Heat Flow Calorimeter streamlines and accelerates optimization.

Press Release Summary:

OptiMax HFCal reaction calorimeter facilitates characterization of process safety parameters – heat transfer, specific heat of reaction mass, isothermal and non-isothermal heat flow, enthalpy, and thermal conversion rates – at all reaction stages. Electrical heating and Peltier cooling systems control temperature control from -40 to 180°C without cryostat and ice-bath maintenance, and all experiment data is recorded automatically to foster traceable and reproducible processes.

Original Press Release:

New Reaction Calorimeter Speeds and Streamlines Optimization

Greifensee, Switzerland — METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to launch OptiMax HFCal. This newly-designed heat flow calorimeter is the latest addition to the reaction calorimeter product line. OptiMax HFCal offers highly intuitive operation so users can run experiments faster for significant resource savings. Quick, reliable heating and cooling add to the unit’s time-saving nature, making OptiMax HFCal a good investment for labs working under tight time-to-market or time-to-publish pressure.

A chemical reaction’s heat-related information is key to developing a safe, robust process—and the earlier this information can be evaluated, the faster the process can be transferred into large-scale production. OptiMax HFCal enables easy, rapid characterization of these process-safety parameters, including heat transfer, specific heat of reaction mass, isothermal and non-isothermal heat flow, enthalpy, and thermal conversion rates at all reaction stages. The electrical heating and Peltier cooling systems ensure precise temperature control from -40 to 180 °C without cryostat and ice-bath maintenance for added time-savings and a smaller bench footprint.

Easy data-gathering is also critical for establishing reliable, repeatable calorimetric measurement. With OptiMax HFCal, all experiment data is recorded automatically, making processes traceable and reproducible. Upon experiment completion, relevant data can be summarized into tables and trend graphics with a single key-press. For further analysis or storage, OptiMax HFCal data can be managed securely using METTLER TOLEDO’s iC Data CenterTM  or easily exported to Excel®. For more on how the OptiMax HFCal heat flow calorimeter can enable fast, accurate process characterization to help ensure safety at scale, visit www.mt.com/OptiMaxHFCal.

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Patricia Hicks

Mettler-Toledo AutoChem, Inc.




METTLER TOLEDO provides the enabling technology, software and people that can help build a seamless workflow to translate bench scale chemistry into a commercial process. For more than 20 years, our enabling tools and services have been a strategic resource providing critical information for thousands of development scientists and engineers. Companies have used that knowledge to accelerate the discovery, development and scale-up of new chemical processes spanning the chemical and biopharmaceutical industries. For more, visit www.mt.com.

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