Pendar X10 portable handheld Raman spectrometer


Pendar X10

Breakthrough, standoff, Handheld Raman chemical identification for EOD, HAZMAT, Drug Enforcement, Forensics, and more.

With a standoff distance of up to 6 feet, Pendar X10 is a handheld Raman spectrometer that rapidly identifies hazardous chemicals. This includes highly fluorescent, dark, and sensitive materials that other handheld Raman instruments struggle with or even ignite. Pendar X10 saves time, improves safety, and prevents exposure to dangerous substances while reducing the risk of igniting explosive chemicals. Point and shoot to identify unknown chemicals, even deep inside drums and through containers or windows. Innovative patented technology greatly reduces the explosion risk when identifying dark powder and explosives. Pendar X10’s smart algorithm enables rapid identification of white powders (5 to 10 seconds) and dark and brightly colored materials (~30 seconds.) Pendar X10 lets users reach farther, stay safer, and measure faster.


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Pendar X10 identifies chemicals at a distance of up to 6 feet

Reach farther

  • Handheld, up to 6 feet/2 meter standoff point-and-shoot measurement.
  • Reach deep into a barrel through an opening, with no sampling required.

Pendar X10 safely identifies unknown materials

Stay safer

  • Class 3R laser; no laser safety eye protection or special training required.
  • Minimal ignition risk with black powder and sensitive primaries.

Pendar X10 rapidly identifies materials with little or no preparation

Measure faster

  • Dark or highly fluorescent materials identified in <30 seconds, white powders in 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Rapid analysis using advanced algorithms and powerful embedded processor.

No contact, no sampling, no handling
of sensitive or toxic materials.

Point and shoot to identify a material up to 6 feet away through translucent containers or windows.

Through Barrier Analysis

Safely identify chemicals through clear and translucent obstacles.

Pendar X10 can be used at a standoff distance of up to 6 feet (2 meters) and can be used to identify liquids or solids through translucent glass and plastics, including glove boxes and fume hoods. By removing the need to closely approach unknown chemicals, Pendar X10 gives users an unprecedented level of safety.

No Sampling Required

Conveniently measure materials deep into containers without contact

No vials, probes or detector strips are needed for Pendar X10 to accurately identify unknown chemicals. EOD and HAZMAT personnel can remain protected from accidental exposure or contamination while measuring hard to reach samples. Eliminate any risk of cross-contamination by keeping the analyzed material untouched.

Pendar X10's unique technology mitigates risk of explosion
Measure Dark Materials

Accurately identify dark and sensitive materials

While Raman detectors often have a significant risk of igniting combustible substances, our unique technology can safely identify black powders and other sensitive primary explosives. The Pendar X10 does not focus the Raman laser beam on one small spot, risking dangerous temperature levels. Instead, a novel optical system rapidly moves the laser spot across a larger area for measurement, preventing any particular sample area from reaching the ignition point. The laser system includes an automatic shut-off if an anomaly is detected in the laser motion, providing another critical level of safety.

Pendar X10 can identify fluorescent chemicals such as Heroin
Next Generation Raman

Rapidly identify highly fluorescent materials

Overcome the limitations of 785 nm systems without the drawbacks of 1064 nm systems for the most challenging samples. Pendar X10 offers speed and accuracy when identifying even highly fluorescent chemicals such as opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. Our breakthrough Difference Raman technology, combined with our advanced algorithms, delivers this capability while maintaining rapid measurement speed for non-fluorescent samples, with no compromise on size, weight and power consumption.

Pendar X10 operates without proximity or contact, maintaining scene integrity
Maintain Scene Integrity

Rapidly collect evidence, leaving the site untouched

With Pendar X10, first responders and investigators can identify chemicals in a narcotics or home-made explosives clandestine laboratory quickly to determine the right course of action. Pendar X10’s standoff distance of 6 feet allows unhindered assessment of a scene while preserving physical evidence and avoiding contamination. Pendar X10 allows investigators and first responders to accurately identify the level of risk presented by unknown chemicals.

Pendar X10 can identify chemicals deep within barrels
Field Use Ready

Clear information where it matters most

Pendar X10 is lightweight, rugged, and portable, with a battery that will last for 2 hours of continuous measurements. The handheld Raman instrument supports single-hand operation and the standoff distance is adjustable from 1 to 6 feet, adapting to the environment and situational needs. Pendar X10 works in temperatures ranging between -20C and 40C (-4F to 104F). Results are presented with a simple interface displaying the key safety information you need.

Pendar X10 can be mounted on a UGV for remote identification.
UGV Mount Available

Remotely identify chemicals, using unmanned ground vehicles

For the highest risk situations, Pendar X10 can be mounted to UGVs, allowing true remote identification of chemical or explosive threats. Using our UGV adaptor module, Pendar X10 can be integrated with the various robotic platforms in use by EOD teams and first responders. Contact us for more information on the various integration options, to bring handheld Raman to the robots that you use.

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