SmartFlo for PC

Versatile control of Microfluidic Syringe Pumps & Pressure Pumps 

 
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EASY TO USE SOFTWARE FOR PC / DESKTOP compatible with Windows 7 or higher.

SIMPLE SETTING OF FLOW RATES OR PRESSURE 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 click (UniGo/4U pumps).  

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 PC/Desktop 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 click.

  • 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. Double-click to open the Syringe Selector

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SmartFlo Syringe Selection
SmartFlo Syringe Selection

2. Select the desired syringe and click SET or double-click the selected syringe.

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SmartFlo Syringe Selection
SmartFlo Syringe Selection

You can also add your own custom syringe.

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SmartFlo Syringe Selection
SmartFlo Syringe Selection

1. Double-click to open the Syringe Selector

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Set Units:  Flow Rate

Setting Flow Rate Units
Setting Flow Rate Units

1. Click in the flow rate indicator

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Set Flow Rate
Set Flow Rate

2. Click +/- to change to flow rate and click the green tick mark.

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Set Flow Rate
Set Flow Rate

3. The flow rate you input will appear. Click SET.

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Setting Flow Rate Units
Setting Flow Rate Units

1. Click in the flow rate indicator

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Set Units:  Shear Stress

Set Shear Stress Units
Set Shear Stress Units

1. Click the SHEAR button

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Set Shear Stress Units
Set Shear Stress Units

2. Shear stress units will appear. Click on indicator to change shear stress value.

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Set Shear Stress
Set Shear Stress

4. The shear stress input will appear. Click SET.

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Set Shear Stress Units
Set Shear Stress Units

1. Click the SHEAR button

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Set Geometry for Shear Stress

Set Geometry for Shear Stress
Set Geometry for Shear Stress

1. In Manual Tab, click Settings. In the settings window, click the Biochip icon.

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Set Geometry for Shear Stress
Set Geometry for Shear Stress

2. Select your Cellix Biochip or define the geometry for your custom biochip/channel

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Set Geometry for Shear Stress
Set Geometry for Shear Stress

3. Select your media or input the viscosity of your custom media in dyne x s /cm2

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Set Geometry for Shear Stress
Set Geometry for Shear Stress

1. In Manual Tab, click Settings. In the settings window, click the Biochip icon.

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Pump Manifold: 3-Way Valve

Pump Manifold: Define settings
Pump Manifold: Define settings

1. In the Manual window, click the Valve icon.

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Pump Manifold: Define valve settings
Pump Manifold: Define valve settings

2. Select the output valve (one of three available channels). Click Next.

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Pump Manifold: Define refill settings
Pump Manifold: Define refill settings

4. Select the refill speed. Click the green tick.

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Pump Manifold: Define settings
Pump Manifold: Define settings

1. In the Manual window, click the Valve icon.

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  • Automatic refilling of syringe: e.g. with ExiGo pump

  • Fast switching between 3 different outlets: ~30ms

  • Compatible with ExiGo syringe pump and UniGo pressure pump

  • This programming feature is only available on SmartFlo for PC.

Pump Manifold
Pump Manifold

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ExiGo pump and Pump Manifold
ExiGo pump and Pump Manifold

Pump manifold is useful for automatic refilling of syringe.

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Pump Manifold
Pump Manifold

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SMARTFLO:  Common commands for UniGo and 4U Pressure Pumps

Setting the feedback

Setting the Feedback
Setting the Feedback

1. In the Manual Tab, click Settings. In the settings window, click the Advanced Settings icon.

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Setting the Feedback
Setting the Feedback

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

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Setting the Feedback
Setting the Feedback

3. Click Update.

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Setting the Feedback
Setting the Feedback

1. In the Manual Tab, click Settings. In the settings window, click the Advanced Settings icon.

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Set Units:  Flow Rate

Setting Flow Rate Units
Setting Flow Rate Units

1. Click in the flow rate indicator

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Set Flow Rate
Set Flow Rate

2. Click +/- to change flow rate and click the green tick mark.

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Set Flow Rate
Set Flow Rate

3. The flow rate you input will appear. Click SET.

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Setting Flow Rate Units
Setting Flow Rate Units

1. Click in the flow rate indicator

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Set Units:  Pressure

Setting Pressure Units
Setting Pressure Units

1. Click in the pressure indicator

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Set Pressure
Set Pressure

2. Click +/- to change pressure and click the green tick mark.

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Set Pressure
Set Pressure

3. The pressure you input will appear. Click SET.

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Setting Pressure Units
Setting Pressure Units

1. Click in the pressure indicator

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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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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

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