Stirring and heating

Welcome to Camlab's comprehensive list of blogs covering the subject of stirring and heating in the laboratory. As a leading supplier of laboratory equipment, we understand the importance of having access to reliable information. Our collection of blogs covers a range of topics within the stirring and heating fields, including the latest technology advancements, best practices, and expert insights. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, our blogs are an invaluable resource for anyone working with laboratory equipment. Browse our selection and stay up to date with the latest trends in stirring and heating technology.

Hotplate Maintenance
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Hotplate Maintenance: Tips and Troubleshooting

Hotplate stirrers are vital tools in laboratories and research facilities. A quality hotplate stirrer can stir and precisely change temperature in a range of scientific applications. In order to sustain optimal performance, regular maintenance along with cleaning is paramount. In this Blog post, we will direct you through the cleaning and maintenance process, along with troubleshooting tips fo...
Ohaus Guardian Hot Top Safety Features
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Ohaus Guardian Hot Top Safety Features

Ohaus Guardian series of hotplate stirrers consists of the 2000, 3000, 5000 and 7000 series. The uses range from being ideal for educational and laboratory applications, to research, academic and industrial applications. This blog will go over their Hot Top Indicator to help increase safety in the lab. Guardian hotplate stirrers heated over 40oC Hot Top Indicator The Guardian hotplate...
2Mag External Controllers and Stirrers
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2Mag External Controllers and Stirrers

2Mag have a wide range of magnetic stirrers, with some having an internal controller, and others requiring an external controller. The stirrers that require an external controller can be submersed in water baths, up to 95oC. These stirrers come with a single stirring point, or multiple stirring points. Picture of 2mag stirrers and controllers 2mag external controllers -MIXcontrol Ther...
Aluminium, ceramic & ceramic coated hotplates
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What is the difference between aluminium, ceramic & ceramic coated hotplates?

Hotplates or combined hotplate stirrers are used in most laboratories for basic heating and stirring applications. Many models are offered with either a ceramic, ceramic coated or aluminium top plate. But what is the difference? [caption id="attachment_6167" align="aligncenter" width="245"] Hotplates with a ceramic or an aluminium top - but how do I choose which type I need?[/caption] Ceram...
Camlab Choice Shakers Range
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Shake it up! Camlab Choice Shakers Range Overview

The Camlab Choice range has a selection of different bench top shakers and rockers.  Below we describe the difference between shakers and rockers and the key features of each type. Shakers A shaker contains a platform that moves only in the horizontal plane (parallel to the bench) - be that back and forth as seen in linear shakers or in a circular motion as seen in orbital shakers. Shakers...
What type of hotplate do I need to make a sand bath?
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What type of hotplate do I need to make a sand bath?

Sand baths have been used in labs since the time of alchemists. Simply, a sand bath is made by placing a container on a heated surface and filling with sand. A vessel to be heated is then submerged into the sand which conducts the heat from the heated surface into the sides of the vessel. In modern labs, sand baths are still used and are typically set up using a hotplate or heating mantle on to...
Why should I use a temperature probe with a hotplate stirrer?
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Why should I use a temperature probe with a hotplate stirrer?

Some hotplates and hotplate stirrers have the ability for you to be able to connect an external temperature probe. The function of the external temperature probe is so that you can monitor and control the temperature of your heated sample. This is in contrast to simply controlling the hotplate surface temperature. [caption id="attachment_17321" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Camlab Choice ...
Which hotplate stirrer is the best for my application?
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Which hotplate stirrer is the best for my application?

A hotplate stirrer is used extensively in the lab and is ideal for mixing up and preparing solutions . The Camlab Choice range contains a selection of hotplate stirrers each combining value for money with a range of features. With five models available, you'll be sure to find something suitable for your application.  As an overview, the hotplate stirrers can be grouped according to their plate ...
Guardian Hotplate Stirrers
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Guardian Hotplate Stirrers with New Innovative Features

The Ohaus Guardian 7000 range of hotplate stirrers are changing the way we use small bench top appliances in the laboratory. How many of us have set the hotplate to run and then got distracted with other tasks, only to find a horrible burning smell and a dried out beaker on the hotplate! Not only is it inconvenient it's also very dangerous as it could catch fire and cause noxious fumes. Ohaus ...
Hotplates and stirrers
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New hotplates and stirrers from Ohaus

Ohaus has a reputation for great quality balances and more recently they have added centrifuges and small bench top equipment to their range. The range included a few basic magnetic stirrers, but now they have launched the new Guardian range of hotplate stirrers - a game changer in terms of safety features, which are unrivalled in the market place. Guardian 7000 The Guardian 7000 is th...
Overhead stirrer
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Discontinued - An overhead stirrer with reversible action

The EUROSTAR 100 Control by IKA features a unique reversible - clockwise and counter clockwise stirring action. It's a laboratory overhead stirrer packed with many advanced features including a removable wireless controller, digital TFT display for easy navigation and RS232/USB interface to control and document all parameters, including temperature with a pt1000 sensor (included with the unit)!...
Stirrers
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A Guide to Different Types of Stirrers

There are a variety of stirrers available for laboratory use, each having their own qualities which make them more suitable for certain applications than others. Below is an outline of the types of stirrers available and what they are more suitable for:   Magnetic Stirrers Magnetic stirrers use a rotating magnetic field to cause a stirrer bar (of flea), immersed within a l...

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