Radleys adds control software to its reactors
Radleys’ new software allows chemists to datalogue and control multiple devices, including stirrers, circulators, balances, pumps, temperature sensors and other devices.
The Saffron Walden, UK-based manufacturer of scientific glassware says the software controls jacketed reaction systems, including Radleys’ Reactor-Ready, Reactor-Ready Duo, Lara CLR, and other popular reactors.
The main features of the control software are an easy-to-use windows format with intuitive drag ’n’ drop icons. A logical flowchart interface makes light work of setting up apparatus, creating recipes and running experiments. All recipe and experimental data is automatically logged to .csv files. Data can also be recalled for analysis, as well as shared with other users, departments or sites.
Users can choose from several screen mimics to suit their reaction system set-up and use the software to create recipes with any number of steps in series or parallel. The software then moves to the next step in a recipe based on time, temperature, or pH, for example. It is possible to stop, pause, skip and modify experiments mid run. Comments or observations can be added to the datalogue and it is possible to view real-time graphs during the experiment. For safe operation the user can set configurable alarms and emergency cut-off options for each device.
An optional Data Hub allows up to four RS232 devices, including overhead stirrers, circulators, balances, peristaltic pumps, syringe pumps, pH meters, vacuum pumps, flow meters and turbidity meters to be integrated with the software. Each Data Hub also features 2 Pt100 temperature sensors.