VialTweeter - Intensive Sonication Small Volumes
Available from Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH
Sonication is a very effective method for the mixing, homogenizing, emulsifying, dispersing, disintegration, and degassing of liquids by means of ultrasonic cavitation. The VialTweeter applies this technology to vials, such as autosampler vials, storage vials and reagent vials without the need to open the cap or any water bath.
The VialTweeter is an effective alternative to the sonication of vials in ultrasonic cleaning baths or tanks, in which the water surrounding the vials takes most of the energy - while the effective power in a 1.5ml vial is as low as 0.01 watt. For sonication processes, this is no power at all.
The VialTweeter delivers up to 10 watts to each of the six vials in its high intensity part and up to 5 watts to the two vials placed in its low intensity part. These power levels allow for sophisticated sonication processes in short time, similar to direct sonication by a homogenizer.
Ultrasonication of vials or beakers at the front end of the VialTweeter.The VialTweeter can sonicate a test tube, bottle or beaker of up to 500ml volume attached to its end, too. The power can be adjusted by means of the amplitude adjustment at the front panel of the generator. Once set, the amplitude will be maintained at the adjusted value and will is distributed evenly across the 6 high intensity vials and the 2 low intensity vials, respectively. This gives you reproducible sonication effects.