In this page, I will put some important notes about the Multi Purpose Analyzer.

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Installation considerations

  • Unpacking and initial installation is done by Bruker service engineers. The operating company has to provide an installation site that meets the sire requirements.
  • After having received the spectrometer, inspect the packaging for damages. If there are any signs of damage, contact your local shipping representative before opening the shipping boxes

Warning: Do not put a spectrometer into operation that shows signs of damage. Failure to do so may result in severe personal injuries and/or property damage.


  • Due to its substantial weight (40kg), the spectrometer has to be carried by at least two persons. Alternatively, you can also use a fork lifter. When transporting the spectrometer, use the original packaging to avoid damages.

Warning: When your spectrometer is equipped with a transmission arm, do not carry the spectrometer using this arm!

Site requirements

  • The standard spectrometer configuration requires an area of approximately 60 x 100cm. At the rear side, a clearance of at least $25cm$ is required.
  • Provide a strong stable and horizontal base.
  • When preparing the installation location for the spectrometer, take into consideration that the mains power supply connection is easily accesible at any time. The mains power supply can be interrupted, for example, either by disconnecting the safety plug or by switching off the mains switch at the spectrometer rear side or by disconnecting the primary power receptacle.

Environmental requirements

To ensure the best spectrometer performance and long-term reliability the following environmental conditions are essential:

  • Temperature Range: 18-35°C
  • Humidity:$=< 80 \%$
  • Temperature variations can impair the results of long-term measurements. Therefore, the temperature variations should be less than 1°C per hour and not more than 2°C per day for this type of measurements.


  • Ensure that the spectrometer is not installed near vibration sources (e.g. ventilation hoods, air conditioners, motors, etc.) or in rooms with intense floor vibrations.

Power Supply

  • The spectrometer power supply automatically adapts to the most common power sources.
  • Valid voltage range: 100V AC to 240V AC $\pm 10 \%$
  • Valid frequency range: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • MPA is an instrument of protection class I (Laser class.)

Caution: To avoid personal injury and/or spectrometer damage, connect the spectrometer only to a socket outlet with earthing contact.

To provide for good data quality and a long spectrometer service life, ensure that the following site requirements are met:

  • Do not install the spectrometer near sources of potential inductive electrical interference (e.g. pumps, switching motors, microwave ovens etc.), sources of high energy pulses, and sources that might cause magnetic or radio frequency interference.
  • Do not place devices such as large electric motors, electric heaters, welding equipment, radio transmitting equipment, units emitting pulsed NMRs, or high powered lasers in close proximity to the spectrometer. These devices can interfere with spectrometer and cause spectrometer malfunction. Ensure that these types of devices are not connected to the same electrical circuit as the spectrometer.
  • If there are any problems concerning power supply (e.g. brownouts, power surges, frequent thunderstorms storm), take precautions to ensure an uninterruptible power supply.

Service & Maintenance

  • The MPA is a low-maintenance instrument. The only component that needs to be maintained in regular intervals is the desiccant cartridge.
  • All other components (e.g. NIR source) are designed for a long service life and need to be replaced only if they are defective. After the replacement of these components, no realignment is necessary.
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