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Shimadzu instruments

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, including UV-Vis spectrophotometers.

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.

One of the most popular spectrophotometers from Shimadzu is the UV-1800 which satisfies the standards of wavelength resolution demanded by both the Japanese- and European Pharmacopoeia (official standards for quality control of medicines). In 2018 Shimadzu celebrated its 50th anniversary of its presence in Europe by realising the UV-1900 model, a spectrophotometer futuring the fastest level scan function of the industry. As if this wasn’t enough, the UV-2600 was introduced a few years later, extending the wavelength range to 1400 nm.

Shimadzu UV-1800

This spectrophotometer is NanoCuvette™ compatible.

The most important features of UV-1800 include high resolution, compact design and user friendly data access. 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.

Read more about the Shimadzy UV-1800 here.

Shimadzu UV-1900

This spectrophotometer is NanoCuvette™ compatible.

The UV-1900 is equipped with an ultrafast scan function that enables data acquisition as fast as 29.000 nm/min. The UV-1900 patented Low-Ray-Ligh® diffraction grating technology ensures low stray light with high resolution. The UV-1900 spectrophotometer can connect with Shimadzu’s analysis data management systems (LabSolutions), our SpectroWorks™ and NanoCuvette™ One (15 mm beam height). The technically advanced features of UV-1900 improve performance, usability and regulatory compliance, making UV-1900 ideal for analysis within several fields, including foods, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and electronics applications.

Read more about the Shimadzu UV-1900 here.

Shimadzu UV-2600

This spectrophotometer is NanoCuvette™ compatible.

The Shimadzu UV-2600 spectrophotometer has been developed for a wide range of research tasks. Therefore, the user can easily expand the instrument in order to suit the measurement objective. The UV-2600 achieves the lowest stray light in its class and allows the user to analyze samples with organic and inorganic compounds, biological samples, optical materials and photovoltaics. The most important feature of UV-2600 is the ability to perform wavelength measurements up to 1400 nm. The UV-2600 is not only unique in terms of performance, as it has also been shown that the UV-2600 is more environmentally friendly than conventional models. All these features are presented in a compact, and space-saving design, with an easy-to-use software.

Read more about the Shimadzu UV-2600 here.