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Masticator Homogenizer

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

Robust: 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.

Easy to clean: The Masticators are easily cleaned when fully removing their front door.
Masticator SWAP allows the removal of the paddles.

Wide application scope: Choose the model that fits your needs. Compatible with 80, 400, or 3500 ml bags.

Controlled blending time: From 15 seconds to continuous homogenization, set your preparation as it better fits your lab.

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.

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Ordering Information

Description Cat. No.
Masticator SWAP 400 mL 220/240 V 50/60 Hz 9000300
Masticator SWAP 400 mL 100/127 V 50/60 Hz 9000301
MAXICATOR 3500 mL 230/240V 50Hz 90002400
MAXICATOR 3500 mL 120V 60Hz 90002401
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
Masticator Compact 80ml 220/230 V 50/60 Hz (+50 Bags) 900085
Masticator Compact 80ml 100 V 50/60 Hz (+50 Bags) 900086
Masticator Compact 80ml 110/120 V 50/60 Hz (+50 Bags) 900087

Technical Specifications

 
Model Masticator SWAP MAXICATOR Silver/Panoramic Classic/Panoramic Basic/Panoramic Compact
Bag capacity 400 ml 3500 ml 400 ml 400 ml 400 ml 80 ml
Strokes/sec 8.5 (50Hz)
10 (60Hz)
3-4-5-6 5-6-7-8 8.5 (50Hz)
10 (60Hz)
8.5 (50 Hz)
10 (60Hz)
10
Setting Keyboard Keyboard/Display Keyboard/Display Digital Timer Digital Timer Digital Timer
Timer 15/30/60/∞s 15/30/60/90/120/
150/180/210/240/∞s
15/30/60/90/120/
150/180/210/240/∞s
15/30/60/90/∞s 15/30/60/90/∞s 15/30/60/90/∞s
Luminous warning During and after homogenization
Paddles and door Paddles:Polyamide Door: Glass Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel
Dimensions (W×H×D) 21.5x26x40.5 cm 8.5×10.2×15.9 in 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
5.9×5.0×11.8in
Weight 14.5 kg / 32 lb 52.5 kg / 116 lb 20 kg / 44 lb 17 kg /37.5 lb 17 kg /37.5 lb 7 kg / 15.4 lb
No. of Paddles 2 (interchangeable) 4 2 2 2 2
ACCESSORIES AND CONSUMABLES
Description Cat. No.
2000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (80 mL) packed 50 by 50 90002456
6000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (80 mL) packed 50 by 50 90002457
500 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (400 mL) packed 50 by 50 900014050
5000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (400 mL) packed 50 by 50 90005421
500 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags with filter (400 mL) packed 25 by 25 900014501
2000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags with filter (400 mL) packed 25 by 25 90002451
5000 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags with filter (400 mL) packed 25 by 25 90002452
250 Ƴ-irradiated homogenizer bags (3500 mL) packed 50 by 50 900014035
Stand and tray for any 400 mL Masticator model 9000742
Stainless steel holder for six 400 mL bags 90002300
Stainless steel holder for six 80 mL bags 90002380
Slim paddles (Masticator SWAP) 900014325