HORIBA Develops pH Meter F-50 Series (5 models) First in the Succession of Products to Commemorate the Company’s 50th Anniversary

21 May 2003

HORIBA, Ltd. (head office: Kyoto, Japan; President and CEO: Atsushi Horiba) has recently developed five new models for a total 14 models of physical and chemical water quality measurement instruments, including the desktop pH meter F-50 Series, which measures pH values (acidity and alkalinity) of aqueous solutions.

Aiming for the top share in the world’s pH meter market, Horiba developed the F-50 Series, a key group of the first in the succession of products marketed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its foundation, with concerted efforts drawing on its Group’s technical capabilities for planning, designing, and producing products―all on the concept of “providing easy and entertaining professional measurement systems for worldwide users.”

This is the first time ever that the world’s first color LCD and a navigator (professor figure), who gives users instructions for measurement procedures, tips, and operation, is incorporated to this kind of instrument.

Newly introduced products consist of 5 Series, total 14 models including portable pH meters (D-50 Series) suitable for field use, conductivity meters (DS-50 Series/ES-50 Series), and dissolved oxygen meters (OM-50 Series). These physical and chemical water quality measurement instruments, which the company has handled since its foundation, are selected for the first 50th anniversary products, and thorough model changes are made to them.

- Main Features
1) Incorporation of the world’s first color LCD and Navigation System (F-52, F-53, F-54, and F-55)

2) Adaptation of the world’s smallest, strongest, hard-to-break―in short, ‘heavy-duty’ electrode

3) Compliance with Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR Part 11) Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures stipulated by Food and Drug Administration (F-55)

4) First employment of lead-free solder for assembling and wiring the internal printed circuit board in the industry.[

- Annual Sales Target
Total 5 models of the F-50 Series:
4,000 units in the first year
Total 14 models of all Series:
10,000 units in the first year

- Common measurement method: Glass electrode
Display: Color LCD monitor (5.65 inch) (Monochrome LCD for the F-51)
External Dimensions: 179mm (W) x 230mm (D) x 79mm (H) (main unit)
Mass: approximately 1.1kg
Power supply: AC adapter (110 V to 240 V)