The Ultravap Levante™ is the latest in Porvair Sciences’ popular series of nitrogen blow-down sample concentrators and evaporators.
Using technology from the successful Ultravap Mistral™ series of robot-ready, integration compatible evaporators Porvair have re-designed the classic single plate evaporator to meet the needs of the modern laboratory. The Ultravap Levante makes it even easier to integrate an automatic dry down step into your automated liquid handling protocol.
Now you get full-colour touch screen graphic displays, an integrated auto-ranging power supply and built-in fume venting. Combined with real-time run displays showing actual gas temperature, gas flow rate and stage height the Ultravap Levante puts you more in control of the evaporation process. Offering multi-step ramped programming with full alphanumeric program naming, the Levante is our state-of-the-art standalone evaporator.
The precision engineered mechanism uses a standard ANSI/SLAS plate “nest” to accept most microplate formats and tube racks. It can accommodate tubes up to 80mm in height in a variety of configurations to allow the use of 2 Dram vials, 1.5ml HPLC vials, bar-coded tubes in racks and many other common formats. Evaporator heads are made to match these formats in 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well configurations. Our unique 96-well spiral needle head, which creates a vortex in certain plates to speed up evaporation, can also be used on the Ultravap Levante.
Designed to give you long life in the laboratory, Ultravap Series evaporators are robustly built with solid aluminium billet sides, steel cover plates powder-coated for solvent resistance and wide large rubber feet for bench top mounting. The Levante has a built-in fume duct and an optional fan unit is available to speed solvent vapour removal away from the plate, thus increasing the evaporation rate further. New auto-ranging 110/220V power supplies eliminate the need for a transformer and provide sufficient power to drive the heaters and motor without drawing an excessive load, thereby extending the life of your instrument.