Technology Allows Automated Lab Reactor Control

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PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management-09-02-2015, Volume 11, Issue 9

Mettler Toledo’s RX-10 Reactor Control automates jacketed lab reactors and controls thermostats, stirrers, and pumps.

The RX-10 Automated Lab Reactor Control from Mettler Toledo controls jacketed lab reactors with third-party heating and cooling systems, liquid addition, stirrers, and process analytical technology (PAT) tools. A touchscreen walk-up interface allows scientists to control reactors on any scale from milliliters to multi-liter.

The reactor control collects data from laboratory reactor equipment and sensors, together with in situ PAT instruments, including pH, particle size analysis, FTIR spectroscopy and chemical reaction sampling. 

Experimental sequences and safety limits can be pre-programed so experiments can run overnight. The local touchscreen or PC software offers remote reactor control so scientists can configure all experiment parameters without opening the hood.

RX-10 Reactor Control reduces the time needed to merge and process analytical data, visualize and identify key reaction events and create smart reports. 

Source: Mettler Toledo