Key features of the Sonicator 4000 are touch screen
control and internal diagnostic capabilities. The following images are actual
screens from the Sonicator.
This screen is an example of a program in progress. Amplitude,
pulse on/off time, temperature and energy delivered values are all clearly displayed.
The Sonicator's fault detection circuitry has detected a
failure. A self diagnostic test will identify the problem and give instructions
on how to clear the error.
Fully Digital Design
Digital signal processing enables precise control of amplitude and output power. The result is consistent and reproducible sample processing.
Output amplitude is controlled from 1-100% giving a greater degree of resolution and the ability to pinpoint the amplitude needed to effectively process your sample.
Expandable Operating System
Software updates and new features can be downloaded to the Sonicator through the USB port located on the back of the unit. Programs can be e-mailed to the end user and uploaded in minutes. This feature ensures the Sonicator 4000 will always be at the forefront ultrasonic processing.
Touch Screen Control
A large, color LCD touch screen clearly displays all operating parameters and options.
In the event that a problem is detected, the sonicator will prompt the user that an error has occurred. Help screens offer step by step instructions to help solve the problem.
Parameters including processing times, pulse on/off and amplitude can be saved to memory and run by the touch of a button.
Output amplitude is controlled from 0-100% giving a greater degree of resolution and the ability to pinpoint the amplitude needed to effectively process your sample.
Adjustable pulse On and Off times can be programmed from 1 second to 24 hours.
Run Multiple Programs in Sequence
Multiple programs can be run in sequence. For example, the unit can be programmed to sonicate at 50% amplitude for 5 minutes, shut off for 2 minutes and re-start at 25% amplitude for 10 minutes. Up to 6 programs can be run in succession.
Total Energy Output Display
Energy delivered to the probe is displayed in both Watts and Joules.
The Sonicator digitally tracks frequency changes in the convertor / tip assembly caused by load and temperature changes and maintains electrical efficiency at all times. Manual tuning (common on older systems) is not necessary.
The unit is equipped with fault detection circuitry to shut down sonication in the event that an error is detected.
An optional temperature probe is available for those customers who wish to monitor the temperature of their sample. If the temperature limit is reached, sonication shuts down to prevent overheating of the sample.
The new Sonicator is built lead free.