publication date: Sep 23, 2021
author/source: Sherwood Scientific Ltd
A five-element instrument from Sherwood Scientific brings unrivalled precision, ergonomic design and ease of maintenance to the market for low-cost industrial flame photometers.
As a world-leader in flame photometry Sherwood Scientific is renowned for developing instruments with the highest levels of stability and reliability. The Model 360 is a single channel unit built around the very same mixing chamber, burner stem and burner head found in Sherwood’s acclaimed Model 410. It also incorporates the advanced automatic flame optimisation technology from the dual channel 420 series. As a result the 360 is fundamentally more stable, less noisy and with lower limits of detection than would be expected in such a cost-effective instrument.
Ease of operation is ensured by the ergonomic design, which uniquely places all the controls, the pressure gauge, air regulator and sample introduction on the front of the instrument. The large unobstructed sample work area features an innovative spill containment tray which is easy to remove and clean. LEDs on the front panel indicate the filter selected – sodium, potassium, lithium, calcium or barium – and the flame status. A useful display ‘hold’ button ensures that readings are not lost before they have been recorded and the peak picker function presents unambiguous results.
Applications include the analysis of sodium in food, drinking water, waste water and cement manufacture, and the 360 is also an ideal choice for the education sector.’
The instrument has a conveniently small footprint of 20 x 30 cm and provides exceptional ease of maintenance. The mixing chamber, burner head and burner stem come apart for cleaning without tools and the five-element filter stick is simple to remove. Electronics and pneumatics are housed in separate ‘pods’ which are easily detached from the main instrument chassis. This greatly reduces shipping costs in the event that a return-to-base repair or replacement becomes necessary. Similarly, the 360 is shipped with the chimney removed as the smaller volume reduces air freight costs significantly.
Model 360 flame photometers provide enhanced value by including a selection of standard solutions and spare parts within the price.
About Sherwood Scientific
Sherwood Scientific Ltd develops and manufactures a range of scientific instruments and apparatus with applications in many industries, as well as in education and research.
Known for their high quality and reliability, Sherwood Scientific products are all manufactured at the company’s base in Cambridge, UK and sold and supported through an extensive distributor network covering over 80 countries. Fully equipped training and laboratory facilities enable Sherwood Scientific to offer courses on all products and to undertake consultancy projects in analytical measurement and process control.