Saccharomat Wedge Saccharimeter

Features of Saccharomat Z

  • Fully electronic sugar polarimeter (saccharimeter) using the principle of quartz wedge compensation
  • Even more accurate than a circle polarimeters
  • Never needs re-calibration.
  • Measurement of very dark samples after filtration with “Autofilt Z” without additional clarification 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
  • 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
  • GLP/GMP conform documentation

Introduction to the Saccharomat Quartz Wedge Saccharimeter

The rotatory dispersion of Quartz is almost identical to that of a sucrose solution. This fact is expoited in the Saccharomat by using a quartz wedge to simulate the optical rotation of the sample. The quartz and the sample react in the same way to small shifts in wavelength and this makes the instrument self compensating for wavelenth shifts leading to a very accurate and stable measurement without the need for regular recalibration. In addition dark samples with a high absorption may be measured at NIR wavelength (882 nm) (after careful filtration see filtration unit “Autofilt Z”) without additional clarification being necessary. The Saccharomat can be coupled directly with a refractometer measuring head so that Pol and Brix values can be made at the same time, thus creating a purity analyzer.


Specifications Saccharomat Z TOUCH 
Measurement scales: °Z International Sugar Scale                                                                   
Measuring ranges: - 35° Z to - 105°Z
Resolution: 0,01°Z
Precision: ± 0,02°Z *
Reproducibility: ± 0,01°Z
Sensitivity: up to OD 5
Wavelength: 1 or 2 wavelengths fixed: 587, 882 nm
Response time: ≤ 4 sec. over the entire measuring range
Measuring tubes: Different Models,  50, 100 or 200 mm length                                                                                                         Material: glass, stainless steel, acid-proof stainless steel  Stainless steel tubes with integrated temperature sensor***
Temperature measurement: NTC sensor
Range 0 - 99 °C
Resolution: 0,01°C
Precision: ± 0,03°C
Light source: LED, interference filter
Display: 7" TFT Touchscreen, 800 x 480 Pixel, 16 Bit colours
Operation: Touchscreen, keyboard **, mouse **, bar code reader **, remote via computer **
Interface / communication: RS232 (1x), USB A (4x), USB B (1x), Ethernet (1x), W-LAN/LAN**
Standard models: Saccharomat Z 103 TOUCH: 587 nm
Saccharomat Z 101 TOUCH: 882 nm
Saccharomat Z 202 TOUCH: 587 and 882 nm
Conformity: Internationale Pharmacopoea, OIML, ASTM, ICUMSA, Australian Standard K157)

Software Features

  • Menu-driven operation
  • Individual structuring of display and data output
  • Easy creation of user-specific methods
  • User levels with password protection (user administration)
  • Freely programmable formulas
  • Data export to MS Excel, as text file or PDF file
  • Connection to LIMS systems
  • Easy reset default setup
  • Easy reset to administrator set up
  • Extensive self-diagnostics and service level for maintenance and repair
  • Remote diagnostics and maintenance of data