Automated MP Determinations
Application Note #5
OptiMelt was specifically designed to detect and determine melting points with
completely unattended operation. What sets this instrument apart from its
competition is its reliance on a "built-in digital camera" and sophisticated Digital
Image Processing (DIP) to detect and determine melting points.
Figure 1. View of the OptiMelt's heating chamber. A built-in
camera faces the samples; a digital image processor calculates
melting points and melting ranges.
A very important advantage of the OptiMelt system is its capability to determine
melting points automatically while simultaneously visualizing the samples. If
required, the capillaries can be viewed at any time, and the melting points can be
determined visually. The choice between a time-consuming visual determination
and a faster blind automated method is eliminated. Visualization is impo|