicted interest.
Solidify client’s market position
Ergonomic packaging and unsurpassed technical specifications have asserted Agilent’s position as the world leader in handheld FTIR scanning.
As the world’s lightest spectrometer, it presents a significant edge in the emerging mobile analysis market.