The 4U™ is a 4-channel precision, microfluidic pressure pump for a variety of microfluidic applications, where accurate and stable flow rate delivery is required. The pressure pump component is based on controlled air injection. SmartFlo Application executed on the iPad mini or LabView based interface communicates with the 4 separate channels of the 4U pump allowing simultaneous control and independent programming of each pump’s flow profile. Note: it is compulsory to purchase four flow sensors with the 4U microfluidic pump.
• 2 modes of pumping: manual flow rate set or preprogrammed flow rate operation.
• Preprogrammed mode includes: Constant, Ramp, Step, Sine function.
• Wi-Fi communication with iPad mini software.
• USB communication with LabView based PC control software.
• Tactile power switch.
• Volumetric flow rates: 1 µL/min – 1 mL/min.
|Volumetric Flow Rates||1 µL/min – 1mL/min|
|Flow Direction||Unidirectional (Push)|
|Pulse-free flow rate for microfluidic applications*||• 1 µL/min – 80 µL/min ± 120 nL/min with 80.0 µL flow sensor (FS-80.0)• 10 µL/min – 1 mL/min ± 2 µL/min with 1.0 mL/min flow sensor (FS-1000)|
|Working pressure||30 psi – 2 bars maximum|
|Compressor options||Internal and/or external|
|Software control||• SmartFlo App running on iPad mini• LabVIEW based PC software|
|Dimensions||230mm x 193mm x 85mm (L x W x H)|
|Power requirements||110 / 220V – 50 / 60Hz – 60W|
*Measured with Flow Sensor and active PID feedback
Flow Sensor Overview (compulsory accessory)
|Operation||Plug and play connection to each channel of the 4U Microfluidic pump|
|Features||Allows monitoring of each of the individual pump flow rates and active PID (proportional, integral, differential) feedback of pump flow rate|
|Dead volume||1 – 25 µL depending on Flow Sensor|
|Measured flow rate changes||See Technical Note on Flow Sensors|
|Max pressure||30 psi – 2 bars maximum|
|Dimensions / Weight||60mm (L) x 51mm (W) x 21mm (H) / < 0.1 kg|
|Power requirements||Via cable to 4U microfluidic pump|