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ETHOS UP Microwave Digestion System
Enhanced ease of use and productivity
Milestone’s pioneering easyTEMP contactless temperature sensor delivers unparalleled digestion control with no minimum vessel requirement See More
Simplified method development
EasyCONTROL software minimizes method development, increases productivity and improves digestion efficiency.
Superior safety features
Stainless steel construction and patented vent-and-reseal technology ensures market-leading safety and productivity. See More
Highest throughput rotors
The highest throughput rotor-based digestion system – for both routine and challenging applications. Learn More
When it comes to rotor-based microwave sample preparation, nothing comes close to the Milestone ETHOS UP. With over 300 pre-set digestion methods built right in, our exclusive EasyControl software is the smart approach to microwave digestion.
Our newly pioneered easyTEMP direct contactless temperature sensor combines the use of infrared and in-situ temperature sensors to provide superior digestion quality, direct temperature control of all vessels and enhanced ease-of-use. With easyTEMP, every vessel becomes a reference and flexibility provided for digesting different matrices simultaneously.
Plus, our new Milestone Connect offers remote system control, 24/7 technical support and direct access to a comprehensive library of content developed especially for lab professionals.
Need more? The Milestone ETHOS UP isn’t just intelligent, it’s the most powerful microwave digestion system on the market today. Featuring the highest throughput rotors, stainless steel construction and patented vent-and-reseal technology, the ETHOS UP ensures market-leading safety and productivity. Very smart.
Two completely new rotors, offering both high-pressure and high-throughput capabilities, are available for the ETHOS UP. The SK-15 high-pressure rotor offers maximum flexibility and is suitable for virtually all applications. The MAXI-44 high-throughput rotor is recommended for more routine applications including environmental and clinical.
Both SK-15 and MAXI-44 rotors feature Milestone’s patented ‘vent-and-reseal’ technology (US Patent 5,270,010), which safely regulates the pressure of all vessels, while minimizing the loss of volatile elements.
Our pioneering easyTEMP direct contactless temperature sensor combines the use of infrared and in-situ temperature sensors to provide superior digestion quality, direct temperature control of all vessels and enhanced ease-of-use.
SK-15 High Pressure Rotor
The SK-15 is a high-pressure and high-temperature rotor featuring up to 15 TFM vessels with a volume of 100 mL and suitable for all applications. It ensures high quality digestion of even the most difficult and reactive samples, such as polymers, pharmaceuticals, alloys, geological materials and large sample amounts of food and feed with high fat content.
• High versatility and flexibility
• High productivity even for challenging samples
• Inherent ease of use
MAXI-44 High-Throughput Rotor
The MAXI-44 is a high-throughput rotor featuring up to 44 TFM vessels with a volume of 100 mL and suitable for a wide range of samples such as clinical, environmental and food. It is perfect for routine applications, as it combines unmatched ease of use with the highest sample turn-around-time available today from the market. The MAXI-44 complies with commonly used standard methods, such as the US EPA 3015, 3051, and 3052.
• Unparalleled batch samples productivity
• User friendly setup with only three components
• Large volume, suitable for high volume digestions
A number of accessories are available to help the analyst get the most out of the ETHOS UP. Milestone offers a variety of inserts in different materials (Quartz or TFM) and with various sizes and shapes, accommodating a vast array of applications.
Both quartz vessels and insert options are available for the SK-15 and MAXI-44 rotors. Quartz is the ultimate vessel material for ultra-trace analysis, since it can be cleaned more effectively, and has lower background levels than even extra high purity TFM.
Optional inserts, available in quartz and high purity TFM, fit inside the standard TFM vessels of the high pressure SK-15 rotor, expanding the application range of the ETHOS UP beyond any other microwave system.
ETHOS UP users get access to a groundbreaking web based application – Milestone Connect. Milestone Connect provides up to date information and extended instrument control from outside the laboratory. With the ability to remotely monitor every sample in real time, achieving superior digestion quality is enhanced. Users also have the ability to remotely stop the run – a great safety feature. Milestone Connect works on various external devices such as PC, tablets or smartphones connected to the ETHOS UP. The integral database includes specific and detailed information on the installed equipment (list of parts, technical notes, user manual, video tutorials, etc.), continuously updated application notes, a library of available scientific articles published in scientific magazines, and an online help section that provides instant support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.