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Melt Station

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The Melt Station makes it possible to accurately determine the melting temperature of solid substances.

Description

Connect the Melt Station to a Vernier interface to measure the melting temperature of solid substances.

  • Accurate results using built-in RTD over a range of 30°C to 260°C
  • High-quality 6X viewing lens for clear observation of the samples
  • Innovative, adjustable tilt allows for optimal viewing angle
  • Cooling fan reduces time between tests

Each Melt Station comes with 100 standard capillary tubes. Additional packages of 100 are available.

Sample Data

Specifications

  • Dimensions:
    • Base: 13 cm x 15 cm x 1.5 cm
    • Body: 9 cm x 9 cm x 24 cm
  • Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
  • 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 sixty 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)
Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

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Compatibility Requirements

The Melt Station may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Full Support

    The Melt Station is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ComputersVersion 4.2.2Logger ProVersion 3.14.1Logger LiteVersion 1.9.2
    LabQuest MiniFull support 1Full supportFull support
    LabQuest 2Full support 1 2Full supportFull support
    LabQuest StreamFull support 1 3Full supportFull support 4
    Go!LinkFull support 1Full supportFull support
    Original LabQuest(discontinued)Full support 1Full supportFull support
    LabPro(discontinued)IncompatibleFull supportFull support

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
    2. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. Future software updates will support the use of this sensor with LabQuest connected via USB to computers or Chromebooks.
    3. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
    4. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Wireless connection is not supported.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ChromeVersion 4.2.2
    LabQuest MiniFull support 1
    LabQuest 2Full support 1 2
    LabQuest StreamFull support 1 3
    Go!LinkFull support 1
    Original LabQuest(discontinued)Full support 1

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
    2. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. Future software updates will support the use of this sensor with LabQuest connected via USB to computers or Chromebooks.
    3. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
  • Mobile Devices
    Mobile Devices

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOSVersion 4.0.2Graphical Analysis for AndroidVersion 3.1.1
    LabQuest StreamFull support 1Future support
    LabQuest 2Full support 2Full support 2
    Go Wireless® LinkFull support 1Future support

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
    2. Mobile devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  • Additional Platforms
    Additional Platforms

    You can also use the Melt Station with these platforms:

What’s Included

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Melt StationMLT-BTA$499
Optional Accessories
Melt Station Capillary TubesMLT-TUBE$15

Support

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