IKA presents the MICROSTAR and the MINISTAR series – the first overhead stirrers with a lifetime warranty

Highest performance and space savings of up to 85%

IKA has expanded its range of overhead stirrers by the addition of two series of compact, high-performance stirrers with remarkable specifications: despite its compact dimensions of only 60 × 110 × 123 mm, the MICROSTAR control delivers a torque of up to 30 Ncm; its slightly bigger brother, the MINISTAR control, can deliver up to 80 Ncm. With these two new lines, IKA has successfully reduced the space compared to the renowned IKA EUROSTAR line by up to 85% while at the same time maintaining the outstanding performance – and offers a lifetime warranty for both lines.
The launch of the new products is accompanied by two globally renowned scientists: Jin-Quan Yu and Phil S. Baran can be seen battling for victory in an exciting arm-wrestling challenge. The short film produced by IKA has been released globally and was already met with enormous interest: more than half a million people have already viewed the trailer to the film.

IKA paid particular attention to safety in the development of the two new stirrer series. Just to name a few, an integrated vibration sensor recognizes vibrations exceeding the maximum permissible threshold and immediately stops the stirring process. A separate, low-voltage power supply unit increases safety and simultaneously reduces operating costs without any loss of performance.
The lifetime warranty, offered for the first time for overhead stirrers, reflects IKA’s belief in the product quality and outstanding technology of the MINI- and MICROSTAR range.
Clearly laid-out display
The display panel with a chemically resistant, specially hardened glass cover provides a clearly laid-out view of all relevant information at a glance and ensures maximum safety.
Microprocessor control
Depending on the model, a microprocessor controlled system ensures precise and variably adjustable speeds between 0/30–500/2000rpm. Set and actual rotation speeds are continuously adjusted to maintain precision. This ensures that the desired speed remains constant at all times, even with changes in viscosity.
A torque trend read-out provides information about changes of viscosity in the sample being processed.

Integrated timer/counter function
The integrated timer/counter function is a valuable aid for monitoring sensitive chemical reaction processes, and a touch-sensitive operating panel ensures exceptionally easy and convenient handling as well as a long service life.

Award-winning design: the jury of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 chose the Ministar 80 control as one of the winning products in the category Product Design. The iF DESIGN AWARD is an internationally recognized seal of excellence for outstanding design and is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards.

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