Installation & Maintenance
GemmoFtir™ can be installed by the end user and does not require for technician visit on site. The system is shipped with a laptop computer having pre-installed and tested software.
GemmoFtir™ can be installed on any flat table surface. It has vibration damping feet and intelligent sensors for aborting the acquisition temporarily in case of excessive vibration.
GemmoFtir™ has been designed to require only minimal maintenance. Silica gel of the desiccator needs to be renewed monthly by heating it in a microwave oven for 2-3 minutes. The gel changes its color from orange (dry) to green (wet), giving a visual indication for the right timing. Alternatively, low cost and non-poisonous gel can be exchanged to fresh one and used material can be freely disposed as normal waste.
Lifetime of the ceramic infrared source is greatly enhanced by heating it continuously. For this reason full time access to power outlet is highly recommended. Heating consumes less than 10W of energy.