Mettler Toledo introduces the Easymax 102, a semi-automated reactor system designed to improve productivity in synthetic chemical development.
Requiring almost no set-up time and operated by a touch pad, Easymax has a built-in, solid-state thermostat covering a wide temperature range without a cryostat.
Less machinery, fewer measurement steps and a small bench footprint help researchers in pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, fine chemicals and academia achieve reduced experiment costs and a shorter time to market, according to Mettler Toledo.
Easymax is said to be user friendly thanks to its easy-read touch pad; it offers local control and displays experiment data as either trends or numbers.
The learning curve of a new research assistant can therefore be reduced.
Easymax's robust electronic data capturing capabilities is claimed to improve data traceability, further enhancing synthetic chemical experiment quality.
The IC software suite included with Easymax integrates the entire experimental workflow, allowing users to visualise, interpret and report data, as well as compare different chemical synthesis experiments.
Data can be collected or stored in the unit and transferred to PC via USB.
Integration of the synthesis reactor with online analytical programs such as mid-infrared-based ReactIR or the FBRM particle characterisation system provides useful information describing the reaction's progress.
The heating and cooling system that Mettler Toledo developed for Easymax gives the chemical synthesis reactor the ability to achieve consistent temperatures ranging from - 40C to +180C without a cryostat.
Easymax's ability to generate reproducible experiments also means reduced consumption of costly reagents/solvents, better data quality and more failure-resistant chemical synthesis processes.