The University of Bath’s Chemistry Department is renowned for its cutting-edge research in polymer science and sustainable materials. The department recently acquired a LabTop 150 press from Fontijne Presses to advance its research capabilities. This acquisition, expertly facilitated by Intelicare, promises to elevate the department’s capabilities in quality control and research and development (R&D) applications.
LabTop 150: Automation and Precision Redefined
Fontijne Presses’ LabTop series, available with a press range of 150 or 300 kN, represents a significant leap forward in laboratory hydraulic presses. It successfully combines the compact design of manually operated LabManual machines with the advanced ProView control system used in the LabEcon and LabPro series. The LabTop series is celebrated for its impeccable, pressing quality, establishing it.
With a pressing force of up to 150 kN at 300°C, the LabTop 150 guarantees precise and consistent results, setting a new standard in laboratory automation. Its compact footprint and 230V connection make it a versatile addition to any laboratory setting, aligning seamlessly with the University of Bath’s diverse research requirements.
Safety and User-Friendly Design
Ergonomics and safety are at the forefront of the LabTop 150’s design. The University of Bath’s lab technicians will benefit from the press’s ergonomic layout and user-friendly touchscreen interface. In addition, the LabTop series incorporates multiple safety features, including a fixed upper platen, an emergency stop system, and a safety shield, ensuring that researchers can work with confidence and peace of mind.
ProView Control System: Precision at Your Fingertips
The LabTop 150 has the ProView control system, featuring a generous 15-inch touchscreen interface for temperature and closing force control. This intuitive system provides a clear view of the press’s settings and progress and enhances user comfort and control. The standout feature is the automatic venting system/degassing stroke, simplifying venting by automatically opening and closing the press after a predefined time, optimising efficiency.
A Catalyst for Research Excellence
Researchers at the University of Bath now have access to a versatile, automated hydraulic press that delivers unparalleled precision and consistency. Whether the focus is on quality control testing or pioneering R&D projects, LabTop 150 is a trusted partner in achieving research milestones.
The Institute for Sustainability looks forward to harnessing the capabilities of LabTop 150 to advance its research initiatives, particularly in the fields of material science and polymer research. The University will also benefit from Intelicare’s expert servicing and maintenance by a UK-based engineer. This strategic investment reflects the university’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and fostering innovation in the realm of chemistry.
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