MCS66 Programmable Hotplate Magnetic Stirrer

MCS66 Programmable Hotplate Magnetic Stirrer

Volume: 10l
Hotplate: Anodized Aluminum
Price: $907.00


If you’re seeking a truly versatile hotplate magnetic stirrer take a look at the features packed into the compact CAT MCS66 programmable hotplate magnetic stirrer.  With a 10-liter capacity it can be programmed to operate from 1 minute to 99 days at temperatures from 40˚ to 330˚C

Liquid and hotplate temperatures are fuzzy logic controlled to provide fast heating time to but not exceeding the temperature you set on the rotating, easily programmable solvent-proof membrane control panel.  Use it to establish

  • Temperature
  • Stirring profiles
  • Hotplate and sensor temperature
  • Motor speed and
  • Temperature ramp (up or down over time)

among other operating parameters.

Built-in safety features guard against over-heating, hotplate failure and other malfunctions that could cause damage to the stirrer and danger to operating personnel.   Further reliability and safety are provided by the optional Pt100 platinum temperature probe which, when engaged, takes charge of operating the MCS66 hotplate magnetic stirrer.

The RS232 interface allows the MCS66 magnetic stirrer to be controlled by a PC and also records operating parameters for record keeping.

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Type MCS66 Specifications
Electrical Power Requirements 110/230 Volts; 50/60 Hz (see MCS66 rear panel)
Display Bright, Backlit LCD Display, Showing All Relevant System Data
Hotplate MCS66: Anodized Aluminum
Heating Power MCS66: 500 watts
Motor Specification • Microprocessor controlled
• Soft start logic
• Steplessly adjustable, 50 – 1600 rpm
• Split-pole, 40 watts
Temperature Control • Microprocessor controlled – fuzzy logic
• Adjustable hotplate temperature
• Programmable hotplate temperature
• Programmable Pt100 probe temperature
• Programmable safety temperature
• Programmable temperature ramp rate 1°C/hour to 450°C/hour
Multistep Safety System Detects and protects against the following hazardous situations:
• Self test of all safety functions after switching on
• Hotplate failure (hotplate exceeds max. allowed temperature)
• Probe failure (disconnection or break of Pt100 probe)
• Detection of out-of-liquid condition, e.g. stirring vessel breaks
•Differential safety cut-out (external probe senses an extreme fall in temperature of liquid being stirred)
• Triac failure
Switch-off Time Delay Programmable switch-off time delay of stirring function, should the hotplate shut down, to allow the liquid to cool down more quickly.
Measuring Sensor For Medium Platinum resistance temperature probe
Auxiliary Functions • Two point calibration for external Pt100 probes
• User programmable maximum hotplate temp. (20-330°C) / MCS66
Setting Accuracy 0.5 °C
Temperature Deviation With Pt100 Probe ± 0.3 °C
Magnetic Stirring Bar Max. length: 80 mm
Max. diameter: 10 mm
Permissible Ambient Temperature 5 – 40 °C within operating area, e.g. fume cupboard
Permissible Humidity 80 % RH
Safety Class Acc. To DIN 40050 IP42
Hotplate Dimensions 130 mm Ø
Weight MCS 66: 2,8 kg



The following accessories are available for the MCS66:

  • Pt100 Temperature Probe – 60278  $147.00
  • Clamp for Thermometer – 8B005624   $57.00
  • Crossover Stirrer Clamp – A60668  $48.00
  • Mounting for Rod Support 1=350mm OD=8mm – A20669  $50.00
  • RS232 Cable – 50276  $47.00
  • CAT Shake and Stir for Windows – No Charge
  • Stirring Bar Extractor: 150mm / 10mm dia. –  SBE8B037202  $27.00
  • Stirring Bar Extractor: 200mm / 10mm dia. – SBE8B037204  $27.00
  • Stirring Bar Extractor: 250mm / 10mm dia. – SBE8B037206  $27.00
  • Magnetic Stirring Bar Set – 12 pc. – SB8B00000  $107.00
  • Recommended Magnetic Stirring Bar – Length: 80mm /Diameter. 10mm – SB8B035035 – $17.00