Magnetic Hotplate Stirrer Safety

Few pieces of equipment are more fundamental to the daily operations of a laboratory than magnetic hotplate stirrers. Granted, a digital magnetic hotplate stirrer from CAT Scientific is actually a sophisticated piece of sturdy, well-engineered machinery. But its functions, and uses, are fairly simple and straightforward. These devices have been standard in laboratories for many…

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Can Your Magnetic Hotplate Stirrer Interface with a PC?

Can your magnetic hotplate stirrer be interfaced with a PC? This is neither a trick question, nor an idle one. If your laboratory has a digital magnetic hotplate stirrer from CAT Scientific, then the answer is definitely “yes”. But if you haven’t invested in the best equipment for your facility, you may be working with…

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Laboratory Basics 101: The Magnetic Hotplate Stirrer

Every functional laboratory needs certain items of basic equipment: Erlenmeyer and volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders, funnels, test tubes, utility clamps, balances, pipettes, droppers, the ubiquitous Bunsen burner…the list goes on. And its full complement of items and devices varies depending on the type of research and/or development you are pursuing. A clinical laboratory may feature…

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Temperature Probe Use with Your Digital Hotplate Stirrer

Temperature can be a crucial parameter when it comes to dissolving solids in liquids, preparing reagents and fostering appropriate chemical reactions. That’s why the Magnetic Hotplate Stirrer (models MCS 77 / MCS 78) from CAT Scientific gives you two ways to control temperature when performing stirring tasks in the laboratory. As a programmable hotplate stirrer,…

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What Are the Advantages of a Digital Programmable Hotplate Stirrer?

What Are the Advantages of a Digital Programmable Hotplate Stirrer? Digital programmable hotplate stirrers from CAT Scientific, models MCS77 and MCS78, offer some fairly straightforward advantages in the laboratory. As programmable devices, these basic — yet sophisticated — pieces of research and development equipment allow you to eliminate any guesswork when heating, mixing, and dissolving…

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Cannabis Infusions: Homogenizer vs. Overhead Stirrer

Products featuring cannabis infusions should be manufactured using laboratory-grade high shear homogenizers. While overhead stirrers are adequate for many simple laboratory mixing tasks, they are generally not capable of generating the necessary particle size reductions required to produce high-quality cannabis-infused products that consistently feature stated amounts of active ingredients. Uniform particle size reduction, and uniform…

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Homogenizer Generator Shafts: How to Determine Efficiency

Homogenizers from CAT Scientific are extremely efficient. In this video we demonstrate how easy it is to thoroughly homogenize 800 mL of oil — in less than two minutes — using our X1000 Homogenizer with G20 sealed shaft fitted with a normal generator. A less sophisticated mixing method might take up to an hour or…

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