How it works - continuous feedback

The RFID enabled smartSENSE Stirbar measures the temperature of the liquid in which it is immersed and continuously relays the data to the digital programmable hotplate stirrer via wireless communication. Based on the real-time information from the stir bar, the Gate Precision Hotplate Stirrer will self-adjust the heat setting to maintain the temperature as specified.


The smartSENSE Stirbar uses RFID for communication and power. Dual sensing elements ensure accurate temperature measurements. The smartSENSE technology and the strong neodymium magnet comes encased in inert EFEP Fluorpolymer for a broad range of applications.

What you need to know about temperature sensing stir bars

Gate Scientific temperature sensing stir bars

When are the WiFi Precision Hotplate and the smartSENSE Stirbars available?

We are taking orders starting February 26 for delivery in June 2018. Keep in mind that all Hotplate orders received before April 1st will qualify for a 30% discount.

How is this different from what else is out there?

We know what you are thinking...another hotplate and stir bar? But these are truly different. With the Precision Hotplate™  and smartSENSE Stirbar™ platform you will be able to precisely measure and control the temperature of a solution with unparalleled ease and convenience. For the first time ever, you will be able to wirelessly control the temperature - even in a completely sealed container. 


Does the smartSENSE Stirbar need a battery?

No! The RFID enabled temperature sensing stir bar is passively powered every time it communicates with the Precision Hotplate, providing the ultimate in user convenience.

What chemicals are the smartSENSE stirbars compatible with?

Our smartSense stir bars are made of solvent resistant EFEP fluoropolymer for the best in chemical compatibility. Please see more information here. https://www.daikinchem.de/sites/default/files/pdf/EFEP/Product%20Brochure%20NEOFLON%20EFEP.pdf

What is your return policy?

We want to make sure that you are happy and we think you will be intrigued by the features and the ease of use of the Precision Hotplates and the smartSENSE Stirbars. However, if you find that this is not working for you, we will give a full product refund to all early bird orders placed by April 1st for the first 90 days after shipment - no questions asked.

Do you offer volume discounts?

Let's talk. Contact us at sales@gatescientific.com