HITACHI Ratio Beam Spectrophotometer U-5100

ECO-FRIENDLY & CLEAN For a Beautiful Earth

Product Description

 U-5100 delivers a compact, lightweight package with remarkable power savings and a long life for its light source.

The U-5100 incorporates every aspect of the technological features of Hitachi’s reliability-proven spectrophotometers while achieving our ultimate goal to create a spectrophotometer that is ECO-FRIENDLY & CLEAN and provides SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE.


ECOLOGY:Incorporates a Xenon flash lamp, which is an environmentally friendly, low-power consumption, long-life light source.


Adoption of a Xenon flash lamp

By adopting a long-lasting Xenon flash lamp, the product delivers a long life for its lamp, eliminating the need for periodic lamp replacement that was necessary in previous model*1.

Energy saving design

Through control of the Xenon flash lamp that emits pulses only during measurement, power consumption is reduced by 70% compared with previous model.

Reduced measurement time

The automatic switching of 6 cells by using an automatic 6-cell turret and a high-speed scanning (12,000 nm/min) deliver a substantial reduction in measurement time (approximately 60% reduction). The examples shown in the figure compare*2 the amount of time required to measure 100 samples (5 wavelengths × 20 samples) with a previous model*1, based on biological analyses and quality control on food products.


DESIGN:User-friendly, compact, lightweight design


Compact, lightweight design

The U-5100 features a 38% smaller footprint, and a 52% reduction in weight compared with a previous model*1, which makes it easier to secure an adequate installation space.


EASY OPERATION: Performing at a Higher Level! The operation of the U-5100 is very easy minimizing the operator training time

The standard configuration of an automatic 6-cell turret makes performing measurements a breeze. As part of its standard configuration, the system is equipped with a 6-cell turret which accommodates up to six 10-mm rectangular cells.
The system can measure a maximum of six calibration solutions and sample solutions*3, which reduces measurement time.

*1    Hitachi Ratio Beam Spectrophotometer U-1900
*2    Measuerment time does not include the amount of time required by an operator to load a cell on a holder or a turret.
*3    Including samples for setting an auto zero (the operation of adjusting the absorbance to zero).

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