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Microfluidic flow controller[LU-FEZ]
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The Flow EZ™ is the most advanced system available for pressure-based flow control. The compact flow controller stands near the microfluidic device, allowing the user to minimize bench space use without the need of a PC.
One can be operational and generate data rapidly. The microfluidic flow controller supports reservoir sizes from 2 mL to one liter laboratory bottles. One can use large reservoirs and maintain continuous, pulseless flow for days without refilling.
Use with or without a PC
Expand the system as needed
Uses minimum bench space
Features of our compact flow controller
Expand as needed
Combine up to 12 modules as your work flow grows. Each microfluidic flow regulator is a separate and independant pressure channel.
Pressure and vacuum control
The Flow EZ™ range of modules allow for regulation of pressure / vacuum down to -800 mbar and up to 7 bar.
Control without a PC using the Flow EZ™ hardware interface with one hand. Focus on the experiment instead of looking at the PC.
Precise volume delivery
When combined with a FLOW UNIT, one can control flow rate directly or deliver dispensed volumes as needed.
Various reservoir sizes
Support reservoir sizes from 2 mL to one liter laboratory bottles. The Flow EZ™ can maintain continuous, pulseless flow for days without refilling.
The Flow EZTM, a state-of-the-art microfluidic flow controller
Based on our industry leading experience, Fluigent has developed the patented QuadCore pneumatic system: the most advanced microfluidic pumping technology available. It is at the heart of the Fluigent’s next generation performance providing the fastest, most stable, and compact microfluidic system In the base configuration, the system controls the pressure or vacuum, 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 measure a dispensed volume. The pressure automatically adjusts in the background to maintain the set flow rate.
When combined with the LINK module, the Flow EZ™ flow controller’s capabilities are extended by using Fluigent software to control the system or to generate time based protocols and record data (OxyGEN software).
The Flow EZ™ microfluidic flow controller modules are available in different pressure and vacuum ranges to provide the optimum level of pressure control and resolution. These can easily be combined to match all application requirements or reconfigure the system for a new experimental design.
“We are really happy with Flugent microfluidics control systems: they are very EZ to use; they are also robust and reliable. We want to highlight in particular the user-friendliness of the software (OxyGEN), and the ease with which one can implement their own third-party programs to embed Fluigent controllers to a bigger setup comprising multiple units from different manufacturers.”
Prof. Artem Mishchenko – Université de Manchester
Discover the most advanced microfluidic flow regulator
With a compact and modular design, this microfluidic flow controller allows you to set and benefit quickly from the pressure-based flow control advantages for your experiments.
“We have been using Fluigent’s M-SWITCH, amongst other accessories, including Flow EZ system, flow controllers, for the past 5 years. We are pleased with its performance, especially the programmability and automation of fluid flow that relieves the user of the need to be present next to the experiments that run for several hours. We found the software interface to be simple to use and could count on the team’s assistance for friendly recommendations and support.”
Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy – Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
A response time ten times faster compared to syringe pumps.
With the use of pressure instead of mechanical action, the Flow EZTM microfluidic flow controller gets a responsiveness ten times faster than syringe pumps. A low response time allows users to quickly execute operations such as stop flow and pressure/flow rate steps.
“We try to understand how hypo-osmotic pressure influences cytoskeleton in molecular level via mechanobiology pathway. To confirm the robustness of our experiment results, the experiments should rely on the negative control and experimental protocol which could prevent the phenomena induced by shear stress of medium changing or other mechanical stimulation like pipetting. Fluigent pressure-based pumps with high accuracy enabled us to make a fine-tuning low flow rate system to set up our experimental protocol of medium changing and negative control experiments which convinced us of experimental results induced by osmotic shock. Furthermore, the multi-valves switch creates a clear and efficient system to switch different medium.”
Hongyue CUI, PhD student – National University of Singapore | 2021, Li Group
Control flow rate with the benefits of responsive, pulse-free flow
Pulse-free flow is critical for generating high quality and repeatable results. The Microfluidic flow controller integrates the all-new DFC (Direct Flow Control) algorithm. This allows users to set a flow rate directly on the instrument display. The applied pressure will automatically adjust to maintain the flow rate.
“We came to Fluigent when we were building an automated microfluidic platform for screening chemical reactions. Fluigent products are powerful in precise control of the flow conditions and can guarantee the performance of our platform. The pump system is user-friendly and can be extended to complex experimental systems where multiple pumps are needed. The above merits have made our experimental design process smooth and easy.”
Dr. Huizhi Wang- Imperial College London
Check out our tutorials to master the performance of a Flow EZTM and improve your daily scientific experiments.
“We connect the chips to the Fluigent pump system because that allows us to deliver more complex flow environments […] and visualize live on the microscope.”
Martin Knight | Professor of mechanobiology at Queen Mary university of London
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.
|Resolution||0,03% of the maximum pressure|
|Stability||0,1% on the measured value (effective beyond 10% of the maximum pressure)|
|Response time||Down to 30 ms|
|Part number||Pressure/Vacuum range||Required supply|
|LU-FEZ-0025||0 to 25 mbar (0 to 0,36 psi)||150 mbar (0,22 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-0069||0 to 69 mbar (0 to 1,0 psi)||150 mbar (0,22 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-0345||0 to 345 mbar (0 to 5,00 psi)||1100 mbar (15,95 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-1000||0 to 1000 mbar (0 to 14,50 psi)||1100 mbar (15,95 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-2000||0 to 2000 mbar (0 to 29,01 psi)||2100 mbar (30,46 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-7000||0 to 7000 mbar (0 to 101,5 psi)||7100 mbar (103,0 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-N025||0 to -25 mbar (0 to -0,36 psi)||-800 mbar (-11,6 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-N069||0 to -69 mbar (0 to -1,0 psi)||-800 mbar (-11,6 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-N345||0 to -345 mbar (0 to -5,00 psi)||-800 mbar (-11,6 psi)|
|LU-FEZ-N800||0 to -800 mbar (0 to -11,6 psi)||-800 mbar (-11,6 psi)|
|Dimensions||91,9 x 71,8 x 131 mm|
|Power consumption||6 W|
|Gas compatibility||Dry, oil-free gas, air, any non corrosive or non explosive gas|
|Liquid compatibility||Aqueous solvent, oil, organic solent, biological sample|
|Control in real-time, protocol automation, data record and export|
|ver. 188.8.131.52 or more recent|
Software Development Kit
|Custom software application|
|ver. 184.108.40.206 or more recent|
How to determine the pressure range to choose?
Fluigent has developed a flow rate calculator to assist users in selecting the appropriate pressure range and microfluidic flow controller for their microfluidic system. They just have to provide details about their setup, including chip geometry, control type, channel and tubing dimensions. generate recommendations for flow rates and pressure ranges based on the provided data.
How can I directly control the flow rate?
Fluigent’s Flow Ez technology operates by controlling fluid flow through pressure monitoring, but the company also offers a solution for flow rate monitoring. The Flow Unit is a one-of-a-kind microfluidic flow sensor that accurately and easily monitors flow rates in any microfluidic system. An advanced thermal sensor technology provides complete media isolation and an extremely low internal volume, with no moving parts. Flow rate is then calculated based on thermal desorption, which is directly correlated with flow rate. This bidirectional microfluidic flow sensor can be used in conjunction with a microfluidic flow controller, such as the Flow Ez. To put in a nutshell, the Flow Unit is capable of measuring ultra-low liquid flow rates quickly and with exceptional precision.
Is a pressure/vacuum source needed in my setup?
The Line Up flow controllers are not equipped with an internal pressure or vacuum source, but are instead compatible with laboratory-built sources or portable pressure/vacuum generators. Fluigent provides a variety of compact pressure sources, including the Fluigent RX and FLPG Plus models, as well as a compact vacuum source. These user-friendly solutions are suitable for any flow rate and application.
How to program my experiment?
While this microfluidic flow regulator can be used independently, users also have the option of utilizing the OxyGEN software to control various parameters by simply plugging it into any computer. This software allows for real-time monitoring and automation of experiments, enabling users to create or modify time-based protocols with a variety of dedicated functions. These functions range from simple flow rate control to more complex features like conditional paths or looping. By utilizing the OxyGEN software with microfluidic flow controller and automating their experiments, users can improve the reliability and reproducibility of their results.
OEM device available
Whether you prefer to use the Flow EZ on a laboratory bench or integrate it into your own product, Fluigent has the perfect solution for your industrial development needs. Let us introduce you our F-OEM modular microfluidics flow Controller !
Expertise & resources
Microfluidics White Papers Double emulsion for the generation of microcapsules – a Review Read more
Tutorial videos Flow EZ Tutorials Episode 8: Switch it off – Fluigent Read more
Tutorial videos Flow EZ Tutorials Episode 7: Use the P=0 button – Fluigent Read more
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Tutorial videos Flow EZ Tutorials Episode 4 : Apply a pressure order – Fluigent Read more
Tutorial videos Flow EZ Tutorials Episode 3 : Add a Flow EZ – Fluigent Read more
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Tutorial videos Flow EZ Tutorial Episode 1 : Getting started – Fluigent Read more
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