Polartronic V

The Schmidt + Haensch Polartronic V is a fully automatic all-around  polarimeter. With continuous, fast measurement, it combines high resolution with highly accurate and reproducible measurement results over the entire measurement range.

  • Intuitive operation, industrial standard interfaces, internal database function, internal 21 CFR Part 11 software
  • Stainless steel housing for rugged conditions
  • Wavelength (882 nm) for dark sugar solutions
  • User-friendly operation system
  • Pre-installed user methods
  • Modular connectivity

A fully automatic, high-resolution Polarimeter with continuous measurement with the following features:

  • High-performance Polarimeter for different applications
  • Robust metal housing
  • Fast, accurate, and reproducible measuring results over the entire measuring range
  • Continuous measurements to control time-dependent or reaction-dependent concentration changes
  • User-friendly Operation System displayed by a 7" TFT Touchscreen
  • Easy to calibrate using certified quartz control plates (SQPC, TQCP)
  • Modern and robust design for rough environments
  • Internal measuring data storage
  • GLP / GMP compliant documentation, 21 CFR part 11 ready, optional corresponding software available
  • Long-lasting LED light source
  • Very quiet
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Remote diagnostics and servicing


With circular polarimeters, the wavelength can change in the course of time due to aging. Therefore, regular testing and, if necessary, recalibration of the polarimeter is necessary. Sucrose solutions or so-called quartz control plates (QCP) can be used as test and calibration standards. This is possible because the optical properties (ORD) of quartz and sucrose solutions are almost identical.

Quartz control plates (QCP) are long-term stable test standards for polarimeters and are recommended by SCHMIDT + HAENSCH as test standards. For this purpose, 0.4 to 1.6 mm thin quartz disks are ground with the highest precision perpendicular to the axes and plane-parallel and installed in a stainless steel tube without tension. The sample space of SCHMIDT + HAENSCH polarimeters allows both the vertical displacement of quartz control plates and the free rotation (± 360 °) around its own axis. Rotation is the only way to determine whether the plates are tension-free and enable the polarimeter to be checked in accordance with the implementation regulations (SPS) of international standards such as ICUMSA and OIML.

With the Schmidt + Haensch software (AQUISYS 2008), the polarimeters of the Polartonic series meet all requirements according to CFR 21 Part 11.

  • Audit Trail function (history logging)
  • Report generation
  • Electronic signature
  • Encrypted electronic data storage and archiving
  • Data transfer to Excel
  • Remote mode


Measurement scales °Optical rotation, °Specific rotation, °Z International Sugar Scale, % Concentration (g/mL, g/100mL, g/L) up to 1000 scales freely definable
Measuring range ± 360° / ± 259°Z
Resolution 0.001° / 0.01°Z
Precision ± 0.005° / ± 0.015 °Z *
Reproducibility ± 0.001° / ± 0.01 °Z
Sensitivity  Up to OD 5
Wavelength  1 or 2 wavelengths fixed: 405, 435, 546, 578, 589, 633, 882 nm (others upon request)
Response time ≤ 4 sec. over the entire measuring range
Measuring tubes Different models, 10 to 200 mm length, Material: glass, stainless steel, acid-proof stainless steel, stainless-steel tubes with integrated temperature sensor***
Temperature measurement NTC sensor for measurement of sample temperature
Range 0 °C – 99 °C
Resolution 0.01 °C
Precision ± 0.1 °C
Light source LED, interference filter
Display  7″ touchscreen, 800 x 480 pixel, 16 bit colors
Operation Touchscreen, keyboard**, mouse**, barcode-reader**, remote via PC**
Interface / Communication RS232 (1x), USB A (4x), USB B (1x), Ethernet (1x), LAN
Conformity  International Pharmacopoeia, OIML, ASTM, ICUMSA, Australian Standard K157