Particle & Surface Sciences introduces the new Micromeritics Smart VacPrep, a gas adsorption sample preparation device that features an advanced six-port system and utilises vacuum to prepare samples by heating and evacuation.
The Micromeritics Smart VacPrep allows each of the ports to be operated independently with samples added or removed from degas ports without disturbing the treatment of other samples undergoing preparation. Degassing automatically terminates when the samples have completed all programmed steps.
Though the Smart VacPrep software includes a set of default ramp and
temperature parameters, the user can optionally programme each port with a
different set of parameters. A record of the sample preparation time and
temperature can be maintained as part of the sample data file.
The degas program may be started or terminated by using software installed on the computer attached to the analysis instrument or with push-buttons on the front panel of the Smart VacPrep. The ‘Rapid-Start’ mode on each port enables the user to simply attach the sample tube with the heating mantle, and immediately start degassing a sample, saving a significant amount of time.