Nicolet Summit FTIR spectrometers

Reach the peak of productivity

Generate fast, reliable answers with less effort—even in busy, multi-user QC labs or teaching labs with our compact, powerful FTIR spectrometers for the name you trust in FTIR–Nicolet. Today’s busy QA/QC and teaching laboratories demand fast answers with high confidence. When you can’t afford to slow down or make a mistake, rely on our compact Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometers to help you identify, verify, or quantify materials faster than ever before.


The Nicolet Summit is available in four different models—LITE, X, PRO, and OA—offering you a range of options for the solution that fits your needs.

Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer comparison guide

Find the best Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer to fit your needs

Nicolet Summit FTIR spectrometers

A winning combination for fast-paced labs

Nicolet Summit X FTIR Spectrometer – Flexible, easy-to-use, high performance FTIR to keep your line moving.

The Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit X FTIR Spectrometer can help you reach new heights in productivity, so you can accomplish more in less time. It is ideal for both single-user labs and multi-user labs. Simple, high-functionality software allows easier operation for new and experienced users alike. For the ultimate in reliability and accuracy, the Nicolet Summit X FTIR Spectrometer is designed with our unique LightDrive Optical Engine. The user-friendly interface of the Thermo Scientific OMNIC Paradigm Software makes life in the lab less complicated with 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.


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.

Other nicolet summit FTIR spectrometers

Nicolet Summit LITE FTIR Spectrometer – Basic FTIR for periodic testing with outstanding results  

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 and increased laboratory productivity and low cost of ownership with 5-year warranty on the interferometer, laser, and source.

Nicolet Summit PRO FTIR Spectrometer – The highest performance in an integrated, space-saving design

Whether you are managing a QA/QC lab or a crowded teaching lab for university students, the Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit PRO FTIR Spectrometer meets the demands of your busy, multi-user laboratory. Along with the same trusted high-performance optics and user-friendly interface of Thermo Scientific OMNIC Paradigm Software, the Nicolet Summit PRO FTIR Spectrometer 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 eliminates the need for a computer and provides a simplified, fast workflow interface
  • 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 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—Improves 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

Nicolet Summit OA FTIR Spectrometer – Dedicated lab instrument for analyzing oils and viscous liquids

The Thermo Scientific 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 with OMNIC Paradigm Software, specific to the demands of your facility. 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.

A winning combination for fast-paced labs

With no time to waste, you can move quickly from one sample to the next and have your colleagues repeat your success—that’s the power of the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer combined with the OMNIC Paradigm software.

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OMNIC paradigm FTIR spectrometer software

Intuitive software that drives projects to completion

The Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer is powered by our revolutionary 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.

Data integrity

21 CFR Part 11 compliance 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.

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 complaint with Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur., USP, JP, and CP) instrument qualification. 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and data security packages are available.

FTIR spectrometer applications

Pharmaceutical 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 at your incoming raw materials location.


Polymer analysis

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


Educational spectrometer

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. Learn more with our Introduction to Lab Spectrometers for Your Classroom


Gemology spectroscopy

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.

Battery FTIR 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.

Automotive materials analysis

From leather interiors to dashboard components to fuel additives, use the Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer to 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 for a cleaner, safer world.

Nicolet Summit FTIR spectrometer accessories

Everest Diamond ATR Accessory

Eliminate sample prep with the Thermo Scientific 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 to meet your material identification and verification needs.

Czitek™ SurveyIR™ Infrared Microspectroscopy 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. Three on-board illumination modes offer excellent contrast over a wide range of specimen morphologies.


ConservatIR External Reflection 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 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.

Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer resources and support

Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer installation and education training services

Save time, boost proficiency, and speed results by bundling with 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 ignites results.

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.

Support for your Nicolet Summit

Access Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer resources at any time 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…