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Simple User Interactivity Enhances Clr Productivity

Apr 02 2006

The Lara Controlled Laboratory Reactor (CLR) from Radleys brings the benefits of simple and productive process control and automation to a wider process chemistry market.

Unlike bespoke systems that may have been assembled with parts from different suppliers, Radleys Lara CLR has been engineered from first principles to deliver a completely integrated solution, with hardware and software components designed to provide optimal performance and reliability. The system not only offers many of the feature options and benefits that have been associated with higher priced automated CLR systems but its innovative design has overcome many of the time consuming day-to-day user interaction issues that are inherent in many other systems.

Traditionally procedures that have proven most difficult to CLR operators have included the support and alignment of heavy reaction vessels, the quick and accurate alignment of the stirrer drive and shaft and having to deal with the time consuming issue of draining the circulation fluid between the exchange of a vessel. A series of unique design advances on the Radleys Lara CLR have solved these problems.

The Lara quick-release vessel clamping mechanism allows reaction vessels to be safely exchanged in seconds without the requirement of any tools. A novel semi-automated drain down facility allows Lara CLR users to rapidly drain down reactor circulation fluids in experiments that require a reactor exchange. This facility not only reduces the hazards and mess associated with spilt circulation fluid but the non-restrictive quick connector couplings do not impede oil flow thereby maximising recirculation efficiency. The integral Lara hinged stirrer drive automatically ensures the correct stirrer alignment and eliminates the requirement for manual adjustment. The result of this novel feature is ultra-stable stirring without vibration, a significant reduction in experimental set-up time, full access to the reactor lid and ports and a reduction of the overall unit height ensuring that the Lara CLR will fit into a standard fume cupboard.

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