Connection kit containing a combination of ferrules and tubing.
This page will help you to select the best connection kit for your situation, by making the following selections:
- Holder concept
- Desired tubing outside diameter (OD)
- Tubing material
- Desired inside diameter.
Micronit offers the following holder concepts:
For high pressure applications, the combination of Stainless Steel tubing and the Fluidic Connect 4515 holder is recommended. In most other cases, ETFE is a good choice of material, considering the large advantage that it is translucent, which makes detection of airbubbles easier. PEEK can be a good alternative for specific situations in which ETFE is less desired.
Some advice regarding chemical resistance of different tubing options can be found here.
Ferrule properties are as follows:
|Tubing outside diameter
|Ferrule material family
|Fluidic Connect Pro
|Fluidic Connect 4515
|No, hard contact with chip. Requires application of correct torque.
An indication of chemical resistance of the ferrules can be found here.
The 0.13mm internal diameter tubing is only recommended in situations that require more resistance outside the chip.
|Unit of measurement
Elveflow uses 1/4-28 screw in connections on there reservoirs and sensors. To interface you will need Flangeless nuts 1/4-28 for 1/16" tubing, including compatible ferrules. Those nuts and ferrules are included in Elveflows "Kit Fittings Starter Pack Push-in".
This item wil look like this:
In addition you will need our connection kit. Our Connection kit includes nuts or ferrules specificilly designed for our Fluidic Connect Pro, Fluidic Connect 4515 or side connect holders. Tubing included in "Kit Fittings Starter Pack Push-in"
The 1/16"OD PTFE tubing included in the kit has a very large ID (1/32" ~0.79mm) and is from a relatively soft material, this is not so suitable for bot our Fluidic Connect Pro and Fluidic Connect 4515 holders as there's very limited wall thickness. We recommend alternative tubing, like ETFE with a maximum of 0.5mm ID. This tubing is included in our connection kits.
Use of 1/32" OD tubing
1/32" OD tubing can be in combination with our Fluidic Connect Pro holder also be used, but need alternative ferrules.
The ElveFlow "Kit Fittings Starter Pack Push-in" doesn't include sleeves for use of 1/32" OD tubing. They are included in our Syringe to tube connection kit
Our Sideconnect our Fluidic Connect 4515 holders doens't support 1/32" tubing.
The P-cab or FLUIWELL KIT already contains 0.5m 1/16" OD FEP tubing with a ID of 500µm, when you use only limited pressures, you can try this tubing first and only order: For Fluidic Connect Pro our propriatary ferrules. For Fluidic Connect 4515 our propriatary flatbottom nuts and ferrules. For Sideconnect our propriatary ferrules. For optimal performance we recommend our complete connection kit, the FEP tubing might be a bit soft limiting the pressure rating. MFCS We recommend the dafault Fluigent kits (MFCS™-EZ HIGH/LOW PRESSURE KIT, FLUIWELL KIT or P-CAP KIT ) The P-cab or FLUIWELL KIT already contains 0.5m or 1m 1/16" OD FEP tubing with a ID of 500µm, when you use only limited pressures, you can try this tubing first and only order: For Fluidic Connect Pro our propriatary ferrules. For Fluidic Connect 4515 our propriatary flatbottom nuts and ferrules. For Sideconnect our propriatary ferrules. For optimal performance we recommend our complete connection kit, the FEP tubing might be a bit soft limiting the pressure rating.