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RX-10 Reactor Control System Testimonials

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Dr. Carsten Griebel


"The RX-10 unit is a versatile solution to optimize scale-up processes. In our lab, it has closed the gap between EasyMax/OptiMax synthesis workstations and multiliter JLR vessels. As main benefits, it provides a consistent lab workflow to the user and gives documentation of experiments along the whole scale-up workflow."

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Andy Huygaerts

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

"Since we installed the RX-10, our jacketed lab reactors are used much more frequently. It is now easy and intuitive to program, manage and store data, and interpret experimental results. Safety limits on reactors reduce risk for the whole lab... In short, RX-10 makes our jobs easier and safer."

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Gregor Schock


"The RX-10 is a universal Jacketed Lab Reactor (JLR) control unit that works truly plug-and-play. My favorite function: It enables basic lab operations such as temperature, agitation, and dosing control as well as data capturing on existing equipment. A simple entry door into the world of lab automation!"

What is a reactor control system?

Synthesis reactors and automated lab reactors provide an innovative platform for chemical synthesis, development, and the kilo lab. These chemical synthesis and process development tools open new possibilities to discover synthetic pathways, explore conditions, and optimize reaction parameters. Depending on the operating volume and the goal of the investigation, researchers choose between different versions of synthesis reactors or automated lab reactor control systems.

The reactor control system coordinates the monitoring and control of temperature, dosage, and mixing through the use of reactor flux and thermal power measurements, reactivity control devices, and a collection of control system programs.

Will the RX-10 lab reactor control work with third-party accessories and sensors?​

Yes, third-party accessories from Huber, Julabo, Lauda, Ika, and ChemGlass quickly connect to the RX-10 reactor control system. SmartConnect plug-and-play sensor port allows the connection of supported sensors and probes within minutes.

Do you offer fully automated synthesis workstations?

Yes, the intuitive EasyMax and OptiMax chemical synthesis reactors use an innovative, reliable heating and cooling technique. This ensures that the reaction temperature can be controlled quickly, accurately, and reproducibly without bulky cryostats. EasyMax and OptiMax provide safe, unattended control of reactions 24/7, and with an extensive reactor portfolio, they provide a sustainable investment for any chemistry lab. Information-rich data for every experiment provides researchers with the ability to make faster decisions leading to shorter development times and lower R&D costs.

How can I automate my jacketed lab reactor?

RX-10 reactor control system allows you to automate your jacketed lab reactor (JLR) setup, control and monitor chemical reactions, and perform unattended additions and sampling of reagents directly to/from your JLR. Simply connect your third-party accessories, sensors, and probes to the RX-10 and use the user-friendly intuitive touchscreen or PC-based software to control each device from a single interface. ​

  • Preprogram multistep recipes
  • Automate temperature and stirring control of your jacketed lab reactor during exothermic events​
  • Link peripherals such as stirrers, pumps, sensors, and probes