IKA at Analytica Live Lab  - Hall A3, Booth 270/I

IKA-Werke brings two of its latest innovations to Live Lab at Analytica 2012. Besides the ULTRA-TURRAX Tube Drive control (UTTD) IKA will present the IKA TUBE MILL control – a unique product innovation.

The TUBE MILL control from IKA represents a unique product innovation – the world’s first batch mill with single-use milling vessels.

The IKA-TUBE MILL Control for the first time enables serial testing to be carried out under reproducible conditions. The single-use milling vessels save on cleaning costs, time and energy. They also prevent cross-contamination of the sample material – a major advantage for quality assurance.

The 40 ml capacity milling vessels and hood are made from transparent material, allowing the milling process to be observed at any time. The unit is easy to operate thanks to the user-friendly, multilingual OLED display and timer. Importantly too, the IKA Tube Mill control can be used to process both hard and soft, brittle and dry material.

Particular attention was paid to safety in the development of the mill.

The IKA UTTD control system enables infectious, toxic or pungent samples to be processed safely. Defined conditions mean that the tests can be reproduced at any time. The innovative IKA Tubes disperse, stir and crush the material. The single-use tubes prevent cross-contamination between the samples. With the control version, mixing and crushing can be optimized by switching on the turbo and reverse rotation functions. .

The IKA ULTRA-TURRAX Tube Drive control, together with three of the company’s other products, has received the red dot award design award: product design 2012. The award winners not only demonstrate exceptional design quality but also show that design is an integral component of innovative product development. The IKA design team’s work underlines the emphasis placed by the company on the design and functionality of its products.