Heating plates are often used in the laboratory to perform chemical reactions, heat samples, and for numerous other tasks. Heating plates are conceptually simple: a flat surface with heating elements. They do not produce naked flames and are suitable for use in oil or sand baths.
Key features of an excellent hotplate and selection criteria are:
- Plate size
- Maximum temperature reached
- Temperature uniformity
- Corrosion-resistant materials: ceramic plate; structure in anti-corrosive material.
- Safety systems: overheating protection; visual and acoustic alarms.
- Accuracy and type of control panel: analogue, digital or, with the latest generation models, with WiFi connection to software via PC or Tablet.
The functionality of a hotplate instrument is often complemented by a magnetic stirring system, which you can find in the Magnetic Stirrer category.
Jointlab's proposals are based on the products of Velp, a leading brand based in Italy and Ohaus, a brand known all over the world for the precision achieved in its products.