IKA RCT basic magnetic stirrer for practical use.

The IKA RCT basic is used for mixing and heating media and has convinced our customers for more than 50 years with its modern and efficient technology. It has been a very popular device for 50 years. The improved safety features also ensure maximum protection at the workplace. If you have any questions about the product, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Special features

The device is used for optimal and precise mixing of different substances and working materials. This is done particularly quickly – and the heating process does not take long either(6.5 K/min).

Up to 36 synthesizations can be carried out simultaneously with this unit. Internal control of the stirrer ensures particularly high efficiency. The device also has a digital display to control the process – the digits on it appear in white color.

You also have the option to adjust or set the speed of the revolutions as needed at any time. The model also uses IP 42 protection type technology.

In addition, the delivery of this device includes two magnetic rods, a screw driver and a stainless steel temperature probe. Do you have a need for additional accessories? Then simply contact us for this.

IKA RCT magnetic stirrers – the versatile models

IKA offers numerous other devices from this series for sale.

  • IKA Plate (RCT digital): This model features a glass magnetic surface and comes with a clear digital display. It comes with a capacity of 20 liters as well.
  • RCT 5 digital: A very powerful stirrer with 800 watts. The keramite makes the set-up surface particularly resistant to scratches.
  • RET control-visc: Unique in the world: the stirrer has an integrated scale as well as a heater. Heating or tempering runs very efficiently.

If you are interested in one of the RCT models, our team is at your disposal around the clock.

Robust design and practical functions

This model convinces especially by its robust and durable design. The digital display incl. illumination are another highlight. The stirrer is blue in color. The round heating and set-up plate appears in silver.

On the right and left side, in front of the display, there are two dark gray controllers or buttons, with which you can make your desired settings. On the digital display you can read the values for residual heat.

A heating plate made of aluminum ensures that you do not have to stay on the device the whole time during the process. In addition, the plate is fireproof. The heating power of the model is 600 watts. The heating control is also designed for safety. If the device exceeds the temperature of more than 50 °C, a warning signal sounds.

The model runs with laborworldsoft software.

Technical details at a glance

The temperature range is between 5 °C – 40 °C – at a humidity of 80%. The heating plate temperature has a safety circuit from 50 °C to 360 °C. So there is an adjustable safety circuit of the hot plate temperature.

When the unit is set up, its height is 135 mm. The stirrer itself is 160 mm long and 80 mm high. Up to 20 liters of stirring volume is contained in the vessel. The total weight including packaging material is 7 kg. The device itself weighs only 2.5 kg, making it very easy to integrate into the workplace.

Between 50 Hz and 60 Hz is the frequency of the magnetic stirrer. It has a powerful motor (speed range: up to 1,500 rpm), which will give you the most precise results. The digital display will show you the temperature as well as the heating status, so you can always check if all the settings meet your expectations. In addition, this model features a voltage of 220 to 230 volts.

Our professionals will be happy to advise you!

Our qualified team of consultants will make sure that you get the optimal equipment for your needs. Do you have any questions about our wide range of mixers, their modes of operation or about the brand manufacturer itself?

We look forward to your inquiry and will be happy to advise you! You can reach us by phone at +49 30 2096579 00 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Additional information

Weight 3.5 kg
Stirring volume

20 l


mit Heizplatte, with hot plate


intern, internal

Stirring positions

einstellig, one place

Model of stirrer

magnetic stirrer, Magnetrührer

Speed range max. (stirrer)

1500 rpm

Material (plate)

aluminium alloy, Aluminium-Legierung

Depth (magnetic stirrer, agitator)

270 mm

Temperature range

+5°C bis +40°C (80% Luftfeuchte), +5°C up to +40°C (80% humidity)

Protection category

IP 42

Width (magnetic stirrer, agitator)

160 mm

Height (magnetic stirrer, agitator)

85 mm