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Computer Requirements

Windows 7 Home Basic or Newer (Windows 8, Windows 10)

1 open USB port (compatible with USB 3.0 or older)

Dual-core 1 GHz processor

1 GB RAM

1 GB hard drive space

768 pixels vertical minimum screen resolution

Electrical Specifications

110-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 400 W max.

Physical Dimensions

Width: 406 mm (16")

Depth: 434 mm (17")

Height without Bottle: 359 mm (14")

Height with Bottle: 482 mm (19")

Weight: 16 kg (35 lb)

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Waste/Water Bottle Specifications

Waste Bottle

Minimum 2 L bottle for the waste solution, larger if possible. 

 

Water/Wash Bottle

Minimum 2 L bottle of wash solution, larger if possible. Average wash solution consumption is 200 mL/reagent for aqueous solutions. A three-reagent dispense with one medium viscosity reagent uses an average of 500 mL wash solution.

Pressure/Vacuum Specifications

The Formulator's microfluidic chip requires pressure and vacuum to actuate the micro-diaphragm pumps. There are three options to supply pressure and vacuum to the system, each with its own requirements:

 

Option 1: Formulatrix Pump Box:

  • Connect the system to a pump box specifically designed to provide the required amount of pressure and vacuum.
  • Pressure: Self Contained
  • Vacuum: Self Contained
  • Connectors: Provided
  • Electrical Requirements: 110V, 60Hz, 290 W (Part PB110) or 230 V, 50 Hz, 290 W (Part PB230)

 

Option 2: Direct-to-Lab Air and Vacuum:

  • Connect the system directly to your source of pressure and vacuum.
  • Pressure: 30 PSI @ 0.15 CFM = 2.0 Bar @ 4.3 LPM
  • Vacuum: 22 in Hg @ 0.2 CFM = -750 mBar @ 5.7 LPM
  • Connectors: 5/32 in. or 4 mm OD tubing. Other connectors available upon request.

 

Option 3: Venturi Vacuum:

  • Use your pressure source to generate the required vacuum with a Venturi vacuum pump
  • Pressure: 80 PSI @ 1 CFM = 5.5 Bar @ 28 LPM
  • Vacuum: Self-contained
  • Connectors: Quick-disconnect hose coupling, industrial-shape, 1/4 in. NPTF male, ¼ in. coupling and 5/32 in. or 4 mm OD tubing. Other connectors available upon request.