Stirology 101: Q&A What are the advantages of bar magnets?
Stirring bars have many great advantages…
- They are chemically-inert.
- Paired with the right stirrer and vessel, they can be very powerful, with the ability to handle industrial volumes or viscous liquids.
- Most stirring bars can be sterilized/autoclaved.
- They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and materials, so they are well-suited for a large array of stirring applications and offer infinite combinations.
- No matter what type of vessel you want to use, there is likely a compatible stirring bar.
- No liquid contamination.
- Using a stirring bar with an electromagnetic stirrer that runs on inductive drive concepts yields a very low-voltage, wear-free, and maintenance-free stirring system.
- For applications that require it, there are versions cost-efficient enough to be disposable.
- They can stir incredibly large or very small volumes.
- In addition to being chemically-inert, most are heat-resistant and wear-resistant.
- Different shapes, sizes, and materials can have different effects on agitation of liquid, creating limitless possibilities for successful stirring.
- Won’t damage your vessel.
- Some constructions are specially made to be gentle on cell and tissue cultures.
- Other constructions are designed to work with abrasive liquids, heterogeneous compounds, or other harsh media.
- They are clean, quiet, and economical.
- They are readily available in the marketplace.
- Stirring bars can be used with closed/sealed containers.
- They require no maintenance and have no moving parts to break.
- They are reliable and space-saving.
- Stirring bars with rare earth cores are incredibly strong when compared to overall surface area.
…and there are many more advantages to stirring bars!