Avestin EmulsiFlex-C5 High-Pressure Lab Homogenizer
The EmulsiFlex-C5 homogenizer has an air/gas driven, high pressure pump developed and manufactured by AVESTIN. There are no "O"-rings or gaskets in the entire path of the product. The only plastic seal is the plunger seal which is UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene). Quiet operation is due to a specially designed pump motor pilot valve.
The standard EmulsiFlex-C5 is delivered with a pneumatically controlled, dynamic homogenizing valve. No "O"-rings are present. The only plastic seal is a Teflon ring to seal the homogenizing valve stem. All other seals are precision metal/ceramic and metal/metal face seals without gaskets.
In common with all air driven pumps, the flow rate depends on the homogenizing pressure selected. The EmulsiFlex-C5 has a capacity of 1-5L/hr. A sample as small as 7mL can be processed with a hold back volume of less than 1mL. The homogenizing pressure can be adjusted in the range of 500-30000psi/3.5-207MPa.
Inlet and outlet temperatures can be controlled with installation of an appropriate heat exchanger. The entire instrument can be immersed in a temperature controlled water bath for heating and cooling purposes.
Hot water, ethanol, acetone and various other cleaning agents can be flushed through the equipment for quick cleaning. After cleaning, residual fluids may be removed from the instrument by blowing the system out with compressed air/gas. The unit, including the homogenizing valve, can be fully disassembled for stringent cleaning and inspection if required. All wetted parts are autoclavable and FDA approvable. The inlet of the pump can be connected easily to steam at 120-130°C for steam in place (SIP) sterilization.
Most laboratories, research facilities and production spaces have sufficient air pressure and flow rate to run the EmulsiFlex-C5. For laboratory use, a nitrogen gas cylinder or small compressor of 3hp/2.2kW is sufficient. The air/gas pressure required depends on the application. For most dispersions, emulsions, liposomes and E. coli rupture, an air pressure of 85psi/0.6MPa or more is sufficient.
Offered unit is in excellent condition, 25,000 PSI, 172 MPa Max, Filter 5000 PSI, 35MPa Max, Serial # C590697. Includes pictured unit and instructions