ATAGO New Polarimeter/Sachharimeter Gets Rave Reviews From Sugar Producers

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Approved by CONSECANA and compliant with ICUMSA and 21 CFR Part 11 standards, the SAC-i optimizes sugar processing operations with its touchscreen and stable measurement results.

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ATAGO SAC-i Automatic Polarimeter

The SAC-i demonstrated exceptional repeatability and accuracy – even with turbid liquids that are sometimes difficult to measure.

ATAGO released its state of the art SAC-i Automatic Polarimeter/Saccharimeter in April of 2013. It has already received rave reviews from sugar producers around the world.

The SAC-i has been a big hit especially in Brazil, the sugar production capital of the world (which produced 455,000,000 tons of sugar in 2011, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.) Three Brazilian sugar factories – Cosan’s branches in both Costa Pinto and Bonfirm, and Guarani in Andrade – tried the SAC-i before its official release. All three factories were impressed by the unit’s intuitive touch screen display and helpful, time-saving features, such as a detachable flow cell, which quickly cycles samples and cleaning solution through the unit.

In addition to positive user feedback, the SAC-i Polarimeter has passed the rigorous approval process of the Brazilian sugarcane growers association, CONSECANA. During testing, the instrument demonstrated exceptional repeatability and accuracy – even with turbid liquids that are sometimes difficult to measure.

Polarimeters are used to determine the quality of sugar throughout its refining processes, from freshly-squeezed sugarcane juice to refined white sugar. They do so by projecting polarized light through the sample substance, which is usually housed in a glass observation tube. All ATAGO observation tubes for the SAC-i have been precisely measured to ensure the most accurate reading possible. The SAC-i is rated to measure within ±0.005° (for optical rotation) and ±0.015°Z (for the ISS, the international sugar scale.)

Saccharimeters, on the other hand, are polarimeters that have been coupled with a refractomer, which measure the refraction of light through a substance. With both units, sugar producers can find the purity of their substances. The SAC-i was designed to be used in conjunction with ATAGO’s RX Digital Benchtop Refractometers, which are among the most advanced in the world.

For more information about the SAC-i specifications, or to request a quote, please visit ATAGO USA at

About ATAGO:
ATAGO has over 70 years of experience in optical instrument manufacturing, including polarimeters and refractometers. ATAGO Instruments are used in over 155 countries world-wide in many different industries. They are praised for their high durability and low failure rate around the globe.

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