The StarFish Multi-Experiment Work Station

Whether you want to just heat and stir, or perform more complex parallel experiments, StarFish really can make your life easier and improve productivity.

  • Fits all leading brands of stirring hotplate

  • Accepts standard vials, test tubes, beakers and flasks

  • Set-up vessels individually or in parallel

  • For popular heating and stirring applications

    Such as Synthesis, Distillation or Extraction

Multi StarFish Work Station

What are the benefits?

  • Space saving – uses less space than multiple heating and stirring set-ups
  • Increases productivity – multiple positions allow you to heat, stir and reflux experiments in parallel
  • Cost effective – use your existing stirring hotplate and glassware. Eliminate the cost of multiple set-ups
StarFish

  • Safer, cleaner working – eliminate oil baths, reduce spills, mess and accidents
  • Flexible – use as many positions as you want
  • Easy to use and quick to assemble
  • Compact – store spare components in a drawer and not on the bench
Starfish

StarFish has proven popular in the following laboratories:

  • Teaching and university
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • Environmental analysis
  • Food testing
  • Analytical
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StarFish Baseplate

StarFish Baseplates

Base Plates – for round or square hotplates

StarFish base plates fit securely on all popular brands of stirring hotplate with both round or square top plates and are designed to maximise thermal contact with the heated top plate.

 

StarFish handles and rod

Lifting handles – insulated

Optional insulated handles can be screwed to the base plate, allowing the
safe removal of the base plate from the hotplate whilst still hot.

Support rods – stainless steel

Stainless steel 12mm ø x 650mm long. Rods screw directly into the base plate.
Choose from two rod options; a single piece and a two piece for when shorter set-ups.

StarFish Monoblocks

StarFish MonoBlocks

Single blocks with multiple wells all of the same size

  • Chemical-resistant anodised aluminium for rapid heating of vials, tubes and flasks up to 260 ˚C.
  • MonoBlocks are single blocks with multiple wells all of the same size.
  • MonoBlocks are stackable to maximize lab space
  • MonoBlocks have a 3.5 mm hole for a temperature probe
  • MonoBlocks are individually labelled for easy identification
  • Optional reducing inserts for 250 ml block
tarFish PolyBlocks on hotplate extended

StarFish PolyBlocks

Small segments that can be mixed to accommodate any combination of vessel

  • Chemical-resistant anodised aluminium for rapid heating of vials, tubes and flasks up to 260 ˚C
  • Polyblocks segments that can be mixed to accommodate any combination of vessel (5 per StarFish)
  • PolyBlocks are stackable to maximize lab space
  • PolyBlocks have a 3.5 mm hole for a temperature probe
  • PolyBlocks are individually labelled for easy identification
  • Optional reducing inserts for 250 ml block
StarFish Reducing Inserts

StarFish Reducing Inserts

Aluminium reducing inserts for flasks – 5 ml, 10 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml and 150 ml wells in PolyBlocks and MonoBlocks 
StarFish Distribution Manifolds

StarFish Gas/Water Manifolds

Quick, convenient and tidy connections for for gas, vacuum and water

  • Make the connection of water or gas/vacuum to multiple vessels quick and easy
  • Manifolds can be used independently of StarFish
  • Screw-tightening allows location of manifolds in any position on a standard 12mm ø support rod
  • Quick-release gas/fluid connectors
  • Leak-proof shut-off valves close when the couplings are parted
StarFish distribution manifolds

StarFish Gas/Water Manifolds

Water Manifold

Allows coolant from a single source to be evenly distributed to up to five condensers and then re-combined to one outlet pipe. Two manifolds are used in each set-up.

Gas/Vacuum Manifold

Allows gas or vacuum from a single source to be evenly distributed to up to five positions or vessels. (Does not control or regulate gas/vacuum flow).

StarFish Universal 5-way clamp

StarFish Universal Clamps

3- and 5-way Universal Clamps are designed to safely support flasks, condensers and other glassware. They feature adjustable telescopic arms and flexible straps to hold glassware.

  • Designed to be raised or lowered with glassware in-situ
  • Choice of Velcro or rubber supporting straps
  • Rubber straps grip glassware from 15 to 70mm in diameter – ideal for lifting vessels
  • 5-way clamp features a slot which allows it to be located on to the support rod from the side
  • Velcro straps are designed specifically not to grip glassware tightly, allowing condensers to slide through the strap, whilst still being safely restrained
  • Optional Viton rubber straps offer superior chemical resistance

StarFish Glassware

How do the clamps work?

Grip the flask neck with a rubber strap on the lower clamp for lifting, whilst the condenser above slides through the Velcro strap on the upper clamp.

Accessory Glassware

  • StarFish blocks are designed to accept standard laboratory glassware
  • For your convenience we offer a range of standard glassware
  • StarFish will also accommodate glassware from the Radleys’ Carousel 12 Plus, 6 Plus and GreenHouse

Key features

StarFish Work Station
  1. Gas/Vacuum Manifold

    • Even distribution to up to five positions or vessels
    • Quick-release connectors
    • Leak-proof shut-off valves
  2. Central Support Rod

    • Single or two piece options
    • Screws into baseplate
    • Stainless Steel
  3. Universal 3 or 5-way Telescopic Clamps

    • Adjusts to hold a wide variety go glassware
    • Velcro or rubber straps
  4. Water Manifold

    • Distributes water up to five condensers simultaneously
    • Quick-release connectors
    • Leak-proof shut-off valves
  5. MonoBlocks or PolyBlock

    • Wide choice of block options
    • From vials to 500ml flasks
  6. Use your own hotplate and glassware

    • Compatible with all popular brands of stirring hotplate
  7. Choice of Base Plates

    • For round or square hotplates
    • Optional handles
  8. 500ml MonoBlock and Clamp

    • Accepts 3 x 500ml flasks
    • Universal 3-way telescopic clamp

Range

Base Plates and Accessories

RR95010   StarFish Base Plate 135mm (for Radleys and IKA)
RR95020   StarFish Base Plate 145mm (for Heidolph)
RR95030   StarFish Base Plate 150mm (for Eyela)
RR95040   StarFish Base Plate 184 x 184mm (for Cimarec)
RR95050   StarFish Base Plate 160 x 160mm (for Stuart – SD models)
RR95100   StarFish Base Plate Handles (Pair)
RR95665   650mm Rod
RR95666   650mm Split Rod
RR95980   Adjustable Spanner

MonoBlock Range

RR95125    MonoBlock for 3 x 500ml Flasks
RR95130    MonoBlock for 5 x 250ml Flasks
RR95135    MonoBlock for 16 x 25mm Tubes
RR95140    MonoBlock for 16 x 24mm Tubes
RR95145    MonoBlock for 40 x 16mm Tubes
RR95150    MonoBlock for 40 x 12mm Tubes
RR95152    MonoBlock for 16 x 28mm Vials
RR95155    MonoBlock for 20 x 21mm Vials (4 dram)
RR95160    MonoBlock for 40 x 17mm Vials (2 dram)
RR95165    MonoBlock for 40 x 15mm Vials (1 dram)
RR95170    MonoBlock for 40 x 12mm Vials (2ml)

PolyBlock Range

RR95230   PolyBlock for 1 x 250ml Flask
RR95235   PolyBlock for 3 x 25mm Tubes
RR95240   PolyBlock for 3 x 24mm Tubes
RR95245   PolyBlock for 9 x 16mm Tubes
RR95250   PolyBlock for 9 x 12mm Tubes
RR95252   PolyBlock for 3 x 28mm Vials
RR95255   PolyBlock for 3 x 21mm Vials (4 dram)
RR95260   PolyBlock for 7 x 17mm Vials (2 dram)
RR95265   PolyBlock for 9 x 15mm Vials (1 dram)
RR95270   PolyBlock for 9 x 12mm Vials (2ml)

Reducing inserts for flasks

Aluminium reducing inserts for flasks from 5 ml to 150 ml fit in 250 ml MonoBlock or PolyBlock wells.

RR95330    150ml Flask Insert
RR95335    100ml Flask Insert
RR95340    50ml Flask Insert
RR95345    25ml Flask Insert
RR95350    10ml Flask Insert
RR95355    5ml Flask Insert

Distribution Manifolds and Tubing

RR95500   Water Manifold with connectors
RR95510   Gas/Vacuum Manifold with connectors
RR95535   Tubing for Manifold outlets 15m x 6.4mm
RR95540   Tubing for Manifold inlets 15m x 8mm

Universal Clamps and Accessories

RR95400   Telescopic 5-way Clamp with Velcro
RR95405   Telescopic 3-way Clamp with Velcro
RR95410   Telescopic 5-way Clamp with Silicone Strap and Long Handle
RR95415   Telescopic 3-way Clamp with Silicone Strap and Long Handle
RR95450   RR95400 to RR95410 Conversion Kit
RR95412   Clamp Long Handle
RR95430   Self-Adhesive Velcro Pads
RR95432   Strap Securing Pins
RR95440   Velcro Loop Strips 200mm
RR95442   Silicone Strap 200mm
RR95444   Viton Strap 200mm

Round Bottom Flasks

RR94040   500ml Round Bottom Flask 24/29 Socket
RR94050   250ml Round Bottom Flask 24/29 Socket
RR94055   250ml Round Bottom Flask 19/26 Socket
RR94060   150ml Round Bottom Flask 24/29 Socket
RR94065   150ml Round Bottom Flask 19/26 Socket
RR94070   100ml Round Bottom Flask 24/29 Socket
RR94075   100ml Round Bottom Flask 19/26 Socket
RR94080   50ml Round Bottom Flask 24/29 Socket
RR94085   50ml Round Bottom Flask 19/26 Socket
RR94090   25ml Round Bottom Flask 24/29 Socket
RR94095   25ml Round Bottom Flask 19/26 Socket
RR94100   10ml Round Bottom Flask 14/23 Socket
RR94105   10ml Round Bottom Flask 10/19 Socket
RR94110   5ml Round Bottom Flask 14/23 Socket
RR94115   5ml Round Bottom Flask 10/19 Socket

Round Bottom Flasks with Sidearm

RR94145   500ml R/B Flask 24/29 with 19/26 Sidearm
RR94150   250ml R/B Flask 24/29 with 19/26 Sidearm
RR94155   100ml R/B Flask 24/29 with 19/26 Sidearm
RR94160   50ml R/B Flask 14/23 with 14/23 Sidearm
RR94165   25ml R/B Flask 14/23 with 14/23 Sidearm

Azeotropic Flask

RR94250   250ml Azeotropic Reaction Flask 24/29 with 19/26 Sidearm

Test Tubes (pack of 100, medium wall)

RR94005   24 x 150 T/Tube with Rim
RR94010   24 x 150 T/Tube without Rim
RR94015   16 x 100 T/Tube with Rim
RR94020   16 x 100 T/Tube without Rim
RR94025   12 x 100 T/Tube with Rim
RR94030   12 x 100 T/Tube without Rim

Condensers

RR94180   Liebig Condenser 208mm 19/26
RR94185   Liebig Condenser 250mm 24/29
RR94190   Liebig Condenser 250mm 29/32
RR94195   Coil Condenser 165mm 19/26
RR94200   Coil Condenser 165mm 24/29
RR94205   Coil Condenser 165mm 29/32
RR94210   Allihn Condenser 250mm 19/26
RR94215   Allihn Condenser 250mm 24/29
RR94220   Allihn Condenser 250mm 29/32

Soxhlet

RR94230   20ml Soxhlet 19/26 Cone 24/29 Socket
RR94235   40ml Soxhlet 24/29 Cone 29/32 Socket
RR94240   60ml Soxhlet 24/29 Cone 34/25 Socket
RR94245   100ml Soxhlet 24/29 Cone 40/38 Socket

Right Angle Adapters (pack of 5)

RR94260   Adapter B19 Cone to SQ13 Screwthread
RR94265   Adapter B24 Cone to SQ13 Screwthread
RR94270   Adapter B29 Cone to SQ13 Screwthread
RR94275   Adapter B34 Cone to SQ13 Screwthread