Posts Tagged ‘overhead stirrer’

Invest in Success: Start Your Cannabis-Infusion Business off Right

Success in the lucrative cannabis-products marketplace will depend heavily on your ability to consistently deliver high-quality products. And that depends on your willingness to invest in the right laboratory homogenizer equipment. Make no mistake: This is no job for home appliances. A kitchen blender, for example, may seem adequate for blending CBD-laced salves or tinctures…

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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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Dispersion in the Lab: Sometimes an Overhead Stirrer is All You Really Need

A lab mixer can consist of something as simple as a magnetic stir bar at the bottom of a beaker sitting on a stir plate. This simple stirring option is often adequate to achieve ordinary laboratory mixing tasks. But other mixing tasks may require more sophisticated blending/homogenizing technology. These more challenging tasks — perhaps involving…

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How to Shop for an Overhead Lab Stirrer

Researchers involved in R&D lab work and pilot plant production activities along with their purchasing departments may find it necessary to evaluate the need for and importance of options available when selecting overhead stirrers.  This post is designed to help you shop for an overhead lab stirrer. Among the points covered are stirring speed stirring…

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Tips on Selecting a High Performance Overhead Stirrer

Overhead stirrers are highly popular mixing instruments used to blend ingredients in research laboratories and pilot plants.  These units operate by means of motor-powered impellers of different configurations that perform the mixing operation. Being motor powered they can handle samples of higher viscosity than standard or hotplate magnetic stirrers operated with a different technology. In this…

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How Dynamic Viscosity Overhead Stirrers Work

Dynamic viscosity overhead stirrers are designed, in slang terms, to “go with the flow.”  What we mean here is that their power systems can accommodate an increase (or decrease as the case may be) of sample viscosity. In this post we’ll take a look at what goes into these precision lab devices and how they…

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Understanding Overhead Stirrer Terms

What’s “fuzzy logic?” It’s not a description of the “thinking” that seems to go on in Congress, but instead a term applied to a way technical equipment is automatically controlled.  In this post we list many of the terms you’ll need to know when you shop for an overhead lab stirrer.  Why You Should Understand…

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How to Automate Overhead Stirrer Operations

Overhead stirrers are called upon to perform multiple mixing tasks in R&D labs.  When several of these versatile overhead mixers such as offered by CAT Scientific are employed in the lab the researchers’ monitoring tasks are greatly simplified if the equipment is managed by a PC.  This post describes how to automate overhead stirrer operations.…

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When to Select an Overhead or Magnetic Stirrer

Mixing and stirring operations in the laboratory are generally conducted to achieve the same outcome – that is combining multiple ingredients by mixing or stirring (or blending for that matter) them to make  something new.  Lab equipment designed to perform this function can be classified as lab mixers or lab stirrers.  At CAT Scientific we…

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Temperature Verification in Lab Stirring

Temperature specifications are critical when laboratory researchers are developing new processes to produce most anything where temperature plays a role in achieving the desired results. While this may seem a no-brainer the point we wish to make is that first, establishing then second, verifying temperature on an ongoing basis can present challenges.

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