Porvair Sciences has announced its Ultravap Mistral XT 150 blowdown evaporator is now able to operate at temperatures up to 80 °C, significantly increasing the rate of evaporation of both organic solvents and aqueous solutions.
Designed to provide dry down of samples in microplates and glass tubes up to 150 mm in length, the Ultravap Mistral XT150 offers a low maintenance, sample-safe alternative to water bath-based evaporators.
Nearly all chromatography solvents including acetonitrile, dichloromethane, hexane, methanol and water can be evaporated by the device. Straight or spiral blowdown evaporator needles allows users to choose between faster dry down (spiral) or optimised final drying in V-well microplates (straight).
Operated using a colour touchscreen, the evaporator comes with clear safety side screens and integral solvent fume management within the unit. Installation of the blow-down evaporator requires only connection to a gas supply and mains electricity. The compact CE marked unit fits into all fume cupboards.
The automation-ready device uses a sample shuttle to serve and retrieve long tubes or microplates from the deck of Perkin Elmer, Tecan, Hamilton, and Beckman robotic liquid handlers.