Microfluidics: Split-System Processor
November 4, 2003
To solve contamination and noise problems often associated with scaling up high-pressure fluid processors to production level, Microfluidics, a division of MFIC Corp., recently introduced a stainless steel, split system processor in its 600 and 700 model series. The new design allows operators to set up the processor's operating assembly (motor, fan, hydraulics and oil) in a separate room from the processing assembly (intensifier pump and proprietary interaction chamber). A hose, up to 30 ft, runs through the wall and connects the two assemblies. This split-system design is not available on alternative scale-up processors, such as homogenizers that use belt and pulley operating systems.