Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss

1846
Carl Zeiss founded the optical workshop in Jena

Ernst Abbe
Ernst Abbe

1874
Carl Zeiss introduced the first spectrometer worldwide - Ernst Abbe had delivered basic scientific principles for the effective production of optical measurement instruments

Abbe's garage
Abbe's garage

1893
Ernst Abbe founded the department for optical measuring instruments which was led by Carl Pulfrich

1924
The first Pulfrich photometer was produced at Carl Zeiss Jena - this laid the foundation for the development of spectral photometry in Jena

Flame photometer
flame photometer

1937
First flame photometer - Carl Zeiss Jena created the methodical fundamentals for flame photometry

1955
VSU 1: spectrophotometer with module principle

1957
Fully automatically registrating IR spectrophotometer UR 10

First SPEKOL®
First SPEKOL®

1963
SPEKOL® and SPECORD®  developed by Carl Zeiss Jena succeeded the Pulfrich photometer in Jena

SPECORD® UV/Vis
SPECORD® UV/Vis

Since 1963
First fully automatically registering double-beam spectrophotometers for ultraviolet and visible wavelengths

SPECORD® 61 NIR
SPECORD® 61 NIR

Since 1963
IR spectrometer for the NIR area

SPECORD® M40
SPECORD® M40

1968-1981
SPECORD® UV/Vis: First UV/Vis, partly operated by a microprocessor

SPECORD® 75 IR
SPECORD® 75 IR

1971-1984
Second and third generation of IR spectrometers from Jena, partly operated by a microprocessor

SPECORD® M80 IR
SPECORD® M80 IR

1979-1984
Generation of IR spectrometer operated by a microprocessor

Spectrophotometer with MCS
Spectrophotometer with MCS

1982
First simultaneously measuring UV/Vis spectrophotometer with MCS

SPECORD® M42/400
SPECORD® M42/400

1986-1988
First universal SPECORD® with multiple applications

SPEKOL® 11
SPEKOL® 11

1988
The company Carl Zeiss Jena sells the 100.000th SPEKOL®

SPECORD® M500
SPECORD® M500

1990-1996
First UV/Vis spectrometers of high engine-power class, adjustable and accurate measuring

Analytik Jena

1995
Analytik Jena acquired the product section of lab analysis technology of Carl Zeiss Jena

SPECORD® S 100
SPECORD® S 100

1997
Launch of the polychromator system SPECORD® S 100

SPECORD® 250
SPECORD® 250

1998-2002
Launch of double-beam systems SPECORD® 200, 205, 210 and 250

SPECORD® 50
SPECORD® 50

2000
Launch of single-beam and split-beam spectrophotometers SPECORD® 40 and 50

SPECORD® S 600
SPECORD® S 600

2003-2005
Launch of the new polychromator systems SPECORD® S 300 and S 600

SPECORD® 200 PLUS
SPECORD® 200 PLUS

2010
SPECORD® PLUS - launch of the new generation of UV/Vis double-beam spectrophotometers

SPECORD® 50 PLUS
SPECORD® 50 PLUS

2013
Just in time for the 50th anniversary, the SPECORD® PLUS series was enlarged by the SPECORD® 50 PLUS

Analytik Jena AG
Analytik Jena AG

Today
Up to the present day, the Analytik Jena AG feels closely connected to the historical achievements of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe. Our premium products "Made in Germany" stand for highest standards of quality.

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