How to eliminate manual pump adjustments as tubing ages

Masterflex flow controller

Use a controller to measure, control and log fluid path information for you

Manually adjusting your pump takes time and effort. Have you been manually adjusting your pump as your tubing ages? Have you ever skipped the step because you were too busy? Imagine if you didn’t have to do that anymore. Good news! You don’t have to do that anymore. Flow controllers can do the job for you. If you don’t have a flow controller attached to your pump, you need to consider this handy instrument. It typically clamps to the tubing near your flow sensor to measure and control the flow rate of your liquids as they move through the tubing.

Masterflex flow controller

We are pleased to let you know about a new product we recently launched in the Masterflex® family of products. The new Masterflex® Flow Controller can significantly help your daily pumping operation. It receives input from a flow sensor and then responds by adjusting the speed of your Masterflex pump to maintain a set flow rate or dispense volume. Using proprietary technology, the Masterflex flow controller measures, controls, and logs date-and-time stamped entries of flow rate, flow set point, pump speed, and total flow. It works with the Masterflex Ultrasonic Flow Sensor and many Masterflex® L/S®® and I/P peristaltic pumps. This is ideal for use in a lab or process in pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and life sciences research.

The lightweight compact controller is easy to use. Using the large, LED color touchscreen, users simply select the size of the ultrasonic flow sensor connected to the controller, then choose either continuous flow or volume dispense mode. In continuous flow mode, the controller will vary the output to the pump to automatically maintain the desired flow rate set point. In volume dispense mode, the controller will run the pump at a selected flow rate until a selected volume set point has been pumped, then the flow controller will stop the pump operation. Repeat dispensing can be triggered through a foot switch or tapping the start icon.

Easy to integrate into any fluidic path

Masterflex Flow Controller

The Masterflex flow controller has been designed with features that make it easy to integrate into your fluidics system. The controller, used with the Masterflex Ultrasonic Flow Sensor, requires no calibration or adjustments (the flow sensor must be calibrated to the formulation of tubing—one-time only). Easy connection to the pump system is available using the included cables and is compatible with many Masterflex pump drives and pump heads including the Masterflex Quattroflow and Masterflex Cytoflow pump systems.

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