Comprehensive Spectrophotometer

Hach Co.’s new DR 6000UV-Vis spectrophotometer was designed to fulfill any water testing needs using one spectrophotometer. It is equipped with RFID technology, integrated QA software, and more than 250 testing methods and guided procedures. The instrument is programmed to take absorbance readings of a single sample at different wavelengths or over a specific period of time and allows high-speed wavelength scanning across the UV and visible spectrum. RFID technology helps operators track their samples and manage their labs. When the DR 6000 is paired with Hach’s TNTplus reagent vials, it detects and alerts users to expired reagents, ensuring chemistries are used within their shelf lives. In cases where changes to a stored program are required to use a new lot of chemistry, it prompts the user to perform the update. The RFID technology allows the DR 6000 to update the program’s calibration factors automatically when the TNTplus reagent box is placed near the instrument. Results are analyzed and outliers—caused by scratched, flawed, or dirty glassware—are eliminated. (http://www.hach.com)