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Schmidt & Haench - Polarimeter

Polarimeter

  • Simple, fully automatic polarimeter for routine measurements
  • Precise and high-resolution polarimeter for highest demands in quality management and research laboratories

Especially for the requirements of sugar analysis

  • Polarimeter with an additional wavelength of 882 nm for measuring dark coloured and unclarified samples
  • Calibration-free polarimeter saccharometer, applying the unique principle of the quartz wedge compensation

Measurement scale °Optical Rotation / °Specific Rotation / °Z International Sugar Scale / % Concentration / freely definable scales
Measuring range ± 360° / ± 259°Z
Resolution 0,001° / 0,01°Z
Precision ± 0,005° / ± 0,015°Z**
Reproducibility ± 0,005° / ± 0,015°Z
Sensitivity up to OD 5
Response time approx. 4 sec
Wavelength one or two fixed
Measurement mode continuous
Measurement mode continuous
Temperature measurement If temperature sensor with appropriate tubes is used / T-Cell Peltier tubes
Temperature control sample with appropriate tubes via external water bath / Peltier temperature controlled sample tubes
Temperature control range depends on the water bath / 18 - 40 °C
Resolution depends on the water bath / 0.01 °C
Precision depends on the water bath / ± 0.03 °C
Reproducibility depends on the water bath / 0.05 °C
Measuring tubes up to 200 mm length
Ambient temperature +10 – +40 °C
Light source LED
Display 7” TFT touch screen, 800x480 Pixel, 16 Bit colours
Operation Touch screen, keyboard*, mouse*, bar code reader*, remote via PC*
Interfaces/communication RS232 (1x), USB A (4x), USB B (1x), Ethernet (1x), analog, W-LAN/LAN*

Available Model(s) for Different Applications

Schmidt & Haensch Polartronic M Touch Series

The fully automatic Allrounder amongst Polarimeter with continuous measurement

Polarimeter of the M-Series are high resolution polarimeters with following features:

  • High-performance Polarimeter for different applications
  • Robust metal housing
  • Highly accurate and reproducible measuring results over the whole measuring range in no time at all
  • Continuous measurements for control of changes in concentration, depending on time or reaction
  • Adopted User friendly Operation System displayed by a broad 7“ TFT Touchscreen
  • Easy to calibrate by certified Quartz Control Plates (SQCP, TQCP)
  • Modern and robust design for rough environments
  • Internal measuring data storage
  • Documentation according to GLP/GMP, 21 CFR part 11 ready, corresponding software optionally available
  • Very long-lasting LED light source
  • Extremely low noise
  • Minimal maintenance effort
  • Remote diagnostics and servicing

Checking/Calibration

As the interference filters, which are used in circle polarimeters, suffer from age- and environment depending alteration, it might be necessary to check the wavelength accuracy periodically and to readjust the wavelength in case it’s out of range. This can be done with sucrose solutions or quartz control plates since the optical properties of sucrose solution and quartz are almost identical. Sucrose solutions are not very stable and have to be renewed regularly. Checking a polarimeter by a quartz plate is a much more reliable method.

Quartz control plates are long-term stable examination standards for polarimeter. The sample room of SCHMIDT + HAENSCH polarimeter permits the vertical movement of quartz control plates as well as the free rotation (±360°) around their own axis. Only by a rotation it is possible to check if the plates are mounted without strain and permit an examination of the polarimeter according to processing regulations of international standards like ICUMSA and OIML.

In conjunction with the SCHMIDT + HAENSCH Software AQUISYS 2008 all requirements of 21 CFR Part 11 will be performed.

AQUISYS 2008 software is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant for SCHMIDT + HAENSCH’s instruments.

  • Audit Trail function (history logging)
  • Report generation
  • Electronic signature
  • Encrypted electronic data storage and archiving
  • Data transfer to Excel
  • Remote mode
Schmidt & Haensch Sugar Polarimeter Saccharomat Touch Series

The Saccharomat is a fully automatic working sugar polarimeter.

Quartz has an optical rotatory dispersion (ORD) almost identical to that of a sucrose solution. This fact is exploited as a unique compensation mechanism using a quartz wedge in SCHMIDT + HAENSCH’s Saccharomat. This working principle is unique and is unrivalled today.

As the quartz and the sample react in an identical way to small shifts of wavelength, these shifts are being automatically compensated and the effect becomes irrelevant. This ensures long time stable high precision measuring results without the necessity of recalibration over the lifetime of the instrument. Highly advantageous is that dark samples with a high absorption may be measured at NIR wavelength (882,6 nm) after carefully filtration (see filtration unit “AutoFilt Z”) without additional clarification being necessary.

For the measurement of Pol and Brix values at the same time, the Saccharomat can be coupled directly with the refractometer measuring head creating a Purity Analyser. This solution is very economical since there is no need for the additional electronic unit of the refractometer.

  • Fully electronic sugar polarimeter (saccharimeter) using the unique principle of quartz wedge compensation
  • Less wavelength dependency compared to circle polarimeters
  • Instrument does not need re-calibration at any time
  • Measurement of very dark samples after filtration with Autofilt Z without additional
  • larification at infrared wavelength (NIR)
  • Energy saving LED light source
  • High and stable accuracy of the instrument over the whole measuring range
  • High compensation speed
  • Indication of the optical density
  • Automatic temperature compensation if using appropriate polarimeter tubes
  • Polarimeter tubes with self-sealing coupling for quick and safe connection/disconnection of water circulators
  • Opens external link in new window Triple Quartz Control Plates (TQCP’s)
  • User-specific methods
  • Up to 1000 scales freely programmable
  • Continuous measurement
  • Adapted user friendly operation system displayed by a high resolution 7” TFT touch screen
  • Minimal maintenance effort
  • GLP/GMP conform documentation
  • High quality “Made in Germany”, consultation and service at site possible

Software Features

  • Menu-driven operation
  • Individual structuring of display and data output
  • Easy creation of user-specific measurement methods
  • Operational levels with password protection (user administration)
  • Freely programmable formulas
  • Data export towards MS Excel, as text file or PDF file
  • Convenient connection to LIMS systems
  • Easy reset of all adjustments to the delivery status of the instrument
  • Easy reset to company specific basic adjustments on administrator level
  • Extensive self-diagnostics and service level for easier maintenance and repair
  • Remote diagnostics and maintenance of data
Schmidt & Haensch Unipol L Series

Fully automatic digital polarimeter particularly designed for pharmaceutical and chemical applications.

NEW: Polarimeter UniPol L series now without separate electronic unit for T-Cells! All models of the UniPol L “P” series are now completely ready to be used with our peltier tubes! The other standard models (Unipol 589, UniPol 1000 and UniPol 2000) can also be easily upgraded to a Peltier version. To upgrade an existing UniPol a peltier main board has to be purchased and built into the standard UniPol by a technician at the costumer’s site.

 

The entire measuring range of ± 360° is divided in several measuring ranges which can easy be selected by the menu.

The user friendly menu structure of the instrument is easily operated with the splash-proof alphanumerical keyboard. Software design close to the practise enables the user to input sample ID-numbers, calculate statistical evaluation and configure user defined printout of the measuring results. The measuring values are shown on the large LCD display.

The standard model is equipped with the 589 nm wavelength. Other wavelengths  on request.

Various polarimeter tubes are available for different applications. With the use of micro tubes smallest sample volumes are sufficient. The polarimeters Unipol L series are equipped with plug in connector for the temperature sensor of the SCHMIDT + HAENSCH polarimetric tubes. If polarimeter tubes or quartz control plates with integrated temperature sensor are used the current sample or quartz temperature is indicated at the display. All models of Unipol L series are available as so-called “P version“ for using polarimeter tubes fitted with Peltier elements.

The resolution and precision of Unipol L 1000 and L 2000 polarimeters are higher than the standard model Unipol L. They meets all requirement of quality laboratories. Additional features are:

  • Automatic adjustment of beam diameter, necessary for the use of micro tubes
  • AWC (Automatic Wavelength Control) – automatic calibration routine

The resolution of all Unipol L models is in complete conformity to the European and American Pharmacopeia. GLP/GMP conform data can be transferred to printer or PC. In addition to 1 parallel and 2 serial interfaces these polarimeters are equipped with PS2 interface for connecting a barcode reader or keyboard.

Polarimeter Accessories:

  • NEW: T-Cell polarimeter tubes with an integrated electronic Peltier-system for highly accurate sample temperature adjustment without the need for an external water circulator T-Cell polarimeter tubes with an integrated electronic Peltier-system
  • NEW: Chemically resistant polarimeter tubes
  • NEW: Polarimeter tubes with self-sealing coupling for quick and safe connection/disconnection of water circulators
  • NEW: Triple Quartz Control Plates (TQCP’s)

Checking/Calibration

As the interference filters, which are used in circle polarimeters, suffer from age- and environment depending alteration, it might be necessary to check the wavelength accuracy periodically and to readjust the wavelength in case it’s out of range. This can be done with sucrose solutions or quartz control plates since the optical properties of sucrose solution and quartz are almost identical. Sucrose solutions are not very stable and have to be renewed regularly. Checking a polarimeter by a quartz plate is a much more reliable method.

Quartz control plates are long-term stable examination standards for polarimeter. The sample room of SCHMIDT + HAENSCH polarimeter permits the vertical movement of quartz control plates as well as the free rotation (±360°) around their own axis. Only by a rotation it is possible to check if the plates are mounted without strain and permit an examination of the polarimeter according to processing regulations of international standards like ICUMSA and OIML.

In conjunction with the SCHMIDT + HAENSCH Software AQUISYS 2008 all requirements of CFR21 Part 11 will be performed.

AQUISYS 2008 software is CFR21 Part 11 compliant for SCHMIDT + HAENSCH’s instruments.

  • Audit Trail function (history logging)
  • Report generation
  • Electronic signature
  • Encrypted electronic data storage and archiving
  • Data transfer to Excel

Applications

Polarimetric concentration and purity analysis in food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical industry.

Schmidt & Haensch Unipol L Series

Spectral multi-wavelength polarimeter

NEW – High resolution of 0.0001° !

The high-resolution (0.0001 °) polarimeter H532 with up to 5 wavelengths and the highest precision!

The technology of the Polartronic H532, which is securely packaged under the elegant housing, works with a further developed software, which is known from the ATR series refractometer, with a large programmable display. The input of  the following is possible: sample identification numbers, statistical evaluation in the case of multiple measurements and protocols to be defined by the user for output via a printer or PC, individually adjustable for each of the 10 available methods.

Polarimeters of the Polartronic H series are automatic, high-resolution measuring instruments with the following characteristics:

 

  • Accurate measurement of the optical activity of liquids according to ICUMSA, O.I.M.L. And Australian Standard K 157, European and American Pharmacopoeia
  • For the highest demands in quality and research laboratories
  • High precision over the entire measuring range by direct measurement of the angle
  • Short measuring times, no mechanical wear
  • Suitable for microtubes
  • Can be used for various applications with 5 wavelengths; Standard wavelengths are: 365nm, 435nm, 546nm, 579nm and 589nm (others on request)
  • Automatic temperature correction when using a corresponding tube
  • Calibration-free by spectral lamps
  • Safe and documented results through fully automatic and digital, objective and fast measurement
  • 10 methods and 10 scales programmable
  • Continuous measurement without START and RESET
  • Display of optical density
  • Determination of the optical rotatory dispersion (ORD), measurement at several wavelengths
  • RS232 to Ethernet adapter for data transfer to the PC
  • Extensive control software for test routines and configuration of the device
  • GLP / GMP compliant documentation
  • 21 CFR part 11 ready, corresponding software “Aquisys 2008” optionally available
  • Robust metal housing
  • High quality “Made in Germany” as well as advice and service on site possible
  • Internal measured value memory for 999 values

The polarimeters of the Polartonic H series meet all requirements according to 21 CFR Part 11 with a corresponding software (AQUISYS 2008). AQUISYS 2008 is a software fully compliant to 21 CFR Part 11 for SCHMIDT + HAENSCH Polarimeter:

Schmidt & Haensch Polartronic M Touch Series

Small Universal Polarimeter

NEW: Long-lasting LED illumination unit

The Small Universal Polarimeter is a visual circle polarimeter suitable for school and education. The polarimeter has a circular scale of ±180° angular degrees divided into full degrees. Together with the Vernier scale rotations can be measured to an accuracy of 0.1° and with a little practice they can be estimated to an accuracy of 0.05°.

There are three possible lighting units:

  • The LED unit is a very long lasting illumination unit (life time approx. 50.000 hours).
  • The halogen lamp is less expensive and has a longer life time than spectral lamp. LED as well as are ready for use immediately upon switching on.
  • The spectral lamp unit is recommended for higher absolute accuracy.

A sodium spectral lamp emits light of a defined wavelength (line spectrum). In order to block out undesired side spectral lines, coloured glass filter should be used. It also must be inserted into the light admission opening.

Key Features

  • High-performance circle polarimeter
  • Maximum user-friendliness
  • Large 7” touch screen
  • Pre-installed user methods
  • Flexibility due to modular concept
  • Agriculture
  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Education & Academics
  • Environmental
  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
Schmidt+Haensch GmbH & Co. (S+H)Schmidt+Haensch is a company based on a high level of mechanics and opto-electronic measurements instruments includes polarimeters (saccharimeters) and refractometers and color measurement instruments of highest precision are manufactured and distributed worldwide.
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