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


The Modern Synthesis Lab

The Modern Synthesis Lab

A New Workplace for Chemists

Automate Temperature-Controlled Dosing

Automate Temperature-Controlled Dosing

Avoid Deviations From Set-Point Temperature

Automated pH and Temperature Control

Automated pH and Temperature Control

Avoid Impurity Formation By Eliminating Temperature & pH Variations While Dosing

Dosing in Chemical Development

Safe, Unattended Dosing in Chemical Development & Scale-up

Automate Dosing and Run Highly Exothermic Reactions Unattended

Techniques to Synthesize Breakthrough Molecules

Techniques to Synthesize Breakthrough Molecules

Case Studies for Optimizing Organic Chemistry R&D

Small Molecule Drug Development with Multi-Scale PAT

Small Molecule Drug Development with Multi-Scale PAT

Zachary Dance of Merck & Co., Inc. describes leveraging multi-scale PAT capabilities to enhance small molecule development.

Gravimetric Dosing Control

Automate Gravimetric Dosing Control

Automated Laboratory Reactors Speed Chemical Process Development

Easy Control Box - ECB

Easy Control Box (ECB)

Connect Any Sensor and Pump to Automated Laboratory Reactors