Project Description


The double beam scanning UV-VIS spectrometer for high end applications

The spectrometer for high-end analysis in industry and universities

The Camspec M550 is a true double beam UV-Vis spectrophotometer with parallel sample and reference beam paths. It is available in different options from variable to fixed 1.5 nm bandpass. The specifications meet the expectations of a high-end instrument designed for both research and routine use with high demands.
The M550 is compliant with all current US and European Pharmacopoeia guidelines. Thanks to its high-end features it is also suitable for the highest demands in the pharmaceutical industry, such as applications requiring FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approval. Furthermore, it is optionally available as a dedicated system for specific applications such as color measurement with the Chroma software.
The M550 can be controlled either by the Camspec UV Analyst software or via the LCD display and solvent resistant keypad.

Some of the functions of the M550 at a glance:

  • Local control without PC with all modes
  • Includes basic mode, wavelength scanning, kinetics mode, multi-wavelength, performance validation, DNA/Protein and quantitative measurements
  • Wavelength range 190 – 1100nm
  • Bandwidth variable (0.1, 0.5, 1, 2,4 nm) – (optional fixed 1.0, <1.8 nm)
  • Low stray light (< 0.05%T)
  • Optional software for PC control
  • GLP compliance possible
  • Chroma Software compatible (optional)

Type: Spectrophotometer for UV & Visible Light
Spectral range: 190 – 1100 nm
Wavelength Accuracy: ± 0.3 nm
Wavelength Repeatability: ± 0.05 nm
Bandpass: variable (0.1, 0.5, 1, 2,4 nm)/(optional fixed 1.0, >1.8 nm)
Baseline Flatness: < 0.002 (after 1h warm up 200-1100 nm)
Zero Drift: < 0.001A/h after warm up
Stray Light: <0.05%T at 220 nm and 340 nm
Noise: ± 0.0001 A @ 500 nm
Photometric Range: -0.3 – 3 A, 0-200%T

Photometric Accuracy: ± 0,5%
Light source: Tungsten-Halogen & Deuterium
Detector: Silicon Photodiodes
Monochromator: 1200 lines/mm grating
Connectivity: 2 x USB, Centronic parallel for printers
User Interface: Keypad & LCD or Camspec Software via PC
Size: 630mm x 410 mm cm x 280 mm (packed 770 mm x 560 mm x 410 mm)
Weight: 24 kg (packed 28 kg)

The M550 includes the following articles:

  • M550 (variable Bandpass) UV/VIS-Spectrophotometer
  • 2 precision cell holders
  • 4 x glass cells
  • 2 x silica cells
  • dust cover & user manual

Options (Hardware):

  • M550 (fixed 1.8 nm Bandpass) UVVIS-Spectrophotometer
  • M550 (fixed 1.0 nm Bandpass) UVVIS-Spectrophotometer
  • M550-GMP (fixed 1.8 nm Bandpass)
  • M550-GMP (variable Bandpass) UVVIS-Spectrophotometer
  • M550 Chroma – Camspec Integrated colour determination according to ISO11664/CIE15M501 (1.8 nm Bandpass)
  • M550 CHROMA – Spectrophotometer compatible with ILIS software

Options (Software):

  • Chroma Spectrum Edition
  • Chroma Colour Edition
  • Chroma Glass Edition
  • Parallel Kinetics Software Package
  • Repeat Scans Software Package


  • Test tube v-type holder (for 100 mm long tubes with 8-25 mm diameter)
  • Pre-Aligned Deuterium Lamp
  • Adjustable micro-cell holder
  • Automatic 6-Position Cell Changer
  • Thermostatted Auto 6-Cell Changer (requires water bath)
  • Integrating sphere, 50 mm diameter, for Diffuse %T or %R
  • Integrating sphere, 50 mm diameter, for Transmittance only
  • Black and White references for use with integrating sphere
  • 4 cell holder for 5-50 mm cells
  • 4 cell holder for 100 mm cells
  • Holder for 1 x 100 mm cylindrical cell
  • Thermostatted 10 mm cell holder (requires water bath)
  • Processor controlled sipper (requires flow cell)
  • Peltier system for 10 mm cells (15-40 °C)
  • Cell stirrer for 10 mm cells
  • Printer (Parallel for A4 HP and Epson printers)
  • Specular Reflectance Accessory (5° incident angle)
  • PC Application Software Package – control & measurement software (plain software or preinstalled on a PC)
Brochure M550 variable bandpass

Brochure M550 1.0 nm fixed bandpass

Brochure Chroma Software Package & M550

Brochure M550 1.8 nm fixed bandpass

SPF Brochure M550 

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