Spectrophotometers

Welcome to Camlab's blog page for all things spectrophotometers! As a leading supplier of high-quality laboratory equipment and analysis tools, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest developments in spectrophotometry. Here, you'll find a range of informative and insightful blog posts covering everything from the basics of spectrophotometers to the latest cutting-edge innovations in the field. Whether you're a seasoned researcher or just starting out in the world of spectrophotometry, our blog page is the perfect place to expand your knowledge and stay ahead of the curve. So why not take a look around and see what we have to offer?

XD 7000 and XD 7500 spectrophotometers
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XD 7000 and XD 7500 VIS/UV-VIS spectrophotometers

The XD 7000 (VIS) and XD7500 (UV-VIS) are state of the art water testing spectrophotometers, manufactured by Lovibond. Featuring a wide array of features, combined with an excellent price/performance ratio. [caption id="attachment_15695" align="aligncenter" width="300"] XD 7000/7500 is supplied with 4 x round cuvettes and zero cuvette (24mm), 1 x zero cuvette (16mm) and other accessories neede...
Hach Sample Cells
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Hach Sample Cells - Explained

Hach have a wide variety of sample cells for use in their colorimeters and spectrophotometers. The correct type of sample cell that is required for every method programme with each compatible instrument will be detailed at the start of the method sheet. Here, any adapters that may be required along with any extra equipment needed to perform the test will also be listed. This is the typical form...

Hach DR6000 Spectrophotometer
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Q. I need to test water for Iron, which one do I choose?

A.Trying to pick out the correct test can prove to be a challenge. There are a number of different tests available from Hach to test for Iron and you will need to select the most appropriate test for the specific form of iron you are testing for. Iron can be present in natural and treated water. The presence of excess iron can have negative impacts for instance insoluble deposits (rust) can ...

Visual Test Kits
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VISOCOLOR - Visual Test Kits

Visual test kits are a cheap, quick and easy way to test for different parameters in water samples. The VISOCOLOR range from Macherey-Nagel are a range of visual colorimetric and titrimetric test kits. The Range includes VISOCOLOR alpha, ECO and HE. To help you find which kits are best suited for your needs the differences and benefits of each are detailed below. Titrimetric Test Kits A ...

Powder Pillows
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Macherey - Nagel VISOCOLOR Powder Pillows

Macherey-Nagel have a selection of VISOCOLOR Powder Pillows available for free Chlorine, total Chlorine and pH photometric determination. [caption id="attachment_13713" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Free Chlorine VISOCOLOR Powder Pillows[/caption] The benefits of VISOCOLOR Powder Pillow includes: Long shelf life- 5 years from production Easy dosing- all reagents in just one powde...

LOVIBOND Tintometer
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LOVIBOND Tintometer- PFX spare parts no longer available.

The Lovibond PFX range will no longer have spare parts manufactured and provided. The Lovibond PFX range ceased manufacture in 2010, when the new PFXi series was introduced. [caption id="attachment_13599" align="aligncenter" width="300"] PFXi colourimeter[/caption] As the PFX has been discontinued for so long, spare parts are no longer being manufactured for this model. However, the...
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Testing the bitterness of Beers and Ales

Bitterness in beer is measured on the International Bitterness Units (IBU) scale. This measures the amount of primarily iso-α-acids in a beer which is the acid found in hops that gives beer it's bitter taste. [caption id="attachment_9660" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Hops growing[/caption] The most widely used method to measure IBU is through spectrophotometry. Whilst some procedures ...

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How can I measure the Colour of Beer?

The chemical reaction, known as the Maillard reaction, between amino acids and reducing sugars gives your beer the identifiable brown and amber hues. Not only is the colour important by effecting the consumer's sensory anticipation of the beer's taste, monitoring the colour will also help diagnose if there are any issues in the production of the beer. To maintain the same high quality be...

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How can I measure the caffeine content in drinks?

How can I measure the caffeine content in drinks? Caffeine is a naturally occurring molecule found in various plants worldwide, and found in beverages such as tea, coffee and soft drinks. [caption id="attachment_9540" align="aligncenter" width="290"] A wide variety of drinks contain caffeine - UV spectroscopy allows you to measure the amount present[/caption] The amount of caffeine present i...

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Buy Smarter - what questions should you ask when buying a Spectrophotometer?

Spectrophotometers are relied on by a wide range of laboratories, for tests ranging from specific parameters, like chlorine or metals concentrations, right through to complex analyses of reaction kinetics. When choosing a spectrophotometer the range of specifications and price is vast, so take the time to list the features you need before you buy and make sure you choose the right one. [c...

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Which disposable cuvettes are Acetone resistant?

Disposable cuvettes are used in many labs where cross contamination of samples is a concern or where the cost of quartz or glass cuvettes is too high. Some disposable plastic cuvettes are not compatible with many common solvents, but the UV-Cuvette range from Brand offers excellent chemical compatibility, as well as high quality, in a disposable cuvette. [caption id="attachment_7087" alig...

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New Hach Dr1900 Portable Spectrophotometer

Hach Lange has developed a new generation device for portable water analysis – the Hach DR 1900 Spectrophotometer. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hach DR 1900 portable spectrophotometer[/caption] The robust and waterproof entry level spectrophotometer model can utilise the tried and tested cuvette test system from HACH LANGE, this delivers officially recognised results fo...
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