Stuart Scientific SMP20 Digital Melting Point Apparatus, 0.1ºC resolution, complete with pack of 100 melting point tubes, closed at one end

Not rated yet


Number of samples2
Temperature rangeAmbient to 300ºC
Temperature accuracy± 1.0ºC at 20ºC, ± 2.5ºC at 300ºC
DisplayFour digit LED
Display resolution0.1ºC
Display hold facilityYes
Ramp rates20ºC per minute to plateau, variable between 1 and 10ºC per minute to melt
Dimensions (w x d x h)160 x 220 x 170mm
Net weight1.8 Kg
Electrical supply230V, 50Hz, 75W


Melting point tubes

Made from soda glass, these tubes are easy to seal in a Bunsen flame and break into two. Supplied in robust tube holder, pack of 100 tubes. Tube overall length is 100mm Tube diameter = 1.9mm, inner diameter = 1.3mm and wall thickness = 0.3mm.
  • £1555.94
  • Digital selection & display of temperature
  • Choice of accuracy, 1 or 0.1-degree resolution
  • Easy to operate with plateau facility
  • Ideal for educational use
  • Supplied with calibration certificate

The SMP10 and SMP20 have been designed with safety and ease of operation in mind making them ideal for use in education. The temperature is selected, measured, and displayed digitally making it accurate and negating the need for a thermometer. The SMP10 displays temperature to 1-degree resolution while the more advanced SMP20 has a 0.1-degree resolution as well as a variable ramp rate and hold key so that the exact melt temperature can be recorded.

Two samples can be tested simultaneously. They are viewed via a magnifying lens with clear observation aided by built-in illumination. Extendible back feet allow the unit to be operated at the optimum viewing angle. Full access to the block aids cleaning. The simple-to-follow instructions are printed directly on the instrument in most European languages for ease of use.

To operate simply select a plateau temperature via the digital display and press "start". The unit quickly heats up and remains at the selected plateau temperature until the user is ready to start the test. Insert the sample tubes and press "start". The unit then heats at a fixed rate of 2°C per minute for the SMP10 and a user-selected rate of between 1 and 10°C per minute for the SMP20. When the sample is seen to melt, note the temperature on the display. Press "stop" to end heating and cool the block.

Supplied complete with a calibration certificate showing the individual serial number for traceability.

    • SKU
    • Commodity Codes
  • Manufacturer
    Stuart Equipment (part of Cole-Parmer)
  • Country of Origin
SMP10/ 1Glass melting tubes, closed at one end, pack of 100
SMP2/ 1Glass melting tubes, closed at both ends, pack of 100
SMP1/ 4Glass melting tubes, open at both ends, pack of 100