Ai 1.5-Quart Capacity Ultrasonic Homogenizer w/ Sound Enclosure

Regular price $4,990.00

Ultrasonic homogenizers are a modern version of "mortar and pestle". They can disrupt tissues and cells through cavitation and ultrasonic waves.  Basically, an ultrasonic homogenizer has a tip which very rapidly vibrates, causing bubbles in the surrounding solution to rapidly form and collapse.  This creates shear and shock waves which tear apart cells and particles.

Ultrasonic Homogenizers are recommended for homogenization and lysis of laboratory samples that do not require traditional grinding or rotor-stator cutting techniques for processing. Small and large ultrasonic probes are used in a variety of sample volumes to be processed. A solid probe allows for less chance of sample loss and cross-contamination between samples.

Sonication is the act of applying sound energy to agitate particles in a sample, for various purposes. Ultrasonic frequencies (around 20 kHz) are usually used, leading to the process also being known as ultrasonication or ultra-sonication. In the laboratory, it is usually applied using an ultrasonic bath or an ultrasonic probe, colloquially known as a sonifier.

Sonication can be used for the production of nanoparticles, such as nanoemulsions, nanocrystals, liposomes and wax emulsions, as well as for wastewater purification, degassing, extraction of plant oil, extraction of anthocyanins and antioxidants, production of biofuels, crude oil desulphurization, cell disruption, polymer and epoxy processing, adhesive thinning, and many other processes. Sonication is also commonly used in nanotechnology for evenly dispersing nanoparticles in liquids.

Specifications

 Model  U15
 Electrical requirements
 110V 60Hz 1-PH, 650 watts
 Ultrasonic output  500 to 1800 watts
 Frequency  19.5 to 20.5 KHz
 Capacity  1.5 quart / 1420 ml
 Controller  Screen: 7" TFT color touch screen
 Working interval: 0.5 to 99.9 seconds
 Resting interval: 0.5 to 99.9 seconds
 Maximum timer: 1 to 999 minutes
 Ultrasonic probe included
 15mm tip diameter made of Titanium alloy (tip should immerge into solution
 at 45% of fluid level, and at least 3/8 inch deep.)
 Duty cycle
 Recommend 5 to 10 minutes rest after 30 to 60 minutes continuous operation
 Dimensions  

 Unit
   Controller: 8.7 x 15 x 11.5" (WxDxH)
   Sound enclosure: 11.5 x 12 x 24" (WxDxH)
 Shipping
   Box #1: Controller @ 20 x 13.5 x 19"
   Box #2: Sound enclosure @ 15 x 15 x 21"

 Weight  Unit
   Controller: 20 lbs
   sound enclosure with probe: 20 lbs
 Shipping
   Box #1: Controller @ 34 lbs
   Box #2: Sound enclosure @ 18 lbs
 Safety  Over-current protection
 Over-temperature protection
 Timer up alarm
 Compatiable ultrasonic probe
 (For maximum probe life, run
 probe in clean water for
 3 minutes after each use)
 15mm tip diameter (optional) 
    Recommended output range: 80% to 90%
    Recommended capacity: 100mL to 500 mL
    Ultrasonic output: 200 to 950 watts
    Vibration amplitude: 145 um
    Sample viscosity: medium to high
 20mm tip diameter
 (optional)
    Recommended output range: 100%
    Recommended capacity: 200mL to 1000 mL
    Ultrasonic output: 400 to 1200 watts
    Vibration amplitude: 60 um
    Sample viscosity: medium
 25mm tip diameter (comes standard with the unit)
    Recommended output range: 100%
    Recommended capacity: 250mL to 1200 mL
    Ultrasonic output: 800 to 1800 watts
    Vibration amplitude: 40 um
    Sample viscosity: low
 Warranty  One year for controllers and sound enclosures
 Three months for ultrasonic probes