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VariPol Series

The Compact Laboratory Polarimeter. The VariPol makes polarimetry faster than ever
Basic Polarimeter especially designed for pharmaceutical applications – 21 CFR Part 11 ready
Modular configuration
Rapid measuring
Peltier system for automatic temperature control
Constant precision over the whole measuring range, space saving
ELN; LIMS ready

VariPol Series

The VariPol takes the proven S&H technology & more their 150 years’ experience in polarimetry to a new level


This new instrument has been designed with all the know-how of Schmidt & Haensch like the Automatic Wavelength Calibration, the fortified Aluminum core, the built-in quality indicator of samples as well as the check of calibration standards. The 100mm sample room is optimal for the needs of pharmaceutical and chemical laboratories. Its seamless shape makes it easy to clean.

The VariPol makes polarimetry faster than ever: The integrated Peltier system can change 10°C in 30 seconds to highest precision. After temperature stabilization, the measurement itself takes only 6 seconds! The new tension free design of our sample tubes allows a fast cleaning or exchange of the cover glasses without birefringence.

Low power consumption and with a modern standby mode it gives you fast reaction time and helps to preserve resources (Green Tech). LED light technology: the light source is maintenance free during the instrument’s lifetime, saving you maintenance costs and downtime. Wavelength modules can be exchanged on site to allow a flexible operation.



Specifications VariPol C VariPol B
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°
Precision ± 0.01° * ± 0.005° *
Repeatability ± 0.01° ± 0.005°
Resolution 0.005° 0.001°
Sensitivity Up to OD 3
Wavelength 1 or 2 wavelengths fixed, standard 589 nm, also available 365, 405, 436, 546
Measuring time 6 to 8 sec. over the entire measuring range
Measuring tubes Up to 100 mm length; standard tubes, tubes with funnel or flow through; wetted parts: glass, stainless steel, Hastelloy
Temperature measurement Pt1000 sensor (device) / NTC sensor (Quartz control plates and tubes)
Sample temperature range 10 °C to 40 °C
Temperature precision / resolution ± 0.1 °C* / 0.01 °C
Peltier temp. regulation of the sample room 18 °C to 25 °C 10 °C to 40 °C
Temperature stabilization time 25 °C to 20 °C, ± 0.1 °C, in 1 minute (valid for ambient temp. = 20 °C, with tube)
Light source LED, interference filter
Display 7” Touchscreen**, 800 x 480 Pixel
Operation Touchscreen**, Keyboard***, Mouse***, Barcode Reader***, Remote via PC/Tablet/Smartphone***
Interfaces / Communication Ethernet 10/100/1000, RS232, USB, WLAN**
Power VAC 90-265; 50/60 Hz; 150 W max
Conformity International Pharmacopoeia, OIML, 21 CFR part 11, ICUMSA, Australian Standard K157
Dimensions With display: 430 x 300 x 270 mm (w x d x h); without display: 430 x 300 x 160 mm (w x d x h)
Highlights Basic Polarimeter especially designed for pharmaceutical applications; Modularity; Fast measuring; Peltier system for
automatic temperature control; easy to calibrate; constant precision over the whole measuringrange, 21 CFR part 11
ready; energy saving durable LEDs; ELN; LIMS ready

* Standard conditions (589 nm, ts=20°C, tA=23°C)
** Optional
*** Not included in delivery

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