• Macro elemental analyzer vario MAX cube
    FAST
    fully automated CN determination:
    more than 300 samples per day
  • Macro elemental analyzer vario MAX cube
    EFFICIENT
    lowest cost per analysis
    due to Gas Saving System
  • Macro elemental analyzer vario MAX cube
    SIMPLE
    sample weights up to 5 g
    save time consuming homogenization
  • Macro elemental analyzer vario MAX cube
    RELIABLE
    analyzing whole gases
    yields highest precision
  • Macro elemental analyzer vario MAX cube
    UNSTOPPABLE
    helium or argon
    as carrier gas
  • Macro elemental analyzer vario MAX cube
    NONSTOP
    low in maintenance
    based on crucible technique
  • Macro elemental analyzer vario MAX cube
    UNFAILING
    10 years warranty
    on furnace and detector

vario MAX cube

Maximum performance with a minimal footprint

The product of a long tradition of cutting-edge macro analyzer designs, Elementar’s vario MAX cube combines with state-of-the-art electronics, software and robotic advances to deliver market-leading capabilities in terms of analytical performance, reliability, cost and speed of analysis.

The vario MAX cube takes full advantage of the benefits offered by the Dumas combustion method, which has become the worldwide standard for the accurate and rapid determination of nitrogen in samples such as agricultural products. When dealing with larger sample sizes of 1 g or more, this method has been proven superior to the wet chemical Kjeldahl method in terms of speed, safety and environmental friendliness - and the vario MAX cube’s performance showcases this.

The instrument’s advanced performance is also a reflection of Elementar’s pioneering expertise in the development of organic elemental analyzers. As the creator of the macro N analyzer in 1988 - the world’s first combustion-type nitrogen analyzer for samples up to 3g, using reusable steel crucibles - Elementar has an unparalleled track record in designing systems that can cope with the demands of handling macro-sized samples.

All of this expertise ensures that the vario MAX cube is able to deliver fast, stable and accurate performance every time.

Suitable for the largest sample sizes
The vario MAX cube can accommodate sample weights of up to 5g for CN analysis, or up to 500mg for C and N in absolute terms, depending on the mode.

Long-lasting 90-position autosampler
The in-built autosampler houses 5ml steel crucibles that accommodate solid and liquid samples and offers a virtually unlimited lifespan. Ash removal is automatic, and the instrument can be recharged at any time - even during operation.

Unmatched speed of analysis
The vario MAX cube is able to deliver high sample throughput without interruption by blanks or recalibration measurements, meaning it can progress from sample to sample in less than four minutes for N analysis.

Reliable precision
The vario MAX cube is precise enough to detect N at a rate of 5 ppm in beer, or 10 ppm of C in a soil sample.

Proven long-term stability
The instrument is capable of delivering a fully automated operation and can be left running unattended, even overnight, with only one blank value check required per day.

Efficient water removal
A multistep condenser and Nafion® gas dryer allow the vario MAX cube to deliver prolonged periods of maintenance-free operation, even when dealing with a continuous series of 2ml aqueous samples.

vario MAX cube with monitor
Crucible with grains
vario MAX cube with furnace pulled out
vario MAX cube with open side door on the right
vario MAX cube with open side door on the left
Crucibles of steel and ceramic
Close-up of sample carousel and autosampler
Various solid samples