Welcome to Avantes’ Spectroscopy Experience Center!

The Avantes headquarters in Apeldoorn, Netherlands are excited to host the Avantes Spectroscopy Experience Center. We invite visitors to come to our headquarters, tour our facilities, and demo our top-of-the-line products with the assistance of our trained optical spectroscopy experts.

Experience Center setup

More Than Feasibility Testing

The Spectroscopy Experience Center offers more than ordinary feasibility testing (although we do still offer that). In the Experience Center, visitors can see several Avantes systems configured for different applications and work with Avantes’ trained personnel to perform their own tests.

Our trained staff is on hand to make sure our Experience Center’s visitors have dedicated support to demonstrate measurement processes and help perform feasibility testing.

Hands-On Demonstrations

Experience Center visitors have the opportunity to test different equipment configurations, sampling methods, and software integration with the help of experts on-hand to assist. There are several standard-application configurations, as well as industry standard filters and samples available to use, or visitors can arrange to bring their own samples and components to test.

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Experience Center setup being used

Colour/Reflection Measurements

The colour/reflection measurement station utilizes the AvaSpec-ULS2048CL-EVO spectrometer, which features the newest CMOS detector array and our top-of-the-line AS-7010 electronics board. This setup uses an integrating sphere with halogen light source and our black-and-white reference tiles.

We have several colour samples available in our Experience Center for you to measure, but you are of course free to bring in your own samples.

Colour Setup
Colour Setup Close-up

Raman Spectroscopy

Raman spectra measurements can be challenging, which is why we offer the AvaSpec-HERO high-sensitivity/high-resolution spectrometer. This instrument combined with our high throughput Raman probe provide for a superb Raman configuration. Have a look at our Raman bundles for more information on setup we use.

Raman Setup Close-Up

Thin-Film Metrology

The Experience Center’s thin-film measurement station puts the AvaSpec-ULS2048CL-EVO to the test again, this time with the AvaLight-DHc for measurements in the UV/VIS (200-1100 nm) range or the AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini halogen source for measurements in the 360-2500 nm range, depending on your measurement needs.

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Absorbance, Transmission, Irradiance, and More

Further testing stations are configured for absorbance, transmission, irradiance, and fluorescence measurements. While the Experience Center is equipped and designed around testing common configurations, we also offer an experimental station equipped with a temperature chamber and optical breadboard perfect for testing temperature effects, trigger signals, and equipment integration.

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Keep Your Data

When you visit the Experience Center, you can expect a report on your testing and data results compiled by our Experience Center staff, which you can share with colleagues.

Planning Your Visit

Planning a visit to the Avantes Spectroscopy Experience Center is easy. Begin planning your trip by arranging your visit through your sales engineer or email our headquarters directly to set up an appointment.

Apeldoorn is easily accessible from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam by car or train and this lovely town has many lodging options. We recommend Hotel Het Veluwse Bos, located in the picturesque village of Beekbergen, right next to Apeldoorn and close to our headquarters.

Experience Center too Far?

Is Apeldoorn too far to travel? We still offer traditional feasibility testing! Please arrange for feasibility testing through your sales engineer or distributor before sending any samples. For safety reasons, we cannot accept any samples without prior approval.

After testing is complete, our lab will furnish you with a fully detailed report of the results. If you require your samples to be returned, we are happy to return them after testing.

Demo Program

Avantes continues to offer an extensive demo program for spectrometry users that have complex equipment evaluation requirements that we can’t replicate in our lab. Inquire about an extended demo with us today!