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Robot-Compatible Blowdown Evaporator

Porvair Sciences' Ultravap™ Microplate EvaporatorPorvair Sciences' UltravapTM Microplate Evaporator has become a trusted standard for removing unwanted solvents from laboratory microplates. The open-access design of the Ultravap, combined with full RS232 control of every parameter, enables integration with laboratory robotics.

In response to customer feedback - Porvair have refined the UltravapTM design to further ease integration with laboratory robots, increase operational versatility and to enable simple safe venting of removed solvents.

The plan form of the leading edges of the unit has been re-designed to allow robot gripper arms an extra  22mm of linear  access to the evaporation deck. This allows the gripper to handle even the heaviest deep well blocks with ease and to position them under the evaporation head more precisely.  In addition, Porvair has made available a set of side panels which fit on either side of the unit to ensure that exhaust gas carrying solvent fumes can be easily extracted either to the front or rear of the unit. To facilitate easy connection of the rear vent to a standard fume extraction duct, a new optional adaptor allows direct connection of a 4" diameter fume duct to the evaporator.

Software and hardware drivers for the Porvair UltravapTM are now available for Tecan, Hamilton and Beckman laboratory robots.

Designed to quickly and safely remove solvents from 96 or 384-well plates, the UltravapTM Microplate Evaporator is a versatile tool proven to optimise microplate sample preparation productivity.  The UltravapTM achieves high sample throughput through advanced evaporator head technology and an innovative manifold design, which directly injects heated nitrogen into each individual well of the microplate simultaneously.  The system is proven to remove most popular chromatography solvents in just minutes. For heat sensitive and thermally labile samples the UltravapTM may be operated in a unique two-stage mode combining rapid initial dry-down with carefully controlled final solvent evaporation. The UltravapTM has been designed to be simple to install, operate and maintain.  Installation just requires connection to a gas supply / cylinder and standard mains socket and you are ready to go. Safety of operation is ensured as the CE marked compact unit fits into all fume cupboards.

For further information on automated solvent removal using the UltravapTM Microplate Evaporator please contact Porvair Sciences on telephone +44-1372-824290 or visit www.porvair-sciences.com

Porvair Sciences Ltd has specialised in the manufacture of microplates since its formation in 1992. Via its global distributor network, Porvair Sciences serves Life Sciences, Biotechnology, R&D and Molecular Biology with microplate solutions for all applications, from sample preparation to high throughput screening.  Porvair Sciences Ltd. is a subsidiary of Porvair plc, a world leader in microporous materials.


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