Sideconnect chip holder
Sideconnect interfacing kit.
The Sideconnect interfacing kit enables a fast, easy and robust connection of sideconnect chips. The position of the tube-chip connection on the edge of the chip allows a smooth flow with less bubbles and requires less reagents. The design of the body grants a large viewing area and is compatible with upright and inverted microscopes.
This kit needs to be combined with a. To keep the body and connectors in place during assembly, an is recommended. Accessories can be stored in the built-in storage box of the assembly tool. The mounting frame is a tool which helps to keep the Sideconnect interface in place during experiments, especially when mutiple chips and Sideconnect chip holders are used.
This product is available in the following configurations:
For chip length
|For chip width
Sideconnect chip holder 15mm x 15mm
|Webstore sideconnect chips
Sideconnect chip holder 15mm x 30mm
WHY USE SIDECONNECT?
- Planar interfacing of tubing with chips offers a smooth flow without shear stress.
- Small dead volumes at inlets and outlets minimise reagent amounts required.
- Dimensions are compatible with upcoming international microfluidics design standards which make exchange of other industrial microfluidic devices possible.
- Autoclavable and easy mounting which makes it suitable for applications that require a sterile flow system, e.g. a cell culture.
|Unit of measurement
|Compatible tubing outside diameter(s)
|Manual for assembly of the Sideconnect holder with a chip and connection kit.
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.