The world’s most compact, high-accuracy spectrometer
The Agilent Cary 630 FTIR is a versatile analytical instrument used across a wide range of industries; from pharmaceutical and cosmetics producers to environmental testing. It’s patented and infrared ‘engine’ is as accurate (quantitatively and qualitatively) as full-sized laboratory instruments, but its modular configuration and wide array of sample modules make this performance available in a small, low cost and easy to use package. The project was a rapid 6 month, three-way collaboration between Cobalt and Agilent teams in the US and Australia.
2013 Australian International Design Award Best in Category
An expressive and surfaced form beautifully conveys the instruments ‘smart’ technology and precision, despite its small size.
Introduces a new approach to an otherwise conservative category. Like a camera’s lens, the optical light path and length define the instrument’s form and functionality.
A modular system allowing different uses and applications via each of the a wide range interchangeable sample modules, including the unique capability of easy liquid measurement.
Significant resolution of the rear of the instrument, de-cluttering cabling and indicator ports in recognition that its small size means it could orientated / visible from multiple angles.
The Team We believe good design happens by expert people working as a team.
Matt Reeves Project Leader
As well as being highly creative, the Cobalt team are always very professional & will pull out all stops to meet commitments.
Philip Binns Agilent Technologies Vice President
Commercial Impact The first instrument under the ‘Agilent’ brand, it set a number of precedents in the application of form, colour and branding.
Collaborative speed to market
A US-based Agilent teams developed the instrument’s core mechanical, optical and electronics systems before Cobalt was asked to assist. We designed and engineered the enclosures of the engine and sample compartments in less than 6 months, allowing the product to be launched within its original timeframe.
The Cary 630 was designed to be durable and long-lasting, with a service life 10+ years. Parts and materials have been reduced, allowing the majority of the parts to be able to be disassembled into individual components at the end of its life.
Best-in-class analytical performance in the most compact package available with an unrivalled range of sample introduction modules.
The Cary 630 has been a market success since its launch. It continues to surpass original sales expectations, giving Agilent a popular entry model, attracting new markets for their broader range. It has won numerous industry and design awards since its launch in 2015.