Variable motor speed 5,000 to 35,000rpm
Processing range from 0.03ml-100ml
Can be used with robust polycarbonate disposable probes or stainless steel ones
The Stuart SHM1 is a powerful, variable speed, homogeniser. The
high-speed, high-torque motor makes the unit ideal for most
homogenising applications. During operation the rotor shaft, which is
directly coupled to the motor, spins at up to 35,000rpm. The tube
assembly that fits around the shaft remains static and as the rotor shaft
spins, within the tube assembly, it creates a pumping action drawing
the sample into the open end of the tube, or probe, and forcing it
through the windows at the bottom of the tube assembly. This
shearing action reduces the particle size of the sample. In addition the
speed differential between the rapidly moving rotor, and the static
tube assembly creates cavitational force, further dismantling the
sample to additionally reduce particle size.
The SHM1 is lightweight making it comfortable to use, and most
samples can be processed within thirty seconds. For longer processing
the unit can be stand mounted using the included post clamp assembly.
A retort stand is available separately.
The SHM1 can accommodate a selection of stainless steel probes for
larger and tougher samples and also our polycarbonate disposable
probes. Disposable probes are suitable for hard tissues and ideal where
cross contamination is of concern. If necessary disposable probes can be
easily dismantled and autoclaved up to seven times.
Through careful selection of probe type, samples of 0.03ml to 100ml
can be processed.
All Stuart homogenisers are supplied with a tool kit for dismantling
the rotor probes for easy cleaning
SHM1/UK - Handheld homogeniser, UK plug
SHM1/EURO - Handheld homogeniser, European plug