For scientists and lab technicians in the chemical industry, a polarimeter can help identify unidentified samples. The three main types of polarimeters include:
- Manual: you rotate the vernier by hand and observe the angle with the greatest brightness. For laboratory research, academic, and even pharmaceutical and cosmetics applications, a manual polarimeter may be ideal
- Semi-automatic: offers push-button control of the rotation angle for greater precision and ease-of-use
- Fully automatic: measures via the touch of a button and provides the highest accuracy and resolution. The food industry typically needs fast and efficient results that can be delivered by a fully-automated model.
Looking for a semi-automatic polarimeter or an automatic one? We all like to think that less human intervention is better so this has led to technological innovations in lab equipment and polarimeters are no different. With a manual one, you rotate the vernier by hand and observe the angle with the greatest brightness. Semi-automatic models have push-button control of the rotation angle for greater precision and ease-of-use. Automatic ones measure with just the touch of a button, and give the highest accuracy and resolution. The latter sounds great. But what if you actually need to understand and see exactly what’s going on with an application when you perform the task? For applications in the laboratory research, educational and even the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries a manual polarimeter might be ideal. While the food industry, which often needs fast and efficient results a fully-automated measurement tool is necessary. Whether you are looking for manual, semi-automatic, or automatic polarimeter, John Morris Scientific can help you choose what’s required.