Discover the Questron Vulcan Platform and put fully automated sample digestion in your lab.

The Vulcan Platform is our fully modular Laboratory Automation Solution capable of up to 6 Automated steps in nearly any Lab Sample Digestion process. Our Automation Experts will learn the needs of your lab, and determine your ideal Vulcan configuration. Below you’ll learn more about the automation features of our most popular modules.

Or you can build your own Vulcan by completing our 6 Step Vulcan Configuration Wizard here: 

Years of collaboration with laboratories around the world has proven that Vulcan saves money everyday, even as it increases throughput. How much could Vulcan save you?

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Automated Sample Preparation Modules

Automated Sample Preparation Modules

Begin your journey into Laboratory Automation by discovering the capabilities of Vulcan’s QPrep Modules. Imagine technology to support your busy Lab Technicians with quickly and accurately dispensing Sample Reagents with the safest, fastest technology available in a hazardous laboratory environment.

Automated Sample Preparation Modules

Vulcan QPrep Pump Module

The QPrep Pump Module is all about speed by quickly dispensing reagents for faster throughput. Yet it still achieves accuracy within 0.05ml. Dilutions, liquid transfers and dispensing are handled in one unit. Achieve flawless consistency and high throughput, even if you need multiple rack configurations.

Automated Sample Preparation Modules

Vulcan QPrep Syringe Module

The most accurate automated System available, QPrep Syringe automates all your liquid handling. The QPrep Syringe Module uses a Patent Pending acid-resistant polymer Syringe to dispense hazardous materials with incredible accuracy up to +/- 0.01 mL. Dilutions, liquid transfers and dispensing are handled in one unit. Achieve flawless quality control and high throughput, even if you need multiple rack configurations.

AUTOMATED SAMPLE DIGESTION

Automated Sample Digestion Modules

Simplify and scale Sample Digestion with the complete line of QBlock and QWave Digestion Modules. Question’s precision digestion technology is able to be fully automated as part of the Vulcan Platform or stand alone as a fully scalable solution to accelerated laboratory throughput.

AUTOMATED SAMPLE DIGESTION

Vulcan QBlock Digestion Automation Module​

The first truly end-to-end sample digestion system. The Vulcan with a QBlock Module takes you from raw samples to analysis-ready sample racks by automating all these time consuming steps. Every step in the Vulcan Platform is data archived and integrates easily with other Automated Vulcan Modules for:

Acid injection/pumping – QPrep Pump and QPrep Syringe Modules
Dilution – QPrep Volume Up and QPrep Stirring Modules
Heating & Cooling – QBlock and QWave Modules

Discover even more Laboratory Automation Capabilities by discussing your custom configuration with our Experts.
Homogenization
Sample transfer
Cleaning
And more!

AUTOMATED SAMPLE DIGESTION

Vulcan QWave Microwave Digestion Module​

Coming soon. Based on the success of Vulcan QBlock, we’re developing the world’s first fully automated microwave digestion system.

  • Acid injection/pumping
  • Dilution
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Homogenization
  • Sample transfer
  • Cleaning

AUTOMATED SAMPLE DIGESTION

QAsh – Ashing Of Carbon Rich Samples​​

Microwave ashing gives you multiple benefits. Just like our QWave system, QAsh is controlled wirelessly by a simple-to-use touchscreen that constantly monitors and archives your data.

  • Increased speed
  • Increased sample output (9 50ml crucibles)
  • Reduced power cost
  • Cleaner working environment
  • Greater lab safety

NETWORKED SAMPLE DIGESTION​

QBlock Connected

Control up to 8 digestion blocks with a single wireless touchscreen. Handle multiple recipes and heating profiles. Effortlessly handle and archive all your data from one simple-to-use module.

NETWORKED SAMPLE DIGESTION​

QPlate Connected ​​

Control up to 4 plates with a single wireless touchscreen. Handle multiple recipes and heating profiles. Effortlessly handle and archive all your data from one simple-to-use module. Plate sizes range from 10’x12’ to 18’x36’. Custom orders welcome.

NETWORKED SAMPLE DIGESTION​

QWave Connected ​

Control up to X microwave digestion stations with a single wireless touchscreen. Constant real-time temperature and pressure readings in every vessel. QWave gives your lab increased speed, accuracy and above all, safety.

Effortlessly handle and archive all your data from one simple-to-use module.

Most Vulcans pay for themselves in 16 months or less.

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