Comfortech | AIM 8800
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AIM 8800

AIM 8800

Take perfect AIM every time
This intelligent infrared microscope provides convenient control of stage movement, aperture setting and focusing, all from the PC screen. Supporting analysis using transmission, reflection as well as ATR methods, the AIM-8800 widens the range of application fields. With emphasis on sensitivity for basic performance of this infrared microscope, ease of operation was also a high design priority. The AIM-8800 Infrared Microscope advances one step further into the new generation.


Complete Control with AIM View
• Auto Aperture – Maximizes IR illumination on the sample spot. The aperture is motor-driven, and its size and angle are freely set using mouse operation alone. Simply set the aperture over the sample, and the sampling area is automatically positioned for maximum infrared intensity. The aperture size and angle can easily be maintained between background and sample positions.
• Auto X-Y Stage – Simplifies exact sample positioning. Up to 10 sample positions and 2 background positions can be placed into memory, and the stage can be moved in increments as small as 1 µm for finely detailed mapping.
• Auto Focus – True focus is only one mouse-click away! Arduous focusing is unnecessary. Just one click of the mouse automatically brings the image into focus.
• Auto Centering – Sample viewing couldn’t be easier! Double-clicking on any point in the visible observation screen will bring that spot into the center of the viewing area.

High Sensitivity, Maintenance-Free MCT Detector
High sensitivity – of course! A signal-to-noise ratio* of 2,600 to 1 (Type I) or 2,000 to 1 (Type II) or higher is guaranteed for a 60 scan, 50 x 50 µm aperature transmission measurement. Each MCT detector is equipped with a shock-resistant, leak-free glass Dewar. The glass Dewar is superior to the metal Dewars used with common MCT detectors because metal Dewars require re-evacuation every 1 to 2 years.

Abundant Options
• ATR Objectives – Ge, ZnSe, or Diamond (Spectra-Tech)
• Grazing Angle Objective (Spectra-Tech)
• Contact Alert System available (Spectra-Tech)
• Mapping Software – includes line and area modes; view data as contour, relief, 3-D or overlay plots; automade simple mapping.
• Micro-manipulator (MMS-77) with Vernier-control for easy sample examination and preparation.

*Note – This signal-to-noise ratio is a peak-to-peak measurement for 60 scans, 50 x 50 µm aperature, 8cm -1 resolution.


Optics: 15 x Cassegrain objective
15 x Cassegrain condenser mirrors
MCT detector:
w/liquid nitrogen monitoring system:
Wavelength Range:
Type 1 – 5000 – 720cm-1 High Sensitivity (Standard in the US)
Type 2 – 5000 – 650cm-1
Signal-To-Noise* Transmission mode, aperture size 50µm, 8cm-1 60 scans
2600: 1 or higher (Type 1), 2000: 1 or higher (Type 2)
* These are the guaranteed signal-to-noise values when connected to the Shimadzu FTIR 8000 Series Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
Software-controlled aperture: XY directional drive. XY movement can be set down to 1 µm increments for mapping the sample surface. Angular or rotational positioning of the aperture can be as fine as 1° increments. Numerical entry is also available for X,Y and Ø positioning.
Minimum aperture setting: 3µm
Motor-driven X-Y sample stage: Positioning range: X axis: 70mm; Y axis: 30 mm
Resolution: 1µm pitch
Sample thickness:
Reflection mode: <40mm
Transmission mode: <10mm
Operation control available via main unit keyboard: Measuring mode selection/ XY stage operation (speed variable in 4 steps)/manual focusing/illumination control
Control via PC (Easy mouse/trackball control.) Measuring mode selection/ XY stage operation/ auto centering/ manual focusing/ auto focusing/ illumination control/ aperture setting/ aperture preview/ measurement position and aperture setting recording (10 sample positions, 2 background positions)
Ambient laboratory conditions: Ambient temperature: 15°C ~ 30°C
Ambient humidity: 70% or less
Weight: 36kg
External dimensions: (W) 410mm x (D) 540mm x (H) 520mm
Power requirements: AC100/120/220/230/240V 125 VA
Options: Ge prism ATR objective (Spectra Tech)
Diamond ATR objective (Spectra Tech)
ZnSe ATR objective (Spectro Tech)
Grazing angle objective (Spectra Tech)
Visual objective lens (4x, 10x)
Mapping Software (Including ATR Mapping)
MMS-77 Micromanipulator for sample preparation and positioning.