The Phoenix 5000 is the first monochromator NIR instrument designed to meet the demands of modern forage labs.

The Phoenix 5000 enables labs and nutritionists to analyze hundreds of forage samples each day. Each analysis takes 30 seconds or less and  provides multiple parameters for each sample.


For labs that could benefit from automating the testing process, the Phoenix 5000 can be configured with a 30 position auto sampler. (see below)


Results are displayed in 30 seconds or less and can be exported into a variety of formats including, excel, LIMS and PLC.

Multiple database options are available including the options to transfer from a legacy instrument or use a database licensed from one our our partners: the Forage Consortium, Dairyland and Rock River. See below for more information. 


Dry Matter

Crude Protein

Crude Fiber











and more

Explore the Phoenix 5000

Best Performance

The Phoenix 5000 delivers the best in reliability, precision, and accuracy by utilizing a scanning  monochromator, the most trusted NIR tecnology for producing consistent products.

The Phoenix 5000's software utilizes color coded buttons and tabs to allow operators to learn and use the instrument easily.

Easy to Use Software
Flexible Data Handling

Operators can export results to Excel, LIMS, or modbus. Custom reports can be designed to generate COA's directly on the Phoenix 5000.

Designed for Transferability

The Phoenix 5000 has configurable wavelength resolutions of 0.5, 1 and 2 nm. This allows us to transfer customer legacy databases from other NIR instruments to the Phoenix 5000 in minutes.

Made in the USA

Every Phoenix 5000 instrument is manufactured at our company headquarters in Jessup, MD.

Reduce Sampling Error

The Phoenix 5000 employs the only sample handling system that scans more than 90% of the sample within the sample cup.

Other NIR systems only rotate the cup and scan less than 20% of the sample.

The Phoenix 5000's advanced sampling system is able to move the sample cup both laterally and rotate it, increasing the scan area to more than 90%, improving accuracty, repeatability and precision.

Phoenix 5000's Scan Area

Other NIR  Instruments' Scan Area

Calibration Options

The Phoenix 5000 offers the most flexible calibration options of any NIR instrument. You can utilize a calibration provided by one of our many partners listed below, transfer a database you previously developed on a legacy NIR platform, or work with our expert calibration staff to develop your own using calibration software we provide.


a Legacy



Your Own



The Phoenix 5000 can be configured with a 30 position autosampler to streamline testing and reduce operator time.

Sample cups can be scanned in with an RFID reader. The instruments reads them before scanning records and manages the results.

Powered by BlueScan

The Phoenix 5000 is powered by BlueScan. BlueScan is designed to simplify routine analysis and is packed with features making it ideal for monitoring quality and optimizing production.


BlueScan’s tab design ensures your information is just a click away. You can easily view results, historical data, spectra, generate reports and run diagnostics with the press of a button.

Users can be set up with varying levels of permissions to protect company data and ensure ease of use.

Blue Sun Guarantee

Every Instrument is Guaranteed.

Every Blue Sun instrument comes standard with the Blue Sun Guarantee.


This one of a kind service and support program ensures you start up quickly avoid downtime, and maximize the benefits of your instrument.


The Blue Sun Guarantee includes free:

(1 Year)
on Parts
(1 Year)

Request More Information

If you would like more inforamtion on the Phoenix 5000 instrument or if you have questions about a specific application, please fill out the form below and a solutions manager will reply to you shortly.

8017 Dorsey Run Road, Suite H
Jessup, MD 20794, USA

(410) 705-2279