In 1986, GBC enhanced its product range to include its newly developed series of UV-Vis spectrometers. Twenty Five years later, the release of the 4th generation of the Cintra Family of UV-Vis spectrometers signifies a new generation of the highest performance true double beam spectrometers available on the market today. These instruments offer versatility required for the diverse range of applications in today's modern laboratory. The high performance Cintra family ranges from the cost effective 1010 for manual routine applications through to the superior automated high performing double monochromator 4040 with exceptional stray light rejection that allows you to confidently analyse demanding samples beyond 5 absorbance units.

The series includes;
Cintra 1010, for powerful performance at entry level price.
Cintra 2020, allows automation and has better specifications than the 1010.
Cintra 3030, research grade instrument with variable slit width and enhanced UV performance.
Cintra 4040, true double monochromator with outstanding specifications for best performance.

Outstanding Performance Specifications
The Cintra series are state of the art, high speed scanning true double beam spectrometers featuring Windows® 7 based Cintral software and USB communication. As well as the best optical specifications available, these instruments have the fastest scan speed than any other UV-Vis spectrometer on the market today.

Powerful Software
Cintral software is Windows® 7 based and offers full instrument and accessory control, data analysis, report generation and complete system performance validation and IQ/OQ. Cintral software is also available as an upgrade on any 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation GBC UV-Vis spectrometer.

Automated Accessories
A complete range of modular automated accessories is available, including auto sippers, batch sample changers, two total integrating spheres, two autosamplers and a wide choice of ambient, water thermostattable or peltier controlled cell holders. Change over is quick and easy with accessories being automatically recognized by the software.

Cintra 4040
cin404 smThe Cintra 4040 is a true double beam, double monochromator spectrometer which offers the ultimate in resolution and sensitivity. Using a variable slit width from 0.1 to 2.0nm, and dual Littrow monochromators in a Czerny Turner arrangement to achieve the highest resolution with extremely low stray light.
Photometric linearity is now better than 1.2% at 5 Abs!. The wide dynamic range and best resolution, stray light, noise and drift specifications make the Cintra 4040 the best performing UV instruments in it's price range allowing for the most demanding applications. The Cintra 4040 accepts the full range of GBC accessories (non motorised accessories, motorised accessories, Peltier accessories and autosamplers) for it's wavelength range of 190 to 900nm making it the perfect instrument for specialised and research applications.
 
Cintra 3030
cin303 smThe Cintra 3030 is a research grade spectrometer with enhanced sensitivity in the UV range. It has a variable slit width from 0.2 to 5.0nm is deal for high resolution work right through to reflectance measurements. Its sensitivity, resolution, stray light, noise, and drift specifications are also exceptional. The Cintra 3030 accepts the full range of GBC accessories (non motorised accessories, motorised accessories, Peltier accessories and autosamplers) for it's wavelength range of 190 to 900nm making it the perfect instrument for specialised and research applications.
 
Cintra 2020
cin202 smThe Cintra 2020 will challenge many higher priced UV-Vis and UV-Vis-NIR instruments with its wavelength range of 190 to 1200nm and very low stray light and noise specifications. This true double beam spectrometer will suit routine lab work or more advanced applications reaching into the NIR regions. The Cintra 2020 accepts the full range of GBC accessories (non motorised accessories, motorised accessories, Peltier accessories and autosamplers) plus a unique reflectance sphere capable of measurement up to 1150nm, this low cost instrument provides maximum flexibility and power for all applications.
Cintra 1010

 

cin101 smThe Cintra 101 is a budget priced entry level instrument. It is a true double beam spectrometer with low stray light and noise specifications. The Cintra 1010 accepts all non motorised accessories plus the standard sipper or water thermostatted sipper.
Cintral Software

The second generation Cintral software represents the latest in modular design and ease of use. Among the many features available, applications such as General, Quantify, Kinetics, DNA Melt, Colour, Scripting and System Validation Applications, are also included as part of the standard package.
Cintrals’ state of the art design using Windows® 7 and USB communications offers the user both ease of use and the power of a fully customisable user interface, intuitive booklet format method, and many other features such as:

  • General Application
  • Quantify Application
  • Kinetics Application
  • DNA Melt Application
  • Colour Application
  • Scripting Application
  • System Validation Application for performance verification and IQ/OQ requirements.
  • Fixed wavelength measurement (Single or multiple wavelengths)
  • Wavelength scanning
  • Time Scanning
  • Standard curve fitting
  • Spectrum Transformation such as derivatives, sine, negating scans etc
  • Peak and Valley find feature.
  • Scan Calculator allowing calculations such as addition and subtractions of scans, as well as derivatives, sine, etc.
  • Full Quality Control parameters
  • Report Generation and printing of results to any printer supported by Windows®.
  • Data export to text format for importing to Excel or other data analysis packages or .xml format.
  • Auto recognition of accessories when connected.
  • Control of automatic cell changers – 6x1, 6x6, 7x7.
  • Control of Sipper and auto samplers – SDS-720, and FS3000.

Cintral software

Cintra Accessories
Certified Performance Verification Kits for UV-Visible Spectorometers

  ver kitTest kits are available for performance verification of UV-Visible Spectrometers; a certified UV-Visible Reference Kit and a Neutral Density Filter Kit.

The UV-Visible Reference Kit is traceable to standards certified by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). For quality assurance and traceability, the photometric and wavelength standards are supplied with a certificate and a report detailing the relevant results for the cells. Each cell is individually engraved with the identifying number of certificate.

This kit consists of seven sealed quartz cells containing solutions which can be used to check the photometric accuracy, wavelength accuracy, stray light and resolution of any UV-Visible spectrometer. It is ideal for laboratories where regular testing of instrument performance is required by regulatory bodies and in particular, pharmaceutical laboratories and laboratories accredited to ISO 9001.

Also available is the Neutral Density Filter Kit which contains three filters of nominal transmittance—10%, 20% and 30% as well as a blank holder. These filters are ideal for quality control laboratories where such standards are required for long term evaluation of the photometric accuracy of a UV-Visible spectrometer.

Both these kits offer users the confidence that their instrument is maintained at peak performance levels and ensures integrity of results. For more information contact Palin Diagnostics

Cintra Sampling Accessories

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The Cintra sample compartment is designed to accept a wide range of modular manual and automated accessories, providing maximum flexibility to suit the wide variety of sample types and applications encountered in modern laboratories. It takes only seconds to exchange the standard cell holder with a specialised easy-to-use holder.

Automated accessories plug directly into built-in port in the sample compartment and are automatically recognised by the instrument. There is no need for expensive add-on interfaces or structural extensions. Just drop in the accessory and start analysing.

1x1 Sample holder

The standard sample cell holder is the 1 x 1 which holds two industry-standard 10 mm cuvettes, one each in the sample and reference beams. It may be used for analysis of single samples, in normal cuvettes.

Other 1 x 1 configurations include

Micro-cell holder with fine-position controls for optimising light throughput.
Variable path length holder for rectangular cells with path lengths of 5 to 100 mm.
Cylindrical cell holder with a simple spring clip action holds cells of up to 100 mm path length.
Slide/solid sample holder accepts solid samples up to 10 mm thick.

Sample Changers
Two kinds of sample changers are available, to provide speed and precision in positioning your samples for fast and accurate measurements of sample batches.
  6x1In-line (6 x 1)
The 6 x 1 or Linear Movement Module allows up to six samples to be measured in batch mode against a single reference solution. The sample changer can be fitted with a range of 6 x 1 cell holders, including standard (10 x 10 mm), variable path length, water thermostatted and peltier-effect thermocell versions. Sample selection is automated by the software.

 6x6Dual Carousel (6 x 6 or 7 x 7)
The 7 x 7 sample changer is available in standard and water thermostatted versions. All sample changers are fully computer controlled, providing random access to all positions. It takes less than one second to move between adjacent cells. Two measurement modes are available: 7 x 7 mode for measuring 7 samples against up to seven references or 12 x 2 mode for measuring up to 12 samples against one or two references.

 Sippers and Autosamplers

sippers The auto sipper removes the need for cell handling. Used with a flow cell (various types available), sample introduction is reduced to a key press. It features computer-controlled pump times, and can be used with temperature controlled cells.

For high speed automated analysis, the SDS-720 autosampler, used with a sipper, provides automated sample selection of up to 720 samples. A built-in diaphragm pump provides a continuous stream of clean rinse solution to prevent inter-sample contamination.

Total Integrating Sphere

reflectiveThe total integrating sphere is ideal for measuring the total reflectance from solid samples such as plastics, paper, textiles and coated surfaces.

The sphere provides a transmission position, making it suitable for the measurement of turbid or scattering samples. Spheres are available up to 800nm for standard DRS applications and the DRS 1150 for NIR applications up to 1150nm.

Temperature Controlled Cell Holders

1x1 Water-thermostattable cell holders are available in single cell or sample changer (linear or carousel) configurations. When connected to a constant-temperature circulating water bath, these cell holders ensure constant sample temperature.

For precise and rapid temperature control, a range of Peltier-effect thermocells is available in single cell or sample changer (linear or carousel) versions. Peltier-effect controllers are useful in applications where an accurate constant temperature or an accurate controlled temperature ramp is required. Optional sample immersion probes are available for accurate monitoring of the true sample temperature.

Certified Performance Verification Kits for UV-VIS Spectrometers

GBC Scientific Equipment announces the release of two new test kits for performance verification of UV-Visible Spectrometers; a certified UV-Visible Reference Kit and a Neutral Density Filter Kit.

The UV-Visible Reference Kit is traceable to standards certified by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). For quality assurance and traceability, the photometric and wavelength standards are supplied with a certificate and a report detailing the relevant results for the cells. Each cell is individually engraved with the identifying number of certificate.

This kit consists of seven sealed quartz cells containing solutions which can be used to check the photometric accuracy, wavelength accuracy, stray light and resolution of any UV-Visible spectrometer. It is ideal for laboratories where regular testing of instrument performance is required by regulatory bodies and in particular, pharmaceutical laboratories and laboratories accredited to ISO 9001.

Also available is the Neutral Density Filter Kit which contains three filters of nominal transmittance—10%, 20% and 30% as well as a blank holder. These filters are ideal for quality control laboratories where such standards are required for long term evaluation of the photometric accuracy of a UV-Visible spectrometer.

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