Micromeritics Release New High-Throughput Sample Preparation System

The new Smart VacPrep from Micromeritics is an advanced high-throughput sample preparation system with six independently controlled ports.

Throughout preparation, samples may be added or removed from degas ports without disturbing the treatment of other samples. Degassing automatically terminates when the samples have completed all programmed steps.

The degas program may be started or terminated by using software installed on the computer attached to the analysis instrument, or with push-buttons on the front panel of the Smart VacPrep.

This unique ‘Rapid-Start’ mode on each port increases efficiency by giving you the ability to walk up to the instrument, attach the sample tube with heating mantle, and immediately start degassing a sample.

The Smart VacPrep software includes a set of default, as well as programmable, ramp and temperature parameters. SOP methods can be created through customizable degassing
protocols with Windows-based® software. The Smart VacPrep is compatible with Micromeritics 3FlexTM, ASAP® 2460, TriStar® II, and TriStar® II Plus.

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation

Founded in 1962, Micromeritics is a leading supplier of materials characterization analytical laboratory instrumentation and services. The company manufactures a broad line of automated laboratory instruments that measure physical characteristics of powders and solids for fundamental research, product development, quality assurance and control, production, and process control applications. Measurements obtained include particle size, surface area, pore volume, pore size and pore size distribution, material density, catalytic activity, and temperature-programmed reactions.

Micromeritics’ Particulate Systems division features a line of materials characterization instruments that measure nano particle size, zeta potential, particle shape, high-pressure adsorption isotherms, dynamic vapor sorption, activity and selectivity of catalysts, surface energy, segregation testing, and determination of low levels of iron content in a variety of materials. The company also operates Micromeritics Analytical Services and Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services, both providing contract sample analyses and consulting services.

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