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Katanax - Features of the X-300 electric fusion machine

The X-300: Features

Special features

  • Expandability
    • Available pre-configured as a 1, 2 or 3 position unit
    • Upgradeable by customers in their own labs
    • Adapts laboratories' changing needs
  • Innovative heating elements
    • Impervious to flux and other chemical projections
    • Robust and non-brittle (instrument can be moved without element damage)
    • Cartridge type for easy replacement
    • Can be changed individually, with minimal interruption
  • Advanced furnace
    • Dynamic Temperature Profile (DTP) to ensure uniform temperature (patent pending)
    • Individual element automatic power compensation (patent pending)
    • Fast heat-up (<15 minutes)
    • Strict use of ceramic eliminates metal contamination
  • Other
    • Industrial PLC interface (does not depend on Windows updates)
    • Requires no external supplies (no power supply box, no cooling fluids)
    • Single-phase power (no need for 3-phase)
    • Tiltable interface screen for various user heights
    • Ambient status light (red when processing, blue when completed)

Reliability

  • Built with the most demanding lab in mind
  • Heating elements impervious to flux and chemical projections
  • Robust, all-ceramic platinumware holders
  • Industrial-grade motors and electronics
  • Shares several components with the heavy-duty X-600

High-throughput

  • Simultaneous processing of up to three (3) samples
  • Can prepare glass disks (beads) for XRF, or solutions for ICP, including preparations in peroxide or pyrosulfate
  • Throughput of up to 15 samples/hour
  • Fast initial heat-up time of under 15 minutes
  • Productivity is improved by a user-adjustable holding temperature. Therefore, the temperature between fusions can be maintained to minimize initial ramping time

Safety

  • No gases used, so no post-combustion toxic products released
  • Minimal heat dissipation; only a standard vent hood is required
  • Integrated, auto-locking protection shield with safety glass viewport

Accuracy

  • Extra-precise temperature control achieved by Dynamic Temperature Profiling (DTP) and automatic individual element power compensation (patents pending).
  • Entirely automated, cold-to-cold
  • Fully reproducible fusion methods
  • Outstanding reproducibility: all crucibles and molds are at the same temperature
  • Real-time temperature display
  • Optimum pouring conditions, since the molds are in the furnace with the crucibles

Versatility

  • Makes glass disks for XRF
  • Can also make solutions (including peroxide or pyrosulfate fusions without modification)
    • Optional variable-speed embedded solutions stirrer available
    • Prepares up to three (3) solutions for ICP or AA
    • Switching from disk to solution mode is quick and easy
  • Ready to fuse with built-in methods for oxides, minerals, metals, alloys, sulfides, fluorides and more
  • Can perform solid or liquid oxidations
  • Fully customizable fusion methods

Simplicity

  • An expandable, intelligent, advanced furnace
  • Easy installation
  • Intuitive graphical interface with multiple languages
  • Easy icon touch-screen navigation
  • Virtually maintenance-free; easy component access

Tel.: +1-418-657-6201 Fax: +1-418-657-6203 Email: info@katanax.com
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