Programmable Hot Plate features 12 x 12 in. top.

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Equipped with 12 x 12 in. milled-flat cast aluminum heater top for even heating across surface, EchoTherm™ Model HP61A features temperature range of ambient to 450°C controlled to ±1°C of target. Accuracy is 1% of reading using platinum RTD sensor in heater top. Programmed through front panel membrane switch and LCD, unit stores 10 programs in memory. Hot plate has countdown timer with alarm, user settable auto-off, and RS232 I/O port for computer control or data logging.

Original Press Release:

NEW Aluminum Topped Programmable Hot Plate for Work with Solids Directly on the Heater Surface

Carlsbad, CA — Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc. announces its NEW EchoTherm™  Model HP61A Programmable Hot Plate with a 12” x 12” milled-flat cast aluminum heater top.

Applications include wafer processing and annealing, polymer engineering, baking photo resists, wax and glue heating and bonding, micro fabrication and encapsulation, surface mount soldering, and heating any sample directly on the heater surface.

The heater plate is 12" (305 mm) x 12" (305 mm) milled-flat cast aluminum for even heating across the surface. The temperature range is from ambient to 450°C controlled to ±1°C of the target.  Accuracy is 1% of the reading using a platinum RTD sensor in the heater top.  The unit is supplied with a temperature calibration certificate traceable to NIST.

With the EchoTherm™ Model HP61A programming is done through the front panel membrane switch and liquid crystal display.  The unit stores ten programs in memory of as many as 10 steps each where each step is a temperature, temperature ramp rate if wanted, and time.  Each program can be made to repeat automatically from 1 to 99 times or infinitely.  All programs are stored electronically.  Temperature ramping rates are settable in 1ºC/Hour increments from 1ºC/Hour to 450ºC/Hour.

The unit has a countdown timer with alarm and user settable Auto-Off, and RS232 I/O port for computer control or data logging. The Model HP61A is available in 100, 115, and 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz models.

To obtain additional information contact:

Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc.®

2713 Loker Avenue West

Carlsbad, CA 92010 USA

Phone: 760-930-9400

Toll Free: 866-573-9104

Fax: 760-930-9480

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