Nanoliter Injector with SMARTouch Controller

$2,206.00
Order code
NL2010MC2T

For oocyte injections and applications in the nanoliter range

  • Microprocessor-controlled injector
  • Direct piston displacement in capillary glass
  • MICRO2T SMARTouch™ controller
  • Optional foot switch

See the current Data Sheet.

Benefits

  • No syringes required
  • Graphical representation of volume status
  • Automatically calculated injections based on pipette volume
  • Intuitive touchscreen interface
  • Precise control over volumes and injection rates

Applications

  • Oocyte injection
  • Neo-cortex injections

WPI’s microprocessor-controlled Nanoliter 2010 uses direct pis­ton displace­ment. By either push­ing the injection button on the control box or press­ing on the optional foot switch, a discrete volume will be injected. Maximum flu­id ejec­tion is 4.5 µL. Each unit comes with a vial of capillary glass for pulling 10 µm micropipettes. Glass is 1.14mm O.D. (nominal) and 0.5 mm I.D.

The following parts are included with the Nanoliter Injector with SMARTouch Controller:

  • 500778 Nanoliter Injector Universal Adapter
  • (1) Vial 3.5" capillaries
  • Replacement “O” rings
  • (1) Allen wrench
  • (1) MicroFil™ MF34G backfilling needle
  • (2) Sample µTip™ pre-pulled mi­cropi­pettes.
  • SMARTouch™ Controller (Micro2T)
  • Nanoliter 2010 cable adaptor for  SMARTouch™

Already own a unit with the standard controller or a Micro4 digital controller? Now you can upgrade to touchscreen control with the new SMARTouch™ controller.

SMARTouch™ Controller

SMARTouch controller

The MICRO2T, a high resolution SMARTouch™ touch screen con­trol­ler, provides an “in­tel­li­gent” and easy-to-use interface to operate one or two Nanoliter Injectors independently or synchronously.

The control screen graphically displays the delivered or remaining volume in your Nanoliter 2010 Injector, along with pertinent injection information (the grouped status, target volume for dispensing, a volume counter, the dispensing rate, the infuse/withdraw mode, the delivered volume and the time the pump has been running). From this screen, you can run the pump(s) manually or automatically, change the direction of the pump or access the configuration screen.

Command Screen for MICRO2T

The pump display area shows vital information for each pump attached to the controller.

SMARTouch configuration screen

The Configuration screen allows you to set the limits of travel and define parameters for a selected pump.

With the touch of a button on the Command screen you can access all the configuration parameters. Set the target volume and delivery rate, set the mode (Motor Drive), select nL/min. or nL/sec. for the delivery rate, and group or ungroup the pumps.

An optional footswitch can be plugged into a connector on the rear of the controller for “hands free” start/stop operation. A USB port on the rear of the controller can be used to con­nect it to a computer for remote control.

 

Additional Information

Nanoliter 2010 Troubleshooting Tip

 

Nanoliter 2010 Instruction Manual

MICRO2T SMARTouch Controller Instruction Manual (for use with the UMP3 and Nanoliter2010)

 

FAQ for Nanoliter Injector with SMARTouch Controller

FAQ:

My Nanoliter with SMARTouch Controller has liquid leaking out or I can see bubbles forming inside the pipette. What can cause this and what action can I take to correct the problem?

 

Answer:

1) Easy to fix, as it is probably the seal rings. Check to make sure the seal rings are assembled in the correct sequence.

2) The plunger seal has a conical shaped hole in the center. The seal should be  installed with the larger end of the hole pushed onto the plunger first. This means the smaller end of the hole is facing toward the tip of the plunger. This is shown graphically in the lower diagram below. Pay special attention to the notes in red.  If the plunger seal slides off easily by gravity when the Nanoliter Injector is held vertically pointing downward, the seal hole is too large and it will leak. Replace the seal.

The plunger seal should not slide off the plunger shaft under gravity when  tested by holding the nanoliter injector vertically with the tip pointing downward (with no other seals installed). There should be some friction when pushing the plunger seal onto the plunger and it should grip the plunger slightly. It should not be loose.

3) The orientation of the plastic spacer and large glass seal (reddish color with large hole for capillary glass) must be oriented correctly as shown. The shank end of the capillary must be correctly seated into the recess in the plastic spacer.

4) The seals should and capillary glass should be clean. If the seals are oily, they are more likely to leak. Use isopropyl alcohol to clean the seals, and if necessary immerse them in it to get the oil out of the hole.

5) Tighten the cap securely.

 

NANOLITER 2010 SPECIFICATIONS
REMOTE CONTROL Yes
GLASS OD 1.14 mm
GLASS ID 0.5 mm
LINEAR TRAVEL PER FULL STEP 12.7 µm/step
INJECTION SPEED
Slowest 1.617 nL/min
Fastest* 644 nL/sec*
FILL SPEED
Slow 23 nL/sec
Fast 46 nL/sec
SMALLEST VOLUME 0.1 nL
LARGEST SINGLE STEP VOLUME 4527 nL
SHIPPING WEIGHT 3 lb. (1.1 kg)

*Ejection rate is limited by pipette tip opening size. Controller injection rate should not be set to exceed pipette capacity

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