FTIR spectrometers
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Generate fast, reliable answers with less effort—even in busy, multi-user QC labs or teaching labs—with our compact, powerful FTIR spectrometers from the name you trust in FTIR: Nicolet. Today’s busy QA/QC and teaching laboratories demand fast answers with high confidence. You can rely on our compact Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometers to help you confidently identify, verify, or quantify materials faster than ever before.

The Nicolet Summit is available in four different models (LITE, X, PRO, and OA) to provide you with the best possible solution to fit your needs.

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Nicolet Summit X FTIR Spectrometer

The Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit X FTIR Spectrometer can help you reach new heights in productivity, allowing you to accomplish more in less time. It is ideal for both single-user labs and multi-user labs. Simple yet high-functionality software allows new and experienced users alike to use the instrument with ease. The Nicolet Summit X FTIR Spectrometer is designed with our unique LightDrive Optical Engine for the ultimate in reliability and accuracy.

The user-friendly interface of Thermo Scientific OMNIC Paradigm Software makes life in the lab less complicated thanks to programmed applications that streamline data acquisition, processing and interpretation. 

  • Reduced workflow set-up time: An intuitive, visual workflow creator with a drag-and-drop functionality guides you through the workflow creation. 
  • Audit-ready cGxP compliance: Achieve a high level of data integrity with our database infrastructure, data security software, and audit manager applications that keep you compliant with Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur., USP, JP, and CP) instrument qualification. 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and data security packages are available.
Nicolet Summit X FTIR Spectrometer
  • Data analysis anytime, anywhere: With full Wi-Fi connectivity on your PC, you can send data to your Thermo Fisher Connect account in the Cloud and analyze data away from the lab. Share data and collaborate with colleagues anywhere in the world to accelerate your research. Keep students engaged with data they can access in your teaching lab or in their dorm room. 
  • OMNIC Paradigm Desktop Software: Find what you need quickly from the Dashboard screen, create libraries, or perform multi-component searching. 
Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometers

The Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit LITE FTIR Spectrometer delivers performance at a price you can afford. The Nicolet Summit LITE incorporates hardware and software innovation that helps users work faster and smarter. Engineered with the same Thermo Scientific LightDrive Optical Engine technology found in more advanced spectrometers, the Nicolet Summit LITE delivers improved instrument performance, increased laboratory productivity, and low cost of ownership, with a 5-year warranty on the interferometer, laser, and source.

Flyer: Nicolet Summit LITE FTIR Spectrometer

Let the Nicolet Summit PRO FTIR Spectrometer help you reach new heights in productivity, so you can accomplish more in less time. Whether you are managing a QA/QC lab or a crowded teaching lab for university students, this spectrometer meets the demands of your busy, multi-user laboratory. 

Along with the trusted high-performance optics and user-friendly interface of the OMNIC Paradigm Software, the Nicolet Summit PRO FTIR Spectrometer supports a range of useful features:

  • Integrated computer: Save space and money when you run the OMNIC Paradigm Software on the built-in Windows 10® computer
  • LightBar: Unique multi-colored (green, red, blue, yellow) LED lights on the front provide real-time feedback on instrument status and visual PASS/FAIL indication of product quality
  • Touchscreen monitor (optional): Integrated touchscreen eliminated the need for a computer and provides a simplified, fast workflow interface
Nicolet Summit PRO FTIR Spectrometer
  • Diamond ATR (optional): Thermo Scientific Everest ATR Accessory with a worry-free, monolithic diamond crystal eliminates the need for sample preparation
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity: Link the instrument directly to your network or send data to the cloud (Thermo Fisher Cloud)
  • Compact design: Small footprint and rugged design fits neatly into any laboratory, making it ideal for multi-user QA/QC or teaching labs
  • LightDrive Optical Engine: Improve spectral performance and data reproducibility so your answers stay consistent from one sample to the next; includes a 10-year warranty on IR source, laser, and interferometer

The Nicolet Summit OA FTIR Spectrometer delivers reliable data by minimizing the steps needed to measure and identify materials – all in a rugged, compact footprint. Easily develop custom workflows specific to the demands of your facility using OMNIC Paradigm Software. Bundle application-specific workflows into packages for easy implementation.

For the ultimate in reliability and accuracy, the Nicolet Summit OA FTIR Spectrometer is designed with our unique LightDrive Optical Engine.

  • Improve data reproducibility: Our state-of-the-art infrared source eliminates hot spot migration, resulting in more consistent spectral data, especially through the integrated HATR accessory
  • Low-cost ownership: A 10-year warranty on IR source, interferometer and laser for minimal maintenance comes standard. Service and support contracts and training are also available from Unity™ Lab Services or from our worldwide network of qualified dealers
  • Factory-verified specification: Do better than just “typical” or “achievable” results

Brochure: Nicolet Summit OA FTIR Spectrometer

Nicolet Summit OA FTIR Spectrometer
Find the best Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer to fit your needs with this comparison guide.

Nicolet Summit LITE

Nicolet Summit X

Nicolet Summit PRO

Nicolet Summit OA

LightDrive Optical Engine (laser, source, interferometer)

Warranty on LightDrive laser, source and interferometer





OMNIC Paradigm Software

Pharmacopeia workflows







Included library/reference spectra





User Interface

USB External PC

USB External PC

Integrated Windows 10 Computer

Integrated Windows 10 Computer

Wi-Fi enabled


Touchscreen available



Internal motorized aperture


Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer combined with OMNIC Paradigm Software: a winning combination for fast-paced labs

You can move quickly from one sample to the next and have your colleague be able to repeat your success. That’s the power of the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer combined with the OMNIC Paradigm software.

Visual LightBar feedback: The multi-colored LED light bar in the front of the instrument provides pass/fail results of product quality with just a quick glance. Monitor the status of your instrument (idle, collect, alert) and be assured it’s ready for the next user to generate consistent results (see video).

Be confident with Smart Background: Integrated intelligence is designed to automatically collect backgrounds so you can shorten your analysis time by 50%.

Flexibility with Built-in computer saves space: A fully integrated Windows® computer on the instrument runs the OMNIC Paradigm Software on the touchscreen interface with Summit PRO spectrometer. 

More control with an external PC: Simply attach an external PC to directly control the Nicolet Summit LITE and X FTIR Spectrometer.

Need more proof?

Technical Note: Smart Background Cuts Analysis Time
What would it be like if you could cut your analysis time in half? Smart Background is a proprietary technology that completely removes the background collection step from your workflow.

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OMNIC Paradigm Software
Intuitive software that drives projects to completion

The Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer is powered by our revolutionary Thermo Scientific OMNIC Paradigm Software to help you keep pace with all the daily demands on your lab. The user-friendly dashboard in OMNIC Paradigm Software helps you view instrument status and recent work, process your spectra, conduct multi-component searching, and create new libraries. Designed with lab managers and science educators in mind, this software helps automate workflows using an intuitive drag-and-drop workflow creator. 

OMNIC Paradigm Software offers multiple advantages:

  • Dashboard/Home screen for quick access of recent work
  • Visual, drag-and-drop workflow creator with example templates
  • Flexible, one-click library creation
  • Pre-defined reporting templates exportable to Microsoft Office Suite
  • Multi-component search functionality
  • Full spectral processing and analysis tools (baseline correction, spectra math, peak area, peak height, etc.)
  • Quantification prediction for Beer’s Law, PLS, CLS, etc.
  • Multiple project windows and multi-monitor support
  • Contamination analysis
Data integrity with OMNIC Paradigm Security Suite Software

Achieve the highest degree of data integrity and surpass your auditors’ expectations. Our database infrastructure, streamlined data security software, and Audit Manager applications keep your data compliant and well protected. Manage multiple user permissions, digitally sign important files, and track detailed user activity using the OMNIC Paradigm Security Suite Software.

cGxP compliance

Achieve a high level of data integrity with our database infrastructure, data security software, and audit manager applications that keep you compliant with Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur., USP, JP, and CP) instrument qualification. 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and data security packages are available.

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Data integrity with OMNIC Paradigm Security Suite Software
Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer applications

Verify raw materials and specifications of solid dosage drugs and identify contaminants to help protect your company’s reputation. The Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer is portable, so you can bring it to the production line for at-line process analysis or station an instrument near your incoming raw materials.

Webinar: Ensuring Integrity of Drug Formulation from Development to QC ›

Webinar: FTIR Spectroscopy for Pharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance ›

Webinar: Microbial Characterization, Identification, and Typing using FTIR spectroscopy ›

Webinar Roundtable Article: Microbial Characterization, Identification and Typing Using FTIR Spectroscopy


Understand what chemical properties you need to control when designing new materials. Advanced features allow you to catch changes in additive formulations, spot degradation of multi-layer polymer composites, identify weakened packaging materials, and see the effects of process curing times on polymer specifications.

How to Analyze Polymer Samples via FTIR Specular Reflectance Spectroscopy

FTIR polymer analysis

Keep students engaged with this intuitive spectrometer and lesson plans that help you demonstrate different functional groups of the IR spectra. Have students quickly measure samples in a crowded teaching lab and then analyze data later, on or off campus, using the OMNIC Anywhere Software. Learn more about resources available for your classroom at www.thermofisher.com/specclassroom.  

FTIR Virtual Lab: Setup instructions

Educational spectrometer

Confidently identify different grades of jade or uncover the composition of a mineral sample using the Nicolet FTIR Summit Spectrometer. Find out how the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) uses FTIR spectroscopy for identifying treated versus untreated gemstones.

Gemology spectroscopy

After optimizing your lithium battery alternatives (e.g., Li-S, Li-O2, Na-ion) and electrolyte formulations, inspect product quality and collect chemical information that assures specifications have been met. The non-destructive nature of FTIR spectroscopy makes this an ideal technique for quickly catching changes that can affect battery life and safety.

Battery spectroscopy

From leather interiors to dashboard components to fuel additives, the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer can help you improve profitability, performance and appeal of your automotive design. Reveal the chemistry and composition of materials used to manufacture today’s fuel-efficient cars and trucks.

Measuring oil and grease in water-solvent free (ASTM D7575)

Automotive materials analysis
Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer accessories

Eliminate sample prep with the Everest Diamond ATR Accessory for the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer. A monolithic diamond ATR crystal and high-efficiency, all-reflective optics combine with a variety of interchangeable crystal plates to provide the robustness and flexibility required to meet your material identification and verification needs.

Thermo Scientific Everest Diamond ATR Accessory

Simultaneously view and collect an infrared (IR) spectrum with the Czitek™ SurveyIR™ Microspectroscopy Accessory. Place this microsampling accessory in the sample compartment of the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer to view and collect data in reflection, transmission, and ATR modes. A choice of three on-board illumination modes creates excellent contrast over a wide range of specimen morphologies.

Czitek and SurveyIR are trademarks of Czitek LLC.

Czitek SurveyIR Infrared Microspectroscopy Accessory

Easily perform spectral analysis on large objects, artwork, and paintings using the Thermo Scientific ConservatIR FTIR External Reflection Accessory. This accessory measures samples too large to fit into a Thermo Scientific Nicolet FTIR Spectrometer sample compartment. The articulated arm simplifies sample analysis for specular, diffuse, and ATR measurements with the object in front, below, or above the spectrometer sample compartment. The ConservatIR accessory comes standard with a specular/diffuse reflection sampling head, and a diamond ATR sampling head is available as an option.

Thermo Scientific ConservatIR External Reflection Accessory
Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer resources and support
Installation and training services for Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometers

Save time, boost proficiency, and speed results by bundling services with your equipment purchase. When time is on the line, busy QA/QC and academic teaching laboratories require accuracy and speed—no exceptions. That’s why bundling the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer along with Unity Lab Services Installation/Education Service augments abilities and spurs results. 








  • Complete system install/initialization readings
  • Conduct functionality testing
  • Facilitate basic user orientation
  • Finalize customer acceptance

Includes all Standard options, plus:

  • Familiarize users with built-in diagnostics
  • Remove and install source and desiccant
  • Tackle troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Review best practice for instrument relocation (internal and external)
  • Define use and purpose of the connectivity ports
  • Understand and practice on touchscreen monitors
  • Investigate Smart Background measurement
  • Explore database spectral storage
  • Decipher the various states of the LightBar, including demos
  • Access our Research Knowledge Base
  • Demonstrate new PV and System Qualification workflows in OMNIC Paradigm software
  • Utilize functional speaker unit on back
  • Access live remote connect with technical support
  • Check for software updates


  • Required for regulated environments, our Validation Option is available for both Standard and Premium services and includes the necessary Professional Qualification Service with all Certificates and documentation.



Reserve your installation/education services when you buy your equipment - it's as simple as adding a line to your purchase order. You can also add it separately up until your unit ships.

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Support for your Nicolet Summit Spectrometer

Access Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer resources anytime and keep your lab operating at peak. Whether you are a novice to spectroscopy or an experienced professional, helpful technical information for your Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer is just a click away.  

Nicolet Summit support center has:

  • Instrument setup instructions “Where to start”
  • Paradigm Software how-to videos
  • Maintenance protocols
  • Analytical procedures
  • And more…

Go to Summit Spectrometer guides and tutorials

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