ADS400 Series Saccharimeter

 

Features

Software Features

Optional Accessories

 

 

ADS400 Series Saccharimeter and RFM700 Refractometer

ADS400 Series Saccharimeter

Sodium 589nm & NIR wavelength instruments available as standalone or Plug-in purity packages. Designed for sugar factories and tare houses.

ADS400 purity parameters screen view
ADS400 displaying all purity parameters

The ADS400 Series Saccharimeter is a purpose built polarimeter that displays results in the ISS (°Z) scale.

This series of Bellingham + Stanley instruments has been primarily designed for busy sugar laboratories, factories and tare houses. The ADS400 Series is available in 2 wavelengths: Sodium (589nm), and NIR (850nm) that facilitates “lead-free measurement”. Both models can be purchased with or without XPC Technology – Xylem’s patented on-board Peltier temperature control system for measuring optically active samples at stable temperatures.

Funnel flow tubes are easily installed thanks to the interchangeable lid of the ADS400 Series. Funnel flow tubes are ideal for areas of your business that have a rapid throughput of samples. Customers may use standard ICUMSA tubes with the ADS400 Series, so existing tubes can be used whilst replacements are easy to obtain.

Available as part of a complete Automatic Purity System

ADS400 purity calculation screen
ADS400 purity calculation is selectable from international standards or fully configurable

The ADS400 Series Saccharimeters are designed to operate in isolation (no PC required) but work best when connected to an RFM300 or RFM700 Series Refractometer from Bellingham + Stanley. By connecting a digital refractometer to the ADS400 you can create a complete Purity system which will offer automatic, accurate purity readings directly pushed to the ADS400 Series display. Automatic Purity Systems not only speed up your process, but can save you money with accurate and consistent results.

Robust casing, energy efficient and easy to use

The ADS400 Series is built in the UK using a corrosion-free polyurethane foam case - sealed to prevent moisture and dust ingress to its optics, as well as keeping out insects and small rodents that can sometimes find their way into other instruments in certain environments. Low power consumption and low maintenance is achieved using an LED light source which offers light for the length of the product lifetime¹.

ADS400 stored results screen
ADS400 can store and display results as well as output via printer, secure USB or csv/XML data string for connecting to LIMS
The external power unit keeps internal temperatures minimal, and in combination with the sealed casing makes the ADS400 Series Saccharimeter a great choice for working in high humidity environments. Waterproof power supplies are also available.

Thanks to its intelligent setup wizard, easy-to-use keypad with colourful HD display and intuitive software, operating the ADS400 Series is quick and simple. RFID login allows several levels of access, as well as offering an audit trail, meaning settings can be hidden away so users can only take readings; ideal for allowing use of the instrument no matter what level of training.

A METHODS system allows for quick configuration, with reading type (continuous or single-shot) and limit checking against pre-defined product specifications made simple. Configurable Purity equations are also accessible through the easy-to-use software using the keypad.

General Specifications Sodium (589nm) NIR (850nm)
Scales
International Sugar Scale (°Z)
User Scales/Methods

-225 to +225
100

-225 to +225
100
Resolution
International Sugar Scale (°Z)

0.01/0.001 (selectable)

0.01/0.001 (selectable)

Accuracy
International Sugar Scale (°Z)


± 0.030

± 0.030
Precision (Reproducibility)International Sugar Scale (°Z)
± 0.005

± 0.010
User Scales & Methods Library Rotation (°Z), % Concentration, Purity, angular (°A), % Invert Sugar, % Inversion (A-B)
Reading Time Continuous measurement and display or single shot (selectable)
Tube Length 100 to 200mm
Sample Illumination Light Emitting Diode (100,000+ hours)
Beam Diameter 4mm
Optical Density 0.0 to 3.0 OD (using OD filters at 589nm & 850nm)
Instrument Housing Polyurethane foam with aluminium base
Interfaces 1 x USB (A), 1 x USB (B), 1 x Ethernet
Power Instrument:  24 V DC, ±5%, <2A
External PSU:  100-240V, 50-60Hz (supplied)
Data Output Print to USB, print to printer, csv, XML
Humidity Range <90% RH (non condensing)
Temperature Specifications ADS400 ATC ADS400 XPC (Peltier)
Compensation None, ICUMSA, Tropical, Quartz or User Defined
Control None or external waterbath Patented XPC Technology

Measuring Range

5-40 °C 15-35 °C
Sensor Accuracy ± 0.1 °C ± 0.1 °C
Stability Waterbath dependent ± 0.2 °C
Stability Checks None/delay on single-shot None/delay or SMART

 

Purpose built packages

The ADS400 Series Saccharimeter is available in predefined packages to make choosing the right system for you as simple as possible. All packages are supplied with appropriate cell, lid, onboard purity, LIMS logger PC software, RFID tags & certificate of conformity.

  ADS400 ATC ADS400 XPC (Peltier)
  200mm Glass 200mm
Funnel
200mm
Funnel
200mm Metal 100mm
Funnel
200mm
Funnel
Sodium
(order code)
ADS435
37-25
ADS435-F100
37-26
ADS435-F200
37-27
ADS455
37-45
ADS455-F100
37-46
ADS455-F200
37-47
NIR
(order code)
ADS438
37-85
ADS438-F100
37-86
ADS438-F200
37-87
ADS458
37-95
ADS458-F100
37-96
ADS458-F200
37-97