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Features and Benefits

  • One-touch sample analysis, with results in less than 5 seconds
  • Rugged construction for trouble free, reliable measurements
  • Easy-to-use, menu driven application software
  • Convenient small size saves laboratory bench space
  • Performance validation routine ensures accurate, repeatable measurement results
  • RS-232C serial port for direct connection to your PC
  • Diffuse illumination Spectralon® integrating sphere provides optimal signal-to-noise performance
  • Meets design requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia 23 NF-18 General Chapter 661 containers

Labsphere’s UV-1000P Ultraviolet Transmittance Analyzer is a convenient, bench-top instrument designed to measure the maximum percent transmittance of "light resistant" pharmaceutical containers. The UV-1000P operates by measuring the diffuse transmittance of the sample in the ultraviolet region (250 to 450 nm). A dual diode array spectrometer with a xenon flashlamp, optimized for UV emission, and an integrating sphere provide instantaneous spectral acquisition. The diffuse illumination geometry of the sphere measures the transmittance from all angles and pathlengths through the sample, and utilizes the total energy from the xenon flashlamp for optimal wavelength stability and flash-to-flash repeatability. The optical design meets the requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia 23 NF-18 General Chapter 661 containers.

Fast, Accurate Determination of %T, UVA & UVB

The efficiency of the dual diode array spectrometer, coupled with the xenon flashlamp gives reliable and repeatable measurement results in seconds. Instrument software automatically calculates the %T and average values for the UVA and UVB spectral regions and instantly converts the data to give you an accurate rating of the containers ultraviolet blocking ability. Multiple scans can be averaged and viewed simultaneously in easy-to-read formats. ions and instantly converts the data to give you an accurate rating of the containers ultraviolet blocking ability. Multiple scans can be averaged and viewed simultaneously in easy-to-read formats.

Easy-To-Operate
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Windows™ compatible application software provides an easy-to-use environment with pull-down menus, dialog boxes and built-in report generation functions. The application software guides the operator through analysis without complicated routines. This means minimal amount of operator training. One-touch sample analysis gives results in less than 5 seconds and information is quickly converted to a printed report or exported to other spreadsheet or data processing programs for statistical analysis.

Instant Report Generation
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A built-in report function generates essential information at the click of a button. Reports include necessary GLP/GMP information such as date, time, operator name, sample identification and test parameters. Reports are viewed on your PC, printed, or exported as text to data processing software for further review.

 

 


Automated Instrument Performance Validation

For validation of the UV-1000P Ultraviolet Transmittance Analyzer’s performance, application software includes an integrated Performance Validation Routine. This allows for on-site validation and revalidation and ensures optimum instrument performance. A set of our four calibrated standards is included with each analyzer to validate the accuracy of both wavelength and photometric scales. The set includes three photometric standards and a wavelength calibration standard. The standards are mounted in specially designed holders that automatically orient and position the standard to ensure precise placement each time the validation routine is performed. The instrument Performance Validation Routine assures quality measurement results as well as satisfying the requirements of regulatory agencies.

Performance Specifications

Wavelength Range:

250 - 450 nm*

Wavelength Accuracy:

± 2 nm

Transmittance Accuracy:
(nominal +/- uncertainty (%T))

2% ± 0.5%

10% ± 1%

20% ± 1.5%

Data Interval:

1 nm

Effective Slitwidth:

5 nm

Optical Geometry:

(d/0°)

Sample Beam Diameter:

10 nm

Measurement Range:

Transmittance
Absorbance
0 - 100% 0 - 2.5A

Scan Time:

less than 5 seconds


* Application software allows for user definable limits within the instrument's wavelength region.

Physical and Environmental Specifications

Computer Interface:

RS-232C Serial Port

Data Transfer:

9600 Baud

Min. Computer Requirements:

486/33 processor, Windows™ 3.1 or higher
COLOR VGA 640 x 480 Resolution

8 MB RAM, 2 MB disk space

Power Requirements:

110/220 VAC, 60/50 Hz

Operating Environments:

0° - 500° C, 0% - 70% RH

Dimensions:

17H x 18D x 7W inches

Weight:

26 lb.


 

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