Equipped with a Pyroceram® ceramic top plate that is extremely durable, easy to clean and is highly resistant to chemical attack. In addition, the ceramic plates can reach higher temperatures (rated to 550°C)* than metal topped units and the white color makes it easy to view color changes in applications such as titrations.
The AccuPlate™ Hotplate and Hotplate Stirrer models incorporate a powerful heating element positioned directly beneath the ceramic top plate. This provides optimal heat transfer to the plate and sample while minimizing heat transfer to the electronics and housing.
The Stirrer and Hotplate Stirrer utilize a powerful motor drive system paired with strong permanent magnets to ensure a consistent connection to the stir bar. The control software is designed to minimize stir bar decoupling by regulating the acceleration rate of the motor. The durable cast aluminum housing and angled faceplate protect the electronics in the event of an accidental spill.
The Hotplate and Hotplate Stirrer models also feature a bright red “Hot Top” indicator to alert users that the ceramic top is too hot to touch – even if the heater is off, the light will remain on until the top has cooled to a safe temperature.
* Temperature range using the External Temperature Controller is 5º-200º C (41º-392º F)