Collimating Lens/Cuvette Holder facilitates sample handing.

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Model ACH-CUV-VAR functions as variable-width cuvette and thick-sample holder for absorbance/transmission measurements and adjustable-height holder for collimating lenses. When used as cuvette holder, unit accepts cuvettes up to 150 mm wide. Mounting bars can be moved with 0.5 cm pathlength measurement gradations over total length of 10 cm. As lens holder, adjustable bars have several 3/8-24 threaded holes for positioning lenses.



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Ocean Optics Introduces the Availability of the ACH-CUV-VAR Adjustable Collimating Lens and Cuvette Holder



ACH-CUV-VAR offers lab chemists flexible sample-handling in cuvette-based absorbance experiments involving variable pathlength analyses

Dunedin, Fla., May 2004 - Ocean Optics introduces the availability of the ACH-CUV-VAR Adjustable Collimating Lens and Cuvette Holder, a multipurpose sample-handling platform that can be used to easily position samples in cuvettes that range from 10 mm to 150 mm wide.

The adjustable ACH-CUV-VAR eases sample-handling for laboratory chemists who conduct cuvette-based absorbance experiments involving variable pathlength analyses.

Available for $1,054, the ACH-CUV-VAR is two products in one: a variable- width cuvette and thick-sample holder for absorbance/transmission measurements and an adjustable-height holder for collimating lenses (two Ocean Optics 74-series UV collimating lenses are included).

As a sample holder, the ACH-CUV-VAR is especially useful for transmission measurements of large or thick samples not easily accommodated by other sampling fixtures.

As a cuvette holder, the ACH-CUV-VAR can be used to position samples in cuvettes. The cuvette holder component fits securely between the two mount bars and can accept cuvettes up to 150-mm wide. The mounting bars, which can be moved with 0.5-cm pathlength measurement gradations over a total length of 10 cm, uses M6 setscrews.

As a lens holder, the ACH-CUV-VAR has an anodized aluminum base and adjustable mount bars. Each bar has several 3/8-24 threaded holes for positioning collimating lenses. Two Ocean Optics 74-series UV collimating lenses, optimized for applications from 200 nm-2 microns, are included. The mount bars can be adjusted to accept especially large samples, up to approximately 150-mm thick. The base is marked in 1-mm intervals as a pathlength guide.

The ACH-CUV-VAR is one of nearly 100 Mikropack-brand spectroscopy accessories that Ocean Optics has added to its product line. Mikropack GmbH is a leading European supplier of fiber optic and electro-mechanical components for biotechnology, spectroscopy, and thin film applications.

For more information, contact Ocean Optics, Inc., 830 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698, 727.733.2447, Fax 727.733.3962, Info@OceanOptics.com. Or visit our website at OceanOptics.com.

Ocean Optics, Inc. is a diversified electro-optics technology firm and a global leader in optical sensing, display optics, and biophotonics technologies. With locations in the United States and Europe, the company serves a wide range of markets, including consumer electronics, environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics.

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