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ESS™ M-SWITCH™ KIT

Designed to help our customers to daily use our M-SWITCH™.

  • M-SWITCH™ Ferrule 1/16” (x20)
  • M-SWITCH™ Plug (x10)
  • FEP Tubing 1/16” OD x 0.10” ID (1m)
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ANY QUESTIONS?

  1. Stop your experiment and remove the liquid that spilled out of the valve.
  2. Check the following points :
    • Use 1/16’’OD (Outer Diameter) tubing only
    • Use plugs on the non used ports
    • Mark tubing at 24mm from the end. This length of tubing should be inside of the M-SWITCH™. It will be an indicator to ensure that the tubing is fully seated
    • Use same tubing material (PEEK/FEP/ etc…) on all the ports of the M-SWITCH™
    • Well tighten the spanner. To check the tightness of your connection, you may pull gently on the tubing & plugs

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  • Cut the 1/16’’ OD tubing to the desired length, leaving a square-cut face. For connecting a plug, take one of the plugs provided by Fluigent.
  • Mark each piece of tubing or plug 24mm from the end (it will be an indicator to ensure that the tubing is fully seated).
  • Loosen the Spanner adequately to release the ferrules of the integrated fittings.
  • Insert the piece of tubing or plug in one port and push it all the way to the bottom of the port. The mark made at step 2 should be approximately flush with the top of the ram when tubing is fully seated.
  • Once tubing or plugs have been inserted in all ports, tighten the spanner to clench the fittings around tubing and plugs and have a tight connection. To check the tightness of your connection, you may pull gently on the tubing and plugs: they must stay fitted in the integrated fittings.
  • Warning:
  • The M-SWITCH™ device can only be connected with 1/16’’ OD tubing.
  • All ports need to be connected: Use plugs on the non-used ports.
  • Use the same tubing material (PEEK/FEP) on all the ports to have a well tighten of the spanner.

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

Besides, Fluigent strongly advises you to use filtered solutions. Wetted materials are custom polymer RPC7 only.

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The M-SWITCH™ can only be connected with 1/16’’ OD tubing. There is a wide variety of materials and internal diameters available with 1/16’’ OD tubing to suit your application. However, if you have constraints on your fluidic setup that force you to use tubing of other external diameters than 1/16’’, a wide range of adaptors and unions are available from the fittings suppliers, to make a junction between your specific tubing and the M-SWITCH™ tubing.

Warning: Please note that sleeves cannot be used directly in the M-SWITCH™ fluidic ports (risks of trapping the smaller tubing and possible non-tight connection).

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