UP100H – Compact Ultrasonic Laboratory Device
The ultrasonic processor UP100H (100W, 30kHz) is the perfect device for the sonication of small and medium size lab samples. This compact, yet powerful, lab homogenizer is commonly used for sample preparation, such as emulsifying, dispersing, dissolving and cell disruption.
The ultrasonic processor UP100H (100 watts, 30kHz) has the same compact and ergonomic design as the UP50H (50 watts, 30kHz) but it comes with twice the ultrasonic power. At 1.1kg, it is lightweight in the hand. Of course, an operation at a stand is possible, too. The ultrasonic generator and the transducer are combined in one unit, so that there are no hassles with connecting cables. One power supply cable – that’s all.
This device is most suitable for the ultrasonication of very small as well as medium-sized samples. With the use of the sonotrode MS10 the range of application expands to the sonication of volumes of up to 500ml. Therefore, this ultrasonic device is mainly used for the preparation of samples in the lab, such as:
- emulsifying (mixing of immiscible liquids)
- dispersing (mixing of powders into liquids)
- homogenizing and disintegration
- cell disruption (lysis) and extraction
- deagglomeration of nanomaterials
In combination with the flow cell D7K you can sonicate material in continuous flow, e.g. at 10 to 100mL/min. By this, you can simulate continuous sonication processes in smallest scale. As the UP100H can be operated 24 hours per day (24h/7d), this setup could process up to 140L per day (depending on the application). The optional PC-control may be helpful, if a test record is necessary or to optimize processes.
The UP100H is often used for general feasibility studies. For this, a small sample volume, e.g. 5mL is put into a small vial and is being exposed to intense sonication for a long time. The picture to the right (click to enlarge) shows a typical setup for the intensive sonication of small samples. Since ultrasonic power is put into the sample, the liquid would heat up quickly, unless cooled by a water bath. As the heat can dissipate to the cooling bath, the sample can be sonicated for a longer time, e.g. 20 minutes.