Automatic melting point detection, pure and simple
Stuart's new SMP40 automatic melting point apparatus incorporates the latest digital video imaging technology to detect and accurately capture the melting point of up to three samples simultaneously.
The only unit to offer a colour VGA screen to view the melt process in real time or retrospectively, the SMP40 also introduces an innovative split-design concept for maximum footprint flexibility. For example, the sample side of the apparatus can be located at the back of the bench or even in a fume cupboard, while the control side detects which way up the unit is being used and adjusts the screen orientation accordingly.
The full colour 5.7" VGA display shows the samples in real time, with touchscreen functionality combined with an intuitive user interface for easy control of the apparatus. Around 200 results in the form of .avi video files of the melt process can be stored by the SMP40 for viewing on the unit's screen; USB ports enable transfer to a flash drive or PC via Microsoft® ActivSync.
Jackie Taylor, Stuart Product Manager, commented, `Melting point determination is routinely used in pharmaceutical research as a quick and easy purity and identification technique. The new SMP40 maintains Stuart's leadership in melting point technology, providing ease of use, accurate results, and USB connectivity so that video files can be transferred to a PC to retain long-term traceability. Because melting points are determined automatically, with the digital camera identifying the smallest of changes within the sample, the user's time is freed up and laboratory efficiency improved.'
The SMP40 includes a number of carefully considered design features to enhance the user's experience: a safety hood which protects samples and acts as a light shield, a capillary storage drawer with integral glass cutter, and a handy storage area for pre-prepared samples. Even block cleaning has been made as straightforward as possible by ensuring good access to the block.