Fluidic Connect Pro chip holder - topconnect
Easy interfacing for fluidic connections.
Fluidic Connect Pro is a user friendly holder concept. The Load 'n' Seal design in combination with special ferrules ensures tight connections without breaking your microfluidic chips.
The Fluidic Connect Pro chip holder is available in the following configurations:
|Frame only||The frame only option is intended for use in combination with your own manufactured inserts.|
|For chips in a cartridge||
Most of our webstore chips are supplied in a black polymer cartridge, which can be placed in the insert opening.
This is the most used option in our range of Fluidic Connect Pro holders.
|For organ-on-a-chip (OOC)||For use in combination with our resealable organ-on-a-chip chips.|
|For resealable flow cells||
For use in combination with our resealable organ-on-a-chip chips.
Note: Besides the holder, a connection kit or ferrules are required. A connection kit is recommended, as it contains tubing with an optimal outside diameter. Difference in tubing OD between brands is observed an result in leakage at a lower pressure. The ferrules to use are a Micronit proprietary design, never use ferrules from a different supplier this will cause leakage or can damage the chip.
Features and Benefits:
- Fast, easy and robust fluidic connections
- Future proof, thanks to replaceable inserts
- Durable design
- Smart sealing solutions to prevent chip cracking
- Large chip view area possible
- Compatible with upright and inverted microscopes
|Unit of measurement||Kit|
|Holder concept||Fluidic Connect Pro|
|Compatible tubing outside diameter(s)||1/32", 1/16"|
|Fluidic connect pro - quick start guide||Manual for assembly of the inserts, tubing and chip placement.||7.2 MB||Download|
|Fluidic connect pro resealable - Quick start guide||830.9 KB||Download|
|Fluidic Connect Pro - Drawing||620.2 KB||Download|
A dawing of the Fludic Connect Pro (frame only) can be found here.
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.
This are currently the following products (list might be incomplete): SKU Description Note 00746 Fluidic Connect Pro for resealable flow cells Normally already pre-assembled 00745 Insert set for resealable flow cells 03133 Thin bottom flow cell 03133-F Thin bottom flow cell - coated 03196 Thin bottom flow cell - 0.5mm 03196-F Thin bottom flow cell - 0.5mm - coated 03164 Thin bottom flow cell - 1.5mm 03164-F Thin bottom flow cell - 1.5mm - coated FC_R50.332.3_PACK Serpentine channel / Microreactor, 20x50µm, 342mm length FC_R50.332.3-F Serpentine channel / Microreactor, 20x50µm, 342mm length - Coated 03040 Serpentine channel / Microreactor, 45x140µm, 350mm length 03040 - F 03040Serpentine channel / Microreactor, 45x140µm, 350mm length - coated FC_X3550CH.3_PACK Cross channel chip - thin bottom How to apply the spacers? The spacers are placed beneath the top insert, as shown in the picture below. What should I do when I don't have spacers available?
Just contact us to request new spacers.