Syringe pump or Pressure pump? Control both with SmartFlo
SmartFlo is a verstaile software for control of Cellix's ExiGo syringe pumps and UniGo or 4U pressure pumps. You don't have to choose between syringe pumps and pressure pumps; you can have both in one set-up, smartly controlled by one seamless software, SmartFlo (PC/Desktop or iPad version available).
Here we summarise the advantages of combining syringe pumps and pressure pumps together and highlight some of the commonly used commands on SmartFlo.
3 Top Advantages of combining syringe and pressure pumps
1. Greater Flexibility of Control - Switch from Flow Rates to Shear Stress or Flow Rates to Pressure: Cellix's syringe and pressure pumps both offer a wide range of flow rates but SmartFlo enables you to switch between flow rates & shear stress for the ExiGo syringe pump and between flow rates and pressure for the UniGo pressure pump.
2. Wider Range of Samples - Cells, Whole Blood, Gas: While both syringe and pressure pumps work well with cell samples; the ExiGo syringe pump can also work with blood samples. This is a distinct advantage over pressure pumps. Similarly, the UniGo pressure pump can also work with gas samples, unlike syryinge pumps.
3. Fluid recirculation: Cellix's ExiGo syringe pump can recirculate the fluid with the ExiGo manifold, something which is not possible with pressure pumps. This is a distinct advantage which offers increased possibilities for different experimental set-ups.
Easy Selection of Flow Program Settings
The Waveform editor enables simple selection of 4 different elements (mix and match if you like): constant/pause, ramp, pulse and sine
If you're not sure which combination of syringe and pressure pumps is most suitable for your experimental set-up and would like some advice,