Ultravap Levante

The new Ultravap Levante and Mistral® are the latest developments of Porvair’s popular series of nitrogen blow-down sample concentrators and evaporators. Offering fast dry down times with technology from our very successful Ultravap® RC series of integration-compatible evaporators we have redesigned the classic single plate evaporator to meet the needs of the modern laboratory.

Now you get full-colour touch screen graphic displays, a built-in auto-ranging power supply and optional fume venting with plug-in fan module. Combined with real time run displays showing actual gas temperature, gas flow rate and stage height, the Ultravap® Levante and Mistral systems put 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. With an additional “in-out” plate shuttle, the Ultravap Mistral® is our top-of-range model ready to connect directly to a liquid handling robot from Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman, Perkin Elmer or Agilent.

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, is used on both the Ultravap® Levante and Mistrral®.

Designed to give you long life in the laboratory.

Ultravap® Series evaporators are robustly built with solid 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. This feature comes as standard with the Ultravap Mistral®. 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.