Included in our portfolio is smaller equipment enabling (semi)automation of several processes like syringe pumps, vacuum manifolds, microplate solvent evaporation, capping/de-capping of vials, and e.g. thermal sealers. Hereafter some specific products are highlighted and products families illustrated.
The Crimptronic is an electric crimp station. The vial is put into the Crimptronic with the cap in place. The crimp head descends onto the bottle head and an electric cylinder closes the vial with a predefined pressure. Due to the large range of crimping heads the Crimptronic is universal. Its unique design covering for electric crimping also allows for application in cleanrooms.
Column chromatography is an extremely time consuming stage in any lab and can quickly become the bottleneck for any process lab. Automated flash chromatography systems utilizing pre-packed flash cartridges minimize human involvement in the purification process. These cartridges are typically packed with irregular silicagel (40-63um, 60A) and commonly used are 4g – 330g cartridges, with or without solid loading capabilities. Up to 3kg cartridges are available.
Automated systems often include components normally found on more expensive (HPLC) systems such as a gradient pump, sample injection ports, a UV detector and a fraction collector to collect the eluent. These automated systems can separate samples from a few milligrams up to an industrial many kilogram scale and offer a much cheaper and quicker solution to doing multiple injections on prep-HPLC systems.
Porvair evaporators are designed to remove the traditional laboratory ‘bottleneck’ of solvent evaporation from microplates prior to analysis or reconstitution in storage buffer. These evaporators give significant throughput advantages to laboratories looking to optimize microplate sample preparation productivity. Faster than centrifugal evaporation, significant increases in sample throughput are achieved through advanced evaporator head technology and an innovative manifold design, which directly injects heated nitrogen into each individual well of the microplate simultaneously.
For laboratories having to seal medium numbers of micro- and deep-well plates a complete range of non-sticky silicone mats or aluminum heat seals are available – of course a range of thicknesses for several applications is provided and proper sealers to reduce fatique and RSI.
Multi-reaction blocks are widely used by chemists in the pharmaceutical, academic, biopharma, chemical, petrochemical and polymer industries. The flexibility of the design allows chemists to rapidly configure the reactors to fit the needs of their chemistry, whether it requires inert conditions, refluxing or cooling, allowing complete freedom to choose a synthetic route. Depending on the needs software-controlled or simply manual operation is selected as preferred setup.