Probes (also known as horns) are solid titanium accessories for the Sonicator that process a range of different sample volumes. They come in many shapes and sizes. Using the appropriate size probe can greatly reduce processing times and ensure an entire sample is processed properly. The sample volume processed is directly related to the tip diameter. Smaller tip diameters are best for small samples, larger probes are required as sample volume increases.
Cup horns offer indirect sonication and function as high intensity ultrasonic water baths. Samples can be processed in sealed tubes or vials eliminating aerosols and cross contamination. Cup Horns are ideal for sterile or pathogenic sample processing and enables multiple tubes to be processed at one time.
Sonication produces high pitch noise that can cause discomfort to the user and anyone nearby. The Sound Enclosure reduces noise by approximately 20 dBa and is made to work with all accessories (excluding the Microplate Horn which has its own dedicated enclosure). The Sound Enclosure safely and securely holds the converter and probe assembly, an additional stand or clamp is not required.
Flocells offer inline or continuous, large volume batch sample processing and are ideal for mixing and dispersing applications. Batch volumes can be recirculated through the system multiple times if increased sonication time is needed. Multiple units can be used in succession to reduce processing time and/or maintain a higher flow rate.
Similar to a Cup Horn, but larger, the Microplate Horn is an indirect sonication device capable of processing an entire 96 well microplate. Simply place your samples within the water filled reservoir and the sonic energy is transferred into each individual well or tube. This unit is ideal for high throughput applications.
Several options are available to process multiple samples at one time.
Secure sample tubes and keep samples cold with the new cool rack tube chilling modules. Racks are offered in several different sizes.
Qsonica also manufactures other general accessories such as stands, temperature monitoring probes, footswitches and replacement converters.