EmulsiFlex-C5 shown with an analogue gauge.
The EmulsiFlex-C5 immersed in a temperature controlled water bath.
The entire wetted path is temperature controlled.
The top two (2) drawings are of the standard EF-C5. The bottom
drawing shows a pressure transducer in its in-line adapter. Note
the bottom option is longer than standard. The EmulsiFlex-C5 weighs
approximately 16kg or 35lbs.
The EmulsiFlex-C5 homogenizer has
an air/gas driven, high pressure pump developed and manufactured by AVESTIN®.
There are no "O"-rings or gaskets in the entire path of the product.
The only plastic seal is the plunger seal which is UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular
Weight Polyethylene). Quiet operation is due to a specially designed
pump motor pilot valve.
2. Homogenizing Valve
The standard EmulsiFlex-C5 is delivered
with a pneumatically controlled, dynamic homogenizing valve. No "O"-rings
are present. The only plastic seal is a Teflon ring to seal the homogenizing
valve stem. All other seals are precision metal/ceramic and metal/metal
face seals without gaskets.
In common with all air driven pumps, the flow rate depends on the homogenizing
pressure selected. The EmulsiFlex-C5 has a capacity of 1-5L/hr.
A sample as small as 7mL can be processed with a hold back volume of less
than 1mL. The homogenizing pressure can be adjusted in the range
4. Temperature Control
Inlet and outlet temperatures can be controlled with installation of
an appropriate heat exchanger. The entire instrument can be immersed
in a temperature controlled water bath for heating and cooling purposes.
5. Cleaning and Sterilization
Hot water, ethanol, acetone and various other cleaning agents can be
flushed through the equipment for quick cleaning. After cleaning,
residual fluids may be removed from the instrument by blowing the system
out with compressed air/gas. The unit, including the homogenizing
valve, can be fully disassembled for stringent cleaning and inspection
if required. All wetted parts are autoclavable and FDA approvable.
The inlet of the pump can be connected easily to steam at 120-130°C
for steam in place (SIP) sterilization.
6. Requirement for Operation
Most laboratories, research facilities and production spaces have sufficient
air pressure and flow rate to run the EmulsiFlex-C5. For laboratory use, a nitrogen
gas cylinder or small compressor of 3hp/2.2kW is sufficient. The
air/gas pressure required depends on the application. For most dispersions,
emulsions, liposomes and E. coli rupture, an air pressure of 85psi/0.6MPa
or more is sufficient.
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In most cases we can come to you for a demonstration. Please contact us
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