Digi-Mantle

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Digi-Mantles

Digi-Mantles enable a round bottom flask of 100 to 250ml, 500ml or 1000ml capacity to be stirred and heated up to an element temperature of 450°C through precise electronic control, giving an accurate measure of temperature and stirring. The modular design allows heating cartridges of different sizes to be interchanged using the same OMCA digital controller as a base, which makes Digi-Mantles a very cost-effective option.

Heater cartridge

The heater cartridge ensures that the temperature is uniformly distributed across the round bottom flask. Even at an element temperature of up to 450°C, the outside of the heater cartridge remains "cool-to-the-touch" due to the air flow through ventilation slots beneath and around the rim of the case.

The heater cartridge comes in 3 sizes for heating round bottom flasks of capacity 100 to 250ml (OMCA0250), 500 ml (OMCA0500) and 1000ml (OMCA1000) capacity.

OMCA Digital controller

Used to control both temperature and stirring speed independently, the OMCA digital controller has a revolutionary CTC (Capacitance Touch Control) panel, which is both easy to read and use, and you can set the required temperature and stir speed by using the up/down arrows. The control panel has separate indicators lights for the power, heater and stirrer functions, along with a 3-digit display indicating the actual temperature from ambient to 450°C. Stirring speeds from 100 to 2000rpm are obtained by lightly touching the stirrer speed keys.

Temperature control

Heating is controlled by a modern state of the art microprocessor, which displays the heat setting as a percentage of the total power. An optional temperature probe may be used to gauge the temperature of the flask contents more accurately (up to 220°C); the temperature probe controls heating via the temperature feedback circuit and the actual temperature is displayed.

Improved stirring

The OMCA digital controller and motor arrangement has recently been upgraded to allow for accurate low speed stirring control and higher stirring speeds. Uniform stirring is provided via a motorised rotating magnet assembly positioned to provide maximum magnetic flux linkage to rotate the stirrer bars in each reaction vessel.

Key features

• Same OMCA controller accommodates different capacity heating cartridges, i.e. interchangeable design
• Round bottom flask capacity of between 100ml to 1000ml
• Vented casing ensures the outer is safe to touch
• Greater stirring stability and speeds from 100 to 2000rpm
• Controller with display menus and touch pad interface
• Indicator lights for power, stirrer and heater operation
• Supplied with a support rod (NOTE clamps are not supplied)
• CE certification

Technical specification


Model Digi-Mantle 250 Digi-Mantle 500 Digi-Mantle 1000
Catalogue Number OMCA0250 OMCA0500 OMCA1000
Voltage 230V or 115V 230V or 115V 230V or 115V
Flask Capacity 100 - 250ml 500ml 1000ml
Max Element Temperature 450° C 450° C 450° C
Stir Speed Range 100 - 2000rpm 100 - 2000rpm 100 - 2000rpm
Case Material Powder-coated Aluminium Powder-coated Aluminium Powder-coated Aluminium
Dimensions (d x w x h) 300 x 300 x 650mm 300 x 300 x 650mm 300 x 300 x 650mm
Shipping weight, 3.1kg 3.1kg 3.1kg

Ordering information


Catalogue no. Description
OMCA* Digi-Mantle digital controller for temperature and stirring
OMCA0250* Digi-Mantle kit (100-250ml capacity)
OMCA0500* Digi-Mantle kit (500ml capacity)
OMCA1000* Digi-Mantle kit (1000ml capacity)
ATS10063 PT100 Temperature probe (5 pin)
OM0250* Replacement 100-250ml Digi-Mantle heater cartridge
OM0500* Replacement 500ml Digi-Mantle heater cartridge
OM1000* Replacement 1000ml Digi-Mantle heater cartridge

*Please add suffix: X1 for 115V model variants


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