Competence in Process Mass Spectrometry
InProcess Instruments develops, manufactures and sells mass spectrometers for online gas analysis in industry, research and laboratory. IPI, which was founded in 1997 by Wolfgang Hrosch and Bernd Laser, is located in Bremen, Germany, and offers individual systems for customers worldwide. Starting point was the transfer of process mass spectrometry technology - based on quadrupole technology - from Balzers AG (now Inficon AG), Liechtenstein, to the new company.
Complete Solutions for Online Gas Analysis
InProcess Instruments has specialized in the development of flexible solutions for customer-specific problems in gas analysis. The individually configurated equipment is combined in a modular style with the required software to form a complete system.
Quadrupole mass spectrometers with a variety of measuring parameters; gas inlets with pressure and temperature control as well as multi-port gas inlet systems for the addition of different gases; various coupling options; and analogue ports for data exchange in connection with InProcess QUADSTAR®-Software, which allows optimized equipment operation and the automization of the whole analytical process. The perfect combination of IPI mass spectrometers and InProcess QUADSTAR®-Software allows software support for all product groups, fully automated calibration and analysis, efficient data analysis, easy generation of reports, as well as modem support for remote diagnosis and maintenance. InProcess QUADSTAR® also supplies application-specific modules. The new 32-bit version can be used with Microsoft's Windows® XP.
Areas of Application
IPI's strength is the individual attention for customers with specific needs and measuring problems. For this measuring technology, the main areas of application are online process gas analysis, quality control and special applications for the coupling with other analytical technologies such as elemental analysis and thermogravimetry. Because of its universal applicability, mass spectrometry is being used in a wide range of industries as well as in laboratory and research. The functions include process control, quality control and environmental protection. The keys to the technology's success are the universality of its measuring principles, high selectivity, the capability to analyze multiple components, speed, high sensitivity, and a very dynamic measuring range. The resulting advantage: Major components (up to 100 percent) and minor components (up to sub-ppm concentrations) can be identified simultaneously. - Quick, specific and quantitative results provide security, efficiency and guaranteed quality.
Due to its university and several renowned corporations in the field of mass spectrometry, Bremen has become an internationally recognized center of research and development for this technology. The location is ideal for InProcess Instruments as a relatively young company in order to benefit from technology transfer and cooperations. IPI's team of 13 highly specialized scientists and engineers utilizes this environment to improve its products, which are constantly adjusted to the changing needs of the customers. From here IPI also provides worldwide technical support in cooperation with our network of international partners.