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Spectrophotometer NANOCOLOR® VIS
VIS Spectrophotometer with reference detector technology (RDT)

The NANOCOLOR® VIS from MACHEREY-NAGEL is a powerful VIS spectrophotometer with monochromator (340-1100 nm) for universal use in all areas of water and waste water analysis. This includes municipal and industrial waste water, drinking water, process water, surface water, ground water as well as cooling and boiler feed water. The NANOCOLOR® VIS is also the ideal test unit for quality control in various fields of industry, such as food and beverage industries.

Save time
Fast measurements - NANOCOLOR® barcode technology
  • Fully automatic, instant cuvette detection
  • Selection of test method and suitable wavelength, the actual measurement and storage of results are carried out automatically
Measurement without cuvette slot cover
  • The progressively designed optics is insensitive to external light and makes measuring straightforward
No cuvette adapter required
  • Universal cuvette slot for the use of round tubes (16 mm OD) and rectangular cuvettes (2, 10, 20, 50 mm) without any adapter
Increase accuracy
Self-explanatory user guidance
  • All tests can be activated fast and easily
  • Operation without complex and time-consuming training
User-friendly, backlit touchscreen
  • All significant data and functions are clearly shown on the display
Manual with test instructions as pictograms
  • Safe test procedures
  • Clear instructions
  • No confusion
Assure results
Documentation of results according to GLP
  • Individual entries of sample number, sample location, user and dilution
  • Graphic display of results, relating to measurement range and 20-80% range
Clear memory management
  • GLP-conform storage of results with all supplementary information such as date, time, sample number, sample location, user and dilution
  • Fast and easy access to stored results and data sets
Time saving sample allocation with the NANOCOLOR® USB handheld scanner
  • Easy administration of sample locations
  • Classification of results within seconds
  • Comfortable preparation of sample lists
Experience flexibility
Pre-programmed tests and free programming of user-defined applications
  • Easy access to all photometric basic functions
  • More than 200 pre-programmed tests and special methods
  • Determination of the spectral absorption coefficient (SAC)
    at 436 nm
  • Colour determination according to DIN EN ISO 7887 at 3 wavelengths
  • Free programming of up to 100 user-defined methods
Meet specifications
Internal quality control according to
ISO 9001
  • Conformance to requirements of internal quality control (IQC)
  • Protection towards supervisors and authorities
  • Complete documentation of standard measurements

Measurement of standard solutions:
  • Automatic creation of printable standard determinations overview
  • Storage of all standard determinations
  • Integrated counter as reminder for determination of standards
  • Fast and easy self-monitoring of photometric accuracy with
  • Enjoy versatility
    Nephelometric turbidity measurements according to EN ISO 7027
    • Determination of scattered light
      in an angle of 90° (nephelometric)
      at 860 nm in a range from
      1 to 1000 NTU/FNU
    • Absorption measurement in an angle
      of 180° (turbidimetric) at 550 nm in a
      range of 1 to 100 FAU and at 860 nm in a range of 1 to 400 FAU
    • Turbidity control in COD analysis
    NANOCOLOR® pc Software for Spectrophotometer –
    more power for your photometer
    Convenient data export
    • Easy transfer of results and spectra to PC
    • Data storage on USB stick (included in delivery)
    Professional data and spectrum processing
    • Easy processing of transferred data either with the NANOCOLOR®
      pc software für Spektralphotometer or with standard software
    Comprehensive spectrum analysis
    • Clearly displayed spectra
    • Automatic and manual peak analysis
    Photometer control via PC
    • Convenient development and administration of special methods
    • Numerous additional measuring programmes such as scan kinetics,
      microbiological functions et cetera
    Manipulation-proof storage of data
    • Fully automatic creation of original files and data saving
      with HASH-Code
    Internal quality control (IQC)
    • Generation of GLP-compliant test protocols
    • Integrated testing of wavelength accuracy
    • Easy checking of UV and VIS lamps
    • Scattered light test according to DAB and PhEur
    CIE-compliant colour measurements
    Determination of colour index and colour spaces
    In many industrial settings, the product’s colour is an important quality criterion. In order to establish a relationship between human colour perception and physical colour stimulus specifi cation, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE – commission internationale de l’éclairage) has, already in the year 1931, defi ned the CIE norm-valency system and CIE norm colour system, respectively. The above mentioned system constitutes the foundation for colour measurements with theNANOCOLOR® VIS.
    MEBAK – beer colour, bitterness units, VDK and more
  • Reliable determination of all important parameters like beer colour, bitterness units, vicinal diketones, total polyphenoles, anthocyanogenes, Iso - ð¢ - acids, photometrical iodine sample et cetera
  • Technical data
    Type: VIS Spectrophotometer with reference detector technology (RDT)
    Light sources: Halogen lamp
    Optical system: Monochromator
    Wavelength range: 340-1100 nm
    Wavelength accuracy: ± 1 nm
    Wavelength resolution: 0.3 nm
    Wavelength calibration: Automatic
    Wavelength selection: Automatic, barcode, manual
    Scan speed: 1 complete scan in less than 1 min
    Spectral bandwidth: < 4 nm
    Photometric range: ± 3.0 E in wavelength range 400-900 nm
    Photometric accuracy: 0.005 E at 0.0 - 0.5 E; 1% at 0.5 - 2.0 E
    Photometric linearity: < 0.5% at 2 E; = 1% at > 2 E
    Stray light: < 0.5%
    Measuring modes: More than 200 pre-programmed tests, 100 optionally programmable methods, absorbance, transmission, factor, kinetics, 2-point calibration, scan, nephelometric turbidity measurement
    Cuvette holder: Test tubes 16 mm OD, rectangular cuvettes 2, 10, 20, 50 mm
    Data memory: 1000 measured data sets, GLP conform
    Display: Coloured, backlit LCD touchscreen
    Operation: Barcode technology, display user guidance, touchscreen
    Languages: de, en, fr, es, nl, it, hu, pl, pt, cz
    External light: Insensitive, open cuvette slot
    Interfaces: USB and bi-directional serial RS 232
    Update: Via Internet / PC and USB stick (included in delivery)
    Operating range: 10 - 40 °C , max. 80% relative humidity (without condensation)
    Power supply: 12 V DC / 2.0 A
    Dimensions L / W / H: 325 / 215 / 115 mm
    Weight: 2 kg
    Warranty: 2 years
    This device complies with the following directives:
    - 2006/95/EC - Low-Voltage Directive
    - 2004/108/EC - EMC Directive
    Ordering information
    Spectrophotometer NANOCOLOR VIS
    incl. PC software for spectrophotometers, quick reference guide, manual, dust cover, mains adaptor, USB cable, USB stick, calibration cuvette and certificate
    REF 919 150
    Accessories and spare parts:
    Case for NANOCOLOR® VIS REF 919 151
    Cover for cuvette slot for NANOCOLOR® VIS REF 919 152
    Rechargeable battery for NANOCOLOR® VIS REF 919 153
    Halogen lamp forNANOCOLOR® VIS REF 919 154
    Dust cover for NANOCOLOR® VIS REF 919 155
    Mains adaptor NANOCOLOR® VIS REF 919 156
    NANOCOLOR® USB stick REF 919 123
    Autosampler NANOCOLOR® AS 53 REF 919 125
    Handheld scanner for NANOCOLOR® spectrophotometers REF 919 134
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