Saccharomat V

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  • Patented sugar polarimeter
  • Calibration free due to quartz wedge compensation
  • Extremely highly stable readings
  • Maximum user-friendliness
  • Combination with refractometer (Purity Analyser)
Saccharomat – Worldwide unique quartz-wedge compensated sugar polarimeter

The Saccharomat is a fully automatic working sugar polarimeter.

Quartz has an optical rotatory dispersion (ORD) almost identical to that of a sucrose solution. This fact is exploited as a unique compensation mechanism using a quartz wedge in SCHMIDT + HAENSCH’s Saccharomat. This working principle is unique and is unrivalled today.

As the quartz and the sample react in an identical way to small shifts of wavelength, these shifts are being automatically compensated and the effect becomes irrelevant. This ensures long time stable high precision measuring results without the necessity of recalibration over the lifetime of the instrument. Highly advantageous is that dark samples with a high absorption may be measured at NIR wavelength (882,6 nm) after carefully filtration (see filtration unit “AutoFilt Z”) without additional clarification being necessary.

For the measurement of Pol and Brix values at the same time, the Saccharomat can be coupled directly with the refractometer measuring head creating a Purity Analyser. This solution is very economical since there is no need for the additional electronic unit of the refractometer.

  • Fully electronic sugar polarimeter (saccharimeter) using the unique principle of quartz wedge compensation
  • Less wavelength dependency compared to circle polarimeters
  • Instrument does not need re-calibration at any time
  • Measurement of very dark samples after filtration with Autofilt Z without additional
  • larification at infrared wavelength (NIR)
  • Energy saving LED light source
  • High and stable precision of the instrument over the whole measuring range
  • High compensation speed
  • Indication of the optical density
  • Automatic temperature compensation if using appropriate polarimeter tubes
  • polarimeter tubes with self-sealing coupling for quick and safe connection/disconnection of water circulators
  • Opens external link in new window Triple Quartz Control Plates (TQCP’s)
  • User-specific methods
  • Up to 1000 scales freely programmable
  • Continuous measurement
  • Adapted user friendly operation system displayed by a high resolution 7” TFT touch screen
  • Minimal maintenance effort
  • GLP/GMP conform documentation
  • High quality “Made in Germany”, consultation and service at site possible

Software Features

  • Menu-driven operation
  • Individual structuring of display and data output
  • Easy creation of user-specific measurement methods
  • Operational levels with password protection (user administration)
  • Freely programmable formulas
  • Data export towards MS Excel, as text file or PDF file
  • Convenient connection to LIMS systems
  • Easy reset of all adjustments to the delivery status of the instrument
  • Easy reset to company specific basic adjustments on administrator level
  • Extensive self-diagnostics and service level for easier maintenance and repair
  • Remote diagnostics and maintenance of data


Main specifications

Measurement scale °Z Internationale Sugar Scale
Measuring range -35 - 105°Z
Resolution 0,01°Z
Precision ± 0,01°Z**
Reproducibility 0,01°Z
Sensitivity up to OD 5
Response time approx. 4 sec
Wavelength one or two fixed
Measurement mode continuous


Temperature measurement If temperature sensor with appropriate tubes is used / T-Cell Peltier tubes
Temperature control sample with appropriate tubes via external water bath/Peltier temperature controlled sample tubes
Temperature control range depends on the water bath / 18 - 40 °C
Resolutio depends on the water bath / 0.01 °C
Precision depends on the water bath / ± 0.03 °C
Reproducibility depends on the water bath / 0.05 °C

Additional information

Measuring tubes up to 200 mm length
Ambient temperature +10 - +40 °C
Light source LED
Display 7” TFT touch screen, 800 x 480 pixel, 16 bit colours
Operation Touch screen, keyboard*, mouse*, bar code reader*, remote via PC*
Interfaces/communication RS232 (1x), USB A (4x), USB B (1x), Ethernet (1x), analogue, W-LAN/LAN*
Power consumption 90 V / 50 Hz - 31,0 W
90 V / 60 Hz - 31,1 W

110 V / 50 Hz - 31,0 W
110 V / 60 Hz - 30,9 W

230 V / 50 Hz - 33,8 W
230 V / 60 Hz - 33,2 W

Standard models

Saccharomat V201 (587 or 882 nm)
Saccharomat V202 (587 and 882 nm)


Standards*** International Pharmacopoea, ASTM, ICUMSA and others

* optional

** Precision refers to physical standard conditions

*** Specific standard depends on application and the country it is used in. Details on request.

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