Anton Paar has launched RapidOxy 100, a compact stand-alone instrument which artificially accelerates the oxidation process of fluid, solid, and semi-solid samples by using increased temperature and an excess of pure oxygen.
RapidOxy 100 applies a unique method with high reproducibility and repeatability using a measuring principle based on ASTM D7525, ASTM D7545, EN 16091, and IP 595. The testing takes place in a closed system with the pressure is accurately monitored - leading to a high precision of test results.
High sample throughput is made easy by placing a very small sample amount of usually only 5 mL or 4 g into a glass dish, without any sample preparation. The intuitive user interface guides the user through the test run, after which the test chamber and the glass dish are cleaned quickly and easily using only soft paper tissue and ethanol. No other chemicals are needed and no other waste than the sample occurs. Peltier re-cooling ensures the instrument is ready immediately ready for subsequent test runs.
For easy and intuitive operation, RapidOxy 100 features a 5.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that shows the pressure curve monitoring during the measurement as well as the temperature, pressure and time in real time. Two USB ports enable easy data transfer (.rtf, .csv), whilst optional PC software makes data handling and further processing convenient - all within a 20 cm by 40 cm footprint.
Oxidation stability is an important quality criterion for products in many branches, such as the food and cosmetics industries. RapidOxy 100 is designed to provide ease and speed of application for shelf-life examinations, optimisation of mixtures (e.g. lotions and creams), screening of the type and concentration of antioxidants (e.g. flavours and fragrances), oxidation stability tests on lubricating greases, research and development, testing of ingredients and final products as well as for quality checks on incoming raw materials.