I'm new to this forum and I'm really impressed with the knowledge availlable here. Perhaps some of you can help me with a few issues I have...
I recently bought a second hand Shandon HistoCentre 2 and I have some minor
problems with it:
1. The hotplate of the unit only warms to about 52°C with T° regulation in
it's highest setting. As I use a paraffin with MP 56°C - 58°C (Carl Roth
Rotiplast) it would be nice to have a hotplate that will keep my molten
paraffin somewhat hotter. Any suggestions on a solution for this? Is there
an internal regulation or a known tweak to solve this?
2. Something very odd: the electronic valve of the paraffin dispenser is
kept warm by a few resistors mounted on it. It works fine. The outles
itself, meaning the small external piece of piping protrubing from the
machine were the paraffin leaves isn't, except for the heat produced by two
tiny lightbulbs, intended to lighten the hotplate.
As I experenced this morning, this means: no light, nada paraffin! Really! I can't imagine that such expensive equipment depends on the action of 2 cheap lightbulbs! Or am I missing something, here? That is I suppose, except for the price of the
bulbs Shandon will charge...
As I am not a professional user, I don't have easy access to Shandon/Thermo/Fisher... or whatever it's called this week, technical support.
Thanks in advance for your advice!