The C6™ Multi-Sensor Platform integrates up to six Cyclops fluorescence and turbidity sensors for extended or short-term deployments. The C6™ provides individual automatic gain control, calibration, digital data reporting and datalogging for each Cyclops sensor. Each C6 comes with factory-installed temperature and pressure sensors. C-Soft Windows™ based user interface allows for intuitive calibration, datalogging set up, and file downloading. Existing Cyclops users can easily install their sensors onto the C6™ Multi-Sensor Platform.
Six Ports Available for Cyclops Sensors
Temperature and Depth Integrated
Fast Sampling Rate
Windows™ Based User Interface with Data Management
Robust Memory - Over 60,000 data lines!
Field installable mechanical wiper allows for extended deployments
Chlorophyll in vivo Blue Excitation Red Excitation
0.03 μg/L 0.3 μg/L
0-500 μg/L >500 μg/L
Oil - Crude
Oil - Fine
3 ppb* 3 ppm****
3,500 ppb* 30 ppm****
Phycocyanin (Freshwater Cyanobacteria)
Phycoerythrin (Marine Cyanobacteria)
Tryptophan for Wastewater Monitoring
* 1,5 Napthalene Disulfonic Disodium Salt ** Quinine Sulfate *** PTSA (1,3, 6, 8 - Pyrenetetrasulfonic Acid Tetrasodium Salt) **** BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes) PC Phycocyanin pigment from Prozyme diluted in Deionized water PE Phycoerythrin pigment from Prozyme diluted in Deionized water
Cyclops-7F Physical Dimensions
Length x Diameter
5.7" x 0.9"; 14.48 x 2.23 cm (SSt or Ti)
5.7" x 1.25", 14.48 x 3.18 cm (Delrin)
5.0 oz; 142 grams
Cyclops-7F Environmental Characteristics
Ambient: 0 to 50 deg C
Water Temp: -2 to 50 deg C
0 - 5 VDC
Supply Voltage Range
3 - 15 VDC
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In September we welcomed many of our distributors from around the world to our new office for training. It was an exciting 3 days filled with lots of information about our newest products. We capped off the week with a fun-filled trip to Alcatraz Island and an evening in San Francisco.
Exploratorium in San Francisco recently held an open house highlighting new experiences that immerse their visitors in the bay & ocean environment. Turner Designs participated in the event by demonstrating and explaining how fluorescence works in an effort to help people understand the basic principles behind our new C6P Submersible Fluorometers, which will be deployed off an Explorato ...
Student research assistant Faith Neff worked to install the Turner Designs C6 sensor array on the Moses-Saunders dam during summer 2014. This instrument has been operating essentially continuously since June 2014. Faith, graduated in 2015 as an Environmental Resource Engineering Major from Humboldt State University, was supported by the National Science Foundation ASSETS Serving Humanity R ...
Turner Designs is excited to announce the release of a High-Capacity battery for the C-series sensors. With this accessory, customers are now able to significantly extend the length of deployments for the C3 Submersible Fluorometer and the C6 Multi-Sensor Platform. Providing 6600 amp hours instead of 2200 amp hours, the high capacity battery (PN 3200-600) will last 3 times as long as the stand ...
Introducing several new products last year is making this year particularly busy for everyone at Turner Designs. Our C-sense pCO2 sensor is getting a great reception from customers while our partners expand options for integration. Our red chlorophyll sensor is deployed at several sites and we should have good data sets to share soon. Ballast-Check 2, our Handheld PAM Fluorometer, will soon be w ...
Turner Designs is excited to announce our new distributor in Germany, terra4. Representing complementary products for over 8 years, terra4 is a valuable addition to our group of international distributors. Welcome aboard!
Here's a fun story about Turner Designs founder, George Turner:
George went to Charleston High School. After school he would search the alleys for “things of interest” that businesses had tossed in the trash. He would glean mechanical and electrical items and take them home to his workshop in his Dad’s garage. He put on his roller skates and tucked the items under one arm and with the ...
The ALS Ice Bucket challenge is nothing new but our president, Jim Crawford, added a nice touch when his name was called. Jim offered to donate an additional $10 per employee who chose to implement his torture. Needless to say, quite a few employees joined the fun and Jim ended up donating $200. Even though it was a beautiful California afternoon, Jim found the experience to be uncomfo ...
Turner Designs recently developed an in vivo chlorophyll sensor that uses a red excitation light source to elicit a fluorescence response from algae. This sensor is ideal for environments rich in Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) and blue-green algae. DOM has long been known to interfere with blue excitation fluorometry, minimizing accuracy of chlorophyll concentration and algal abund ...
Congratulations to Corinne Gibble (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Jessica Corman (Arizona State University) on their Travel Stipend Awards for their presentations at last week's Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Portland. View their presentations at http://www.turnerdesigns.com/research-awards/student-travel-stipends/travel-stipend-recipients
Last week our VP of Marketing & Sales, Pam Mayerfeld, had the opportunity to swim with a Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider in the beautiful waters of Hawaii. Pam said it was an amazing experience and gave her even greater appreciation for the Wave Glider's technology. >>Learn more about Liquid Robotics
Turner Designs hit the ground running in 2014 with several new product announcements at the top of our to-do list. We officially released ICAM, our Integrating Cavity Absorption Meter developed in conjunction with Texas A&M University. It’s been a long time coming and we appreciate all the interest expressed by customers over the years. We hope you will all agree it’s been worth the wait. In F ...
Next week we'll be exhibiting at both Ocean Sciences Meeting, in booth #22, and the Ballast Water Management Summit. If you are attending please stop by and say hello and we'll tell you more about our exciting new products!
We'll be exhibiting at AGU in booth #1236, December 9-13, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. We'll also be exhibiting at the Ballast Water Management Technology Conference at Congress Centre in London, December 11-12, 2013. When registering for the Ballast Water Management Technology Conference quote VIP Code: FKT2543TDWL to receive a 25% discount.
Summer is drawing to an end in the northern hemisphere and looking back on the year so far, it’s encouraging to see that water quality and environmental monitoring continue to be focal points for research around the world. Data provided by these efforts are critical to our quality of life. Turner Designs has been dedicated to supporting the scientific community for over 40 years and this year ha ...
If visiting San Francisco be sure to stop by the new Exploratorium at Pier 15 to see Turner Designs’ fluorometers in action. After more than 40 years in the Presidio, The Exploratorium recently relocated to brand new facilities and took the opportunity to add many new exhibits offering hands-on learning experiences. One of those exhibits, the Wired Pier, includes weather, air quality, an ...
Another 6 months have flown by and it’s time to touch base with you, our wonderful customers. It’s always amazing how quickly time passes and a challenge to pick the highlights to tell you. Posting news on our Web pages, Facebook & Twitter reaches many of you, but for others our newsletter is when you hear our updates. Hopefully you’ll find the news we’re sharing to be useful. We like ...
Rhodes University Field Station is an adjunct of the Department of Zoology and Entomology. The University Department has made considerable advances in estuarine and oceanic studies over many years that have appeared in international peer reviewed journals. It is sited in the coastal town of Knysna, 400 km west of the university in Grahamstown. Estuarine research as such was initiated during my ten ...
We're excited to introduce a UV Secondary Solid Standard for our Cyclops-7 Submersible Fluorometers. Instrumentation configured for UV analyses typically rely on the use of liquid standards, such as Quinine Sulfate, for ensuring instrument integrity. However, transporting and preparing liquid standards can be tedious and sometimes hazardous. The UV Secondary Solid Standard is compact, light ...
Turner Designs is celebrating our 40th anniversary on February 18, 2012. We feel proud knowing we continue to offer great instruments and supportive service to a wonderful customer base after 40 years of business. Thank you to all our customers for keeping us strong after all these years together.
Turner Designs is excited to announce we are now granting travel stipend awards to students who present a paper or poster referencing their use of Turner Designs equipment. This opportunity is separate from our instrument donation program which will continue to award AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer/Turbidimeters biannually in July and December.
Turner Designs now offers Deep UV Optical sensors for detection of Refined Fuels and Oils. Recent developments in LED technology allow for excitation wavelengths down to 260nm. Using BTEX as the standard, the sensors are able to detect as low as 0.1ppm and have a dynamic range of 0 -2500 ppm. Both the Cyclops-7 and C3 Submersible Fluorometers can be purchased with Deep UV optics offering some of t ...
We’ll be posting new product announcements and hope to see lots of comments from all our friends. We included a museum of instrumentation showing 38 years of our fluorometers in use -- please upload your photos showing our instruments in action. Under Discussions, we encourage your input on additional applications or future instrumentation you’d like us to provide. Please find us on Facebook t ...
Turner Designs announces a new low-wavelength Cyclops-7 Submersible Fluorometer for detection of Refined Oils and Fuels. Recent developments in LED technology allow for excitation wavelengths down to 260nm. These new Deep UV LEDs enable detection of a broad range of refined oils and fuels. Using BTEX as the standard, the C7 is able to detect as low as 0.1ppm over a dynamic range >250ppm.
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