Product News: Multi-Sample UV Analysis from Shimadzu

07 Sep 2011

Shimadzu has launched a new series of scanning spectrophotometers: the UV 2700, a true double beam double monochromator system and the UV 2600 single monochromator version. The new compact spectrophotometers enable high precision spectral analysis of a wide range of samples including organic and inorganic compounds, biological samples, optical materials and photovoltaics.

The UV 2600 and UV 2700 offer high quality performance in stray light, photometric range and scan speed. At just 45 x 60 cm the footprint of the instruments has been decreased by 28 % in comparison to the previous UV 2450 and UV 2550 models.

The UV 2700 covers a wavelength range from 185 to 900 nm and is perfect for sophisticated applications such as direct measurement of high density samples up to 8 absorbance units without dilution. The performance level of the optical system is achieved with Shimadzu’s “LO-RAY-LIGH®” diffraction grating, based on a new holographic method featuring the highest efficiency and exceptionally low stray light.

Where the ultra low stray light levels of the UV 2700 are not needed, the UV 2600 single monochromator version is available. Combined with the ISR 2600 Plus dual detector integrating sphere, it allows a measuring range up to 1,400 nm giving access to the determination of optical material or expanded research of photovoltaics.

For both systems, a large selection of new accessories is available, such as a mercury lamp unit for validation and a single and dual detector integrating sphere. Together with the MPC 2600 multipurpose large sample compartment they enable measurement of samples with a wide variety of shapes. Various cell holders such as the constant temperature, film and the powder sample cell can also be mounted, enabling a wide range of measurement possibilities.

The instrument is controlled by the new UVProbe software version 2.40. Optional software packages are available for color, thickness and Tm analysis. For pharmaceutical and other applications requiring hardware validation, the UV 2600/2700 series provides integrated validation software as standard. USP, EP and JP test requirements are supported. The UV 2600 and UV 2700 are equipped with standard USB ports for easy data input or output.