How to Use a Magnetic Stirrer Temperature Probe

Temperature control can be crucial in the research lab when establishing procedures aimed at developing new products and processes.  Mixing and stirring are commonly applied during these activities.  Benchtop hotplate magnetic stirrers allow researchers to exercise close control over sample temperature during their experiments.  A magnetic stirrer temperature probe dramatically increases temperature measurement accuracy and…

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How Programmable Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers Work

Hotplate magnetic stirrers are benchtop units designed to process samples up to very high temperatures.  These temperatures, if not monitored, can pose hazards if the stirrers are left unattended in labs where researchers often find themselves attending to several other tasks.  This post will describe how programmable hotplate magnetic stirrers work and how they contribute…

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How Ramp Heating in Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers Improve Results

Ramp heating is a highly useful function to achieve more precise control over temperatures used in hotplate magnetic stirrers.  These stirrers find wide application in chemical and biological laboratories of industrial enterprises, universities and pharmacies.  Their function is to help researchers develop processes that later are scaled up for commercial production. Hotplate magnetic stirrers equipped…

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How Programming Software Enhances Hotplate Magnet Stirrer Functionality

“Set and forget” features are welcomed by busy researchers operating a variety of equipment in the lab, among which are magnetic hotplate stirrers that may require frequent monitoring.  Here we will describe how programming software, exemplified by CAT “Shake and Stir,” helps enhance hotplate stirrer functionality. We’ll cover Where CAT’s Shake and Stir software is…

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How Microprocessors Improve CAT Hotplate Magnetic Stirrer Performance

Hotplate magnetic stirrers perform mixing cycles that can reach temperatures as high as 450⁰C (840⁰F).  Accidents or malfunctions at these temperatures can result in significant problems – including burns to lab personnel and damage to adjacent equipment.  In this post you will understand how microprocessors contribute to processing accuracy and safety in CAT hotplate magnetic…

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How to Process Samples in Round Bottom Flasks

Before providing tips on how to process samples in round bottom flasks it might be useful to describe how these flasks are used in the R&D lab and to set up pilot plant operations.  We’ll then get into describing how you use these flasks – focusing on equipment you’ll want to have to conduct processing…

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How to Safely Operate Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers

A common laboratory instrument  for mixing samples at high temperatures is the hotplate magnetic stirrer.  These benchtop units can handle samples up to 10 liters (2.5 gallons) allowing researchers to develop processing techniques at high temperatures.  Depending on models, hotplate magnetic stirrers can be set up to 450⁰C or 842⁰F. Quite obviously these high temperatures…

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How to Eliminate Contaminants from Magnetic Stirrers

There is no lack of news articles announcing product recalls due to contamination and associated  health risks.  Sources of contamination are many and can include improper cleaning of equipment used in processing.  This post will discuss preventive measures to be taken to eliminate contaminants from magnetic stirrers – commonly used tools in R&D labs to…

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Computer Controlled Magnetic Stirring | CAT Scientific

How to Use  Computer Controlled Hotplate Magnetic Stirrers A computer controlled hotplate magnetic stirrer is designed to accomplish a variety of processing tasks, generally originating in the R&D facility.  Its application can migrate to use in pilot plants and even to small-scale  production facilities.  A goal of using computer controlled hotplate magnetic stirrers is developing…

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The Future of Cannabis Relies on Cannabinoid Distribution

As we stand at the precipice of widespread cannabis legalization, the blurred figure of a new industry is slowly taking shape. Throughout the past several years, cannabis has moved away from the bloodshot eyes of stereotypical stoners and into the lives of people from all walks of life. The normalization of cannabis may be attributed…

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