Berghof Reactor Heating System

The innovative all-in-one solution

  • All-in-one system
  • Auto-tuning
  • Active cooling

Our all-in-one heating system for Berghof highpreactors from 25 to 300ml offers a space-saving, compact reaction structure. The touch controller is easy to use and offers quick access to all important functions and parameters


All-in-one system

The BRHS combines heating, control, stirring and cooling in a clear, space-saving design.


Auto-tuning allows optimal process control through specifically optimized PID parameters.

Active cooling

Active air cooling offers optimal heating rates and accelerated cooling.


Product Description

Our most powerful heating system with up to 1200 watts heating power offers you an intelligent stirring system in addition to the auto-tuning function. This stirring system detects malfunctions such as a break in the stirring fish movement and thus ensures stirring even without the possibility of visual control. Additionally, our high-performance heating system offers you the possibility of air-cooling the reactors, which improves the cooling times and temperature accuracies during rapid heating.



Optimal PID parameters result in faster heating rates and less overshoot when reaching the target temperature. Optimized general PID values are preset for all Berghof highpreactors.

By using the auto-tuning function, the PID parameters are optimized to the actual filling quantity, the reagents used and the temperature range. Up to 3 parameter sets can be stored and thus optimal test results can be obtained.


Active cooling and heating performance

The BRHS has active air cooling, which minimizes overshooting of the target temperature, especially at fast heating rates. In addition, it reduces the cooling times of the reactor or switches on when a preset pressure limit is exceeded.

Intuitive operability

No matter in which of the 4 operating modes - manual - ramp - sequence or autotuning - you work, you always have all functions and parameters in view. Simple swiping leads to the next mode. More detailed information or settings are always just a click away.
Parameter sets are preset for all reactor configurations. In addition, 10 further parameter sets can be individually adapted and saved.

Operating modes temperature control

1. Manual: Simplest mode of operation with manual start. The system heats to the selected target temperature as quickly as possible and maintains this temperature for the specified run time. Stirring is constant at target speed. Valves can be switched manually.

2. Ramp: A simple temperature program consisting of heating, holding and cooling phases is programmed and executed. Stirring is constant at the set speed. Valves can be switched manually.

3. Sequence: Up to 5 ramps can be lined up to follow complex temperature programs. For each ramp, the set speed of the stirring, a pressure limit and valve can also be set.

Data logging

By connecting an external PC, the BRHS process controller can also be used as a data logger for documenting the temperature and pressure curves or other standard signals. With the aid of the software supplied, the temperature, pressure, heating power, speed and motor current curves can be recorded via the BRHS.


Technical specifications




Technical details Voltage 230 V, 50/60 Hz
  Heating power 1200 W max.
  Temperature sensor PT-100 (2-/4-conductor)
  Temperature range 0-400 °C
  Display 5" Touchscreen
  Weight 15 kgs
  Dimensions 250x360x345 mm (W x D x H)
  Languages en, de
Connection options PT-100 1x
  Pressure sensor 1x
  USB 1x

Application areas and applications

  • Technology

    • Various kinds of synthesis like hydrogenation of C-C triple bonds, synthesis of metal nanoparticles, solvothermal synthesis and drug synthesis
    • Synthesis like hydrogenation of C-C triple bonds or homogenous/heterogeneous catalysis
    • Catalyst research like tests of catalysts consisiting of liquid or solid materials
  • Automotive

    • Material testing like aging tests of e.g. elastomers, ceramics or metal parts
  • Food & Feed

  • Pharma & Cosmetics


Material Testing of Elastomers in Coolants

Test samples of elastomers are prepared in coolants for tensile tests using Berghof reactors.

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Material Testing of Elastomers in Blow-by-mixtures

Using Berghof reactor technology, elastomers can be prepared in blow-by-mixtures for tensile tests.

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Quality Control of Raw and Starting Materials

Raw and starting materials can be tested by the use of Berghof BR high-pressure reactors.

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Screening of Metathesis Catalysts

Berghof BR reactors with smaller volumes are ideal for screening of metathesis catalysts.

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Selective Hydrogenation of Polyunsaturated Hydrocarbons

Berghof BR reactors are suitable for homogenous and heterogenous catalyses of minimum quantities.

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Synthesis of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

Berghof reactors for hydrothermal syntheses or for both sol-gel synthesis and hydrothermal synthesis.

 See application