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The Shimadzu UV-1800 UV-Vis spectrophotometer is one of the most sold instruments to date and includes high resolution, compact design and user friendly access to data. Read more about the instrument compatible with NanoCuvette™ One and SpectroWorks™ here.
Shimadzu UV-1800 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
Shimadzu is a leader in the development of advanced technologies, which clearly comes to expression in the Shimadzu UV-1800 spectrophotometer. The most important features of UV-1800 include high resolution, compact design and user friendly access to data. The UV-1800 spectrophotometer is equipped with various measurement modes including photometric, spectrum, kinetics, time-scan, quantitation, multi-component quantification and biomethod. The advanced features and various measurement modes make the UV-1800 ideal for many applications.
Shimadzu UV-1800 with high resolution
The UV-1800 achieves a resolution of 1 nm, which at the same time is the highest level of wavelength resolution in its class. Additionally a spectroscope with a Czerny-Turner mounting can be used in order to get a compact, bright optical system. Furthermore, wavelength repeatability, stray light and baseline stability have also been optimized in order to meet user requirements.
Because of these features, the UV-1800 has no problems with satisfying the standards of wavelength resolution demanded by the Japanese- and European Pharmacopoeia.
Shimadzu UV-1800 with a compact design
The UV-1800 is one of the most compact instruments in its class. The UV-1800 design has been optimized in relation to width and depth. Therefore, the UV-1800 is only 450 mm wide and 490 mm deep, allowing installation in tight spaces. The space saving design of UV-1800 makes the instrument ideal for even small laboratories.
Shimadzu UV-1800 with user friendly access to data
The UV-1800 features a USB port, allowing for connection of USB memory directly to the instrument. By using the UVProbe software it is possible for the user to control the UV-1800 with a PC. (A USB cable is required for connecting UV-1800 to a PC.)
Furthermore, data for spectra and time-course curves can be displayed and saved with commercial spreadsheet software. The user can also choose to print from a printer that supports PCL control codes.
Shimadzu UV-1800 compared to other instruments
Even though the UV-1800 maintains some features of older Shimadzu instruments, it is still a major upgrade from previous models. In comparison with Shimadzu UV-1700 UV-Vis, the setting space has decreased by about 15% and the width has narrowed by about 20%. Furthermore, Shimadzu UV-1800 restricts stray light to half that of the Shimadzu UV-1700. In addition, a brighter optical system reduces the noise level to 25% of the Shimadzu UV-1700. The Shimadzu UV-1800 is therefore more accurate than the Shimadzu UV-1700.
The UV-1800 is not only a huge upgrade from previous Shimadzu instruments, as it also beats its competitors on several parameters. The Shimadzu UV-1800 is more accurate than both Analytik Jena Spekol 2000 UV-Vis and Jenway 6550 UV-Vis.
Shimadzu within Spectrophotometry
“Contributing to Society through Science and Technology” defines the corporate philosophy of Shimadzu. Founded in Kyoto 1875, Shimadzu has been supplying products to customers for over 145 years. Today, Shimadzu is a global manufacturer and leader in the development of advanced technologies and has been developing UV-Vis spectrophotometers for more than 60 years.