Hot block digestion system: Multicube 48

Multicube 48 is a robust laboratory hot block for acid digestion, evaporation, and concentration of samples. The outstanding design enables high temperature homogeneity of ±1 °C over the whole block to ensure the same digestion quality for all samples. The high-purity, low-cost disposable vials have the lowest metal blanks to eliminate the risk of external contamination of your samples. Use the Multicube 48 vials for weighing and digesting, storing digested solutions, and as volumetric flasks to fill samples to the appropriate volume before inserting them in autosamplers for metal analysis by F-AAS, GF-AAS, ICP-OES, or ICP-MS. (Control unit needs to be ordered separately)


Increases your throughput – for 48 samples in one run

The PFA-coated graphite block simultaneously digests up to 48 environmental, food, mining, petroleum, or other samples under uniform temperature conditions of ±1 °C. The 800 W power ensures short heating and cycle times of your samples. You can safely remove the vials from Multicube 48 via a rack for air cooling to maximize the sample throughput. Multi cube 48 complies with standard methods such as EPA 3010a, 3020b, 3050b, and 3060 for solid waste and EPA 200.2, 200.7, 200.8, 200.9, 245.1, 365.1 for water.

Attractively priced – for the basic level of cost-efficient acid digestion

With Multicube 48 you get a cost-efficient digestion system based on the hot block principle but with high temperature homogeneity and certified low-cost vials for multiple use throughout all sample digestion steps. The robust design guarantees a long service life and outstanding protection against corrosion.

Reduces your workload – disposable certified vials

The 50 mL digestion vials made of high-purity polypropylene can be used for any necessary step during sample preparation: digestion, storage of the digested sample solutions, as a volumetric flask to fill the sample to the appropriate volume, and for direct use in the autosampler for metal analysis by F-AAS, GF-AAS, ICP-OES, or ICP-MS.

A certificate proving the ultra-low leachable metal content of the vials comes with each batch containing the low-metal background for 69 elements. The vial’s graduation lines for 25 mL and 50 mL meet Class A specifications and are visible around the vial to simplify the filling to the right volume.

Easy operation – intuitive software and color touchscreen

Multicube 48’s capacitive touchscreen can be calibrated to reliably respond even when operated with gloves. Easily adjust the temperature in steps of 0.1 °C at any time via the touchscreen. Choose between heating ramp, heating as fast as possible, or definition of a stepwise ramp of up to 10 temperature steps to reach the target temperature.

Store up to 100 processing methods (incl. implemented standard methods and Anton Paar’s recommended methods). Multicube 48 can run without interruption for a maximum of 450 days, which allows you to run the device continuously and therefore save the time required for cooling and heating between different samples.

Your reliable partner – full service from one supplier

Anton Paar has over 40 years of experience in developing digestion instruments. The broad portfolio of conventionally heated and microwave-assisted digestion instruments provides excellent solutions for all kinds of sample. More than 30 subsidiaries and 60 distribution partners worldwide guarantee you the highest possible product and service quality.

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