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Vacuum Aspiration

VACUSAFE & VACUBOY

INTEGRA 
VACUSAFE & VACUBOY

Safe Aspiration of Liquid Waste

The VACUSAFE combines vacuum (integrated pump or external source), collection bottle, overflow protection and filter in an all-in-one liquid aspiration system. The use of such a closed aspiration system offers the most effective method for containment of hazardous liquids and eliminates the risk of contaminating operators and equipment.

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Liquid Waste Gone in a Sip

Vacuum systems are widely used for aspiration of liquids and their subsequent disposal. Common applications include the removal of media from cell cultures, of supernatants after centrifugation and of wash solutions from immunoassay well-plates.

Protecting the vacuum source from contamination by liquids and aerosols with an overflow trap and a filter is not only good laboratory practice, but also imperative as a personal protection measure when working with biological, chemical or radioactive liquids.

As an alternative to “do-it-yourself” systems typically found in laboratories, the VACUSAFE aspiration system offers increased safety, exceptional userfriendliness and high versatility.

Safety First: Protection for Yourself and the Lab

The VACUSAFE product range offers different levels of safety depending on the requirements of specific applications. Basic safety characteristics that apply to all models include

  • Hydrophobic filter for vacuum source protection,
  • Shatterproof bottle for prevention of spills,
  • Stand for securely holding the bottle in place,
  • Autoclavability of the system components that contact liquid.

 

For total containment of hazardous liquids, the best choice is one of the closed systems with additional safety features:

  • Integrated pump with vacuum control (no risk of contaminating house vacuum pipelines and reduced environmental impact by evaporation of volatile solvents).
  • Self-closing connectors for avoiding escape of drops or aerosols from disconnected bottle and tubing.
  • Level sensor detecting when the bottle is full and so preventing liquid overflow.

Versatile Tools for all Liquid Aspiration Tasks

An important component contributing to the versatility of the VACUSAFE system is the vacuum aspiration tool VACUBOY because it can be fitted with different adapters for removal of liquids from virtually every laboratory vessel. The application range is further expanded by the possibility to adjust the vacuum level depending on the needs: from gentle removal of supernatants from a centrifuge tube or 96-well plate to fast emptying of a large culture flask

The system’s versatility is increased by the option to connect two VACUBOY aspirators to the same VACUSAFE, which is particularly important for busy laboratories where often two persons work simultaneously in the same biosafety cabinet.

Key Features

Protect Against Hazardous Aerosols

Collection bottle outlet equipped with hydrophobic filters.

Fast Setup and Installation

Quick couplings to connect tubing for safe and convenient bottle installation

Designed for Your Laboratory

Space saving design for minimal work space consumption and quite operation for pleasant working

Product Range

Cat. No. Description
158310 VACUSAFE – Aspiration system with integrated pump, includes:   4 litres bottle (polypropylene), bottle handle, Level detection and lid with quick tubing couplings (PVDF), Tubing set with filter and VACUBOY hand operator (155510)
158320 VACUSAFE – Aspiration system with integrated pump, includes:   4 litres bottle (polypropylene), bottle handle, Lid with barbed tubing fittings, Tubing set with filter and VACUBOY hand operator (155510)
158300 VACUSAFE – Aspiration system with integrated pump, includes: 3 litres bottle (glass), Level detection and lid with quick tubing couplings (PVDF), Tubing set with filter and VACUBOY hand operator (155510)
   
158431 Bottle 4 litres (polypropylene), incl. lid with quick couplings and level detection
158432 Bottle 4 litres (polypropylene), incl. lid with barbed tube fittings
158430 Bottle 3 litres (glass), incl. lid with quick couplings and level detection
158420 Bottle 3 litres (glass)
158370 Bottle 4 litres (polypropylene)
   
155500 VACUBOY hand operator-Set consists of:, VACUBOY hand operator, Stand for hand operator, Rubber adapter for Pasteur Pipettes, 1-channel stainless steel aspiration adapter 40 mm, 8-channel stainless steel aspiration adapter 40 mm, 1-channel plastic aspiration adapter for disposable tips, 1-channel plastic aspiration adapter for disposable tips with ejector, 8-channel plastic aspiration adapter for disposable tips with ejector
155510 VACUBOY hand operator with 1-Channel stainless aspiration adapter 40 mm and 1-Channel plastic aspiration adapter for disposable tips with ejector, incl. rubber adapter for pasteur pipettes

 

Technical Specifications

Vacuum Range: -300 to -600 mbar (adjustable)
Pump Flow Rate: 8 L/min (air)
Aspiration Rate of Liquids: 17 ml/s (aspiration pipette)
Noise Emission: < 50 dB(A) at 1 m
Dimensions (H x W x D): 53 x 18 x 32 cm
Weight: 3.4 kg
Input voltage: 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

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VACUSIP

INTEGRA 
VACUSIP

Bench-top Aspiration System

The new VACUSIP is an out-of-box vacuum aspiration system for the wide array of liquid waste disposal tasks carried out at the laboratory bench. VACUSIP offers an optimized and affordable solution, making it the system of choice for the convenient removal of small volumes of liquid waste.

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Liquid Waste Gone in a Sip

When small volumes of liquid need to be disposed of on a daily basis, the INTEGRA VACUSIP provides an out-of-the-box solution for the disposal of a wide range of liquid waste products. Capable of disposing excess liquid from reaction tubes, aspiration of supernatant after centrifugation steps, removal of washing solutions from microplates and much more.

It features a reliable low noise pump, enabling it to operate independently from an external vacuum source.  The battery version of VACUSIP contains a rechargeable battery for even more flexibility. A unique hand operator allows a fine regulation of the aspiration flow and accepts a variety of adapters.

The 0.5 l glass bottle is quickly exchanged and all components coming in contact with liquids can be autoclaved. If the inactivation of the liquid waste is carried out externally, a disposable bottle may be used.

A Handy Tool for all Aspiration Tasks

The silicone hand operator allows regulation of the liquid flow by applying varying finger pressure. Different adapters are available to match a multitude of laboratory containers. To keep the workspace clean and organized, the hand operator can be placed in the integrated holder.

Key Features

Small and Compact

The VACUSIP’s compact size makes it ideal for any size laboratory bench. Purposely designed to work independently from external vacuum sources or power supplies, the VACUSIP is even able to be used within a safety cabinet.

Out of the Box Convenience

The VACUSIP is delivered as an out of the box solution, with no installation or additional equipment required. The integrated pump runs silently and stops automatically when the vacuum is established. This prevents unnecessary pump operation and further reduces noise.

 

Designed with Safety in Mind

A hydrophobic filter protects the unit from damage and contamination by aerosols and liquids. For easy decontamination, all parts that come in contact with liquids can be autoclaved.

Product Range

Cat. No. Description
159000 VACUSIP battery version Aspiration system with collection bottle, silicone hand operator (incl. 1- and 8-ch stainless steel tips and 1-ch adapter for disp. tips/GripTips™), silicone tubing, filter, mains adapter (100-240 VAC, 50,60 Hz)
159010 VACUSIP Aspiration system with collection bottle, silicone hand operator (incl. 1- and 8-ch stainless steel tips and 1-ch adapter for disp. tips/GripTips™), silicone tubing, filter, mains adapter (100-240 VAC, 50,60 Hz)
   
155502 1-channel stainless steel tip 40mm
155525 1-channel stainless steel tip 280 mm
155503 8-channel stainless steel tips 40mm
159023 1-channel adapter for disposable tips/GripTips™ (Pack of 5)
159026 1-channel adapter with ejector for disposable tips
159027 1-channel adapter with ejector for GripTips™
159024 8-channel adapter with ejector for disposable tips
159025 8-channel adapter with ejector for GripTips™

 

Technical Specifications

Vacuum Range: -250 mbar ±20 %
Flow Rate (liquid): 2.3 ml/s (with stainless steel tip 40 mm)
Dimensions (HxWxD): 125x120x162 mm
Height with Bottle and Aspiration Device: 345 mm
Weight: 500 g (without bottle)
Battery (model 159 000): Li-Ion (rechargeable)
Autonomy with Battery: 5 days when aspirating 1 h per day
Filter: 0.45 μm hydrophobic filter
Bottle: Borosilicate with GL45 lid, 500 ml

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