Reactor-Ready™ Lab Reactor

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02 The Reactor-Ready Lab Reactor - 100 ml to 5 litres

Swap reaction vessels in minutes, not hours

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.

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Reactor-Ready Lab Reactor Features

  • Rapid, tool-free vessel exchange with quick-release vessel clamp and hose couplings.
  • Accepts all leading brands of overhead stirrer and allows easy, tool-free adjustment.
  • Triple support stand features heavy duty stainless steel support rods for stability.
  • Self-aligning stirrer coupling engages without the need for tools.
  • Innovative hose manifolds allow easy thermofluid drain down.
  • Temperature range: -70 ºC to +230 ºC.
  • Wide range of accessory glassware including condensers, dropping funnels etc.
  • Optional software allows you to log and control stirrers, circulators, balances, pumps, temperature sensors and other devices.

Reaction Vessel Features

  • Range of single and vacuum jacketed vessels from 100 ml to 5 litres.
  • Process vessels to mimic larger scale plant or manufacturing reactors.
  • Precision engineered borosilicate glass vessels.
  • DN100 5 neck Glass Lid fits all Vessel sizes.
  • Vessels feature V4 Zero Dead Space Drain Stopcock which prevents over-tightening which can cause glass breakage.

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W11 RA16319 Reactor-Ready   Radleys tool-free quick-release 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.


Radleys Reactor-Ready stainless steel vessel support collar   W11 RA15342 Reactor-Ready

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.


W11 RA16805_2 RR DUO   W11 RA15332-2 Reactor-Ready      

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 shafts

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.


W11 RA15311 Reactor-Ready   W11 RA15327-2 Reactor-Ready

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 16mm in diameter.


W11 RA15338 Reactor-Ready      

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.


W11 RA15344 Reactor-Ready   W11 RA15345 Reactor-Ready

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.


W11 RA15598 Reactor-Ready   W11 RA15605 Reactor-Ready

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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