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VICI M Series liquid handling pumps

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Catalog extract
Date of creation: 
1 November 2015
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The Cheminert M Series liquid handling pump is a syringe-free pump capable of delivering a bidirectional flow over six orders of magnitude.

The M Series is a positive displacement pump, which means that it is self-priming and tolerant of any gas which may find its way into the fluid lines. There is no separate fill cycle, and the capacity is unlimited. RS-232 and RS-485 communication protocols are incorporated into the microprocessor-driven controller. (USB interface requires an adapter. The included software package controls flow rates, flow direction, and metered volumes.

Operating principle
At the core of the pump is a polymeric rotor housing four 1/8" diameter pistons in sapphire cylinders. As the microstepper motor turns the rotor, the pistons float on a stationary cam; at any given moment, one piston is filling, one is dispensing, and the other two are in transit between the fill and dispense positions.