26 April 2012
End users drive design of Grant Instruments new range of heated circulators and baths
CAMBRIDGE, UK, April 25, 2012- Grant Instruments (www.grantinstruments.com), a world-renowned supplier
of scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products, has
worked in partnership with customers to develop a brand new range
of robust and value-for-money heating circulators and accompanying
baths to improve productivity in the modern laboratory.
The sleek, user-friendly Grant Optima™ range of heating circulators
consists of four new models providing excellent temperature
stability (±0.05 to ±0.01 ºC) and uniformity (±0.1 to ±0.05 ºC).
The Optima series is designed for use with Grant's five new
stainless steel or three plastic baths and the five models in its
refrigerated bath and circulator range. A clamp is also available
to allow independent use of the Optima thermostats with any
vertical sided tanks.
Emma Hewson, product manager at Grant Instruments, said: "We have
worked closely with customers during the design, prototyping and
development stage of the Optima range to ensure that we really
understand the heating and cooling challenges of technicians and
researchers in the modern laboratory.
As a result of this consultation, we have improved the design and
usability features and built in more programmability, without
compromising quality or value-for-money, so that the user can set
up a simple or highly complex procedure and leave the equipment to
do its job so that they can do theirs."
For example, Grant's advanced Optima heating circulators - the
TX150 and TXF200 - feature a full colour screen with icon driven
menus to facilitate fast and accurate setup, a USB interface for PC
programming via Grant's Labwise™ software or data logging, an
integral pump for external fluid circulation plus numerous safety
features, temperature profiling and control functions. For complex
analytical procedures, including temperature probe calibration and
quality control testing, the TXF200 stores up to 10 programs each
containing 100 segments.
The four modular Grant Optima heating circulators work with any of
Grant's stainless steel and plastic tanks. The five new stainless
steel tanks (5, 12, 18, 26 and 38 litre) feature raised feet for
retort stand access and optional insulated gabled hinged lid to
improve energy efficiency and to prevent evaporation. The 12, 18,
26 and 38 litre baths include drain taps for easy tank emptying and
cleaning. In addition, the dual-position bridge plate ensures
visibility of the thermostat while optimising bench space.
The three plastic baths (5, 12 and 18 litre) are double-walled for
rigidity, are easy to clean and are available with optional flat
stainless steel or curved plastic lids.
Furthermore, for precision cooling applications such as
spectrophotometry and refractometry the Optima circulators can be
combined with five Grant refrigeration units (5, 12 and 20 litre)
to provide a range of 18 models to cover basic through to
The new Optima circulators, baths and refrigeration units are built
to last and are manufactured in the UK under ISO9001:2008 using
only the highest quality materials. All products are covered
by Grant`s comprehensive 3-year warranty, which can be extended to
a class leading 5 years.
"We believe that our modular range of heating circulators, baths
and refrigeration units meets the needs of the modern laboratory in
terms of functionality, programmability, performance and price,"
added Emma Hewson.
The Grant Optima™ series of heating circulators are part of Grant's
comprehensive range of scientific products. This includes water
baths, block heaters and coolers, baths/circulators and
re-circulating chillers, and under the Grant-bio brand,
thermoshakers, rockers, rotators and shakers, centrifuges and
Grant has been designing, manufacturing and distributing scientific
products for 60 years and has established a worldwide reputation
for high quality, reliable and robust equipment designed to satisfy
the most demanding applications for research in life sciences,
chemical and general laboratories.
For more information about Grant's wide range of scientific
products, please visit www.grantinstruments.com. Alternatively,
please telephone +44 (0) 1763 260 811 or e-mail email@example.com.
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About Grant Instruments
Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Limited (www.grantinstruments.com) is
a world renowned supplier and manufacturer of scientific, life
sciences and data acquisition products. The company has been
designing, manufacturing and distributing scientific products for
60 years and has established a worldwide reputation for high
quality, reliable and robust systems designed to satisfy the most
demanding applications for research in life sciences, chemical and
the general laboratory. Headquartered at Shepreth on the outskirts
of Cambridge, England, the company has an extensive network of
dealers and distributors servicing Europe, the Americas, and the
Asia Pacific region.
Tel: +44 (0)1763 260811