It is possible to combine our products into more complicated automated systems.
Here, an SPM, an RVM and a custom mixing module are used together to prepare samples for online liquid analysis. Several parameters can be measured with this setup, without requiring an action from the user.
This example measures different parameters in drinking water, such as chlorine, orthophosphate and ammonium. A light source, flow cell, spectrometer and optical fibers are used to allow for a colorimetric analysis.
Our LSPone syringe pump can be used to interact with a chip. In this example, a droplet generation chip is used. It requires two simultaneous flows, thus two LSPones.
By changing the flow rates of both pumps, and more particularly the ratio between both flow rates, one can change the droplets' sizes. It is possible to connect multiple liquids at the entrance of the LSPone. This allows you to dilute liquids before doing droplets with the mixture. You could also automate a sequence of droplets of different liquids with a single syringe pump.
With its plug-and-play setup, the LSPone is very well suited for practical works in education. It is used in Swiss universities.
The aim of this practical work is to learn the technique of rapid prototyping for microfabrication and to test the fabrication by observing the flow or 2 liquids using optical microscopy. The LSPone is used to bring liquids and microbeads in the microchannels that have been fabricated by the students.
Combining an SPM and an RVM, it is possible to create an automatic cell culture media management system.
At the input, different medias or components of medias are connected, so as to test the perfect media balance for your cells, or simply to renew/change the media automatically.
At the output, the media is either sent to waste, or through an analyser. This can be used as a simple monitor or, with feeback from the analyser, it could make an automatic system to have the perfect conditions for your cell growth at all times!
The carryover volume is defined as the volume of liquid that will be mixed with the next liquid. It is not stuck, but will be swept next time a liquid passes.
We developed a special configuration to minimise the carryover volume in our syringe pumps, for specific applications that require close to no contamination.
Using a distribution valve, whatever the number of ports (VD1-4, VD1-6, VD1-8), it is possible to inject different liquids sequentially into your setup.
Since the LSPone and SPM directly integrate a distributrion, it is possible to have the pump and valve in a unique instrument.
Using a 4-port switch valve (VS1-4), it is possible to send two different samples through 2 detectors (one at a time) with a single setup. Automating an analysis procedure then becomes an option!
Even though a distribution valve is integrated in our syringe pumps, you might still need more ports for your application. Using any or our distribution valves, it is possible to achieve port multiplexing. The number of valves you use is the limit.
Be creative for your setup!