Spectroscopy System 2003 Readers’ Choice Finalist: 8453E UV-Vis Spectroscopy System
The 8453E UV-visible spectroscopy system combines the optical performance of the Agilent 8453 spectrophotometer with the operational simplicity of a handheld controller, allowing complete palmtop control of spectroscopic measurements. Structured task concept prompts the user for necessary parameters, while early maintenance feedback (EMF) provides reliable results. Simple dialogs guide users through blank, standard and sample measurements, and the results are shown numerically and graphically. A variety of tasks are available in the first screen which match the types of tasks performed in most laboratories. Users can monitor enzyme kinetic measurements during the run and view rate calculations graphically. The liquid crystal display gives the complete spectrum for review and then allows printing of a complete report. The handheld controller was developed to ISO 9001 standards. This system is ideally suited for situations where bench space is critical, standard data evaluation features are required, sample throughput is low to medium, or budgets are tight.