CamSpec M550 Double Beam Scanning Spectrophotometer

Camspec M550 Spectrophotometer

Double beam UV-Vis M550 spectrophotometer designed for research and routine use.
Models available with <1.8nm bandpass.
Local or remote control via PC software and USB interface for transfer of results.
Complies with UKCA and CE requirements for safety and ESD/EMC emission and susceptibility.
Parallel sample and reference beams are included as part of the design.
Exceptional sensitivity, resolution, stray light, noise and drift specifications.
Large range of accessories for laboratory automation and specific tests.
Calibrated in the UK by qualified engineers using international standards for wavelength, absorbance, resolution and stray light.

Operating Modes

  • Basic Mode (Abs, %T, Conc)
  • Quantitative (concentration calibration curves)
  • Wavelength Scanning
  • Kinetics (including timedrive)
  • DNA/Protein
  • Multi-Wavelength
  • Performance Validation


Software and PC Control

  • Local control with wipe-clean membrane keypad
  • Remote control via PC CamSpec UV-Vis Analyst application software
  • USB output for the transfer of results



The CamSpec M550 passes the following pharmacopoeia tests:

  • Potassium Chloride stray light test
  • Toluene in Hexane resolution test
  • Holmium Perchlorate solution wavelength test
  • Potassium Dichromate absorbance test


CamSpec M550 Technical Specifications
DisplayGraphic LCD (320×240 )dot
Light SourceTungsten-Halogen and Deuterium
MonochromatorDouble beam, grating 1200 lines/mm
DetectorsSilicon Photodiode
Wavelenth Range190-1100nm
Wavelength Accuracy±0.5nm
Wavelength Repeatability≤0.1nm
Wavelength Resolution±0.1nm
Sample CompartmentVarious Accessories Available
Standard Cell Holder1 Sample; 1 Reference for 10mm cells
SoftwareUV-Vis Analyst, optional
Zero Drift<0.001A per hour after warm up
Stray Light<0.1%@220nm&340nm
Photometric Accuracy±0.5%
Photometric Range0-200%T, -0.3-3.0A
Printer InterfaceParallel for A4 HP and Epson Printers
Computer InterfaceUSB for PC control and USB for data export
Power Requirements100V-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Instrument Dimensions (lxwxh)405x625x280
Instrument Weight24.0kg
Shipping Dimensions (lxwxh)770x580x420mm
Shipping Weight26.7kg

Hear From our Customers

"The CamSpec M550 is an advanced yet straightforward instrument with very good reliability and consistency due to the double beam optics.  Our old single beam system took up a lot of time blanking and swapping samples.  The easy-to-use interface allowed us to upgrade and continue testing without having to learn a complicated software. We were impressed by the thorough instrument demonstration by Mark – he really knew his stuff and was able to guide us through the use and operation of the instrument, exactly how it all works. I would absolutely recommend Spectronic CamSpec to other companies looking for quick and easy service with a personal touch."

Ian Thompson, Tissuemed, UK.