CEM Corporation Introduces Automated Extraction System
Product News Mar 07, 2007
CEM Corporation has introduced a system for automated extraction of solid and semi-solid samples.
The ExplorerQ™ shortens extraction times from hours to minutes and can process up to 48 samples at a time unattended. The system accommodates either 35-mL or 10-mL pressurized vials with easy-to-use snap-on caps and is available with a 24-, 36- or 48-position deck.
According to the CEM, there is no need for frits, o-rings or tools to cap the vials and no need to mix sand with the sample. Intelligent rack design automatically detects vial size and the system may be programmed to run samples individually or as a batch.
ExplorerQ features the advanced microwave technology for extractions using common solvents at elevated temperatures and pressures. The patented, Focused™ microwave cavity applies the optimum amount of energy to the sample for fast, accurate results with minimum solvent usage.
ExplorerQ is ideal for rapid extraction of environmental, RoHS, pharmaceutical and neutraceutical samples, plastics and polymers.