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ReactIR 45PEnables Precision Process Transfer at Any Scale

03-12-2012 02:51 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Mettler-Toledo International Inc.

Eliminating many inherent process-transfer difficulties, the new ReactIRTM 45P from METTLER TOLEDO not only lets engineersmake faster decisions with real-time in situ analysis; specialized sensors and smart software enable easy transfer of process knowledge from lab to plant for time and money savingsat virtually any reaction scale.

METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the availability of its new ReactIRTM 45P. Next-generation ReactIR 45P technology allows reaction scale-up to be studied under actual process conditions. The key information it provides ensures critical yield and product purity are maintained, saving time and money while enhancing safety and compliance in sensitive manufacturing processes.

Designed to operate in the lab as well as classified areas, ReactIR 45P uses preferred in situ monitoring to study the formation and consumption of starting materials, intermediates and other species in reaction. However, because of its size and unique instrumentation, the same machine can be used as the process is scaled, eliminating the difficulty of transferring calibration data between analyzers. Not only does this enhance time-savings: chemists and engineers develop a direct process understanding and continue monitoring as the process is scaled. This results in fewer reaction surprises and an easier transfer of precision processes from lab to plant.

Using proved sampling technology, ReactIR 45P,which replaces the METTLER TOLEDOMonArc instrument,has successfully monitored hundreds of chemistry reaction classes, including hydrogenations, Grignard reactions, lithiations, halogenations and acid-chloride reactions. iC series software, including iC IRTM and iCProcessTM, effortlessly turns this reaction data into chemical information for rapid analysis. Desired reaction goals are reached in less time, allowing companiesto compete in today's fast-paced global market.

These robust iCsoftware packages come as standard on ReactIR 45P, along with detailed audit and event logs to enhance compliance. A hardened interferometer with multi-level vibration insolation, purge and pressurized NEMA 4X stainless steel enclosure, Thermo Electric (TE) cooler, and DS Series Sampling Technology ensure enhanced reaction protection and environmental control. Full support for Distributed Control Systems (DCS) via industry standard protocols such as Modbus and OPC UA offer robust communication options as well.

Additional equipment options allow manufacturers to tailor ReactIR 45P to their specific needs. For more on how ReactIR 45P can help manage lab-to-plant scale-up with greater precision and efficiency for bottom-line savings, visit www.mt.com/reactir45p.

More info: http://us.mt.com/us/en/home/products/L1_AutochemProducts/L2_in-situSpectrocopy/reactir-45p.html

METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
Im Langacher, Zip Code 8606
Greifensee, Switzerland
E-Mail : ePublicRelations@mt.com
Phone : +41-44-944 33 85
Website : www.mt.com

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