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Essential innovations from VWR
I SSUE 6 - JUNE 2008
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State-of-the-art homogenising, mixing and milling with Kinematica
Tuttnauer autoclaves - designed to perform
Easy autoclave validation from Ebro
VWR Collection, autoclave bags
Freeze drying and concentrating solutions from Labconco
Vacuubrand's new rotary vane pumps
VWR Collection, brand new benchtop centrifuges
Ultrapure and pure water - the easy way with Millipore
Make your own hydrogen and nitrogen with VWR/Schmidlin
A complete range of gel documentation systems from the VWR Collection 11
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The next generation in thermal cycling technology from the VWR Collection 12
Layout and typesetting
ADP410 polarimeter and RFM300 + refractometers from Bellingham + Stanley 13
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Unique rotary evaporators from IKA
Binder KBF constant climate chambers
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State of the art for homogenising, mixing and milling
High quality equipment from KINEMATICA for sample preparation and applications in the lab
Benchtop Homogeniser - POLYTRON® PT 3100 D
The POLYTRON® PT 3100 D dispersing,
homogenising and mixing system has been
equipped with a complete new and intelligent
control system to ensure user safety at both a
constant speed level and when the load
A new user interface with foil keyboard and
LCD for displaying different process parameters
has been incorporated. Three possible operation
modes can be chosen for manual (Standard),
semi-automatic (Time) and remote (Auto)
work and the drive unit is delivered with a
standard RS232 interface with software and
cable, as well as a port for the connection of
an optional temperature probe.
Working volume
Speed range
Ø mm dispersing
Noise level (w/o load)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
Weight (drive unit only)
0,1 - 4000 ml
500 - 30 000 min-1
3, 5, 7, 12, 20, 30, 36
Quick coupling type B / F
LCD with foil keyboard
1200 W
230/115 V, 50/60 Hz
< 75 dB(A)
240 x 130 x 265 mm
3,8 kg
Software for control via PC and RS232 interface
cable are included in the delivery. Optional PT100
temperature probe for temperature surveillance can
be directly connected to the drive unit.
Great choice of dispersing aggregates, stands and
accessories available
Hammer Mill and Blade Mill - POLYMIX® PX-MFC 90 D
The new POLYMIX® PX-MFC 90 D lab mill with
interchangeable grinding attachments and sieves
with mesh sizes from 0.2 to 6 mm is suitable for
all dry mill applications in the lab. Thanks to the
powerful drive unit with LED and high speed
levels, dry and brittle substances like cereals,
malt, pectin, raw & roasted coffee, beans, bones,
fins (fish), gravel, stone, amber, mortar, etc.
In addition dry and stringy or ductile substances
like wood, roots, straw, cork, dried degreased
meat, wool, cotton, leashes, paper, coal, turf,
dried resins, synthetic materials, etc. can be
Working volume (funnel)
Speed range
Ø mm sieves
Noise level (w/o load)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
Weight (drive unit only)
Approx. 300 ml
50 - 6 000 min-1
0,2 - 6, interchangeable
LED with speed knob
1000 W
230/115 V, 50/60 Hz
< 70 dB(A)
251 x 325 x 480 mm
12 kg
Lab mill available as hammer mill or blade mill.
Grinding attachments are interchangeable.
Includes drive unit, milling chamber with grinding
attachment, 2mm Ø sieve, collecting tubes, wooden
stand for the tubes, tool set.
Safety Lab Mixer - MICROTRON® MB 550
The MICROTRON® MB 550 system is.... is
specially designed for mixing, dispersing,
homogenising, emulsifying and size reduction
of materials.
The MB 550 is available with four different
attachments for volumes of 125, 250, 500,
1000 ml. A safety system prevents uncontrolled
starting and hence any personal injuries.
Working volume (attachments) 125, 250, 500, 1000 ml
Speed range
600 - 14 000 min-1
Speed setting with 0-8
550 W
230 V, 50 Hz
Dimensions (ØxH)
190 x 250 mm
Weight (drive unit only)
4,6 kg
Attachments and safety covers have to be ordered
separately and are not supplied with the drive unit.
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Designed to perform
Tuttnauer has been designing
and manufacturing a wide
range of sterilisation
equipment for medical, dental,
pharmaceutical, biotechnology
and laboratory applications
from 7,5 to 17 000 litres for
over 80 years.
The range of laboratory
benchtop and vertical
autoclaves includes models
from 23 to 160 l
for the sterilisation of:
• Liquids such as nutrient
media and buffer solutions
• Solid items such as pipettes,
tubes and filters
• Glassware and plastic articles
• Waste for disposal
Standard features of the Tuttnauer laboratory autoclaves:
Microcomputer control system for highly reliable and safe operation
6 individual programmes
Pressure, temperature, time and any faults registered on LCD or LC display
Sterilisation temperature/time freely selectable,
between 105 and 138 ºC and 1–99 minutes respectively
PT 100 temperature sensor in a reference vessel
ensures set sterilisation temperature is actually
reached during the cycle
De mineralised water level – automatically
Exhaust steam – cooled down before
leaving the autoclave
Heat-resistant plastic covering on lid
prevents operator contact with hot
parts and protects from burning
Temperature and pressure regulated –
guaranteeing an absolutely safe
sterilisation procedure
Validation ports – for external
temperature sensors
Pre-prepared for fitting a printer
RS232 interface
The safety aspects –
prevention is key:
• Pressure-dependent door lock
prevents the door from being opened
when under pressure
• Temperature-dependent door lock works
in conjunction with temperature control in
a reference, to prevent the door from being
opened until the temperature
is below a specified level, thereby preventing
delayed boiling (as specified by technical safety
regulations, in compliance with European and
International standards)
• Door lock safety switch prevents the sterilisation
program from being started if the door has not been
closed properly
• Water level safety device prevents the autoclave from being
heated up if insufficient water is available for steam generation
• Overpressure valve releases over pressure to prevent high pressure explosion.
Rapid cooling option
Integrated vacuum system
Air exhaust filtration (Bio Safety Level 2)
Optional integratable printer
Process documentation software
Stainless steel wire baskets and
and more…
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Essential equipment
Routine checks and validation
The ebro® Starter Set EBI-AT-S is the right kit for routine checks and validation of
steam sterilisers and washer disinfectors in the pharmaceutical market. According
to the European Regulations EN 554 / EN ISO 17665 and EN ISO 15883.
Your advantage
• Routine checks and validation of steam sterilisers according to EN 554 / EN ISO 17665
• Routine checks and validation of washer disinfectors according to EN ISO 15883
• System conforms to FDA 21 CFR Part 11 conform
• Monitoring pressure and temperature inside the process
Technical Specification EBI 125-A-PT-AK-5-N
Measuring range
Measuring probe
9,000 readings
0 bar to 4 bar / 0 psi to 58 psi
(burst pressure 10 bar/145 psi)
± 0,5% of measuring range
1 mbar (0,02 psi)
ceramic pressure sensor
9,000 readings
-40 ºC to +140 ºC (-40 ºF to +284 ºF)
(+140 ºC / +284 ºF up to 1h max.)
± 0,3 ºC (± 0,5 ºF)
0,1 ºC (0,2 ºF)
Pt 1000
The Starter-Set contains:
The Validation-Set contains:
1 x Pressure-Temperature Data Logger
1 x Pressure-Temperature Data Logger EBI 125-A-PT-3
EBI 125-A-PT-AK-5-N
incl. calibration certificate
1 x Silicone protection box EBI-SSB-BD
1 x Software Winlog.pharm
1 x Interface EBI-AE-S Version C
User manual, transport case
5 x Temperature Logger EBI 125-A-EM-500-F1,6-2K
1 x Silicone protection box EBI-SSB-BD
1 x Silicone protection box EBI-SSB-EM
1 x Software Winlog.pharm
1 x 8-port Interface EBI-AE-S8-1
User manual, transport case
ebro Starter-Set
Cat. No.
ebro Validation-Set
VWR Collection Autoclavable
Biohazard Bags, 0,02 mm
Ideal for processing of biohazardous materials, which require autoclaving
prior to disposal. Available with or without temperature indicator. Highintegrity polypropylene bag withstands 135°C maximum autoclave temperature. Twist-tie closure allows bag to expand and vent steam during
cooling. Bag resists punctures, tears, and leaks, and meets the 165g dart
drop standard performed as required by ASTM D1709-98. Available in
clear or orange plastic. with a temperature indicator. Each bag imprinted
with the universal biohazard symbol.
Bags with a temperature indicator have the words “Contents Have Been
Autoclaved” printed in chemically active ink. Before autoclaving, the ink
is white. After autoclaving is complete, it darkens, providing instant proof
that biohazardous waste has been autoclaved.
Dimensions, W x H cm
30,5 x 61
61 x 91,4
Orange with temperature indicator
35,6 x 48,3
48,3 x 61
63,5 x 88,9
91,4 x 114,3
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Freeze drying and concentrating
solutions from Labconco
FreeZone® 2,5 litre Freeze Dry Systems
These compact lyophilisers are designed to handle light sample loads.
Freeze drying removes the moisture from samples while preserving their
biological and chemical structure and activity. Freeze dried samples do
not need refrigeration and can be stored at ambient temperatures.
Features and Benefits
• 2,5 litre collector capacity
• Refrigeration system cools collector to -50 °C for aqueous samples.
Cascade models have two refrigeration systems that reach -84 °C
for low eutectic point samples
• Vacuum monitor in mBar, Pa or Torr
• Temperature monitor in °C or °F
• Vacuum control valve maintains set point vacuum level and
bleeds system after freeze drying is complete
• Available in benchtop and console models
• Drying chamber, glassware and vacuum pump are sold separately
• Labconco offers a full line of FreeZone Freeze Dry Systems and
accessories including freeze dryers with collector sizes from
1 to 18 litres, FreeZone Triad Systems with built-in stoppering tray
dryer, and a variety of drying chambers and freeze drying glassware.
Refrigerated CentriVap® Vacuum Concentrators
These vacuum concentrators
are designed to rapidly
concentrate multiple
heat-sensitive samples,
such as RNA and proteins.
Centrifugal force combines
with vacuum and controlled
temperature to achieve fast
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• Microprocessor-controlled cooling and heating
(from -4 to +100 °C in one degree increments)
speed evaporation while protecting
heat-sensitive samples
• Microprocessor-controlled centrifugal motion
eliminates bumping and foaming and maximises
recovery of trace solutes
• Memory stores 9 user-set programs
• Large chamber accommodates a variety
of rotors that hold up to 132 small samples
(rotor sold separately)
• Available with acrylic or glass lid
• Cold trap, vacuum pump and rotor are
sold separately
• Labconco offers a full line of CentriVap Vacuum
Concentrators including Acid-Resistant CentriVap
Concentrators and floor-mounted CentriVap Mobile
June 2008
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Essential equipment
New rotary vane Pumps XS
VACUUBRAND rotary vane pumps XS are used
in any application where vacuum levels from
a few millibar down to 10-3 mbar have to be
achieved reliably. VACUUBRAND rotary vane
pumps are compact one- or two-stage oilsealed rotary vane pumps, with integrated
oil pump and gas ballast for high vapour
tolerance. Their exceptionally high performance
and flexible accessories can be used for a
wide range of applications in laboratories
and factories. One important application is
freeze drying and the RZ 6 is the ideal pump
to combine with a freeze dryer to get
outstanding results.
VACUUBRAND's new rotary vane one and two stage rotary vane pumps
XS keep all of their performance and reliability…
• High conductance coefficient: high
pumping speed, even at low vacuum levels
• High vapour tolerance for water and solvents
due to large gas ballast quantities of up to
10% of the pumping capacity
• Excellent ultimate vacuum even with
gas ballast
• Anti-corrosion protection on shutdown
due to vacuum-tight oil circuit, to prevent
corrosive gases or oil contamination from
entering the pump module
• New oil circuit and large oil volume for
longer service intervals
• Compact design: very small dimensions,
light weight and easy maintenance due
to telescopic design
Package ready for use with
your freeze dryer
2 stage pump RZ 6 with oil mist filter
and VS 16 butterfly valve
…but are now also…
• Extra easy to maintain
• Extra quiet
• Extra energy efficient
• Extra light
Max. pump capacity
50/60 Hz m3 /h // cFm
Ultimate vacuum (total)
without gas ballast mbar//Torr
RZ 6
5,7 / 6,8
// 4
2 x 10 –3 //
1,5 x 10 – 3
Ultimate vacuum (total)
with gas ballast mbar//Torr
1 x 10 – 2 //
1 x 0,75 -2
Plug version
Cat. No.
2 Stage pump RZ 6
2 Stage pump RZ 6
2 Stage pump RZ 6
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Whisper quiet high speed performance
The VWR collection proudly
presents the new range of
bench top and micro
centrifuges with colour,
styling, and most importantly
the performance and price
that are sure to grab the
The CT6E/CT6EL are some of the most
environmentally friendly centrifuges
around with energy saving operation.
It’s very easy to use, quickly reaches
maximum speed of 6000 rpm and can
be programmed for routine operations.
There’s no doubt that this model will
become one of the great laboratory
workhorses from the moment that you
take it out of the box.
Drive motor
Max. speed (rpm)
Speed control range (rpm)
Max. RCF (g)
Max. capacity
Output (W)
Power requirements
Rotor stop signal
Acceleration / braking time (s)
W x D x H (mm)
Weight (kg)
Brushless DC motor (inverter control)
6000 (angle rotor)
300 to 6000 rpm (in increments of 100 rpm)
4770 (angle rotor)
1000 ml (4x250 ml) (T5SS swing rotor)
2000 ml (4x500 ml) (T3S6 swing rotor)
Single phase, AC 220/240 V 50/60 Hz 10 A
1-99 minutes (in increments of 1 minute) with a HOLD function (continuous operation)
5 programmed operations possible (speed, run time, acceleration/deceleration settings and rotor stop signal)
Selectable from 5 melodies, a beep tone and mute setting
2 stage variable acceleration, 2 stage braked deceleration and coasting deceleration
Sherbet silver
Mint blue
440 x 595 x 330
540 x 720 x 330
For typical life science applications especially in areas where biosafety is critical, the VWR Collection
presents the CT15 microcentrifuge (CT15RE - refrigerated model). These are the fastest instruments
on the market (21 500 x g) with the highest capacity (24 x 1,5 / 2,0 ml and 0,5 ml and the lowest
noise level (<50dB (A)). All this plus safety features such as door interlock, dual overspeed
detector, imbalance detector, abnormal motor temperature detector and automatic door closure
system. Overall a compact unit that is easy to use, has a small footprint and a selection of autoclavable rotors for extra biological protection for PCR tubes and PCR strips.
CT15 E
Drive motor
Max. speed (rpm)
Max. RCF (g)
Max. capacity
Output (W)
Power requirements
Temperature (°C)
Acceleration / braking time (s)
W x D x H (mm)
Weight (kg)
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Brushless DC motor (inverter control)
15 000
21 500
24 x 1,5 / 2,0 ml and 24 x 0,5 ml (when using T15A62 angle rotor)
AC 220/240 V ±10 % - 50/60 Hz 10 A
AC 220/230 V ±10 % - 50 Hz 10
1-99 minutes (in increments of 1 minute) with a HOLD function (continuous operation)
SPEED/RCF, TIME, TEMP (CT15RE only), ACCEL, DECEL and stop melody
Up to 3 sets of operating parameters can be stored
2 stage variable acceleration, 2 stage braked deceleration plus free deceleration
240 x 320 x 250
290 x 520 x 300
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Ultrapure and pure water the easy way
For analytical applications, the specifications of instruments, as well as the
purity of reagents and media, are constantly on the rise. The role of
water as a reagent is a key factor when it comes to ensuring the results
and reproducibility of an analytical method. Easy to produce and handle,
purified water should be free of ionic and organic contaminants.
Therefore, most laboratories use ultrapure water systems or bottled
water; however, these solutions vary greatly in their suitability for
analytical analysis, as important differences in quality can be observed.
Direct-Q® 3 UV system
The easy-to-use Direct-Q 3 UV system is designed to simplify life
for small volume users who require from 2 - 10 l of ultrapure
(Type I) water per day. Incorporating reverse osmosis,
deionisation, UV and sterile filtration technologies, the system
guarantees the production of high-quality ultrapure
water directly from tap water. The system also produces
pure (Type III) water, which is stored in an integrated
reservoir and can be used in basic applications.
For ease of use, the main purification technologies are
contained in an innovative all-in-one pack. The pack’s
plug-and-use design means that is ready for use in just a
couple of minutes. The system’s colour graphic display
enables users to see the product quality parameters and
system status at a glance.
A superior alternative to bottled water
References and literature:
Kleefisch G., Weber C.; Pharm. Ind. 69,
No. 6, 735-738 (2007)
Direct-Q 3 system User Manual,
Millipore Corporation
Direct-Q 3 UV - specifications
for Type I product water
18,2 Ohm.cm @ 25 °C
< 5 ppb
< 1 particulate/ml
< 0,01 Eu/ml with
Biopak™ ultrafilter
Flow rate
> 0,5 l/min
As tap water cannot be used directly for analytical
applications because of its high concentrations of ionic
and organic contaminants, bottled water or freshly produced
ultrapure water from a system such as the Direct-Q 3 UV
system is generally used.
Organic contamination expressed as TOC (Total Oxidisable
Carbon), typically varies from 500-800 ppb in feed (tap)
water, depending on local conditions. Following the Direct-Q 3 UV system’s
first purification step (reverse osmosis), 98 % of the organic contaminants are
removed. The TOC concentration of the permeate (Type III) water in the internal reservoir is typically
between 10 - 20 ppb. In the next step, the ion-exchange resins and the UV lamp reduce this level to
a value of < 5 ppb measured at the Direct-Q 3 UV system’s outlet.
Bottled water often shows a higher TOC value, which in addition, increases each time water is poured
from the bottle. This is mainly due to the absorption of airborne organic contaminants. Ultrapure
water purification systems always produce fresh ultrapure water on demand, avoiding this problem.
The easy to use Direct-Q 3 UV water purification system guarantees the production of high-quality
ultrapure water, and is ideal for critical applications in trace TOC analysis (TOC < 5 ppb) as well as in
standard analysis (TOC < 30 ppb). Hence, it is a better alternative to bottled water for users needing
up to ten litres per day.
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Make your own Hydrogen and Nitrogen…
Gas generators have been used
for many years in industrial
applications but more recently
have found applications in
chromatographic and other
laboratory techniques.
Main applications for gas generators
• Carrier gas in capillary gas chromatography
(GC) leads to shorter analysis times and higher
• GC detector fuel gas for e.g. FID, NPD, ECD, FPD
• Reactor gas
• Combustion/plasma chambers
• For LC MS
• Carrier gas in gas chromatography (GC)
• “Blanket gas” wherever an oxygen free
atmosphere is required
The advantages are clear
Producing your own gases is cheaper than buying in and you don’t have to bear the extra costs of
storage and transport as you can make what you want when you want it. There is no potentially
dangerous handling of gases under high pressure and on-line generation means that the flow of
clean gas is uninterrupted because there is no potential of the contamination you can sometimes
get when changing gas bottles.
Gas generators can be placed next to instruments like LCMS or GC because they do not contain
hazardous quantities of high pressure gas. A hydrogen gas generator for example has an internal
volume of <40 ml of hydrogen. This makes gas generators very safe and easy to handle.
Schmidlin/VWR are pleased to announce a new range of generators.
N2 NM-H2-Generator
Hydrogen – made directly in the laboratory
The NM range produces a continuous flow of clean hydrogen with a purity of >99,9999% up to
10,5 bar and with flow rates between 100 ml min-1 and 1000 ml min-1. No aggressive chemicals are
needed – just distilled water and the exclusive “no maintenance” auto-drying technology
ensures long uninterrupted operation since there is no need to replace drying cartridges.
Nitrogen – made directly in the laboratory
The Mistral-LCMS is designed to meet or exceed the nitrogen requirements of all types of LCMS
systems. The proven hollow fibre membrane technology combined with a sophisticated dual
compressor and fibre management system, guarantees smooth operation for over 8000 hours.
This bench-space unit which fits easily underneath a laboratory desk produces nitrogen with a
purity of >98% at a flow rate of up to 35 litres/min and a pressure of 8 bar.
Nitrogen – made directly in the laboratory
For labs with an existing central compressed air supply, there is the MISTRAL-0 that works
pneumatically and does not require power. Simply connect to the compressed air supply line and
depending on the inlet pressure, nitrogen with 5 – 11 bar and a purity of >98% can be produced.
Flow rates are between 25 and 60 litres/min depending on the model.
Models for other applications are available.
Please contact your local VWR sales office
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The VWR Collection introduces a complete
range of gel documentation systems
This broad, complete range provides a solution to every need:
GenoPlex and GenoPlex Chemi
The GENOPLEX systems are available
in a range of standard configurations
for all fluorescence and
chemiluminescence applications.
You can choose from models
featuring the very latest highresolution CCD cameras for use in
general gel documentation or the
more advanced specification units
for chemiluminescence work.
Motor driven lenses are standard
to both systems and you get the
choice of selecting either manual
or computer driven filter selectors
and a range of lighting options for
both reflected and transmitted light
applications. The camera / lenses,
lighting and darkroom functions
are computer controlled.
• Cost-effective, quality digital imaging
• High resolution camera
• Flexibility to add hardware
and software
• Innovative mini-darkroom option
• Programmable and reproducible capture settings
• Real-time imaging using your PC or Mac
The GenoMini offers reproducible, high-resolution
digital images for gel documentation.
GenoMini is ideal if you have a limited
budget because you can purchase the
basic system and then add a UV transilluminator, white light table or conversion
screen, safety hood, mini darkroom
and printer, as well as
analysis software.
introductory prices
on the GenoSmart
model in the
valid until July 30th
The new GenoSmart gel documentation
system from VWR makes analysis and
documentation of your DNA and
protein gels very easy. By simply
transferring the data on to a USB stick
you can work with your images on a
separate PC
without blocking the gel
documentation system for other
users. Also supplied with versatile
GenoSoft analysis software.
Wavelength Cat. No.
20 x 20
20 x 30
25 x 30
20 x 20
20 x 30
25 x 30
• Real-time images from 8-bit CCD
camera, (768 x 582 pixel resolution)
• Self-contained, microprocessor
controlled darkroom
• Integrated colour LCD screen
for image viewing
• White Epi-light
• Instant on-screen saturation detection
• Rapid photographic print production
• Transilluminator (optional)
• White light converter (optional)
The GenoSmart darkroom allows you to use many
bench top UV transilluminators –
even one you might currently have in your
laboratory. The system is compatible with most
commonly used electrophoresis gel stains and by
using a white or blue light converter you can also
capture images from other applications such as
petri dishes, cells in flasks, autoradiographs, membranes, spot
and slot blots of DNA, RNA or protein, TLC plates
and more.
Cat. No.
Gel documentation system GenoSmart.
Digital video system with integral LCD monitor.
Fits any benchtop transilluminator (not supplied).
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The next generation in thermal cycling technology
The VWR Collection thermal cyclers
are easy to use, intuitive yet
incredibly powerful. The vital
elements of temperature
uniformity and accuracy are met
time after time, cycle after cycle.
The UnoCycler is the ideal choice
for users who require superb
thermal performance in a single
headed unit. While for higher
throughput requirements,
the Duo and QuattroCycler,
have two or four fully
independent thermal
bays respectively.
Colour touch-screen display
The software interface for all programming and running of the cyclers is controlled by a bright,
easy to view TFT full colour VGA, touch-screen monitor display. Users have the choice of control,
either by screen, stylus or optional USB mouse.
Easy to use, intuitive, yet powerful and flexible
Simple drag and drop commands, with easy to recognise icons make programming a simple and
effective process. The program wizard function uses primer sequences or melting temperatures
(TM’s) to create a fully optimised program for your reactions using inbuilt primer algorithms. All
cycler's feature gradient functionality on all plate and tube format blocks (96 & 384).
Fast blocks
Choose between standard and fast blocks:
• Ramp rate of up to 3 °Cs-1 with standard blocks
• Ramp rate of up to 6 °Cs-1 with fast blocks
• Increased productivity and faster protocols
Fast blocks are made from solid silver with a gold
finish by an electroplating process that reduces the
thermal mass of the block. All of the blocks can be
interchanged and swapped within seconds.
Multiple sensor technology
Each thermal block has 4 independent temperature control sensors and 8 peltier heating units that
ensure accurate heating and cooling control and unsurpassed uniformity across the block surface;
factors that are vital to superb thermal cycling performance. All cyclers contain the Active Sample
Cooling (ASC) function that cools your sample until the heated lid reaches its target temperature.
This feature reduces non-specific primer binding and extension.
Automated power lids Duo and QuattroCycler
As a standard feature, these cyclers have fully independent and automated, heated power lids. If
your application is within a standard lab or if you are looking to integrate into robotics, they are
the perfect choice. Automated power lids provide uniform pressure to plates and tubes every time,
ensuring reproducibility of factors within experiments.
Quality assured
• NIST/UKAS traceable calibration procedures
• Password control – allows access to various reports
• Administrator, user and guest levels enable programs to be written, edited, protected and run
according to status
• Power failure options – continue or halt
• Barcode reading option
• Encrypted GLP documentation produced with every program run
UnoCycler Thermal Cycler chassis, (requires 1 block to be ordered separately, 96 or 384 format)
DuoCycler Thermal Cycler chassis, (requires 2 blocks to be ordered separately, 96 or 384 format)
QuattroCycler Thermal Cycler chassis, (requires 4 blocks to be ordered separately, 96 or 384 format)
96 well gradient block
384 well gradient block
96 well fast gradient block
384 well fast gradient block
in-situ block
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cover and send to your local VWR sales office or
visit our website www.vwr.com and click on equip.
Low cost automatic polarimeter for industrial applications
The ADP410 digital polarimeter is ideally suited for use in applications that do not require the highest
level of accuracy or demand stringent data control such as that offered on some of the higher priced
polarimeters on the market. Offering dual scales with temperature correction, the ADP410 is ideal
for use in the sugar, confectionery, chemical and in some instances, the pharmaceutical industry.
The ADP410 is also used extensively in academia.
Operation is very simple by way of four graphically identified push buttons including scale and
compensation selection, zero calibration and the displaying of optical density (OD) and temperature.
Results are shown on a bright LED display and may be printed via an RS232 interface. A service
menu provides access to span calibration, where quartz compensation may be used when using
quartz control plates.
Unlike some other polarimeters on the market that only take one single reading of the sample,
the ADP410 continually measures and displays the optical rotation, offering the user a high level
of confidence in the measurement being made.
• Dual scale
• Simple operation
• Temperature sensor
• LED/Interference filter (589,3nm)
Angular (°A)
ISS (°Z)
–90 to +90
–225 to +225
RFM300+ Refractometers with Peltier
temperature control for industrial applications
For Over 15-years, the RFM340 refractometer has become the bench-mark in refractive index and
°Brix measurement within the industrial manufacturing sector. In 2007, Bellingham + Stanley Ltd.
launched replacement models that surpass the operational features of the earlier instruments,
whilst retaining the simple to use philosophy and factory friendly construction.
The new models have a number of additional benefits that enhance the world leading marque.
The sample is presented to the artificial sapphire prism housed in a very flat, easy to clean dish.
Replacing the presser instigates the reading whilst the Peltier temperature control with an
intelligent thermal management system ensures that the result is only given when both the
temperature and sample are stable. The results are shown on the display and may be printed,
sent to LIMS and/or up to 700 may be stored within the instrument memory for later extraction.
• Multiple language on-screen menu
• RI, °Brix and user scales
• Rapid temperature stabilisation
by Peltier device
• Automatic READ when sample
presser placed on prism
• Rapid configuration of instrument
by METHODS system
• Reading offset method
• Citric acid correction method
• 700 stored readings
• PIN protection & GLP printout.
The METHODS system allows rapid configuration of measurement parameters; typically only two
button presses are required to change scale, compensation type, stability check type, operating temperature etc. Additionally, citric acid correction values or product offsets can be set independently
to product types, types, facilitating use in beverage packaging plants, amongst other applications. A
PIN system protects instrument settings from misuse in factory environments and an optional
Enhanced Protection Pack ensures moisture and dust can not penetrate the instrument systems.
Two special models are also available that enable use where harsh solvents are involved such
as those in the edible oil, resin, adhesive and chemical industries.
Refractive Index
Sugar (°Brix)
Refractive Index
Sugar (°Brix)
Refractive Index
Sugar (°Brix)
1,32 – 1,58
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Essential innovations from VWR
The New Rotary Evaporators from IKA®
RV 10 basic V, RV 10 basic V-C, RV 10 basic D, RV 10 basic D-C
The newly developed range of
rotary evaporators from IKA® offer
an ergonomic, compact design
with innovative functions to
ensure great results. Best of all
these units offer exceptional value
for money.
Control version
with USB interface,
colour graphic display,
integrated vacuum controller
and lots of other features
due late Summer 2008
These units feature the HB 10 basic integrated heating bath with either saving vertical or
diagonal glassware (1 litre) and are very easy to operate from the control panel at the front
of the unit, which is safe to use even when the unit is in action. The water (or oil) heating
bath heats up quickly as the volume has been optimised and an optional pivoting safety
hood is available.
The bath has integrated carry handles for easy and safe handling and offers the versatility of
being used as "stand alone" unit for other tasks.
In fact safety is very much in mind when using these instruments as demonstrated by the
unique ‘safety stop’ function of the motorised lift, if the power cuts out the evaporator assembly
is automatically lifted out of the heating bath. The heating bath itself has an adjustable safety
circuit. In addition, you can set the lowering limit so that it is recognised by the lift automatically
to prevent any possibility of breaking the glassware.
To ensure that you get great results every time the unit features movement from left to right
and right to left in intervals you can adjust for an efficient drying process.
Other features include:
• Timer function for time lapse controls
• Speed range from 20 to 270 rpm
• Smooth start from 100 rpm
• Digital speed display
• Cooling surface 1,200 cm2
• Push-off mechanism to loosen tightly fitting flasks
Cat. No. (EU plug)
RV 10 basic V with vertical glassware
RV 10 basic V-C with vertical glassware, coated
RV 10 basic D with diagonal glassware
RV 10 basic D-C with diagonal glassware, coated
Cat. No. (UK plug) Cat. No. (CH plug)
RV 10 basic
RV 10 digital V, RV 10 digital V-C, RV 10 digital D, RV 10 digital D-C
Properties as RV 10 basic V, with the following additional functions:
Digital water - oil heating bath with integrated carrying handles
Temperature control of the heating bath by a micro controller
Digital temperature display
Infrared interface for data transfer from the heating bath to the drive unit
RS232 interface for PC remote operation with labworldsoft®
Automatic operation with labworldsoft®
Cat. No. (EU plug)
RV 10 digital V with vertical glassware
RV 10 digital V-C with vertical glassware, coated
RV 10 digital D with diagonal glassware
RV 10 digital D-C with diagonal glassware, coated
RV 10 digital
Optional accessories on request.
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Cat. No. (UK plug) Cat. No. (CH plug)
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KBF series constant climate chambers
deliver humidity under high pressure.
BINDER sets new standards for humidification in climatic chambers
The KBF series constant climatic chambers, have been improved once again in line with the
company’s philosophy of creating the “Best conditions for your success.” A novel humidification
system, along with an improved refrigeration system and housing design, provides even better
performance for climatic testing, including compliance with the ICH guideline Q1A. This reserve
capacity is also utilised for the refinement of the well-known ICH lighting system for compliance
in the areas of light intensity and light distribution pursuant to ICH-Q1A. By combining it with the
complete documentation of measured data and remote monitoring, BINDER offers a complete
package for climatic testing and storage under controlled climatic conditions.
To satisfy the many requirements and operating conditions facing global players today,
the new generation of the BINDER KBF series was fine-tuned for increased peak performance
even under unfavorable conditions, and can operate under a wide range of different power supplies.
Excellent homogenous conditions, …
even with a large number of samples.
Differences in the quality of water used and more stringent environmental conditions in the
operation of climatic chambers have a particularly bad effect on performance. The new
humidification system (patent applied for) can use water of any quality, regardless of the source
(municipal water, or stand-alone from a canister), without affecting performance. This pressurised
humidification system significantly improves humidity control. The required humidity is metered
into the climatic test chamber faster, more accurately, and with fewer germs than with any
previous systems, and is distributed homogenously throughout the interior without the need for
high air recirculation. Superheated steam spreads naturally, in molecular form, without major
assistance from any equipment such as large air turbines. In addition to a low noise level, this also
provides natural test conditions while avoiding the notorious “fogging” effect in the interior and with
minimum risk of condensation on internal equipment surfaces or specimens.
Using this technology enables precise dehumidification at a dewpoint above 0 °C, eliminating
the need for defrosting cycles and the resulting fluctuations in humidity. Improved controllability
of the pressurised steam humidification system, combined with optimised refrigeration control
and improved sealing results and additional capacity reserves – even at elevated environmental
conditions up to 32 °C. The improved sealing was achieved by a redesign, which resulted in only
one outer door for the model KBF 240, in conjunction with the new inner glass door, which now
has a separate seal. These measures have produced high reliability and long-term stability for a
temperature range from -10 to +100 °C (dry) or 10°C to 90°C (10-90% RH).
• Absolute compliance with standards for all relevant guidelines
• Independent of water quality
• Precise long-term stability for temperature and humidity
• Extremely fast humidification after opening door
• ICH compliant illumination for photostability tests
KBF 240 model, easily accessible
with the new upright format
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