Polarimeters are optical instruments utilizing polarized light. There are a great number of organic and inorganic substances that are optically active in their liquid or dissolved state.
Such substances can rotate the direction of oscillation of polarized light around a determined angle. This angle of rotation is measured by a polarimeter with highest precision. Thus, a polarimeter will be used to determine the concentration of the optical active substance which is dissolved in an optically inactive liquid.
SciMed offers a comprehensive range of polarimeters from Schmidt and Haensch, a Berlin based company founded 1864. Schmidt and Haensch are at the forefront of development of polarimetric techniques and are responsible for many of the improvements in methods through innovative design solutions. The range of polarimeters provide a solution to every requirement from simple concentration calculations to comprehensive studies of a compound’s effect on properties.

Saccharomat V

The Saccharomat V is a high performance sugar polarimeter using the unique principle of quartz wedge compensation to determine sucrose concentration. The instrument has high measurement stability over the measurement range and does not require re-calibration. Energy saving LED light source High compensation speed Indication of the optical density Automatic temperature compensation with appropriate polarimeter tubes User-specific methods LIMS compatible software Up to 1000 scales freely programmable Continuous measurement 7”  touch screen Specifications Measurement scale °Z International 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…

Polartronic V

The Polartronic V is a high precision, fully automatic circle polarimeter with continuous measurement. The system is easily calibrated with certified quartz control plates and the robust metal housing allows for use in rough environments. Long-lasting LED light source Easy Calibration with certified Quartz Control Plates Large 7” touch screen and internal data storage Pre-installed user methods Flexibility due to modular concept 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software available Specifications Measurement scale °Optical Rotation / °Specific Rotation / °Z International Sugar Scale / % Concentration / % Concentration (g/mL, g/100mL, g/L) / up to 1000 scales freely definable Measuring range…


ApplicationDetermines the concentration of the optical active substance dissolved in an optically inactive liquid. The VariPol polarimeter is especially designed for pharmaceutical applications. The system is compact, includes peltier temperature control and is 21 CFR part 11 ready. Especially designed for pharmaceutical applications Peltier system for automatic temperature control 21 CFR part 11 ready Energy saving durable LED’s Control via touchscreen, PC, tablet or Smartphone Detailed specification for the Varipol are listed below Measurement scales ° Optical rotation, ° Specific rotation, °Z International Sugar Scale, % Concentration (g/mL, g/100mL, g/L), further scales freely definable Measuring range ± 89.9° Resolution 0.005°…