CEM is a company based on innovation that touches many different industries and scientific disciplines. CEM has helped pioneer the field of microwave chemistry and has long been recognized for their expertise on the subject through publications and awards. For more than 30 years, CEM has been designing and developing laboratory instruments and scientific methods for both microwave-based and non-microwave technologies that are used by major companies, prestigious research institutes, and universities around the world.

CEM is the largest provider of microwave laboratory systems worldwide with over 35,000 systems sold. It has four European subsidiaries and distributors in over 50 countries and holds largest portfolio of microwave technology patents worldwide.

Microwave Digestion System

For over 30 years chemists have trusted CEM to provide the highest quality microwave digestion systems for their laboratories. The MARS 6™ is simply the easiest to use, safest and most intelligent system in the market. It is the only system that uses integrated sensor technology to recognize the vessel type as well as the sample number then apply the appropriate amount of power to ensure the highest quality digest. With options for remote system control and contactless all vessel temperature control, the MARS 6 is ready to handle your most difficult samples.


  • Contactless in-situ & temperature measurement
  • Sensors that detect vessel type and count
  • Hundreds of pre-programmed testing methods
  • Easy to use vessels for every application
The most advanced vessels ever made.

CEM manufactures a wide variety of vessels to meet the temperature and pressure conditions required to completely digest your samples. All CEM vessels are manufactured from materials that are microwave transparent and focus all of the energy to your samples. The open architecture design provides for rapid cooling without the need for special accessories. From high throughput to high pressure CEM has the right vessel for the task at hand.

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