LineUp Flow EZ™
The Flow EZ™ is the most advanced system available for pressure-based flow control. The compact device stands alone near the microfluidic setup, allowing the user to minimize bench space use without the need of a PC. One can be operational and generate data rapidly.
In the base configuration, the system controls pressure, and the liquid flow is a function of system resistance, fluid viscosity, etc. The addition of a FLOW UNIT enables one to control or monitor flow rate as well as dispense volume. The pressure automatically adjusts in the background to maintain the flow rate.
When combined with a LINK module the Flow EZ™ capabilities are extended by using Fluigent software to benefit from automation (MAT) or live monitoring and recording of data (A-i-O)
The Flow EZ™ modules, are available in different pressure and vacuum ranges, to provide the optimum level of pressure control and resolution. These can easily be joined together to match all application requirements or reconfigure the system for a new experimental design.
Ease of use
Control with or without a PC
including SDK for customized applications
Wide pressure ranges
The Flow EZTM is available in a variety of pressure ranges from minus 800 to plus 7,000 mbar.
0 to 7000 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-7000)
0 to 1000 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-1000)
0 to 69 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-0069)
-25 to 0 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-N025)
-345 to 0 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-N345)
0 to 2000 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-2000)
0 to 345 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-0345)
0 to 25 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-0025)
-69 to 0 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-N069)
-800 to 0 mbar (P/N: LU-FEZ-N800)
Adaptable & Modular
Combine as many module as the experiment requires. Each module is a separate pressure channel and can be controlled independently.
Ease of use & Local control
Start experiment in minutes. No PC is needed for simple experiments.
Control flow rate with the benefits of responsive, pulse free flow
Pulse-free flow is critical for generating high quality and repeatable results. The Flow EZ™ integrates the all-new DFC (Direct Flow Control) algorithm which allows the user to set a flow rate directly on the instrument display. The applied pressure will automatically adjust to maintain the flow rate.
A response time ten times faster compared to mechanical solutions
With the use of pressure instead of mechanical action, the Flow EZTM gets a responsiveness ten times faster than syringe pumps. A low response time allows one to quicky execute operations such as stop flow and pressure/flow rate steps.
FOCUS ON THE MICROSCOPE. NO PC REQUIRED
Instead of looking at the PC, users can keep their eyes on the microscope, adjusting the control dial with one hand. In this stand-alone configuration, the device allows for pressure or flow rate control and volume dispense making it ideal for benchtop use.
AS YOUR SETUP EVOLVES, YOUR LINEUP CAN TOO
Add a channel at any time, in one click or easily reconfigure the system the exact requirements of your experiment.
The Flow EZTM supports reservoir sizes from 2 mL to standard lab bottles.
Stability is independent of reservoir volume. With large reservoirs, the Flow EZTM can maintain continuous, pulse-free flow for days without refilling.
Based on our industry leading experience developing microfluidic instrumentation, Fluigent has engineered the patented QuadCore, the most advanced microfluidic pumping technology available. It is at the heart of the Fluigent’s next-generation performance. This is the fastest, most stable, and compact system for microfluidics available.
|Name||Unit in mbar||Product Number|
|Flow EZ™||0 to 25||LU-FEZ-0025|
|0 to 69||LU-FEZ-0069|
|0 to 345||LU-FEZ-0345|
|0 to 1000||LU-FEZ-1000|
|0 to 2000||LU-FEZ-2000|
|0 to 7000||LU-FEZ-7000|
|0 to -25||LU-FEZ-N025|
|0 to -69||LU-FEZ-N069|
|0 to -345||LU-FEZ-N345|
|0 to -800||LU-FEZ-N800|
The LineUP series modules are compatible with Fluigent’s newest software applications:
- The Fluigent All-in-One: Quickly monitor, control, and record data from all Fluigent instruments with ultra-fast datalogging and an integrated dashboard. More information on A-i-O »
- Microfluidic Automation Tool: Easily automate time based protocols for pressure/flow as well as valve control. This provides an intuitive Drag&Drop user interface, TTL Triggers and advanced automation logic. More information on the MAT»
- Software Development Kit: Integrate the LineUp Flow EZ™ seamlessly in your existing application. Available in C++, Labview, Matlab, Python, etc. More information on the SDK »
LineUp supply kit
Pressure & Power supply
Many microfluidic applications require expensive solutions to be injected at a controlled flow-rate into a microfluidic system, such as cell cultures, PCR processes, cell injections or simulation of blood capillaries. The Flow-EZ allows for this to be done with controlled minimal mechanical stress.
For microfluidic applications that require switching between multiple solutions (such as samples or buffers) while maintaining a constant flow-rate during the course of the experiment, one FLOW-EZ pressure channel may be connected via a manifold to ten separate vials containing different aqueous solutions.
AS CTC detection and labelling requires precise and smooth flow control, The Flow-EZ with flow rate control can be combined with our ESS™ valve control platform to be able to efficiently control the flows of all the solutions and samples.