SmartFlo for iPad

Versatile control of Microfluidic Syringe Pumps & Pressure Pumps 

 
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EASY TO USE SOFTWARE FOR iPAD

SIMPLE SETTING OF FLOW RATES for ExiGo microfluidic syringe pumps and UniGo or 4U pressure pumps.  

CUSTOMISE PROGRAMS for flow/pressure profiles with any combination of constant, ramp, sine and step.

 

SAVE & RETRIEVE programmed waveforms for use later.

SIMPLE SYRINGE SELECTOR option for ExiGo syringe pumps, or upload your custom syringe

FLOW RATE <-->         PRESSURE: switch in one tap (UniGo/4U pumps) to view pressure reading.  

CLOSED-LOOP FEEDBACK: Flow sensors (optional with ExiGo; compulsory for UniGo/4U) provide active feedback and precise flow control.

MODULAR: control up to 4 ExiGo syringe pumps or 4 UniGo pressure pumps independently.  Or mix-and-match with a combination of ExiGo and UniGo pumps. 

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

SmartFlo for iPad enables simple control of Cellix's ExiGo microfluidic syringe pumps, UniGo pressure pumps and 4U pressure pumps. As always, we advise our customers to think about their experimental set-up and what they want to achieve before deciding on which pump or combinations of pumps to purchase.  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • ExiGo syringe pump: 

    • Syringe Selector in SmartFlo enables simple selection of the syringe.  You can then easily clamp it in place and move the plunger to the starting position for your experiment.

    • Units:  depending on your experiment, you can set the unit for Flow Rate (L/min) or Shear Stress (dynes/cm2).

  • UniGo / 4U pressure pumps:  

    • Units:  depending on your experiment, you can set the unit for Flow Rate (L/min) or Pressure (bar) with one simple tap.

  • Mix-and-match syringe and pressure pumps:  

    • SmartFlo enables simple control of a combination of up to 4 ExiGo and UniGo pumps; e.g. 2X ExiGo + 2X UniGo or 1X ExiGo + 3X UniGo etc.

    • Combining syringe pumps and pressure pumps together in one experimental set-up, with individual flow control via SmartFlo gives you unrivalled versatility for your experiments.

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SMARTFLO:  Common commands for ExiGo Syringe Pump

Syringe Selection

SmartFlo Syringe Selection
SmartFlo Syringe Selection

1. Tap syringe icon to open the Syringe Selector

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SmartFlo Syringe Selection
SmartFlo Syringe Selection

2. Select the desired syringe and tap SET.

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SmartFlo Syringe Selection
SmartFlo Syringe Selection

3. Selected syringe is now set.

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SmartFlo Syringe Selection
SmartFlo Syringe Selection

1. Tap syringe icon to open the Syringe Selector

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Set the Flow Rate

Setting Flow Rate
Setting Flow Rate

1. Tap the Settings icon

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Setting Flow Rate
Setting Flow Rate

2. Tap the Flow Rate icon

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Set Flow Rate
Set Flow Rate

4. The flow rate you input will appear. Click "play" icon to run the pump.

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Setting Flow Rate
Setting Flow Rate

1. Tap the Settings icon

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SMARTFLO:  Common commands for UniGo and 4U Pressure Pumps

Setting the feedback

Setting the Feedback
Setting the Feedback

Tap the Flow/Pressure button to switch from Flow to Pressure and vice versa.

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Setting the Feedback
Setting the Feedback

Tap the Flow/Pressure button to switch from Flow to Pressure and vice versa.

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Set the Flow Rate

Setting Flow Rate Units
Setting Flow Rate Units

1. Tap Settings icon

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Setting Flow Rate Units
Setting Flow Rate Units

2. Tap Flow Rate icon

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Set Flow Rate
Set Flow Rate

3. Set the flow rate and tap the green tick.

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Setting Flow Rate Units
Setting Flow Rate Units

1. Tap Settings icon

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View Pressure Reading

View Pressure Reading
View Pressure Reading

1. Tap on the pressure button

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View Pressure Reading
View Pressure Reading

2. The pressure reading will appear on the gauge on the left-hand side.

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View Pressure Reading
View Pressure Reading

1. Tap on the pressure button

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SMARTFLO:  Programs for Syringe and Pressure Pumps

Define a Custom Flow Profile using Waveform Editor

Create a Custom Flow Profile using Waveform Editor
Create a Custom Flow Profile using Waveform Editor

Choose from 4 elements: Constant/Pause, Ramp, Pulse or Sine

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Constant Flow Rate Settings
Constant Flow Rate Settings

Set flow rate or set to 0 if you would like to create a pause.

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Sine Flow Settings
Sine Flow Settings

Amplitude measured between centre of the sine wave and its maximum value. Phase is the starting angle of the sine wave cycle (from 0 to 360 degrees). Offset defines the position of the centre of the sine wave regarding the zero position.

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Create a Custom Flow Profile using Waveform Editor
Create a Custom Flow Profile using Waveform Editor

Choose from 4 elements: Constant/Pause, Ramp, Pulse or Sine

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SMARTFLO:  Commands for Flow Sensors for Syringe and Pressure Pumps

SmartFlo commands for Flow Sensors
SmartFlo commands for Flow Sensors

Flow sensor is automatically detected and displayed.

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SmartFlo commands for Flow Sensors
SmartFlo commands for Flow Sensors

Immediately after plugging in, the real time flow rate measurements automatically appear within the Manual Tab.

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SmartFlo commands for Flow Sensors
SmartFlo commands for Flow Sensors

Flow sensor is automatically detected and displayed.

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APPLICATIONS

  • Thrombosis / Platelet Adhesion and Aggregation shear flow experiments.

  • Shear based cell rolling, adhesion and transmigration assays on ligand-coated surface or on endothelial cells.

  • Cell and particle manipulation

  • Precise multichannel mixing, multilaminar flow studies

  • Droplet Generation

  • Hydrodynamic flow focusing

APPLICATION VIDEOS

 

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