Labec high quality Heating Mantles are available in 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1 to 5 litres and 10 litres capacity. Used to apply heat to containers, as an alternative to other forms of heated bath. In contrast to other heating devices, such as hotplates or bunsen burners, glassware containers may be placed in direct contact with the heating mantle without substantially increasing the risk of the glassware shattering, because the heating element of a heating mantle is insulated from the container to prevent excessive temperature gradients.
The heating mantle has a built in simmerstat controller to regulate temperature to 450°C. The flexible coiled heating element provides excellent heat transfer while absorbing shock to minimalise flask damage. The rigid housing supports the weight of the vessel and provides uniform heating of the vessel without the danger of an open frame.