All paddles are serialized and designed to meet USP specifications for Apparatus 2. Each paddle includes an individual Certificate of Conformance as standard. Select from electropolished stainless steel, PTFE-coated or the biocompatible, chemically inert PEEK (polyetheretherketone) paddles in a range of sizes. Additionally, mini and mega paddles for small- and large-volume dissolution testing are available.
Switching between paddles and baskets is simple with Agilent’s two-piece interchangeable paddle/basket shafts. Rather than resetting the height of the individual shafts when you change between paddles and baskets, the upper receptor shaft stays securely in place, while the lower interchangeable paddle or basket shaft can be switched for your specific testing needs. The paddle and basket shaft assemblies are designed with height offsets so that the proper height is maintained after the changeover.
These shafts are manufactured to meet or exceed the USP specifications and precisely engineered, minimizing the risk of cross threading and ensuring a secure connection. In addition, the attachment area remains out of the media so there is less chance for contamination and corrosion. Further, each component is serialized for traceability. The 708-DS can also be used with single-piece basket and paddle shafts. The minimum shaft length required is 21 inches.