Catalyst Screening Platforms | Manual Systems - H.E.L Group

Catalyst Screening Platforms | Manual Systems

Our complete range of multi-sample high throughput catalyst screening vessels has been designed to provide a simple easy-to-use tool for high-pressure reaction screening. They can be used directly with stirring hotplates or oil baths.

CAT 7, 18, and 24: The CAT 7, 18, and 24 are manual catalyst screening reactors, supporting 7, 18, and 24 vials, respectively.

DigiCAT: This configuration of digital stirred-hot plate plus gas manifold can be used with CAT 7, 18 and 24 as well as other reactors (16-75 ml).

DigiCAT 96: The DigiCAT 96 is an automated catalyst screening platform that supports a standard 96-well Zinsser block for high throughput screening early on in catalyst development.

PolyCAT 4 and PolyCAT 8: The PolyCAT 4  and 8 are bench-top, automated parallel catalyst screening platform, designed for the rapid screening of high-pressure reactions and catalysts.

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CAT Reactors:
7, 18 or 24 Vial, Manual Catalysis Screening Reactor

The CAT 7, 18, and 24 are manual catalyst screening reactors, supporting 7, 18, and 24 vials, respectively.  Each unit is a single vessel into which sample vials are placed, with the CAT 7 supporting 10 ml vials, the CAT 18, 2 ml vials, and the CAT 24 holding 4 ml vials.  The sample vials within the CAT reactor blocks are stirred and heated on a hot plate under manual operation.  They are held at the same pressure and temperature, enabling replicates to be performed within the same experiment, thereby accelerating development time.

Features and Options:

Vessel Types and Volumes

  • CAT 7: Designed to be used with 7 standard 10 ml vials
  • CAT 18: Designed to be used with 18 standard 2 ml vials
  • CAT 24: This allows the use of 24 open-top vials to be used at high pressure and temperature. The typical test volume is around 1 ml

Temperature

  • All samples within each vessel are maintained at the same temperature and pressure, up to 100 bar / 250 °C.
  • Reactor block temperature can be monitored directly via a thermocouple probe.

Manual High-Pressure Reactor

  • Valves and pressure gauge provided to manually purge (for example, inert) and further pressurize with reacting gas (for example, hydrogenation), up to 100 bar.

 Stirring Available

  • Magnetic stirring in each reaction vial

Sample Integrity

  • To prevent carryover, the vials can be fitted with septa.
  • For larger vessels used in the CAT 7 and 24, the lids are fitted with cold fingers, which are chilled by an external coolant (eg tap water), to mitigate the crossover of vapors between reaction vessels.

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The DigiCAT allows the control of temperature and stirring as well as the safe addition of gas (including hydrogen) for chemistries at high pressure (up to 200 bar) and temperatures (up to 300 °C). Reactor sizes up to 300 ml can be used in different combinations without any experience in the use of pressure tool
Modular high-pressure system

The DigiCAT allows the control of temperature and stirring as well as the safe addition of gas (including hydrogen) for chemistries at high pressure (up to 200 bar) and temperatures (up to 300 °C).
Reactor sizes up to 300 ml can be used in different combinations

 

Control and monitor
  • Reactor and mantle temperature
  • Reactor pressure
  • Stirring speed

The standard system provides analog (gauge) readings of pressure and manual settings of temperature and stirring on digital controller.
In addition, our software interface can also be provided.

 

Reactor Choice

Single or multiple reactors can be used with the same base system. Furthermore, two DigiCAT units can be operated in parallel giving the possibility of experiments with up to six high-pressure reactors.

Choose your reactors from two ranges:

Mini-Range
  • 16 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml
  • Up to three reactors from the Mini-range can be used with each DigiCAT base system

 

Midi-Range
  • 75 ml, 125 ml, 300 ml
  • One reactor from the Midi-range can be used with each DigiCAT base system

 

Specification
  • Reactor volumes – 16 ml to 300 ml
  • Number of reactors per DigiCAT unit
    • 3 x (16 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml)
    • 1 x (75 ml, 125 ml, 300 ml)
  • Vessel Material – SS316, Hastelloy, Glass liner options
  • Max. operating temperature to 300 °C
  • Max. operating pressure to 200 bar (2,900 psi)
  • Head plate ports Mini range –  5 x 1/16 MPT freely configurable
  • Head plate ports Midi range center – 1/4 BSPP, 1 x 1/4 BSPP, 4 x 1/8 BSPP freely configurable
  • Standard fittings – PRV (optional rupture disk), gas inlet, thermowell, sampling port.
  • Seals – Viton or Kalrez
  • Agitation – Magnetic suspended or overhead mechanical*
  • Stirring speed – 300  to 1400 rpm

(*Optional on Midi range only)

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DigiCAT 96:
A 96 Well Plate Automated Catalysis Screening Platform

The DigiCAT 96 is an automated catalyst screening platform that supports a standard 96-well Zinsser block for high throughput screening early on in catalyst development.  The system maintains the same temperature and pressure across each sample, enabling the rapid collection of statistically representative data on the performance of a candidate catalyst.  The 1 ml vials are also compatible with HPLC, allowing the reaction mixes to be directly analyzed by compatible analytical techniques.

Features and Options:

Vessel Types and Volumes

  • 96 well Zinsser block, for 96 simultaneous reactions in 1 ml vials.

Temperature

  • All samples are maintained at the same temperature, between ambient and 200 °C.

High-Pressure Reactor

  • Automated gas purge (for example, inert) and further pressurize with reacting gas (for example, hydrogenation), up to 35 bar

Stirring Available

  • Magnetic stirring for each reaction vial

Intelligent Software Control and Analysis

  • labCONSOL software control enables regular data logging, multi-step recipes, parameter control and feedback loops. The software adds a responsive intelligence to the DigiCAT 96 system and still delivers an intuitive interface that needs only minimal training to run quickly.

Safety Features

  • Include automatic user-configurable shutdown procedures if a safety condition is exceeded to ensure user safety.
  • Automatic hardware and software fail-safes are installed on every system

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PolyCAT 4:
Bench-top, 4-reactor, automated parallel catalyst screening platform

The PolyCAT 4 is a bench-top, automated parallel catalyst screening platform, designed for the rapid screening of high-pressure reactions and catalysts. The 4 reactor variant, supports reactors ranging from 16ml to 500ml. As with the fully automated ChemSCAN, each stirred reactor is independently controlled and monitored, allowing screening tests to be carried out concurrently and accelerating development time.

Features and Options:

Vessel Types and Volumes

  • The system supports four reactors in parallel operation. Reactor volumes range from 16ml to 500ml, available in SS316 Stainless Steel or Hastelloy.

Temperature Control

  • Ambient to 250 ⁰C.
  • Options to decrease the range down to -40 ⁰C (circulator dependent)
  • A separate mantle around each reactor allows the temperature to be controlled individually, with a range/difference of over 100 °C between the reactors.

High Pressure and Vacuum Systems

  • Each reactor can be independently pressurized up to 200 bar.
  • Pressure gauges, or optional transducers, enable reaction pressure monitoring.

Control Options

  • Reactors can be set to different start pressures, allowing the controlled stirring to initiate the reaction.
  • Availability of manual purge and gas feed for each reactor.

Stirring Available

  • Indirect agitation with magnetic stirrer bar as standard.
  • Suspended mechanical agitation for efficient mixing on small-scale and non-viscous samples.
  • Optional Overhead direct agitation for larger vessels.

Intelligent Software Control and Analysis

  • labCONSOL software control enables regular data logging, multi-step recipes, parameter control, and feedback loops. The software adds a responsive intelligence to the PolyCAT 4 system and still delivers an intuitive interface that needs only minimal training to run quickly.
  • Experiments can be designed to:
    • Run all reactions at the same temperature and pressure -while varying the catalyst or reagents.
    • Keep catalyst loads identical but vary the initial pressure.
    • Run individual reactors with different loads, pressure, and temperatures

Safety Features

  • Include automatic user-configurable reaction detection and shutdown procedures, to ensure user safety.
  • Compact manifold for easy manual purge and pressurization.
  • Automatic hardware and software fail-safes are installed on every system

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PolyCAT 8:
Bench-top, 8-reactor, automated parallel catalyst screening platform

The PolyCAT 8 is a bench-top, automated parallel catalyst screening platform, designed for the rapid screening of high-pressure reactions and catalysts. The 8 reactor variant, supports reactors ranging from 16ml to 500ml. As with the fully automated ChemSCAN, each stirred reactor is independently controlled and monitored, allowing screening tests to be carried out concurrently and accelerating development time.

Features and Options:

Vessel Types and Volumes

  • The system supports four reactors in parallel operation. Reactor volumes range from 16ml to 500ml, available in SS316 Stainless Steel or Hastelloy.

Temperature Control

  • Ambient to 250 ⁰C.
  • Options to decrease the range down to -40 ⁰C (circulator dependent)
  • A separate mantle around each reactor allows the temperature to be controlled individually, with a range/difference of over 100 °C between the reactors.

High Pressure and Vacuum Systems

  • Each reactor can be independently pressurized up to 200 bar.
  • Pressure gauges, or optional transducers, enable reaction pressure monitoring.

Control Options

  • Reactors can be set to different start pressures, allowing the controlled stirring to initiate the reaction.
  • Availability of manual purge and gas feed for each reactor.

Stirring Available

  • Indirect agitation with magnetic stirrer bar as standard.
  • Suspended mechanical agitation for efficient mixing on small-scale and non-viscous samples.
  • Optional Overhead direct agitation for larger vessels.

Intelligent Software Control and Analysis

  • labCONSOL software control enables regular data logging, multi-step recipes, parameter control, and feedback loops. The software adds a responsive intelligence to the PolyCAT 4 system and still delivers an intuitive interface that needs only minimal training to run quickly.
  • Experiments can be designed to:
    • Run all reactions at the same temperature and pressure -while varying the catalyst or reagents.
    • Keep catalyst loads identical but vary the initial pressure.
    • Run individual reactors with different loads, pressure, and temperatures

Safety Features

  • Include automatic user-configurable reaction detection and shutdown procedures, to ensure user safety.
  • Compact manifold for easy manual purge and pressurization.
  • Automatic hardware and software fail-safes are installed on every system



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