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Stanford MPA160 and MPA161 Student Digital Melting Point System

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Stanford MPA160 and MPA161 Student Digital Melting Point System

Stanford Research Systems

  • Fast, safe, reliable measurements
  • Merucury free
  • Built-in digital thermometer
  • Microprocessor controlled ramps
  • Ramp rates from 0.5° to 20°C/min
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Tube tapper packs sample
  • NRTL safety certified
  • MPA160 100 to 132VAC, 50 to 60Hz, 1A, 75W nominal
  • MPA161 200 to 250VAC, 50 to 60Hz, 1/2A, 75W nominal

Digital Temperature Readout
DigiMelt incorporates a platinum resistance temperature detector (RTD) instead of the usual mercury thermometer. This means better accuracy on the readings, and no more mercury cleanup from broken thermometers. The RTD is encased inside the oven block making it virtually unbreakable.

Microprocessor Temperature Control
Some student instruments use an open-loop variac that simply throttles full power to the oven without any sense of what the target temperature is. DigiMelt uses an RTD feedback, so it "knows" what temperature is on the oven. This means the students can enter a start temperature, a ramp rate, and a stop temperature from which the microprocessor takes care of the rest. Furthermore, the microprocessor can deliver variable amounts of power to the oven, so it can quickly ramp to the starting temperature, then perform the ramp as slowly as 0.5°C/min.

High Quality Optics
Rather than focing the student to peer through a tiny lens with poor illumination, the DigiMelt uses a large magnifier that allows plenty of eye relief. The user can see all three capilliaries easily at a comfortable distance from the instrument. White LED's are used to provide high-contrast illumination.


          MPA160 datasheet                                         Read more on Stanford's website