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New 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer

Fast chemical identification in a new tactical design

Smart Features

  • On-board 5 MP camera for imaging, colorimetrics analysis, or barcode scanning
  • LED flashlight for optimal sample visibility
  • Quick Scan button for faster scans
  • 4C Technology for precursor monitoring
  • QuickDetect automated colorimetric for non-visible detection (optional)
  • Periscope adaptor enhances sampling flexibility
  • Connectivity via WiFi, peer-to-peer or USB
  • Tamper-proof reports
  • Li-PO rechargeable or CR123 disposable batteries
  • Optional QuickDetect mode
Forensics & conservation, Safety & Security
Handheld Raman

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Rigaku ResQ CQL offers first responders, border protection, and law enforcement an advanced method for identifying potential threats in an improved tactical form factor, thereby improving functionality particularly in high stress environments. By combining the 1064 nm Raman advantage with improved ergonomics and sample presentation, ResQ CQL makes it even easier to perform chemical analysis of powders, liquids, gels, mixtures and more.

Identify More

The ResQ CQL includes a standard library of over 13,000 Raman-active chemicals – including explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWAs) precursors, hazardous chemicals, narcotics, cutting agents, pesticides, steroids and more – as well as the added capabilities to upgrade, transfer, and translate entries. The utilization of 1064 nm Raman excitation provides users with the ability to identify more with reduced fluorescence interference – common to older generation models.

Available Accessories

For even more convenience, various accessories are available to fit most sampling needs. These will assist when analyzing various forms of a substance, as well as keep the user safe from a potentially hazardous material

  • Adjustable nose
  • Vial adaptor
  • Bottle adaptor
  • Tablet adaptor
  • Periscope adaptor
  • Sampling test stand

Industry Certifications/Compliance

ResQ CQL goes beyond industry standards for traditional handheld Raman analysis. To ensure quality use in the field that is also an acceptable testing method, ResQ CQL has undergone several certifications, including:

  • MIL-STD 810-G rugged
  • SWGDRUG Category A for presumptive testing
  • SWGDRUG Category C for confirmatory testing (with QuickDetect)
  • FDA 21 CFR Part 11 traceable reports
  • IP-68 decontamination
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing facility
Unsurpassed Support

The ResQ CQL analyzer is supported by Rigaku’s global sales and support distribution team, offering 24//7 Reachback support, library updates and software upgrades for the life of the analyzer.


Product name ResQ CQL
Technique Raman spectroscopy
Benefit Improved ergonomics for more convenient identification of unknown threats
Technology Handheld 1064 nm Raman spectroscopy
Core attributes

1064 nm excitation wavelength reduces fluorescence interference; Standard library of over 13,000 compounds including CWA, explosives, TICs/TIMs, and narcotics; Onboard digital camera, 4C Technology provides automatic threat recipe alerts; Touchscreen and large button GUI

Library updates, software upgrades and 24/7 Reachback Support included for life of analyzer

MIL-STD 810-G, IP-68, SWGDRUG Category A, FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

Core options QuickDetect™ Automated Colorimetrics for the detection of non-visible amounts; Docking station, bottle adapter, vial holder, holster for hands-free transport, protective boot cover
Computer N/A
Core dimensions 150 (W) x 79 (H) x 185 (L) mm / 5.9 (W) x 3.11 (H) x 7.28 (L) in
Mass 1.4 kg / 3.25 lbs (core unit)
Power requirements

Included: rechargeable 7.4 Li-Po, 3600 mAH for 5+ hours

Compatible: disposable CR123A (six) 3.0V, 1550mAh rechargeable for 4-5 hours

Application notes

The following application notes are relevant to this product

Learn more about our products at these events

Booth number Date Location Event website
Massachusetts Hazmat Conference - Plymouth, MA Website
Continuing Challenge - Sacramento, CA Website
CBRNe Protection Symposium 30A - Malmo, Sweden Website
JIMA - Tokyo, Japan
SEECAT 2019 - Tokyo, Japan Website
Hotzone - Houston, TX Website
FLORIAN 2019 - Dresden, Germany Website
Lab Asia 2019 - Kuala Lampure, Malaysia Website
Taipei Instruments Expo - Taipei, Taiwan Website
International Association Chiefs of Police Conference 5345 - Chicago, IL Website
CBRNe Convergence 203 - Nashville, TN Website
Japanese Association Forensic Science Conference - Tokyo, Japan
Milipol 203 - Paris, France Website
Connecticut Narcotics Conference - Newport, RI
Science Expo - Osaka, Japan

QuickDetect Mode

Detect residues or non-visible amounts to keep first responders safer

QuickdetectQuickDetect modes provides automated colorimetrics for trace or non-visible amounts to existing ResQ CQL handheld Raman analyzers. This new features removes the human-error and subjectivity of traditional color reagent kits to help keep first responders safer. By combining the industry’s most advanced 1064 nm handheld Raman analysis with QuickDetect, users can experience the first field-ready Raman tool to provide both bulk and trace analysis for hazardous chemicals, narcotics, explosives, and chemical warfare agents in seconds. QuickDetect is optional on ResQ CQL product lines and is compatible with MobileDetect pouches – ideal for trace amounts, residues or non-visible substances. The rapid response time, easy operation, ability to identify colored materials and through packaging, as well as the ability to now detect trace amounts, demonstrates how the ResQ CQL 1064 nm Raman analyzer is the instrument of choice for the safety & security industry.

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