This product is now obsolete and has been replaced by the SMP50.
In recent years, Stuart has become the
laboratory name in melting points. For the
first time, Stuart has introduced an automatic
melting point, the SMP40. The automatic
melting point accurately identifies the melting
point of up to three samples simultaneously
via the latest technology in digital imaging.
Stuarts previous 'top of the range' unit has
also been improved to include further useful
and innovative features.
The latest melting point from Stuart uses a digital
camera to identify the smallest of changes within the
sample, allowing accurate, and reliable, automatic
identification of the melting point of your material.
An automatic melting point frees the user time to
allow them to do other things, and with the full
colour display on the SMP40 you can watch the
sample melt real time, just in case you want to keep
an eye on the result.
Storage and connectivity
The SMP40 can retain approximately
200 results with videos for reviewing at
a later date. Alternatively the unit has
USB ports for connection to flash drive
or PC via Microsoft ActivSync, so the
video files can be more permanently
stored as a long term record.
It is inevitable that at some point in the
life of a melting point apparatus the
block will need cleaning. The SMP40
has been cleverly designed to allow
easy access to the block to make this
necessary job as easy as possible.
5.7" colour VGA, touch screen display
All control of the SMP40 is via the colour
touchscreen display, the user interface has
been custom designed for melting point
applications and is quick and easy to
navigate. On the screen a full colour
display of the samples is shown in real
time, just in case you want to check on the
automatic result. Once samples have been
run the video files are retained as standard
.avi files and can be viewed on the unit
after the event or transferred to PC to
retain traceability long term.
Protective safety hood
The design on the SMP40 utilises a
protective safety hood which, when
loaded, protects your samples from
accidental sideswipes. The hood also
acts as a light shield ensuring that
adjustments in the ambient lighting
conditions don't affect the automatic
melting point determination.
Pre-prepared sample storage
The SMP40 features a handy storage
area where pre-prepared samples can
be safely stored.
Preparing A Sample
Saving To Portable Media
Split Design Concept
Cleaning The Block
For larger views, please click on the small photos above.
Split design concept
The Stuart automatic melting point is the first
melting point to utilise a split concept. The
control side can be separated from the sample
side allowing maximum footprint flexibility, the
sample side can be located at the back of the
bench to give more space or even in a fume
cupboard if required. The control side can also
be used in two orientations, either landscape or
portrait, this allows a more comfortable viewing
angle whether you are stood or sat at the bench.
The control side automatically detects which
orientation it is in and flips the screen to always
be the right way up.
Onboard capillary storage with in
built glass cutter
The SMP40 features a useful onboard
storage drawer to house all standard
capillary tubes. The drawer also
contains a small glass cutter that can be
used to accurately cut sample tubes in
half, for those users who prefer not to
use whole tubes. Not only will the glass
cutter always get the cut in the centre
of the tube, but it will also reliably give
a clean cut making sample loading
cleaner and safer.
All units are factory supplied with a
calibration certificate showing
individual serial number for
traceability. The SMP40 also conforms
to Pharmacopeia and GLP.
Melting point method - Automatic, via digital imaging
No of samples - 3 simultaneously
Temperature range - Ambient to 400degC
Temperature resolution - 0.1degC
Display - 5.7" Colour VGA
Ramp rates - 0.1-10degC in 0.1degC increments
Temperature sensor - PT100 Platinum resistance
Memory - 200 results with video
Accessory printer available - No
Date/time display - Yes
Cool down time - ~10 mins
Heat up time - ~6 mins
Electrical supply - 120V / 230V, 50-60Hz
Onboard capillary storage - Yes
In-built glass cutter - No
Language variants - English
Temperature units - degC, degF
Dimensions h x d x w - 175 x 210 x 328mm
Net Weight - 3.2kg
SMP40 - Automatic melting point apparatus, complete with pack of 100 melting point tubes, closed at both ends.
SMP2/1 - Glass melting point tubes, closed at both ends, pack of 100
SMP1/4 - Glass melting point tubes, open at both ends, pack of 100
SMP10/1 - Glass melting point tubes, closed at one end, pack of 100