Hotplates and Stirrers
Hotplates and Stirrers
Hotplates and hotplate stirrers are benchtop laboratory tools that are used to heat evenly and mix various types of liquids and solutions. Conventional hotplates are used for heating only, while combination hotplate stirrers are able to simultaneously heat and mix. Infrared hotplates are an energy-efficient alternative to conventional and combination hotplate stirrers. Hotplate accessories such as temperature probes, external digital displays, and heating blocks can be combined with compatible hotplates.
Available in various formats, our hotplates and hotplate stirrers offer the latest technology in single or multiple platforms and in both analogue and digital formats. A variety of capacities are available, ranging from a few milliliters up to 10 L or more, with a choice of top plate materials to fit application requirements.
The combination of operational simplicity, reliable performance, and advanced safety makes choosing the perfect hotplate or hotplate stirrer easy. Generally, stand-alone benchtop appliances are used to heat glassware and its contents, however, if indirect heat is required, vessels may be suspended above the heat source using accessories such as tripods, retort stands, rods, etc.
Hotplates and Hotplate Stirrer Features
Conventional hotplates or specialty hotplates offer ceramic, aluminum, or stainless-steel top plate surfaces, with multiple plate shapes and dimensions.
Combination stirring hotplates range from the most basic stirring design to explosion-proof models for hazardous lab applications, while providing precise control and repeatability to meet a variety of application needs.
Larger capacity hotplates and hotplate stirrers are constructed for optimal strength, to withstand heavy loads, giving you the performance needed for large-scale applications.
• Ceramic, aluminum or stainless-steel surfaces
• Accommodate multiple vessels or slides
• Analogue or digital control, can provide accurate monitoring and plate temperature
• Typical operating temperatures range from 100°C to 750°C
• Stirring speed ranges up to 2000 rpm
A range of hotplate accessories is also available, such as stirrers and stir bars, retrievers, immersion probes (or temperature probes), and transparent shields.