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Thermo Scientific TruDefenderMaintenance Management and Support


TruDefender Highlights

  • Ultra-compact, self-contained Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer with embedded analysis software
  • Rugged/lightweight approx. 2.9lbs
  • Battery charge > 4 hrs
  • Thousands of unique spectral signatures in library including ITF-40 most dangerous chemicals, energetics, pharmaceuticals, narcotics and CW agents
  • Has a sampling tip and a crusher—can sample liquids, powders, and solids

This instrument was formerly Ahura TruDefender.

TruDefender Technical Support

Maintenance Management for TruDefender

KD Analytical Maintenance Management is a suite of services that can save you money and time while helping to guarantee the readiness of your TruDefender and all of your analytical instruments.

  • One-call, 24x7x365 technical support for TruDefender and all of your instruments, regardless of manufacturer. Our analytical instrument experts can help you perform user-level maintenance by phone, web or email.
  • ReadiTrak web-based asset readiness manager tracks instrument status, preventative maintenance, repair history, and maintenance costs of your Thermo Scientific TruDefender instruments and virtually any other gear your count on to do your job.
  • When your Thermo instrument requires an expert repair, KD Analytical will oversee repairs performed by the OEM.


Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is an excellent tool for identification of unknown chemicals. As infrared energy is passed through or bounced off of a chemical, a spectrum is created based on the absorbance pattern and compared to a database (library) for identification. Learn more about this technology

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