The AutoMATE is a highly versatile, linear, automated parallel synthesis platform, for use in general chemical synthesis within R&D and process development, as well as more bespoke applications. As with the PolyBLOCK, the independently controlled reaction zones make AutoMATE especially well-suited for DoE campaigns and the platform’s modular design allows for an easy expansion of capabilities. In particular, the linear reactor design of the AutoMATE makes it ideal for more demanding applications, such as where multiple inputs and outputs are required.
Application modules that can be added include:
Online calorimetry option
The platform supports reactor volumes of up to 500 ml per reactor and is equipped with adaptors to support a range of reactor types and sizes, including integration with H.E.L’s catalyst screening CAT reactor blocks. Additional functionality modules include:
Liquid sampling, including integration with the ASU
Quick-connect refluxing option
Quick-connect inerting solution
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Features and Options
Ambient to 250 ⁰C (without external cooling).
Options to increase the range of -40 ⁰C (circulator dependent) or up to 350 ⁰C.
A separate mantle around each reactor allows the temperature to be controlled individually.
With a range/difference of over 100 °C between the reactors.
Indirect agitation with suspended magnetic stirring as standard.
Suspended agitation for efficient mixing on small-scale and non-viscous samples.
The more spacious ‘suspended’ stirrers are suitable for slurries.
Optional Overhead direct agitation for larger vessels.
Intelligent Software Control and Analysis
labCONSOL software control enables regular data logging, multi-step recipes, parameter control, and feedback loops. The software adds a responsive intelligence to the AutoMATE 4 system and still delivers an intuitive interface that needs only minimal training to run quickly.
Include automatic user-configurable reaction detection and shutdown procedures, to ensure user safety.
Automatic hardware and software fail-safes are installed on every system.
Easy quick-connect solution for condensing and inerting in larger reactors. Seals allow condensers to be removed without cooling liquid spillage.
Also available reflux and inerting block, with adapters for vials, tubes, and reactors
Vessel types are available in Glass, Stainless Steel, or Hastelloy. With reactor volumes up to 500 ml
High Pressure and Vacuum Systems available, more details on our high-pressure system can be found on the high-pressure variant
Sampling Systems through active pumps, manual dip tubes, automated level control, or multisampling units, like the ASU
Reagent Addition through the fully automated liquid and gas feeds as well as volumetric syringe pumps. These solutions can be applied to both high and low-pressure systems.
Control Options all relevant inputs can be logged, enabling automated monitoring and, where appropriate, feedback control of the reactor system
Sensor OptionsTemperature, pressure, pH, turbidity, conductivity
Integration of third-party probes is possible, such as in-situ FTIR, particle sizing probes, and Raman probes.
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