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Masticator Homogenizator

Masticator paddle blenders enable thorough homogenization of samples while isolating them from any possible contamination. The Masticator’s high-quality durable motors ensure safe and efficient homogenization. This solution is for food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and clinical laboratories that seek reliable homogenization that is cross-contamination-free. The Masticator blenders disperse samples inside sterile bags with paddles that drive a masticating action while moving the sample from side to side. This key step in sample preparation ensures homogenous distribution of microorganisms throughout the diluent. Several models encompass a wide array of possibilities.

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System Highlights

No Sample Cross Contamination: Samples are protected from any contamination during homogenization thanks to the use of sterile disposable bags

Durable: Second to none in durability, the Masticator’s high-quality spring system has proven to withstand the most challenging blending procedures. Customers benefit from a 3-year warranty for any masticator blender.

Ease to use: the Masticators require virtually no maintenance and are easily cleaned when their front door is fully removed.

Application scope

The Masticator lab blenders are used for homogenization during microbiological testing. Food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical labs like to use 400 ml Masticator blenders for homogenizing 10 to 40 g of previously diluted samples. 400 mL bags with and without filters can be used. The former can be used for pipetting debris-free homogenized liquid and are particularly recommended when homogenizations yield sample suspensions with high amounts of large-sized particles. Meanwhile, 80 mL Masticator compact models appeal to clinical and life science labs involved in small sample tissue homogenization (<10 g), and to industrial QC labs that process low-weight samples (<10 g). Panoramic and Compact models allow for homogenization monitoring through windows located in their doors. With a 3.5 L volume capacity, the MAXICATOR completes IUL’s paddle blender range, allowing for blending of large composite samples.

How to continue processing diluted samples

After dilution, sample-containing bags can be stored in Portabag bag holders pending homogenization in Masticator blenders. Once homogenized, the Eddy Jet 2 spiral plater is used to reduce the number of plates processed, offering a threefold decimal dilution counting range in a single plate. Following incubation, plates are automatically counted and fed with the Plate Handler or automatically counted and manually fed with the SphereFlash®. With a 3.5 L volume capacity, the MAXICATOR completes IUL’s paddle blender range, allowing for blending of large composite samples.

Ordering Information

DescriptionCat. No.
MAXICATOR 3500 mL 230/240V 50Hz90002400
MAXICATOR 3500 mL 120V 60Hz90002401
MAXICATOR 3500 mL 100V 60/60Hz90002402
Masticator Basic 400 mL 220/240 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000470
Masticator Basic 400 mL 100/127 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000471
Masticator Basic Panoramic 400 mL 220/240 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000475
Masticator Basic Panoramic 400 mL 100/127 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000477
Masticator Classic 400 mL 220/240 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000400
Masticator Classic 400 mL 220/240 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000400
Masticator Classic 400 mL 100/127 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000401
Masticator Classic Panoramic 400 mL 220/240 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000500
Masticator Classic Panoramic 400 mL 100/127 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000501
Masticator Silver 400 mL 220/230 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000420
Masticator Silver 400 mL 100 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000421
Masticator Silver 400 mL 110/120 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000461
Masticator Silver Panoramic 400 mL 220/230 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000520
Masticator Silver Panoramic 400 mL 100 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000521
Masticator Silver Panoramic 400 mL 110/120 V 50/60 Hz (+50 bags)9000522

Technical Specifications

 
ModelMAXICATOR
3500 mL
Silver/ PanoramicClassic/PanoramicBasic/PanoramicCompact
MotorInduction TypeInduction TypeInduction TypeInduction TypeDC Type
Motor Speed650–1400 rpm500–1500 rpm1500 rpm1500 rpm2400 rpm
Reduction1:7.51:61:61:61:8
Strokes/sec3-4-5-65-6-7-88.5 (50Hz)
10 (60Hz)
8.5 (50 Hz)
10 (60Hz)
10
SettingKeyboard/DisplayKeyboard/DisplayDigital TimerDigital TimerDigital Timer
Timer15/30/60/90/120/
150/180/210/240s
15/30/60/90/120/
150/180/210/240s
15–90s15–90s15–90s
Mains230V 50Hz
110V 60Hz
230V 50Hz
110V 60Hz
230V 50Hz
110V 60Hz
230V 50Hz
110V 60Hz
230V 50Hz
110V 60Hz
Power620W240W240 W240W25W
Dimensions (W×H×D)44×50×57 cm
17.3×19.7×22.4 in
24×26×40 cm
9.4×10.2×15.7 in
24×26×40 cm
9.4×10.2×15.7 in
24×26×40 cm
9.4×10.2×15.7 in
15×15×30 cm
5.9×5.0×11.8 in
Weight52.5 kg / 116 lb20 kg / 44 lb17 kg /37.5 lb17 kg /37.5 lb7 kg / 15.4 lb
No. of Paddles42222
ACCESSORIES AND CONSUMABLES
DescriptionCat. No.
2000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (80 mL) packed 50 by 5090002456
6000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (80 mL) packed 50 by 5090002457
500 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (400 mL) packed 50 by 50900014050
5000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (400 mL) packed 50 by 5090005421
500 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags with filter (400 mL) packed 25 by 25900014501
2000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags with filter (400 mL) packed 25 by 2590002451
5000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags with filter (400 mL) packed 25 by 2590002452
250 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (3500 mL) packed 50 by 50900014035
Stand and tray for any 400 mL Masticator model9000742