Laboratory Glove Box
Laboratory glove box for inert atmosphere processing and chemistry
Create low cost Nitrogen or Argon environments for the processing of air sensitive chemicals
The low price inert atmosphere laboratory glove box (or glovebox) from Ossila can quickly achieve, and easily maintain a low oxygen and moisture environment. The glove box is suitable for almost any lab and will make the handling, processing and storage of air sensitive samples simple and convenient.
Using nitrogen or argon gas, you can expect oxygen levels consistently below 0.5% and water levels as low as 15 PPM, all while maintaining a steady environment for extended periods of time with a leak rate of less than 0.25% volume per hour.
The Ossila Laboratory Glove Box is constructed from high quality, low ingress materials such as steel and glass, with universal feedthroughs to allow pass-throughs for power, vacuums, and more.
Why Should You Buy the Ossila Laboratory Glove Box?
The Ossila Laboratory Glove Box comes equipped with sophisticated built-in monitoring software, highly accurate sensors, and automated purging, making it safe, easy-to-use, and cheap-to-run. The low price point, economical running costs and bench top design make it the perfect choice for a wide range of air sensitive experiments.
More Glove Box Features
- Graded 304 stainless steel with 2B surface finish chassis
- Portable benchtop design suitable for all laboratories
- Main chamber internal dimensions (D x W x H): 450 mm x 600 mm x 500 mm (17.7" x 23.6" x 19.7")
- Antechamber internal dimensions (D x W x H): 150 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm (5.9" x 5.9" x 5.9")
- Two KF40 flange feedthroughs
- 12 mm push fit feedthrough
More information available in the specifications tab.
Built for Every Laboratory
Easy to Monitor Internal Conditions
To maintain an optimal internal environment, it is crucial that you have reliable, accurate, and real-time data about the conditions within the glove box. We have equipped the Ossila Glove Box with precision sensor boards, which allows you to track the following metrics in real time:
- Oxygen Levels
- Moisture Levels
- Internal Pressure
Each sensor board supplies high accuracy readings and constant feedback to allow you to closely control the internal environment.
Secure Access through Antechamber
The Ossila Glove Box antechamber allows you to quickly transfer items into and out of the main chamber without exposing the inside to atmospheric conditions. Antechamber data is always displayed on the glove box screen so you can check the O2/H2O levels inside the antechamber at any time. This minimizes the chances of accidents, and ensures a secure environment is maintained.
With internal dimensions of 150 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm, the antechamber is big enough to easily transfer materials and accessories in and out of the glove box.
High Quality Materials
While developing the Ossila Glove Box, we performed extensive tests on the performance of different materials. The results were clear. By using a combination of grade 304 stainless steel, 6 mm hardened glass, and butyl rubber gloves, our inert atmosphere glove box can offer ultra-low moisture and oxygen ingress rates. This gives the system a wide compatibility with different materials and solvents and makes it suitable for nearly any application, from chemistry to organic electronics.
Built to last, the solid construction and premium materials of the glove box means that it can withstand frequent long-term use in a busy lab without issue.
Cheap to Run
The Ossila Glove Box has a low price tag, and low operational costs. The low ingress rates for moisture and oxygen, the welded stainless-steel design and compact volume significantly reduce the amount of gas that you need to use within the system. Compared to larger glove boxes (that often have inert gas bills amounting to thousands per year), Ossila Glove Boxes use significantly less inert gas. Also, regeneration glove boxes require significant maintenance with a hefty service and time cost, which are not necessary with the Ossila Glove Box.
This makes the Ossila Glove Box comparatively cheap to run, which will allow you to process materials in inert conditions without requiring huge start-up investment and continual upkeep costs. Therefore, it is a smart choice for any processing lab.
Easy-To-Use Built-In Software
The Ossila Glove Box uses in-built software to guarantee a reliable atmosphere over extended periods of time. Just enter your desired values for oxygen, moisture, and pressure values via the simple, easy to use interface and press go. When the system is active, a quick glance at the screen will tell you if the atmosphere is inert, if the antechamber is safe to open, and if the system is still running at the desired overpressure.
Enter set points for oxygen, moisture, and over pressure and the glove box will ensure that the internal environment stays below these values at all times. Even when you are away from the lab, you can relax in the knowledge that that your chemicals, materials, and samples are safe.
The software allows you to set maximum set points for oxygen and moisture levels within the chamber. When the internal sensors measure more than these values, the system will automatically purge to keep a steady inert atmosphere. You can also set maximum and minimum set point values for the system overpressure so you can work comfortably within the glove box, knowing that the glove box will maintain the desired overpressure.
Expand the range of experiments that you can do with universal feedthroughs. Our inert atmosphere laboratory glove box comes with two universal KF 40 flange feedthroughs so that you can incorporate pass-throughs for power, communication lines, vacuums, or anything else that you need. Use the universal feedthroughs to power your spin coater, syringe pump, or other equipment.
We designed the Ossila Glove Box to be as versatile as possible while keeping a small footprint and a benchtop design. Please contact us if you are unsure whether it is suitable for your intended use.
Cost-Effective Automatic Purging
The Ossila Glove Box will automatically replace contaminated gas inside the main chamber with inert gas (such as nitrogen or argon) to protect your inert atmosphere. It does this using an Automated Purging System- which is preprogrammed into every glove box.
While this purging system is active, the Ossila Glove Box will monitor and purge the chamber whenever necessary. This means that gas is used economically, while ensuring the atmosphere is maintained. If elevated levels of moisture or oxygen are detected, the Automated Purging System follows to this cycle.
By using low ingression materials, the Glove Box should not need large amounts of gas to maintain an inert atmosphere. With some basic cleaning and maintenance checks and an appropriate standard operating procedure, this environment can easily be sustained for a long time.
The Ossila Glove Box has several different types of purges to give you extensive control within the glove box with minimum effort.
When the purging system is active, the Ossila Glove Box will purge as needed. This will effectively maintain low levels of O2 and H2O without excessive nitrogen consumption, resulting in optimized running costs.
Quickly identify and address any potential issues or leaks within your Glove Box using the pre-programmed leak test. By monitoring the internal pressure, this feature accurately determines the leak rate of the main chamber.
This feature allows you to circulate fresh gas through the Glove Box for a short period of time. This function effectively maintains a clean and pristine environment even when monitored levels remain unchanged. This is especially crucial when working with potent solvents.
Achieve your desired moisture, oxygen, and pressure levels promptly with the Ossila Glove Box's initial purge. Upon installation or significant exposure to the external environment, the initial purge will stabilize internal conditions within a short 24-hour period.
The Ossila Glove Box will conduct a short circulation purge once a day in order to keep the system fresh. The time of this purge can be easily set using the built in software.
The built-in antechamber cycle means you can do an antechamber purge with just the touch of a button, making it easy to bring materials into or out of the glove box safely and easily.
The Ossila Glove Box antechamber has similar functionality to the main chamber, but a much smaller volume. Like the main chamber, it is made from grade 304 stainless steel to reduce ingress. It also contains a high accuracy sensor board, which monitors its internal environment. Oxygen and moisture values are monitored at all times, and the automated antechamber purge function means the antechamber can reach inert conditions quickly and easily after being exposed to air.
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|Main Chamber External Dimensions (D x W x H)||500 mm x 750 mm x 500 mm (19.7" x 29.5" x 19.7")|
|Main Chamber Internal Dimensions (D x W x H)||450 mm x 600 mm x 500 mm (17.7" x 23.6" x 19.7")|
|Antechamber Internal Dimensions (D x W x H)||150 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm (5.9" x 5.9" x 5.9")|
|Weight||35 kg (77.2 lbs)|
|Box and Antechamber Material||2 mm (0.08"), Graded 304 Stainless Steel, 2B Surface Finish|
|Window Material||6 mm (0.24"), Hardened Glass|
|Gloves||2 x Butyl Rubber Gloves, 8" Diameter|
|Feedthroughs||2 x DN 40 ISO-KF Blanked Feedthroughs|
|Gas Inlet / Exhaust||12 mm (0.47") Push-Fit Connector (PTFE recommended)|
|Gas Inlet Requirements||99.99% N2 Purity, Inlet Pressure (0.5 bar to 2 bar)|
|Leak Rate||<0.25% Vol/Hour (ISO Class II)|
|Safety Features||Software control of maximum pressure, 500 mbar blow off valve|
|Lighting||Internal LED White Light|
|Power Supply||24 V DC|
Why is the glove box made from grade 304 stainless steel?
One of the main causes of atmospheric contamination after leaks and outgassing (from the contents of the glove box) is the ingression of water and oxygen through the physical structure of the glove box itself. Lightweight materials like plastic are highly permeable, but steel behaves as a near "perfect barrier" for both oxygen and moisture.
We tested a range of different materials while designing the Ossila Glove Box. The materials we selected were chosen for their low ingress rates, excellent chemical resistance, and robustness. A steel construction with a hardened glass window dramatically reduces the amount of inert gas that you will need to use to maintain the internal atmosphere over extended periods of time.
What ISO leak rate class is the Ossila Glove Box?
The Ossila Glove Box is a class II glove box.
Glove box leaks are inevitable, but the design of the glove box can reduce the extent to which this occurs. Every glove box is built to a specified leak rate, usually below 1% of the total volume per hour. For an inert atmosphere laboratory glove box, a leak rate of between 0.05 to 0.5% of box volume per hour is sufficiently low.
Class I glove boxes have a leak rate of less than 0.05% per hour, class II glove boxes like the Ossila Glove Box have a leak rate of between 0.05% and 0.25%, and class III glove boxes have a leak rate of between 0.25% and 1%.
If you suspect that your system has a leak, the first thing to do is a leak test.
|Oxygen Sensor Range||0.5% to 25%|
|Oxygen Sensor Resolution||0.01%|
|Moisture Sensor Range||0% Relative Humidity to 100% Relative Humidity|
|Moisture Sensor Resolution||0.1% Relative Humidity (15 PPM)|
|Working Overpressure Range||0 to 5 mbar|
|Purge Overpressure Range||10 to 15 mbar|
|Maximum Input Pressure||2 bar|
The exhaust of the glove box does not have filtration and so should be exhausted into a fumehood or exhaust stack of the building.
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Pricing and Shipping
The Ossila Glove Box has a low price point, and is made from high quality, low-ingress materials that make it cheap to run by reducing the amount of gas needed to maintain the system. Our internal testing shows a leak rate of less than 0.25% volume per hour.
To keep our prices as fair as possible, large item delivery rates apply. All other items ship free with the purchase of an Ossila Glove Box and large orders qualify for a 10% discount.
|Zone||Destination||Glove Box Shipping Rate|
|1||UK||£50 per glove box|
|2||USA and Canada||£300 per glove box|
|3||Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland||£300 per glove box|
|4||Australia, China (Mainland), Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand||£450 per glove box|
|5||Argentina, Chile, Colombia, India, Monaco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, and Uruguay||£500 per glove box|
|6||Rest of World||£550 per glove box|
To the best of our knowledge the information provided here is accurate. However, Ossila assume no liability for the accuracy of this page. The values provided are typical at the time of manufacture and may vary over time and from batch to batch. Products may have minor cosmetic differences (e.g. to the branding) compared to the photos on our website. All products are for laboratory and research and development use only, and may not be used for any other purpose including health care, military, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, or commercial applications.