The Process BallProbe is the most robust TouchRaman immersion contact probe. The 0.5” diameter Hastelloy C-276 probes features a gold compressions seal with a pressure design condition of 6,000psi allowing the probe to be used in extremely challenging chemical, pressure and temperature conditions. The Process BallProbes are available as stand-alone immersion optics for use with compatible filtered probe heads such as the Kaiser Optical Systems MR and MKII probes.
The BioReactor BallProbe has a short focal length that measures both liquid media and solids. It has the same form factor as industry standard DO probes with a 12mm diameter and 120mm or 220mm immersion lengths. It is manufactured using Sanitary finished 316L SS and a Pg 13.5 fitting. The BioReactor BallProbe is autoclavable, CIP and SIP and comes with a protective stainless steel cap for sterilization.
Each BallProbe utilizes a high grade spherical sapphire lens. The short focal length of the spherical optic allows for TouchRaman – where Users simply touch the probe to the sample – yielding highly reproducible sampling of liquids, solids, slurries, powders and heterogeneous mixtures.
Similar to the Process BallProbe, the BioReactor BallProbe can be purchased as a stand-alone product for use with existing fiber-optic Raman systems. The utility of the BallProbes is optimized when you include the filtered fiber-optic interface, creating the Fiber BallProbe. This is a complete sampling solution for Raman measurements
|Parameter||Process BallProbe||BioReactor BallProbe|
|Probe Body Material||Hastelloy C-276||316L Stainless Steel (15Ra)|
|Probe Immersion Lengths||11”/275mm||4.72”/120mm or 8.7”/220mm|
|Immersion Optics||6mm diameter UV-grade sapphire ball||8mm diameter UV-grade sapphire ball|
|Sealing Materials||Gold||High Temperature Epoxy|
|Clear Aperture (max. Laser Beam Waist)||0.22”/4.6mm||0.275”/7.1mm|
|Operating Temperature Range||-4°F to 572°F (-20°C to 300°C)||-4°F to 302°F (-20°C to 150°C)|
|Pressure Design Condition||6,000psi (413bar)||6,000psi (413bar)|
|Compatible Laser Wavelength||500 – 1100nm||500 – 1100nm|