• Innovative vortex mixer transforms laboratory experience


Innovative vortex mixer transforms laboratory experience

Mar 05 2024

Starlab, the Hamburg-based laboratory products manufacturer, continues to revolutionise the laboratory market with the upcoming launch of its latest product, the Starlab Vortex Mixer. Following the successful introduction of the Starlab Minicentrifuge 18 months ago, this new vortex mixer combines cutting-edge design, exceptional performance, and user-friendly features.

Designed to elevate day-to-day lab work, the Starlab Vortex Mixer is set to debut on 05 March 2024, with a retail price of 350.00 GBP. Klaus Ambos, President & CEO of Starlab International, expressed pride in introducing another crucial product for next-generation laboratories. Ambos emphasised the company's commitment to infusing enjoyment into lab work, believing that passion and performance are essential for successful research.

Building on the success of the Minicentrifuge, the Vortex Mixer showcases Starlab's distinctive curved design, characterised by a fluid and visually striking wave pattern and a two-tone colour scheme. Ambos highlighted that the design goes beyond aesthetics; it encourages active interaction and ensures intuitive handling for laboratory staff.

The Starlab Minicentrifuge's design has already earned accolades, with the prestigious Instrument Business Outlook Bronze Award for excellence in industrial design in September 2023. Ambos emphasised the significance of design in laboratory operations, noting the positive feedback from customers and recognition from various institutions.

The Vortex Mixer focuses on user-friendliness, featuring an intuitive glove-compatible touchscreen interface. The interface simplifies speed and time adjustments, offering pre-set options for quick selection. Customised settings are also available, and the mixer incorporates an energy-saving sleep mode to reduce energy consumption during periods of inactivity.

Versatility is a key feature, with a speed range from 300 rpm to 3500 rpm in touch mode, accommodating various laboratory requirements. The large surface area allows vortexing of differently shaped tubes and containers, and optional adapters enable continuous mixing of tubes or a microplate within a range of 300 rpm to 1500 rpm. The Vortex Mixer operates quietly, ensuring a disturbance-free working environment, while anti-slip feet provide stability and safety during operation.

Klaus Ambos expressed confidence in the Vortex Mixer, stating: "From gentle sample mixing to vigorous vortexing, the Starlab Vortex Mixer brings good vibes to every lab with its compact and innovative design. Good vibrations. Great results!"

Technical specifications of the Starlab Vortex Mixer include a speed range from 300 rpm to 3,500 rpm, touch and continuous operating modes, and noise levels of ≤55 dBA. The mixer is equipped with USB output, timing capacity from 1 second to 99:59 minutes, and an orbital movement type.

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