Stuart UC152D Undergrad Digital Ceramic Hotplate Stirrer - 15L capacity
About the range:
The Stuart Undergrad range has been redesigned with a modern new look and features a selection of magnetic stirrers, hotplates and hotplate stirrers. Each unit has a large square 15cm x 15cm base and a stackable design for saving space whilst not in use. This digital hotplate stirrer has a ceramic top plate
Large square 15 x 15cm work plate
Ceramic top plate which is chemically resistant, with cool edges to prevent burns.
Maximum plate temperature of 450°C
Heated area 12 x 12 cm
15L maximum capacity (not to be used with highly viscous liquids, for this we recommend an overhead stirrer).
100 - 2000 rpm speed range.
Designed with micro-processor controlled dual thermocouples to ensure accurate temperature control and protection from overheating.
“hot” warning light flashes whenever the plate surface temperature is above 50°C and continues to flash until the temperature drops below 50°C, even when unplugged.
Dial to set the plate temperature and stirring speed, with digital LED readout of the actual temperature whilst in use.
Robust - with a tough aluminium casing to help protect against damage from any knocks.
Glazed with BioCote® for antimicrobial protection - BioCote is formulation with silver ions and provides built-in antimicrobial protection reducing odor and stain causing microbes on the surface by up to 99.99%. This help prolong instrument lifespan and contributes to a hygienic lab environment.
Designed to prevent accidental spillage on control panel
IP32 rated for water and dust resistance
All models include an integral fitting for a retort rod and allow the retort base to slide underneath.
Also available with coated aluminium top plate for rapid heating and better temperature uniformity.
Analogue models are also available.
SCT2 temperature controller (available separately) give you the ability to control the temperature of the sample itself as opposed to just setting the plate temperature. With this range of hotplate stirrers, you can expect to receive a control accuracy of ±0.5°C. (Please note, this does not come with a retort rod which must be purchased separately to mount the controller on).
Plate Dimensions, mm
150 x 150
150 x 150
Heated Area, mm
150 x 150
120 x 120
Heater Power, Watt
Max plate temp, °C
Stirrer Speed, rpm
100 - 2000
100 - 2000
Maximum Stirring Capacity, L
What is BioCote?
BioCote anti-microbial coating additive is present on all Stuart brand equipment and offers anti-microbial action to help prevent cross-contamination.
This unique additive is applied during the manufacturing process and contains trace levels of active silver ions which provide an effective anti-microbial action, active against many strains of common bacteria and fungi, including Aspergillus niger, E.coli and Listeria mono.
This coating remains active for the entire product lifespan and can actually help in prolonging the life of products, where a build up of microbes may cause premature material degradation.
BioCote works by inhibiting bacteria in a number of ways including protein damage, cell membrane damage, oxidative damage and DNA interference. Ultimately, the bacteria are prevented from replicating. Without this, bacteria have been shown to die naturally within around 8 hours. BioCote works in a way different to antibiotics so it is currently effective against antibiotic resistant strains.
More recently, BioCote technology was proven effective against particular virus strains, with a reduction of 90% in 2 hours against feline coronavirus, strain Munich. Read more here.
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