Ash samples with unparalleled speed, ease-of-use, safety, and energy savings with the Phoenix™ Microwave Muffle Furnace. This system will help enhance your process control, permit rapid adjustments, and decrease out-of-specification products. Compared to traditional muffle furnaces, this system can perform a number of high-temperature applications up to 97% faster.
- Up to 10 times faster than conventional muffle furnaces
- Use any type of crucible typically used in conventional ashing systems, even platinum
- Ash up to 15 samples at a single time
- Meets requirements of electrical and microwave muffle furnaces
Much Faster than Traditional Muffle Furnaces
The Phoenix Microwave Muffle Furnace performs a number of high-temperature applications up to 97% faster than traditional Muffle Furnaces. This provides more time to make modifications to processes and decrease out of specification products
- Position samples into the furnace at room temperature thanks to the Phoenix’s unique ability to quickly heat and cool the furnace (protection from fast sample decomposition and dangerous flames/heat)
- Closed exhaust air system which reduces contact with poisonous or corrosive exhaust gases
- CEM’s rapid cooling crucibles prevent possibility for injury upon furnace removal
- Integrated safety switches which monitor and prevent overheating
- No external hot surfaces, thus no risk of injury
Ease of Use
Conventional muffle furnaces are maintained hot and thus frequently require a preliminary “pre-burn” step to avoid unnecessary initial burning of the sample. This is usually done with the use of a Bunsen burner which requires additional effort and time. However, with the Phoenix, the sample can be inserted at room temperature with a fast temperature ramping that removes the need for a “pre-burn” step. This considerably streamlines the workflow.
Owing to the exceptional temperature ramping capabilities of the Phoenix system, it can be left idle in a non-heated state. This results in substantial energy savings versus conventional muffle furnaces that are kept continuously in a high-temperature state.
Improving Process Control with the Phoenix