Pump-flow INTEGRATOR allows the electronic recording of the transferred amount of liquid/powder/gas as a function of time.
Integrated within the LAMBDA Peristaltic Pump and other LAMBDA instruments (powder dosing instrument, MASSFLOW gas flow measurement unit, syringe pumps), the integrator helps to record the amount liquid (or powder or gas) that has been pumped as a function of time.
When the pump is used for the regulation of reaction conditions such as pH, temperature or other parameters, it is important to know how much of the solution (acid or base for example) has been added to maintain a constant pH. This additional data will inform you about the kinetics of the process, its completion or even disturbances that have occurred during the process.
The heart of LAMBDA Pumps (or LAMBDA DOSER) is a stepping motor (or BLDC motor) controlled by a generator of electrical impulses. After each impulse, the motor turns by one step. This movement is transmitted to the rotor, which displaces a small amount of liquid in the direction of flow by compression of the tubing. The integrator registers impulses received and transforms them into a direct current. The voltage can be measured or recorded by common recorders or voltmeters.
By dividing off the step frequency, the sensitivity of integration can be varied in a ratio of 1 to 512. According to the diameter of the tubing and the sensitivity selected, it is possible to measure volumes between 2.0 to 4 000 ml. This allows the use of the integrator on an analytical and preparative scale.
The automatic reset function returns the integrator to zero after the full scale value has been attained. This allows the use of unlimited amounts of liquid.
The integrator has three output voltages to select from (0.1, 1 and 5 V) to allow easy connection to most common recorders.
A simple voltmeter can be used instead of a recorder (eg. to read titrant consumption during titrations).
The PUMP-FLOW INTEGRATORs are embedded electronically within the control unit of LAMBDA peristaltic pumps, powder feeder, syringe pumps and gas flow controllers.