Tornado - Powerful mechanical stirring of multiple chemical reactions with one overhead stirrer



January 26, 2021

When magnetic stirring is not enough (e.g. viscous materials, heterogeneous mixtures), there is usually a need for mechanical stirring, or overhead stirring. But setting up overhead stirrers on a small scale can be expensive, limited by fumehood space, and time-consuming, especially for multiple reactions. With the Tornado Overhead Stirring system from Radleys, you can stir up to 6 round bottom flasks with single overhead stirrer. Each reaction can be set up in seconds. Tornado is an add-on to the popular Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station. When combined, they allow you to heat, mechanically stir and reflux 1 to 6 reactions under an inert atmosphere. The Tornado will work with all popular brands of overhead stirrer including the Heidolph Hei-TORQUE and IKA Eurostar brands. This video shows a demonstration of the Tornado Overhead Stirring system including: • Key features and benefits • Glassware assembly • Magnetic stirring vs Tornado overhead stirring with a range of common fluids and viscosities. If you want to find out more about the Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station, you can watch a demonstration here: The Tornado allows powerful, controlled mechanical stirring of up to six round bottom flasks when combined with the Carousel 6 Plus Reaction Station; offering unrivalled stirring for both viscous samples and for the dispersion of delicate solids in solution. • Integrates with Carousel 6 Plus to provide heated and stirred reactions • Rapid heating to 180 ˚C, with water-cooled reflux head • Perform reactions under an inert atmosphere • Accepts 50 ml, 100 ml and 250 ml round bottom flasks • Uses a single overhead stirrer – save space and money compared with multiple set-ups • Compatible with all leading brands of overhead stirrer • 2-speed drive allows overhead stirrers with less torque to be used for higher viscosities To book a live Tornado demonstration with an expert click here:

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