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Numbers don’t lie: -50% cycle time, 2x the throughput and -50% labor costs

May 13 2020 Read 827 Times

High sample throughput and quick turnaround time are top priorities in most analytical laboratories, along with high quality of the analysis and low running costs.

Milestone’s Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) technology has revolutionised how industrial and research laboratories around the world prepare samples for analysis, with over a thousand units installed globally. ultraWAVE transcends traditional closed and open vessel digestion, offering faster digestions, maximum throughput and lower cost of ownership.

+50% Improved Workflow

ultraWAVE is able to enhance your lab workflow of +50%, transforming the way analytical chemists prepare their samples for trace metal analysis.

With the ultraWAVE, there is no requirement to batch samples with a similar matrix. As a result, all sample types can be digested at the same time. With the unique nitrogen-pressurised capping system, samples of widely different analyte concentrations can be positioned next to each other in the chamber without concerns of cross-contamination.

As a result, the real-world benefits of the ultraWAVE microwave digestion system preparing samples for trace element analysis are truly “Any Sample at Any Time”.

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2X The Throughput

The fast assembly of the vials, the automatic closing and opening make the digestion process more efficient, reducing the labour cost up to 50%.

Milestone offers a wide range of racks and vials, including racks that accommodate vials with different volume types to digest different sample types and amounts in a single microwave program, enhancing the lab workflow and productivity.

Unlike conventional microwave digestion systems, no vessel assembly or disassembly is required. The use of disposable glass vials eliminates the cleaning step, further enhancing the lab’s workflow.

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-50% Operating Costs

Running costs are significantly cut by increasing the consumables lifetime and by using inexpensive vials suitable for any trace metals determination.

Although conventional microwave systems have brought acid digestion to a great level of quality, the operator often has to go through tedious and time consuming procedures to use them. Opening and closing the vessels, assembly and disassembly of the rotors are no longer required in the ultraWAVE. The handling of the system is dramatically reduced, as the digestion vials are made of only two components, simplifying all the sample preparation process.

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2X Digestion Capabilities

With double pressure and higher temperature capabilities then conventional microwave system, the ultraWAVE allows the digestion of virtually any matrices. Soils, sediments and other envronmental samples are processed according to official methods, such as US EPA. Unhomogenous samples, like wastes and other highly organic samples, are completely digested even in large sample mass, thanks to the ability to achieve extraordinary pressures. The ultraWAVE has proveen to be a real asset for many laboratories that are looking to high productivity without compromising the elemental analysis quality.

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