New, Powerful Refractometers from Reichert Technologies Measure Accurately, Quickly, Easily

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Reichert Technologies announces the addition of two new benchtop refractometers to its line of analytical instruments.

New, Powerful Refractometers from Reichert Technologies

Reichert Technologies, which has created advanced optical and analytical instruments for more than 150 years, continues today to pursue the highest level of accuracy and quality with the addition of two new refractometers to its line of analytical instruments: the AR9 Refractometer and the AR5 Refractometer. Accurate, reliable and tough enough for the most demanding applications, these new AR Series Refractometers measure a wide variety of fluids, ranging from sugar to pharmaceuticals, juices to engine coolant, and beer to chemicals.

The top-of-the-line AR9 refractometer is exceptionally precise with measurement accuracies of 0.00002 refractive index (RI) and 0.02% Brix. With a built-in Peltier thermostat, the AR9 controls the temperature at the sample interface to an exactness of 0.03°C. The AR9 is resilient and durable for exceptional performance in all applications. Backed by Reichert’s well-established reputation for leadership and innovation in the analytical instruments industry, the AR9 offers the edge for important research and development projects and the ability to provide the mandatory data needed in the most critically regulated industries. The AR9 features a YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) prism, the hardest prism available, guaranteeing precise performance and resilience for years. The Universal Display, a 7” color touchscreen, is included with the purchase of the AR9 refractometer.

The economical AR5 refractometer includes Peltier temperature control, making sophisticated measuring technology available to users on a tight budget. The AR5 is precise, measuring refractive index and % Brix with results accurate to 0.0001 RI and 0.05% Brix. The AR5, which is the ideal instrument to perform routine measurements with standard scales, also can be configured for custom measurements. Its robust design resists surface damage caused by demanding applications. A sapphire prism ensures reliable operation and makes the AR5 a laboratory workhorse. High-end accuracy and a reasonable price give customers an exceptional advantage. The Universal Display can be purchased separately as an accessory for the AR5.

AR9 and AR5 Operating System is Designed with the User in Mind

An intuitive touchscreen on the Universal Display saves time by easily allowing the user to program settings and change methods. Through the Universal Display, the Reichert AR9 or AR5 operating systems (OS) are able to connect to Reichert’s other new instruments (density meters Density5 and Density4, and polarimeters Polar3 and Polar2 (coming soon)) creating powerful analytical systems that simultaneously measure refractive index, density, and optical rotation. The OS allows all of the instruments to become part of the workflow, communicating with LIMS systems and other laboratory instruments via USB or RS232. The system software operates up to 5 measurement modules and by adding an optional GxP software package, the system provides full compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, meeting all security electronic records requirements for the pharmaceutical industry.

Reichert Technologies and Reichert Analytical Instruments Division

Reichert Technologies, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and sale of analytical and life-science instruments. It also is a leader in ophthalmic and medical devices, and other clinical instrumentation for the healthcare market.

Through its Analytical Instruments Division, Reichert Technologies offers laboratory and portable/field refractometers for the automotive, food and beverage, chemical, and industrial markets. Reichert Analytical has created nearly every technologic breakthrough in refractometry, including the Goldberg, the first and only liquid-filled refractometer that adjusts automatically for temperature compensation.

With more than 150 years of pioneering leadership, Reichert Technologies continues to produce innovative analytical instruments, including its latest density meters and polarimeters that set the highest standards for accuracy and quality.

Reichert Technologies, along with its Analytical Instruments Division, is a business unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies a division of AMETEK, Inc., a global leader in electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

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