I would like to design my own insert in combination with the Fluidic Connect Pro holder. Can you provide relevant information?

It's possible manufacture your own inserts for the Fluidic Connect Pro, however perhaps our insert set which is more flexible in chip length can be a good alternative or starting point? This product can be found here

In design of your own insert set there are some attention points:

  • Always keep the total height stack (chip tickness + inserts height up to the holder frame) comparable with our default inserts. Our inserts are designed for use with a chip tickness of 1.8mm (without metal spacers with a thickness of 0.6mm).
  • Keep using our special ferrules. The ferrules will absorb height differences preventing large forces on the holder. The Fluidic Connect Pro concept is NOT compatible for sealing without elastic material in the height stack. Be also carefull with large sealing areas, typical the distributed forces are too less for good sealing.
  • Do not seal on top of elastic materials, like PDMS. The applied force might compress the channel structures. In this case it's best to interface on the rigit side like on the glass layer. This will better distribute the force preventing shape changes of the elastomer.
  • Some time it helps to order an existing insert set as visual example.

A dawing of the Fludic Connect Pro (frame only) can be found here.

Can I use a ferrule from a alternative supplier, like for instance IDEX is offering, in combination with the Fluidic Connect Pro?

This will NOT work and will cause damage to the chip or holder. Our ferrules for use with the Fluidic Connect Pro are a Micronit proprietary design and also a specific grade of FFKM is used.

I have a Elveflow OB1 pressure based pump what connectors do I need?

Nuts and ferrules

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" tubing
1/32" 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.

I have a Fluigent pressure based pump, what connectors do I need?

Lineup

We recommend the dafault Fluigent kits (FLOW EZ™ SUPPLY KIT, FLUIWELL KIT or P-CAP KIT)
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 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 optimal performance we recommend our complete connection kit, the FEP tubing might be a bit soft limiting the pressure rating. 

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