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Katanax - Compare the Katanax <sup>®</sup>fluxers

Comparison between the Katanax® fluxers

Version
K1 Prime
X-300
X-600
Samples at a time One (1)* X-300m (mono) : 1
X-300d  (dual)   : 2
X-300t  (triple)  : 3
Six (6)
Samples per hour, max** up to 7 up to 15
(with X-300t)
up to 30
Temperature range 20-1150°C 50-1200°C 50-1200°C
Ability to make disks (XRF) Yes Yes Yes
Ability to make solutions (ICP, AA) Yes (1 position), with removable agitator (optional) Yes (up to 3 positions), with optional agitator Yes (6 positions), with optional agitator
Mixing action Rocking action Rocking action Rocking action
Heater configuration Open-top furnaces: one for mold, one for crucible Closed furnace Closed furnace
Heating elements impervious to flux No Yes Yes
Heating elements brittle after heating No No No
Heating elements type Metallic helix Sealed cartridge Sealed cartridge
Heating elements can be changed individually Yes Yes Yes
Automatic power calibration to maintain uniform temperature n/a
(single position)
Yes, DTP ? The Dynamic Temperature Profile ("DTP") automatically regulates the actual power fed to each individual element to compensate for supply voltage and element resistance variations, thus ensuring location-independent temperature uniformity.
(patent pending)
Yes, DTP ? The Dynamic Temperature Profile ("DTP") automatically regulates the actual power fed to each individual element to compensate for supply voltage and element resistance variations, thus ensuring location-independent temperature uniformity.
(patent pending)
Metal exposed in furnace Yes No No
Mold heating Independent With crucibles With crucibles
Overlapping* Possible Not possible Not possible
End-of-fusion signal Sound Sound and color LEDs
(red=busy/hot, blue=standby/cool)
Sound and color LEDs
(red=busy/hot, blue=standby/cool)
Temperature holding
(faster heat-up)
Possible, programmable Always, programmable Always, programmable
Safety shield Yes Yes Yes
Interface screen Color LCD touchscreen,
fixed viewing angle
Color LCD touchscreen,
tiltable
Color LCD touchscreen,
tiltable
USB port Yes Yes Yes
Electrical connection Plugs right into a regular outlet Plugs right into a regular outlet
(with proper voltage)
Plugs right into a regular outlet
(with proper voltage)
External power box or coolant supply None needed None needed None needed
Voltages 110-127 VAC or
220-240 VAC
50~60 Hz
(single phase)
195-250 VAC
50~60 Hz
(single phase)
195-250 VAC
50~60 Hz
(single phase)
Power (max) 1200 W 3000 W 4000 W
Dimensions H: 39.5 cm [15.6"]
W: 27.5 cm [10.9"]
D: 58.5 cm [23.1"]
H: 51 cm [20"]
W: 48 cm [19"]
D: 63 cm [25"]
H: 56 cm [22"]
W: 105 cm [41"]
D: 69 cm [27"]
Weight 30 kg [66 lbs] 45 kg [99 lbs] 90 kg [198 lbs]

* When using overlapping, it is possible to heat a sample while the previous one is being cooled. This increases sample throughput and, in effect, is equivalent to "one-and-a-half" sample at a time.

** Samples per hour figures will depend on sample type, use of temperature holding and use of overlapping feature. Smaller throughputs may be obtained.

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