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New from Tecator, and available inthe USA and Canada exclusively fromFisher: a fully automatic distilling unit.The Tecator 1026 Kjeltec distilling unitis microprocessor-controlled. Simplypress one button, and the built-in steamgenerator automatically starts up, fullyready in two minutes.
The unit handles macro and microtubes with equal ease. The tube's contents are automatically diluted at thestart of the cycle by the built-in waterpump. Before distillation stops, thereceiver vessel is automatically lowered,the condenser outlet is thoroughlyrinsed, and any back-suction of distillate into condenser is prevented.
The unit is designed to give accuratereproducible results in safe, convenient,unattended operation. Alkali-resistantmaterials are used throughout, tominimize maintenance.
For further information contact:Fisher Scientific, 711 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or in Canada: 112Colonnade Road, Nepean, Ontario,K2E 7L6.
Tecator's 1026 Kjeltec distilling unit.
"Wireless" Monitor System
A new "wireless" monitor systemconsisting of one Central Receiver unitand up to 99 Remote Transmitter units,can monitor all types of refrigeration,air conditioning, heating, and processing equipment, as well as doors, windows, safety devices by transmittingcoded signals through a building'sexisting power wiring.
Called the PCI Sentry Monitor, thesystem enables the user to plug oneCentral Receiver unit into any standard110 volt AC wall receptacle and fromthat location, monitor up to 99 itemsthroughout the building including coldrooms, roof compressors, boilers, conveyor lines, and bin levels.
The system operates by detecting theclosure of virtually any type of switch
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(such as a pressure sensor, temperaturesensor, or level sensor) which is eitherexisting or installed on the item to bemonitored. Small Remote Transmittersare wired to these switches with twoleads, then plugged into any standardwall outlet. The Remote Transmittersends a coded Signal to the CentralReceiver which flashes a number ofidentifying the item, enabling the userto correct a potentially critical problem.
For further information contact: W.Basedow, Product Manager, PrecisionControls Inc., 1 Doty Rd., Haskell, NJ07420 (or call 201-835-5000).
PCl SentryTM "Wireless" Monitor System
Automated Microassay System
A new automated microassay systemfrom HP Genenchem delivers reproducibility at every step of the microassayprocess, from sample introduction tofinal report.
All system modules are orchestratedthrough the HP Vectra personal computer to ensure the accurate, repeatable execution of a microassay method.
According to HP Genenchem, thesystem will be used by biotechnology,pharmaceutical, and food and beveragelaboratories that need to automate existing ELISA methods. Installation of thesystem takes only one day.
Automation of the microassayprocess allows the system to controlmany of the random inaccuracies commonly involved in biochemical assays.
For further information contact:Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd., 6877Goreway Drive, Mississauga, OntarioL4V 1M8.
Automated Microassay System.
Supercritical Fluid ScreeningSystem
Newport Scientific Inc. hasintroduced a new Supercritical FluidScreening System. The new system hasbeen designed for potential participantsin supercritical research who do nothave an immediate need for a full sizeextraction system.
This system can be upgraded butallows the R&D community entry tosupercritical research.
For further information contact: Finnan, 1149 Bellamy Rd. N., Unit 22,Scarborough, Ontario M1H 1H7 (or call416-438-6070) .
Fluid Screening System
Two years of development hasproduced a small stir cooker that duplicates the action of large steam kettlecookers. The one quart capacity allowslaboratory technicians to mix sample, orsmall test batch quantities, therebyincreasing efficiency and reducingmaterial waste. By eliminating constantattention of the technician, productivityis increased and labor savings of 60%have been reached. This equipment hasbeen service tested in a professionalfood laboratory.
Features include stainless steel construction and simplified operation. Theremoveable double boiler and selfadjusting agitator snap out for easycleaning. The high-reliability motor hastwo speed ranges with infinite variabil-
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