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Yamato PiCOEXPLORER Portable Spectrophotometer
The Yamato PiCOEXPLORER PAS-110-YU portable spectrophotometer, weighing just over 200g, is a sleek, compact, and highly sensitive portable spectrophotometer that enables efficient concentration measurement analysis. Built with intuitive bluetooth connectivity, the PiCOEXPLORER portable spectrophotometer allows you to easily control the unit from your mobile device for uninterrupted workflow and increased productivity. In addition, improve your data management with seamless data transfer between your PiCOEXPLORER and your smartphone or tablet.
The Yamato PiCOEXPLORER portable spectrophotometer also allows you to take concentration measurements efficiently from unopened PCR tubes. It eliminates the use of pipettes for reduced labor, time, and contamination risks for applications with single PCR sample measurements.
Operation and features
- Palm-size portable spectrophotometer made of silicon resin (PDMS)
- The highly sensitive yet extremely compact design of PiCOEXPLORER is a
result of the breakthrough Silicone Optical Technology (SOT)
- Smarter data management Measurement results can be verified on a smart phone or tablet by downloading a special application that uses bluetooth communication Raw data (absorbance, concentration, intensity) can be output to a PC in excel format for easy data processing
- Measurements can be taken directly from unopened PCR tubes, preventing
contamination risk and sample loss
- Measurement of bacterial turbidity
- Quantification of protein (BCA method, Bradford method)
- Measurement of antioxidant activity
- Amino acid measurement (ninhydrin method)
- Quantification of glucose
- Environmental water analysis
- Analysis of heavy metals
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PiCOEXPLORER Connection Setting
PiCOEXPLORER Turbidity Setting
PiCOEXPLORER Calibration Curve
PiCOEXPLORER Recalling Stored Standard Curve Data
|Usage environment||Temperature||5-35˚C, 70% RH or less|
|Altitude||2000m or less|
|Installation condition||Indoor, pollution degree 2|
|Measurement||Total samples||1 sample|
|Time||1 second or more|
|Absorbance range||0.02 or more (Gentian violet dilute solution)|
|Sensor unit||Light source||White LED|
|Detector||Color sensor||Max. absorption wavelength||Wavelength range|
|Red||615 nm||575-660 nm|
|Green||530 nm||455-630 nm|
|Blue||460 nm||400-540 nm|
|Communication interface||Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth smart)|
|Frequency of operation||2402-2480 MHz|
|Type of modulation||GFSK|
|Channel spacing||2 MHz|
|Peak output power||Less than 0 dBm|
|Antenna gain||2.41 dBi|
|Antenna type||PCB Antenna|
|Compatible tablet||Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, iPhone*²|
|Recommended PCR tube||WATSON brand 137-211C 0.2 mL|
|Minimum sample volume||30 μL*³|
|Dimension||70 x 150 x 30 mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||about 200g (including batteries)|
|Power||4.5V DC (3 AAA-type batteries) (Note: Batteries not provided in the package) 5V DC (micro-USB connector *¹)|
|Operating voltage||Battery 3.6~4.5 Vdc|
|List Price||$ 790|
*¹ Use cable to connect to a computer or other appropriate power source to power unit w/o batteries (device automatically senses power source; this connection cannot be used to transmit data.)
*² Device may have disturbed images, may not start app, or may cause other malfunctions if used with unsupported smartphone ot tablet model.
*³ With a sample volume of 30μL, be sure to measure with the device tilted 10˚or less horizontally