Fluidic Connect 4515 chip holder - topconnect
Basic interfacing for fluidic connections.
Fluidic Connect 4515 is the basic tool for lab-on-a-chip experiments. Fluidic Connect 4515 is a user-friendly chip holder providing leak-free fluidic connections. Simply replace the chips in the chip holder, and connect them to external equipment with the Fluidic Connections.
- assembled chip holder
- inverter frame
- allen key
- extender tool
- user manual
|Unit of measurement
|Chips supplied in a black cartridge (most catalog chips)
|Compatible tubing outside diameter(s)
|FC_FC4515 - Fluidic Connect 4515 - User Manual
|Fluidic connect pro - quick start guide
|Manual for assembly of the inserts, tubing and chip placement.
Unified Screw Threads per. ANSI/ASME B1.1-1989 (R2001), R2001) Nomenclature, are used. Acceptability criteria are described in ANSI/ASME B1.3M-1992 (R2001). Note: This screw chart is not comprehensive of all available standard threads as provided by the standard. Screw Size
Major Diameter [inch]
Pitch Diameter [inch]
Minor Diameter [inch] Basic a Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. 10-32 External thread 2A 0.1900 0.1891 0.1831 0.1688 0.1658 0.1508 10-32 Internal thread 2B 0.1900 0.1560 0.1640 0.1697 0.1736 0.1900 a. Basic = Nominal 10-32 flat-bottom port (Inches) 10-32 coned port (Inches)
Alignment can be done on positions 2,7 (or 4,9).
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.
There are some things to consider: The PEEK connectors are modified versions of a standard connector. We add some additional thread to the connectors.
The thread length should be ~6-7mm. Please check if the thread link is correct as first. Please assemble according to this manual: https://store.micronit.com/mpattachment/file/download/id/15/ (page 10) The fitting should be tightened on a special hole position at first assembly. This is in the top left corner of the holder. This will assure sufficient force can be applied to compress the fitting without damaging a real chip. Fittings are limited in amount of use. Key importance is that they are clean and free of particle. Salt residues will cause leakage. If issues occur it’s important to use clean fittings. It might be possible that some small re-tightening is required during slow buildup of pressure. Especially at elevated temperatures some relaxation might occur. Please always remove pressure before additional tightening.