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Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Go Direct Melt Station

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The Go Direct Melt Station accurately determines the melting temperature of solid substances. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your platform.

Description

Teach students the visual detection capillary method of melting point determination with the Go Direct Melt Station. It accurately measures melting temperatures of a solid (up to 260°C), and the real-time graphing provides a unique perspective of the melting process.

The wide-angle observation and magnification window, LED-lit heater block, and adjustable tilt base give students a clear view of the substance as they witness the state change. Internal cooling fans reduce the waiting time between sample testing. Also included is an important safety feature that automatically powers down the heating block after 60 minutes with no change to the control knob.

The Go Direct Melt Station can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Determine the melting temperature of an known organic solid such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or caffeine.
  • Identify an unknown organic solid by its melting temperature.
  • Use melting temperature to analyze reaction products.

Wired or Wireless—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis 4 app—no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.

Specifications

  • Dimensions:
    • Base: 13 cm × 15 cm × 1.5 cm
    • Body: 9 cm × 9 cm × 24 cm
  • Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
  • Range: Ambient to 260°C
  • Resolution: 0.10°C
  • Accuracy: ±0.31 + 0.0006T, where T is the temperature in Celsius
  • Safety shut down: The heating block is automatically powered down after approximately 60 minutes of heating.
  • Capillary tubes: 1.4–1.8 mm outside diameter, 100 mm length
  • Capillary tube slots: 3
  • Viewing lens: 27 mm diameter (functional), 30 mm (actual)
  • Lighting of capillary slots: 3 white LEDs
  • Lighting of control dial:
    • Red LED (indicates heating mode)
    • Blue LED (indicates cooling mode with cooling fan running)
    • Yellow LED (safety shut off activated)
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

View the Go Direct Melt Station user manual

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Compatibility Requirements

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Coming Soon

    A future update will support data collection with the Go Direct Melt Station and LabQuest 2, a standalone data logger.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for ComputersVersion 4.0
    No interface requiredFull support 1

    Compatibility Notes

    1. For Bluetooth® connectivity, only computers running Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.10 or newer are supported. The computer must also have a compatible Bluetooth 4.0+ radio.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for ChromeVersion 4
    No interface requiredFull support
  • Mobile Devices
    Mobile Devices

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for iOSVersion 4Graphical Analysis for AndroidVersion 3.1.1
    No interface requiredFull supportFuture support

What’s Included

  • Go Direct Melt Station
  • 100 standard capillary tubes
  • Power supply
  • Micro USB Cable

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct Melt StationGDX-MLT$499
Optional Accessories
Melt Station Capillary TubesMLT-TUBE$15

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