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New Compact, Research-Grade UV-VIS Spectrophotometers Deliver Industry’s Highest Absorbance Level And Ultra-Low Stray Light PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 September 2011 02:29

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has launched the compact UV-2600 and UV-2700 UV-Vis spectrophotometers, which feature advanced optical systems and Shimadzu’s proprietary “Lo-Ray-Ligh” diffraction gratings. The new spectrophotometers substantially reduce stray light, enabling confident and convenient use for routine analysis and demanding research applications.

With its double monochromator design and Lo-Ray-Ligh diffraction gratings, the UV-2700 achieves ultra-low stray light of 0.00005 %T at 220 nm. Its photometric performance range has been expanded to 8 Abs, with a transmittance value of 0.000001%. This eliminates the need to dilute samples and allows the measurement of low transmittance samples.

Equipped with a single monochromator, the UV-2600 features a measurement wavelength range to 1400 nm, using the ISR-2600Plus two-detector integrating sphere. This ultra-wide range permits measurements in the near-infrared region, and expanded research of photovoltaics and other materials. The UV-2600 also features the Lo-Ray-Ligh gratings for high efficiency and low stray light levels.

The UV-2600 and UV-2700 come standard with new UV performance validation software for applications requiring hardware validation. The software supports USP, EP and JP test requirements. Operating under the Windows® 7, XP and Vista environments, updated UVProbe software features a variety of data processing, calculation, QA/QC functions, GLP/GMP support and support for DNA/RNA/Protein quantitation methods. When used in conjunction with UVProbe Agent, compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 is attained. Optional software enables color and thickness measurement, as well as thermal melt (Tm) analysis.

In response to feedback that typical spectrophotometers are too large, the design of the UV-2600 and UV-2700 reduces the required installation space by 28 percent, while maintaining the same sample compartment size. In addition, power consumption has been reduced to 170 VA, for a 10-percent energy savings.

A wide range of accessories is available, including a multi-purpose sample compartment, film holder, specular reflectance measurement attachment, and capillary cell sets for precious and biological samples. Accessories will significantly expand the functionality of the UV-2600 and UV-2700 by accommodating several industry applications.

For more information about the UV-2600 and UV-2700, visit

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $2 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Instruments division is one of the world's largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. In 1975, SSI corporate headquarters was established in Columbia, Md., to provide analytical solutions to laboratories in North, Central and parts of South America. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service and technical support. Visit for more information.


Source: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.


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