All-In-One Sample Preparation Unit UP200St_TD
One basic ultrasonic system – three setup possibilities, which turn the UP200St_TD into an ultrasonic:
– Flow-Cell Reactor
– SonoStep sample preparation unit
UP200St_TD SonoStep: Sample Preparation Unit
Small Volume Processing & Sample Preparation before Analysis: Sonication, Stirring and Pumping with one device.
The SonoStep is the perfect device for reliable and comfortable sample preparation. The three essential functions of continuous sonication, stirring and pumping are integrated in a compact device. Ultrasound, and centrifugal pump are integrated into an agitated stainless steel beaker. Thus, the SonoStep pumps, stirres and sonicates the sample in recirculation. Connection ports allow for the direct connection to the analytical devices, e.g. particle measurement systems, for most accurate measurements. The ultrasound mixes, disperses, emulsifies and degasses the medium so that the sample is homogeneous and evenly processed when it goes into the analytical device.
Time saving sample preparation: The power levels allow for sophisticated sonication in a short time, similar to direct sonication by a homogenizer with the advantage that the SonoStep delivers the sonicated sample directly to the analytical device. The direct connection of the SonoStep via hose or pipe with the analytical device, e.g. for particle measurement, facilitates the work routine in the laboratory significantly.
In combination with the accessory TD_CupHorn, the UP200St_TD turns into a powerful ultrasonic cup horn. The cup vessel comes with an additional vial holder for sonication of up to 5 eppendorf tubes.
The cup horns can be used as high intensity ultrasonic bath for direct and indirect sonication. Whilst the sample is filled directly in the cup horn for a direct sonication, the cup horn is used as an ultrasonic water bath for indirect ultrasonication. With the vial holder, up to 5 sealed vials (e.g. Eppendorf tubes) can be processed avoiding aerosols and cross contamination. Therefore, the ultrasonic cup horn is the perfect tool to sonicate sterile or pathogenic samples – enabling for the simultaneous sonication of multiple tubes under identical process conditions.
UP200_TD Flow-Cell Reactor
With the flow cell attachment, the UP200St_TD functions as a small scale (re-) circulation setup for the ultrasonic processing in a continuous flow-through mode. The UP200St_TD FlowCell is equipped with 2 feed ports of ⌀ 2,5mm. The reactor can be closed with a lid to ensure a closed process environment.
Advantages of the UP200St_TD:
- Consistent sonication with up to 200 watts for sample preparation.
- Mixing/ Dispersing/ Deagglomeration + De-aeration by powerful ultrasonic forces
- No sample loss, no cross-contamination
- Effortless sample preparation by simple setup and operation of one device
- Versatile basic unit allows for three different setups
- Simple setup and operation
- Simple quick-lock for fast and easy changing of the attachments (SonoStep/ FlowCell/ CupHorn)
- Quick-lock mechanism for fast and simple cleaning
- Simply exchangable hose or pipe connections
The Basic Unit UP200St_TD
Full Color Touch-Screen
A great enhancement from the operational view is the colored touch-screen. This touch- and stylus-sensitive screen allows for easy handling, whilst the accurate setting of operating parameters and the display of the ultrasound power setting are guaranteed and combined with highest comfort for the operator. The digital control menu is intuitive to use as reduced to the main settings. The amplitude/ power setting and the pulse mode can be adjusted by a colored touch-slider (with 1%, 5% or 10% snap). The user decides, if he prefers the display of amplitude and power as colored bargraphs or numerical representation. The display can be changed from regular view mode to BIG NUMBER display mode, characterized by heavy contrast and big font-size for improved visibility.
Browser Remote Control
Automatic Frequency Tuning
Facts Worth Knowing
Ultrasonic tissue homogenizers are often referred to as probe sonicator/ sonificator, sonic lyser, ultrasound disruptor, ultrasonic grinder, sono-ruptor, sonifier, sonic dismembrator, cell disrupter, ultrasonic disperser or dissolver. The different terms result from the various applications that can be fulfilled by sonication.