MD 600, MD 610

Modern, mobile photometer for rapid, reliable water testing

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  • Highest/reproducible precision with interference filter
  • Display with background lighting
  • More than 120 pre-programmed methods
  • Automatic selection of wavelength
  • User guidance in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (BR), Polish, and Indonesian.
  • Buffer for up to 1000 data records
  • More than 35 user-specific methods possible
  • Bluetooth® interface for connection to smart phones and tablets
    (only with MD 610)*
  • iOS® and AndroidTM app for data management and email delivery (only with MD 610)*
  • Infrared interface (only with MD 600)
  • Waterproof housing*
  • Handheld format, portable

*) as defined in IP 68, 1 hour at 0.1 meter 

The MD 610 and MD 600 give you mobile devices in a modern design with the analytical features of laboratory photometers.

All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered by these two devices. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Six long-lasting LEDs serving as a light source in combination with interference filters guarantee the highest precision. The devices are designed without moving optical parts and thus have a maintenance- free measuring unit. Up to 1,000 data records can be stored in both the MD 610 and the MD 600.

The AquaLX® app, available free of charge, offers the possibility of transferring measurements to smart phones or tablets via Bluetooth®. The data management then enables analysis and export as a CSV file or graph via email. The app is available free of charge for AndroidTM and iOS®.

The proven MD 600 photometer uses the classic in- frared interface with which data can be transferred by means of the IRiM module to the PC or laptop.

* available as an option : IRIM (infra-red interface module)

N.I.S.T. Traceability

The instrument has a factory calibration, which is related to international standards, which are not N.I.S.T traceable. The instrument may be calibrated by the user in a „user calibration mode“ with N.I.S.T traceable standards.

(N.I.S.T. = National Institute of Standards and Technology)

New methods

Test methods are regularly updated to suit market requirements. You can find software updates for new methods and additional languages on our website under Support.


With the help of an external mathematical program, the corresponding polynomial is created from data pairs (concentration/absorption).
A known polynomial may also be used. 25 order polynomials (y = A+Bx+Cx2 +Dx3 +EX4 + FX5) can be stored together with user-specific parameters such as wavelength, measuring range, unit and number of decimals.


This function can be used to measure 2 to 14 known standards. On the basis of the concentrations/absorption pairs obtained, the photometer will calculate a linear interpolation between the measured points. Up to 10 methods can be stored for further sample measurements.

(N.I.S.T. = National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Delivery Content

  • Instrument in carrying case
  • 4 batteries
  • 3 Round vials each 24 and 16 mm ø
  • 1 adapter each for 16 mm and 13 mm vials
  • Plastic stirring rod 13 cm, Brush 11 cm, screw driver
  • Guarantee sheet
  • Certificate of Compliance
  • Instruction Manualbut
    but without reagents
    Order codes (without reagents)
    MD 600: 21 40 20
    MD 610: 21 40 25

Infra-red data transmission modul     IRiM

The IRiM (infra-red interface modul) uses modern infra-red technology to transmit measurement data from the MD 600 photometer to one of 3 optional interfaces. These interfaces can be used to connect to a PC, a USB printer1) or alternatively a serial printer2). The interface which is selected is displayed by an LED function indicator. The user can switch between the interfaces using the „Select“ button.

The unit is supplied complete with data logging software providing easy and rapid transfer of data to the PC. As an option, the data can be saved as an Excel sheet or a .txt file. Measurement data can quickly be printed out, using a specified1) USB or alternatively a printer with a serial plug-in connected to the IRiM. Applicable for the following operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

1) USB printer: HP Deskjet 6940

2) each ASCII printer

Delivery Content

The IRiM is delivered ready for use, with the following accessories :

USB cable, 4 batteries, screwdriver, CD-ROM, operating instructions and guarantee certificate

Order code: 21 40 50

Verification Standard Kit

The verification standard kit for the MD 600 is designed to assure the user of the accuracy and the reliability of the results.
The shelf life of the verification standard kit is two years from the date of production, provided that storage and use are in accordance with the instructions provided.

Verification Standard Kit 21 56 40 

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Display Backlit graphic-display
Interfaces Infrared1 (MD 600),
Bluetooth® 4.0 (MD 610)
RJ45 socket for
Internet update
Optics LEDs, interference filters (IF) and photo sensor in transparent sample chamber
Wavelength range:
430 nm IF ∆ λ = 5 nm
530 nm IF ∆ λ = 5 nm
560 nm IF ∆ λ = 5 nm
580 nm IF ∆ λ = 5 nm
610 nm IF ∆ λ = 6 nm
660 nm IF ∆ λ = 5 nm
IF = interference filter
Wavelength Accuracy ± 1 nm
Photometric Accuracy* 2% FS (T = 20°C – 25°C)
Photometric Resolution 0.005 A
Operation Acid and solvent resistant, touch-sensitive keypad with audible feedback via integrated beeper
Power Supply 4 batteries (Mignon AA/LR6);
Operation time:
approx. 26 h continuous operation or 3500 tests
Auto-Off approx. 20 minutes after last keypress with audible signal
Dimensions approx. 210 x 95 x 45 mm (unit)
approx. 395 x 295 x 106 mm (case)
Weight (unit) approx. 450 g
Ambient Conditions 5 – 40°C at max. 30 – 90%
rel. humidity (non condensing)
Language Selection German, English, French, Spanish, Italian,Portuguese, Polish, Indonesian ; additional languages via Internet update
Memory Capacity approx. 1000 data sets
Item Code
Set of 12 round vials with lidHeight 48 mm, Ø 24 mm 19 76 20
Set of 10 round vials with lid Height 90 mm, Ø 16 mm 19 76 65
Adapter for round vials ø 16 mm 19 80 21 90
Adapter for round vials ø 13 mm 19 80 21 92
Set of multy vials-3 with lidspath length 10 mm, 10 ml volume
Height 48 mm, Ø 24 mm (12 pc.)
19 76 05
Vial stand for 6 round vialsØ 24 mm, acrylic glass 41 89 51
Vial stand for 10 vials (Ø 16 mm or 13,5 mm), acrylic glass 41 89 57
Sealing ring for vial ø 24 mm (12 pc.) 19 76 26
Battery, 1.5 V, AA-Alkali-Mangan (4 pc.) 19 50 025
Cleaning cloth for vials 19 76 35
Plastic funnel with handle 47 10 07
Plastic stirring rod, 13 cm length 36 41 00
Plastic stirring rod, 13 cm length, (10 pc.) 36 41 20
Plastic stirring rod, 10 cm length 36 41 09
Plastic stirring rod, 10 cm length, (10 pc.) 36 41 30
Cleaning brush, 10 cm 38 02 30
Verification Standard Kit 21 56 40
Cable for update for connection to a PC 21 40 30
Data transmission modul IRiM 21 40 50