Reactors for Research
HEL has supplied stirred jacketed reactor systems to the Chemical R & D community for over 20 years. AutoLAB range caters for reactors from
250mL to 20L or more and are available in a range of configurations to suit any laboratory or application…
- Low & High-pressure Reactions
- Process Optimisation
- Kilo-pilot/production plant
The AutoLAB has been design by chemists for chemists and feature a range of innovations to make the easy to use and to reduce training time and the need for specialist users to a minimum.
- Manual or software controlled
- Upgradeablity built-in by design
- Tool-less couplings.
It is HEL’s industry-leading WinISO software control system that puts ?Auto? into AutoLAB. WinISO is feature-packed, allowing for standard datalogging and parameter control, but also multi-step recipes, feedback loops (eg pH Control). WinISO adds a responsive intelligence to the AutoLAB, but still delivers an intuitive interface requiring little or no training to get up and running.
The Standard Range
Reactors are available from a standard 250mL to 20L, but other sizes can be accomodated on request. Interchange of reactors is widely supported across the vessel range, with typically just a change of stirrer required. Self-sealing “Quick-Connects” remove the need to drain oil-jackets and make vessel interchange a quick and clean operation.
Reactors are divided into three basic types…
- Glass with an oil jacket (with or without optional vacuum jacket)
- Metal with an oil jacket
- Metal with an electrical jacket.
A range of options are available within each of the catergories and your HEL representative can assist in the selection of the best vessel for a given application.
Standard vessels are rated to 250° C, and electrical heating allows for operations up to 500° C.
Pressure vessels are available in both glass and metal variants, with standard ratings of up to 6 and 100 bar respectively. As with all HEL systems, solutions above the standard ratings are possible – please contact your HEL representative for further information.
The Material Difference
Glass reactors are made from high-quality Borosilicate 3.3 (DIN/ISO 3585) and metal reactors are available in a range of materials…
- Stainless Steel 316
…are the common choices, offering excellent broad chemical resistance, suitable for the large majority of chemical processing activities. Other Steel alloys and specialist exotic materials such as…
The AutoLAB does have many more options like:
- Thermal Control
- Liquid feed
- In-situ Spectrometer
- etc. etc.
For more information see the website of HEL or download the brochure.