Fluigent L-X

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    Sample injection / Recirculation microfluidic valve for industry

    The L-X is a bidirectional 6-port/2 position microfluidic valve. It is designed for precise sample injection or fluid recirculation in cell culture applications.

    Main benefits
    • Quick

      Fast valve actuation time (< 100 ms)

    • Accurate

      Low internal volume

    • Compact

      Designed for system integration

    • Biocompatible
      Biocompatible

      Chemically and biologically compatible

    Features

    Precise fluid injection

    Several sample loops are available, from 5 µL to 100 µL.

    A versatile valve

    The valve can be operated using pressure up to 7 bar (100 psi), and the wetted material is PEEK, a highly chemically and biocompatible material.

    Fluigent software for automation

    The valve can be controlled by Fluigent software for long-term experiments. Create a time-based protocol to set actuation timing of the valve(s).

    Minimized liquid waste

    Low port-to-port volume of 660 nL

    recirculation valve

    Working principle

    Peripheral ports (numbered from 1 to 6) can alternatively be connected the right or the left channels. The L-X is actuated by a motor that drives a rotor – where the fluidic path is engraved – against a stator – containing the fluidic paths.

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    Fluid recirculation

    The L-X can be used as a useful cell culture tool: a small volume of buffer can be recirculated within a closed loop into the chip for several hours or days. Combined with our pressure-based flow controllers, it can achieve a highly stable flow rate, allowing to better mimic flow-induced shear stress experienced by cells in vivo.

    precise fluid injection microfluidic

    Precise fluid injection

    The L-X can be used as a useful cell culture tool: a small volume of buffer can be recirculated within a closed loop into the chip for several hours or days. Combined with our pressure-based flow controllers, it can achieve a highly stable flow rate, allowing to better mimic flow-induced shear stress experienced by cells in vivo.

    Specifications

    PERFORMANCE

    Pressure ratingUp to 7 bar (100 psi)
    Stability0,1% on the measured value (effective beyond 10% of the maximum pressure)
    Response time100 ms
    Step0,03% of the maximum pressure

    HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

    Dimensions70 x 90 x 150 mm
    Weight475 g
    Internal volume660 nL

    ELECTRONICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Power supplyRJ45

    CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY

    Gas compatibilityDry, oil-free gas, air, any non corrosive or non explosive gas
    Liquid compatibilityAqueous solvent, oil, organic solent, biological sample
    wetted materialsPEEK

    Fluigent pressure-based flow controllers VS Peristaltic pump

    Fluigent pressure-based flow controllersPeristaltic pumps
    Flow stabilityHigh (<1% variation)Low (>20% variation)
    Response timeHighMedium
    Pressure controlYesNo
    PriceMedium-HighLow
    ImplementationRequires pressure sourcesEasy

    OxyGEN

    Control in real-time, protocol automation, data record and export
    ver. 1.0.0.0 or more recent

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    Software Development Kit

    Custom software application
    ver. 21.0.0.0 or more recent

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    How to add the L-X in my experiment and how to connect it?

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    • Connect the L-X to the SWITCH EZ port
    • Cut the 1/16’’ OD tubing to the desired length, leaving a square-cut face.
    • Insert the tubing into a nut until it passes 1.5 – 3mm.
    • Insert into a port of L-X, twist until it is tightened. You can pull gently the tubing to verify that it is securely connected to the port.

    1.   HOW TO CONNECT A SAMPLE LOOP TO THE L-SWITCH™?

    How to connect a sample loop to the L-X?

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    • In order to connect a sample loop to the L-SWITCH™, you will need two nuts and two ferrules, in addition to the sample loop itself (nuts and ferrules are provided with the sample loop).
    • Pass one end of the sample loop through a nut.
    • Add a ferrule
    • Hold the set together and insert it into a port of the L-SWITCH™ (for example, port 1 here).
    • Twist until the set is tightened. You can pull gently the sample loop to verify that it is securely connected.
    • Repeat these steps for the other end of the sample loop to connect it to another port of the L-SWITCH™ (for example port 4 here).

    How can I clean the L-X after use?

    You can clean the L-Switch™ in the same way than the Flow Unit.

    Besides, Fluigent strongly advises you to use filtered solutions. Wetted materials are PEEK only.