How to Choose the Right Magnetic Stirrer for Cannabis Concentrates

Imagine one of your bathroom pipes won’t unclog and it’s backing up water. It smells, looks horrible, and you don’t want to deal with it. You call a plumber, to solve your retched problem. When they arrive, their only tool is a screwdriver. Do you trust that plumber? Every job requires a specific set of…

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Should I Buy a Manual Bottle-top Burette?

Before nails, bolts, and screws, carpenters had to find other ways to get buildings to stand up without collapsing. Mixing mud or cement takes extra labor, so does carving notches into each and every post and beam. The hammer-and-nail did wonders in terms of saving time, money, and labor. There’s a device that performs a…

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Avoid Temperature Overshoot on Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers

 Hotplate magnetic stirrers allow researchers to conduct mixing and stirring experiments at various temperatures to establish optimum processing recommendations for later scale-up. While today’s hotplate magnetic mixers permit close control over temperatures set by lab technicians a malfunction in the unit’s thermostat could result in a potentially dangerous situation should a hotplate temperature overshoot occur.…

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How to Achieve Magnetic Stirrer Temperature Control

Setting and assuring solution temperature set points with minimum overshoot when using a hotplate magnetic stirrer in R&D lab and small pilot plant operations is visually demonstrated by using a Pt-100 temperature probe in this video produced by CAT Scientific.  Using MCS78 programmable hotplate magnetic stirrer as a model CAT Scientific’s Steve Gold takes you…

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How to Shop for an Overhead Lab Stirrer

Researchers involved in R&D lab work and pilot plant production activities along with their purchasing departments may find it necessary to evaluate the need for and importance of options available when selecting overhead stirrers.  This post is designed to help you shop for an overhead lab stirrer. Among the points covered are stirring speed stirring…

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Tips on Selecting a High Performance Overhead Stirrer

Overhead stirrers are highly popular mixing instruments used to blend ingredients in research laboratories and pilot plants.  These units operate by means of motor-powered impellers of different configurations that perform the mixing operation. Being motor powered they can handle samples of higher viscosity than standard or hotplate magnetic stirrers operated with a different technology. In this…

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How to Clean Lab Homogenizer Dispersing Tools – Video

Laboratory homogenizers are used in a variety of application, among which are included mixing, emulsifying and dispersing lab samples. Whatever the application one point remains constant: a lab homogenizer must be cleaned before it is used to perform another processing function. This avoids the potential of cross-contamination between samples being processed. Cleaning is particularly critical…

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How Dynamic Viscosity Overhead Stirrers Work

Dynamic viscosity overhead stirrers are designed, in slang terms, to “go with the flow.”  What we mean here is that their power systems can accommodate an increase (or decrease as the case may be) of sample viscosity. In this post we’ll take a look at what goes into these precision lab devices and how they…

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Understanding Overhead Stirrer Terms

What’s “fuzzy logic?” It’s not a description of the “thinking” that seems to go on in Congress, but instead a term applied to a way technical equipment is automatically controlled.  In this post we list many of the terms you’ll need to know when you shop for an overhead lab stirrer.  Why You Should Understand…

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How to Automate Overhead Stirrer Operations

Overhead stirrers are called upon to perform multiple mixing tasks in R&D labs.  When several of these versatile overhead mixers such as offered by CAT Scientific are employed in the lab the researchers’ monitoring tasks are greatly simplified if the equipment is managed by a PC.  This post describes how to automate overhead stirrer operations.…

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