The main applications of the new MicroNIR PAT-U process spectrometer are listed below:

Pharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Granulation
  • Fluid bed drying
  • Content uniformity

Food and feed manufacturing

  •  Fat
  • Moisture content
  • Protein
  • Nutritional assay

Industrial processing

  • Polymers
  • Reaction monitoring
  • Petrochemicals


The new MicroNIR PAT-U process spectrometer is a spectrometer innovation from the company. It is a scalable, sturdy next-generation system for real-time process monitoring in pharmaceutical and food process analytical technology (PAT) applications. With proven Viavi linear variable filter (LVF) technology, the PAT-U is recognized to have the smallest form factor on the market in a fit-for-purpose design. This makes it ideal for application with processing equipment of all sizes, with stability and the performance to facilitate efficient manufacturing.

The MicroNIR PAT-U can be used in an easy manner and was designed for the present-day demanding GMP-regulated environments; however it still needs marginal system maintenance. There are no moving components or expensive fiber optic cables, enabling excellent instrument stability and performance in challenging process environments. Its stainless steel exterior is water and dust resistant according to IP65 standards and cleans easily.