High air quality
Microfluidic Low Pressure Generator
The FLPG+ is Fluigent’s lab bench-scale compressed air solution, which can produce high-quality air with no maintenance for all types of microfluidic experiments. This low pressure generator can supply pressure to Fluigent’s pressure controllers from the LineUp Flow EZ™ , Push-Pull and MFCS™ series, for positive ranges up to 2 bar. Three FLPG models are available depending on the user's needs (standard, silent, incubated air)
Low vibration & noise level
- Save time
No need to purge
Locally and manually control output
Features of the Fluigent Low Pressure Generator
FLPG+ Standard version
The standard low-pressure source is a version with a high pressurization capacity that can supply up to 8 channels at 2 bar or 16 channels at 1 bar.
Low pressure generator with incubator aspiration
This version of the compressor has an additional inlet to compress air from an incubator.
FLPG+ Silent Pressure Supply
The silent version of the compressor that can supply up to 4 channels at 2 bar or 8 channels at 1 bar.
Local control and display
Manually adjust the output pressure with the dial and check the value on the LCD screen.
What are the advantages of a portable pressure source compared to a lab-integrated generator?
A benchtop low pressure generator, also known as a portable low pressure generator, offers several advantages over a generator built into the lab:
- Portability: A benchtop pressure generator is typically small and portable, meaning it can be easily moved from one location to another.
- Cost: A portable pressure supply is generally less expensive than a generator built into the lab. This can be an important consideration for laboratories with limited budgets.
- Flexibility: The portable device can typically provide a range of different pressures, making them useful for a variety of tests and calibrations. Lab-integrated generators, on the other hand, are often designed for a specific pressure range and are less accurate.
- Maintenance: A mobile pressure source is generally easier to maintain than a laboratory integrated generator. Parts can be replaced or repaired more easily and quickly, reducing downtime.
Overall, a benchtop low pressure generator can provide a convenient, flexible, and cost-effective alternative to a lab-integrated generator for laboratories that perform pressure and calibration testing.
How to use the FLPG+ with a Flow EZ 1000mbar?
The LineUp range of modules is the new generation of microfluidic systems: easily adaptable, economical and locally controllable with the local control dial. Since these flow controllers do not have an integrated pressure source, Fluigent offers the FLPG+, a low pressure source designed to work with modules like the Flow EZ. The first step is to install the FLPG+ on a stable horizontal surface, leaving the vents unobstructed. After plugging in the generator and turning it on, it must be unlocked by pulling the knob (an orange ring then becomes visible). Next, the input pressure must be selected according to the power supply required for the type of pressure-based controller you are using.
The LineUp range of modules is the new generation of microfluidic systems, easily adaptable, economical and locally controllable with the local control dial. Since these flow controllers do not have a pressure source integrated, Fluigent offers the FLPG+, a low pressure source. It was designed to work with modules like the Flow EZ. The first step is to install the FLPG+ on a horizontal and stable surface, leaving the vents unobstructed. After plugging in the generator and turning it on, it must be unlocked by pulling the knob (an orange ring is then visible). Then the input pressure must be selected according to the power supply required for the type of pressure-based controller.
According to the table above, when working with a Flow EZ 1000 mbar, the pressure to be selected on the FLPG+ is 1.3 bar. You then need to connect the pressure controller to the low pressure generator (front and/or rear output). You can now start your experiment.
Once your tests are finished, remember to turn off the device.
|Maximum output pressure||2.3 bar|
|Maximum airflow-rate||3.2 L/min under 2.1 bar or 2.0 L/min under 1.1bar|
|Output capacity (high pressure version)||2 bar: up to 8 channels|
1 bar: up to 16 channels
|Output capacity (silent pressure version)||2 bar: up to 4 channels|
1 bar: up to 8 channels
|Dimensions||180 x 160 x 270 mm|
|Power supply||24 V (max 2 A)|
What is the power supply ofthe FLPG ?
The power supply needed is the one provided by Fluigent (24VDC).
How to use my FLPG?
- Press the ON/OFF button (box #2 on the picture)
- Connect the output pressure line to the MFCS™-EZ or MFCS™-EX (box #3 on the picture)
- Set the manual regulator (box #4 on the picture). The display (box #1 on the picture) shows you the value of the FLPG generated pressure.
How many pressure channels can be supplied by the FLPG?
Our FLPG can provide 2 bar for up to 4 pressure channels or 1 bar up to 8 channels. Other configurations are possible, please contact us for detailed configurations.
How can I purge the air dryer?
In order to clear out the air dryer (water coming from condensation) you have to push on the white part of the air dryer as on the picture below.
Expertise & resources
Expert Reviews: Basics of Microfluidics Choosing the Right Microfluidic Pressure Range Read more
Microfluidics White Papers An exploration of Microfluidic technology and fluid handling Read more
Fluigent products manual FLPG Plus User Manual Download
Fluigent Products Datasheets FLPG Plus Datasheet Download
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