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FlowTest™ Microfluidic Controller and CosDesigner™ Software
by Arrayit

Controls up 8 fluidic or microfluidic control components
Fully automated and programmable, the FlowTest™ Microfluidic Controller operates up to eight microfluidic or fluidic control devices. The FlowTest is ideal for new procedures requiring liquid displacement, sampling and injection.
  • Operates up to 8 fluidic or microfluidic control components
  • Components run parallel or independent of each other
  • Stores and manages (run and retrieve) multiple programs
  • Runs as a stand-alone without a computer with use of USB key
  • Library of valve and pump components for designing fluidic flow diagrams
  • Two-step programming
  • Efficient and reliable with intuitive easy to operate software interface
  • Improves your productivity by monitoring precisely timed fluidic flow operations simultaneously
  • Spring-loaded FCD connection
  • Included: CosDesigner Software runs complex sequences for extended periods of time
Arrayit Part # Description Cat. # Price
FTCDS FlowTest™ Microfluidic Controller and CosDesigner™ Software 3031-93 $ 2,842

Specifications for FlowTest™ Microfluidic Controller and CosDesigner™ Software
Capacity Up to 8 fluid control devices (FCDs) connection ports for 12 or 24 volt output
Dimensions 9 x 7 x 3.5 in. (225 x 180 x 85 mm)
External trigger
  • 4 interrupt requests or IRQs (0-5V TTL, dry contact) permitting the start or stop of FCD operation
  • IRQ inputs through female CINCH/AV connectors
  • FCD connection: Spring-loaded terminal blocks with bi-color LEDs indicating state of actuation
USB-A Port Designated for USB key for loading programs into controller
USB-B Port Designated for PC or laptop connection
Output voltage 12 V or 24 V
Input voltage 110-120 V, 60 Hz / 220-240 V, 50 Hz
Programming CosDesigner™ Features:
  • Import/Export of FCDs in comma-separated-value format
  • Graphic user interface for ease in programming
  • Displays valve, pump part numbers and technical characteristics
  • Library of fluidics system components: fluid containers, valves, pumps, sensors, etc.
  • “Drag and Drop” system easily moves components from the library into the graphic window Diagram
Two Step Programming:
  • Design your fluidic flow diagram in a graphic window using a library of valve and pump components
  • Set the parameters (open and closing times, amount of fluid, interrupts) and launch the program
Operating system for control software Windows Vista and Windows XP in either 32-bit or 64-bit versions
Weight 3.4 lbs. (1.5 kg)
Compatibility 12- or 24-volt pumps and valves from Lee, Takasago, Burkert, Bio-Chem Fluidics and other solenoid valve and pump manufacturers
Applications Life science, biology, chemist, research, quality control, microarray
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Images of FlowTest™ Microfluidic Controller

top panel illuminates angle view
Top panel illuminates when unit is turned on Angle-view of 8 fluid control device (FCD) connections
side view back view
Side-view of 8 fluid control device (FCD)
connection ports for 12 or 24 volt device
Rear-view showing USB port, 4 IRQs, power
cord connection, power switch and cooling fan

CosDesigner™ Software Features
cosdesigner software
CosDesigner™ allows users to easily import and export FCD operations. Remote monitoring of operations makes it convenient for users to inspect technical characteristics of valves and pumps. Software comes preloaded with a library of fluidic system components from containers and valves to pumps and sensors.
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