• 16.08.2022
  • Bellingham + Stanley

ADP600 Series Polarimeters level up to tackle difficult samples

ADP600 Series Polarimeters level up to tackle difficult samples

The powerful ADP600 Series of polarimeters from Bellingham + Stanley, a Xylem brand, continues to go from strength to strength with more capabilities recently added.

With the ADP600 Series already capable of measuring up to four decimal places (°A) under Peltier temperature controlled conditions across the UV/Vis spectrum, it was already an impressive lineup. A new addition, the ADS620P, is able to measure dark sugar solutions in the near infrared wavelength (880 nm) when used with Celite® clarifying agent. 

The use of Celite negates the traditional (but environmentally unfriendly and hazardous) lead subacetate clarification method commonly used in the sugar industry today. Additionally, the instrument now displays “POL” alongside the measured sugar degrees (°Z) and calculated purity value. For users looking to solely measure in the NIR wavelength, and with slightly less accuracy, the ADS400 NIR polarimeters offer timely results in a high quality and competitively priced instrument.

Further enhancements benefit those wishing to operate with harsh chemicals such as hydrochloric acid (HCl) used as a base chemical or as a solvent within the pharmaceutical industry. HCl is aggressive to stainless steel tubes so measuring with standard XPC tubes becomes a challenge. To combat this, Bellingham + Stanley has released new glass tubes with PEEK endcaps which are resistant to harsh chemical compounds. Combined with the optional Hastelloy® encased temperature sensor, this makes for corrosion-free analysis of samples prepared with aggressive substances. The new Hastelloy temperature sensor may also be fitted to the ADP450 polarimeter, satisfying the need of customers wishing to measure at only 589nm in accordance with Pharmacopeia.

The ADP600 Series polarimeters are available as multiple, dual or single wavelength models, with readability of optical rotation to 4 decimal places and all with XPC technology, Xylem’s patented Peltier temperature control system. The combination of precision optics with fast, reliable onboard temperature control means the high accuracy ADP600 Series polarimeters are well suited to the demanding applications of regulated environments.

All ADP600 Series polarimeters feature latest firmware, meaning your touchscreen experience is not only intuitive but is also secure and compliant with a range of international standards including FDA regulation 21 CFR Part 11. ADP600 Series instruments are also compliant with pharmacopeia (BP/EP/USP/JP) as well as several other norms including relevant ASTM and AOAC methods.

Please click the appropriate links for more information about the ADP600 Series, ADP450 and ADS400 NIR Series polarimeters or contact our Customer Care team today.