Orbis AirSTAR ColdBlock

Orbis AirSTAR ColdBlock

Integrated Cooling Unit for CFPP Head and CPPP Head

Stirling cooler

Based on the free piston stirling cooler principle, AirSTAR’s ColdBlock is both efficient and powerful. Homogeneous cooling of the bath jacket is guaranteed by special-designed heat pipe technology.

User interface

Operation is easy with the built-in iPad and in-house developed iLabCB app. Along with easy navigation the app includes:

Pre-installed and customizable methods

Unique insight in test behavior:

  • Vacuum profile per every single CFPP aspiration
  • Anomalous aspiration highlight
  • “Not empty before next” highlight (CFPP-2)
  • Camera images of Cloud & Pour Point test intervals are saved in test result

Data handling options include export to LIMS / Windows PC and print PDF / kiosk printer. And with the 16Gb iPad, results storage is practically unlimited.

App- & firmware updates are always available free of charge.

Additional Features

Cooling profiles

The pre-installed methods contain the standard cooling profiles as prescribed in the corresponding test methods for Cold Filter Plugging Point, Cloud Point and Pour Point.

The ColdBlock is able to do both stepped cooling profiles (traditional) and Linear cooling profiles – for instance for the EN16329 CFPP method where it cools down with 30˚C/h.

Custom cooling profiles can be created in almost any form. From a simple “1-step at -90˚C” to complex multi-step profiles with heating, cooling and even linear steps all in one profile.

Wireless power

The ColdBlock is equipped with wireless power technology that supplies power to the CFPP / CPPP Head when it is placed on top. In a multiple-Head installation, the ColdBlock recognizes which individual Head is placed.

Tip: As a solution called “CFPP Automator”, the CFPP Head can be used on an existing manual CFPP cooling bath, thereby automating the Cold Filter Plugging Point test.

The CFPP Automator installation requires an iPad, a CFPP Head, a bath support ring and a Wifi router for local connection between iPad and CFPP Head.

AirSTAR CFPP Head

AirSTAR CFPP Analyzer

Configuration Requires:
AirSTAR ColdBlock
AirSTAR CFPP Head + consumable kit
Cleaning Docking Station (recommended – not required)

AirSTAR CFPP Head

AirSTAR CPPP Analyzer

Configuration Requires:
AirSTAR ColdBlock
AirSTAR CPPP Head + consumable kit

AirSTAR CFPP Head

AirSTAR CFPP Head

Configuration Requires:
AirSTAR ColdBlock
AirSTAR CFPP Head + consumable kit
Cleaning Docking Station (recommended – not required)

AirSTAR CFPP Head

AirSTAR CPPP Head

Configuration Requires:
AirSTAR ColdBlock
AirSTAR CPPP Head + consumable kit