New 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer

Fast chemical identification in a new tactical design


Rigaku ResQ CQL offers first responders, border protection, and law enforcement with an advanced method for identifying potential threats in an improved tactical form factor, thus 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.

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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
Mode of Operation
Handheld, or hands-free with test stand
Conveniently and safely analyze threats with ease of use in a hotzone
Includes measurement delay timer (up to 10 minutes) for additional safety 
Remote operation by PC or tablet using WiFi or USB
Excitation Wavelength
1064 nm
Reduces fluorescence interference to measure a broader range of substances – including colored materials or through colored packaging
Output Power
Up to 490 mW adjustable laser excitation power
Allows for customization of analysis parameters to obtain most accurate analysis of your specific materials
Graphical User Interface
Touchscreen and softkeys
Smartphone-inspired with bright, touchscreen display or large button navigation for use when wearing protective gloves
On-board Digital Camera
Included with LED
Record sample evidence and store with analysis
On-board Reporting
Immediate PDF generation and transfer of results with camera images
Standard Library
Up to 13,000 compounds including CWA, explosives, precursors TIC/TIM, narcotic
User-Created Library
Easily adaptable for new, emerging threats into a custom library, export to share with other ResQ CQL users worldwide
Threat Recipe Alerts with 4C™ Technology
Expands incident response by warning users of potential dangerous combinations
Data Transfer
Transfer results via WiFi or USB
QuickDetect™ Automated Colorimetrics
Add the ability to detect non-visible amounts of narcotics and/or explosives
Operating Temperature
-20 to 50⁰C intermittent, +40⁰C continuous
(operation above 40⁰C may affect spectral quality)
U.S. MIL-STD 810G, IP-68
Battery Power
Included: 7.4 Li-Po, 3600 mAH for 5+ hours
Compatible: CR123A (six) 3.0V, 1550mAh rechargeable for 4-5 hours
18.5 cm L x 15
cm W x 7.9 cm H (7.28 in L x 5.9 in W x 3.11 in H)
Allows for single-hand operation
~1.4 kg (3 lbs)
24 months
Industry Regulation Compliance
SWGDRUG Category A technique for presumptive testing
SWGDRUG Category C technique for confirmatory testing (with addition of QuickDetect)
FDA 21 Part 11 compliance

The ResQ CQL is not ITAR-restricted, though a U.S. Department of Commerce export license may be required for some countries.

New Explosive Threats and Deadly Narcotics

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In June 2018, in response to a foiled terrorist plot in Australia and long-standing concerns about improvised explosive devices (IED) containing powder explosives, the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) announced and implemented new screening requirements. Passengers with carry-on baggage containing powdered materials in quantities above 12 oz (350 milliliters), the capacity of a soda can, could be subject to additional screening. U.S.-bound flights from 280 international airports are now required to implement these new screening requirements.

Combustible powders can present in many forms, from fertilizer to mining grade explosives. In addition to those that could pose a threat when used in IEDs, security operators in airports, law enforcement and customs operations are also concerned with illicit narcotics in powdered form. The transport of deadly narcotic opioids, such as fentanyls, pose dangers to screeners and passengers alike. Fentanyl derivatives, like carfentanyl, are lethal in quantities as small as a single gram. These opioids present danger to law enforcement when interdicted or discovered. New Raman analyzers can play a role in preventing unnecessary or unintentional exposure of fi rst responders, law enforcement, and the public, to this danger.


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