Reactor-Ready Lab Reactor

Reactor-Ready Lab Reactor – 100 ml to 5 litres – swap reaction vessels in minutes, not hours

Why choose Reactor-Ready?

Reactor-Ready is designed as a universal reactor work station with a range of easily interchangeable vessels from 100 ml to 5 litres which can be configured to suit the chemistry and scale needed for each project. Easy to use, this one unique framework can replace many, saving money and fumehood space.

  • Interchangeable

    Rapid, tool-free vessel exchange with quick-release vessel clamp and hose couplings. Self-aligning stirrer coupling engages without the need for tools.

  • Flexible

    Accepts all leading brands of overhead stirrer and allows easy, tool-free adjustment. Interchangeable vessels available from 100 ml to 5 litres. Temperature range: -70 ºC to +230 ºC.

  • Innovative

    Triple support stand features heavy duty stainless steel support rods for stability. Innovative hose manifolds allow easy thermofluid drain down.

  • Take control

    Compatible with AVA Lab Control Software, for reproducible chemistry and seamless tech transfer. Log and control stirrers, circulators, balances, pumps, temperature sensors and other devices.

The first time I changed vessels, it took about 5 minutes but now I can change in less than 2 minutes. I get one stand which fits all sizes up to 5 litres. I get overhead stirring on all scales.Researcher, Process R&D Group, Leading US pharmaceutical company

Unique Vessel Clamp

  • Self-centering
  • Quick-release
  • Change vessels in minutes

Hose Couplings

  • Quick-release
  • Connect in seconds
  • Chemical-resistant PEEK

Individual Manifolds

  • Easy connection
  • Easy drain-down
  • Reduces stress on vessel sidearms

Simple Stirrer Alignment

  • Slide and glide
  • Set and lock

Patented Stirrer Coupling

  • Drop in
  • No tools
  • No fuss

Standard Vessels

  • 100ml to 3 litres
  • Vacuum jacketed option
  • Glass accessories to match

Process Vessels

  • Mimic plant scale geometry
  • 100ml to 5 litres
  • Vacuum jacketed option

Stirrer Paddles

  • A choice of popular stirrer paddles

Vessel Kits

  • Convenient vessel kits make buying vessels and accessories easy and cost effective

Vessel Sizes

  • A range of vessel sizes and styles

AVA Lab Control Software with Reactor-Ready

Compatible with AVA

AVA Lab Control Software allows scientists to achieve precise temperature control and accurate process data logging in their jacketed lab reactor experiments, leading to reproducible chemistry and seamless tech transfer. Log and control stirrers, circulators, balances, pumps, temperature sensors and other devices.


Reactor-Ready Core and Components

The reactor Ready Core includes all of the following components:

  • Stand with base, drip tray, support rods, bosses and all clamps
  • Glass Reaction Vessel Lid
  • Vessel FEP O-ring seal and PTFE Collar
  • HDPE Drip Tray
  • Vessel to Manifold Insulated Hoses with Quick-Release Connections
  • Lower Inlet Manifold + Drain
Reactor-Ready Outlet Manifold

  • Upper Outlet Manifold + Vent
  • PTFE Stirrer Guide and Coupling
  • Stainless steel Stirrer Drive Coupling
  • Two stainless steel Vessel Support Collars
  • Locking Rod for Support Rod Bosses

Hoses to connect the Reactor-Ready framework to a thermoregulator are NOT included. You will require hoses with an M24 x 1.5 female connection or appropriate adapters.


DN100 5 neck Glass Lid fits all Vessel sizes

  • Supplied as part of the Reactor-Ready Core
  • DN100 lid with 5 x Rodaviss, grease-free, safety joints.
  • All Rodaviss joints are interchangeable with ordinary A, B and C length conical joints.
  • Rodaviss A length joints available if required
Reactor-Ready Vessel

How to order Reactor-Ready Lab Reactor

  1. Select the Reactor-Ready Core.
  2. Choose the Vessel Kit or Kits you require by selecting the vessel volume and style.
  3. Select the overhead stirrer you need.
  4. If you need a thermoregulator, hoses, hose adapters, thermofluid or accessory glassware, then select from the accessory list.
  5. If you need automation add AVA Control Software and Data Hub.
Reactor-Ready vessel clamp

Patented vessel clamp allows rapid vessel exchange without tools

  • Unique clamp design allows vessel to be supported and clamped by a single operator in less than a minute
  • Use the same clamp to hold all vessel sizes; plus the vessels remain supported even when the clamp is unlocked

Vessel Support Collar aids vessel loading

  • Reactor-Ready uses an innovative support collar fitted to the neck of each vessel, which allows the vessels to be swapped in and out of the Reactor-Reactor core like a cartridge
  • The stainless steel collar locks securely into the support plate on the framework and allows the vessel to remain supported, even when not clamped
  • Vessel exchange is tool free and can easily be undertaken by one person
Self aligning Stirrer

Unique Self aligning Stirrer Coupling saves time when changing Vessels

  • Patented drop-in stirrer coupling engages easily without the need for tools
  • Simply lower the stirrer coupling to engage with the stirrer guide below
  • The stainless steel stirrer coupling will fit in any standard stirrer chuck
  • The non-slip design ensures powerful stirring up to 500rpm, or 800rpm for short periods (subject to motor selected)
Reactor Ready PTFE Stirring Shaft

Choice of PTFE stirring shafts

  • Reactor-Ready is offered with a choice of PTFE Stirring Shafts: Anchor, Retreat Curve and Turbine or Propeller styles
  • PTFE Anchor Stirring Shaft is included with all standard reaction vessel kits
  • PTFE Turbine Stirring Shaft is included with all process reaction vessel kits
Reactor-Ready I beam

I-beam Support allows the Stirring Motor to be positioned with ease

  • I-beam allows the stirrer drive to be raised or lowered without needing to remount the stirrer
  • Adjustable safety stop collars located below the I-beam allow the user to lower the stirrer motor to a set position for ease of operation and safety
  • Reactor-Ready accepts all leading brands of motor or air-powered overhead stirrer with support rods up to 16 mm in diameter
Reactor-Ready stirrer

Whip-free stirrer guide

  • The Reactor-Ready’s PTFE stirrer guide screws directly on to the glass lid and features a unique extended support which provides whip-free agitation even at high speeds
  • The stirrer guide is chemically inert, gas tight and suitable for work under vacuum
Reactor-Ready couplings

Quick Release PEEK Hose Couplings

  • Operates over the temperature range -70˚C to +230˚C
  • Quick release, screwthread design allows rapid exchange of vessels without the use of tools
  • Simply tighten by hand for a leak tight seal
  • PEEK with Viton O-rings ensures all wetted parts are chemically resistant
  • Lightweight, metal free design prevents chipping and minimises strain on the glass fitting
  • All hoses have a 12mm ID, maximising thermofluid flow and heating/cooling performance
  • Low thermal conductivity of PEEK reduces frosting when cooling
Reactor-Ready manifolds

Hose Manifolds allow easy Thermofluid drain down

  • The inlet and outlet hoses from the Reactor-Ready vessel connect to manifolds attached to the support rod
  • These manifolds serve two important functions:
    1. Supports the hose running from the vessel, thereby eliminating stress on the glass sidearm.
    2. Allows thermofluid drain down which provides a quick and clean method of removing the thermofluid from the vessel jacket when changing vessels
  • By opening the venting valve on the (upper) outlet manifold, thermofluid drains from the vessel back to the thermoregulator under gravity
  • Opening the drain tap on the (lower) inlet manifold allows drainage to an external reservoir

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