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AR5 Refractometer


Reichert AR5 Advantages 

  • Accurate, fast and reproducible measurements
  • Flexible, modular – easily connects to Reichert density meters, Density5 and Density4 and polarimeters, Polar2 and Polar3, for additional measurements
  • Robust design for rough environments
  • Sapphire prism
  • Built-in solid state Peltier thermostat for accurate temperature control
  • Easy to clean and maintain with flat sample chamber
  • Easy to calibrate
  • Energy saving LED light source
  • Remote diagnostics and maintenance of data available

Reichert AR Series Operating System Software

The operating system (OS) software has been designed with the user in mind. The intuitive touchscreen navigation saves time when defining settings or changing methods. The OS can easily connect the Reichert AR9 and AR5 to the Reichert density meters, Density5 and the Density4, and polarimeters, Polar2 and Polar3, making your lab ready for all applications. This powerful software makes the instrument part of your workflow communicating with LIMS systems and other laboratory instruments via USB or RS232. Programmed in the Universal Display, the software operates up to 5 measurement modules. Combine the OS with the optional, GxP software package to provide full compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 meeting all security electronic records requirements for the pharmaceutical industry.

Advantages of Reichert Operating System Software

  • Customize easily to fit your workflow and maximize efficiency
  • Intuitive interface to guide the user
  • Quick setup of specific measurement scales
  • Storage for more than 1,000 products including up to 1,000 methods
  • Context sensitive help
  • Password protected administration and user profiles
  • Evaluate and calculate displayed values and data
  • Easy to calibrate
  • Traceability of all calibration procedures
  • Export interface to MS Excel, text file or PDF
  • Self-diagnostics
  • Easy access service and support references
  • USB interface allows upgrades at user site
  • Compliant with international standards

GxP Software Package

  • Provides compliance for 21 CFR part 11 meeting all security requirements for critically regulated industries

Technical Specifications:

Measuring Scales                                          

Refractive index (RI), % Brix and other standard scales included.
User defined scales available.

Measuring Range 1.3200 - 1.5800RI/0 to 100% Brix
Accuracy ± 0.0001 RI / ± 0.05% Brix
Reproducibility ± 0.0001 RI / ± 0.05% Brix
Measurement Method Single sample
Measurement mode  Continuous                                                                                                                                                                                    

Temperature Specifications

Ambient Operating Temperature            +10 to +40°C                                                                                                   
Automatic Temperature Compensation +5° to +50°C
Temperature Measurement Optimized accuracy – sensor integral to sample surface
Temperature Control Method Peltier control range 20°C to 25°C
Temperature Accuracy ± 0.03°C
Temperature Reproducibility ± 0.02°C

Additional Information

Prism - Sapphire
Light source - Lifetime LED, interference filter 589nm
Display - Two line visual display or Optional Universal Display 7" color touchscreen
Interfaces - RS232, USB optional
Weight and dimensions - Refractometer, 10.8 lbs. (4.9 kg), 8.2 x 8.2 x 6.3 inches (210 x 210 x 160mm)
Universal Display, 6.6 lbs. (3.0 kg), 9.4 x 7.5 x 6 inches (240 x 190 x 150mm)