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Looking for a safe solution to dispose of biological liquid waste?

VACUSAFE is a compact vacuum pump providing a safe and efficient way to collect and contain biological liquid waste.

Vacuum systems are widely used for aspiration of liquids and their subsequent disposal.

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.

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VACUSAFE - compact laboratory vacuum pump

Safety first (also click on tabs below for further information)

VACUSAFE - Safety Cabinet


Protect 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 the:

  • 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.

The VACUSAFE enables Biosafety level 1, 2 and 3 labs to comply with the stringent user safety guidelines for handling contaminated solutions while maximising productivity and minimising noise and operational inconveniences.

User-friendly

For productive aspiration tasks

A simple routine task like the aspiration of liquids requires user-friendly equipment that is easy to install and convenient to operate. Only so it is possible for the user to fully concentrate on relevant and complex work. Several aspects make the VACUSAFE a convenient tool for productive aspiration:

  • All-in-one system includes all necessary components. Consumables and spare parts are always available from the same source.
  • Straightforward operation – simply switch on, set the desired vacuum and start working.
  • The integrated pump orvalve is switched off automatically when the vacuum is established in the bottle and is switched on again when the vacuum is used – this way unnecessary noise is avoided and the pump’s lifetime increased.
  • The noise of the integrated pump is well below 65 dB(A), the level recommended by the European agency for health and safety at work.
  • The quick tubing connectors speed up bottle removal and also make this operation safer.
  • Carrying and emptying the bottle is much easier and safer with the specially designed handle.
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VACUSAFE aspiration system VACUSAFE - adapters
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Versatility

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.

Vacusafe Option to connect two VACUBOY aspirators to the same VACUSAFE Liquid Handling Set
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VACUSAFE product range

  158 320 158 310 158300
Features common to all models:
   
Shatterproof autoclavable waste collection bottle
and handle.
Hydrophobic filter for protection against overflow
of liquid and escape of aerosols.
Autoclavable VACUBOY aspiration tool with different
adapters and tubing.
Vacuum control: noise reduction, increased pump's
lifetime, minimised evaporation of volatile solvents.
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Electronic level detection: prevention of liquid overflow.
 
Autoclavable quick couplings made of PVDF:
lid is autoclavable, bottle and tubing couplings are
self-sealing for full containment of biohazardous
liquids.
 
4 litre polypropylene bottle
 
3 litre safety coated glass bottle, for fast autoclaving
(20 min. at 121 °C).
   

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Common Applications (also click on tabs below for further information)

Vacuum systems are widely used for aspiration of liquids and their subsequent disposal.

Common applications

  • Removal of media from cell cultures,
  • Removal of supernatants after centrifugation
  • Removal of wash solutions from immunoassay well-plates

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Vacusafe

Biosafety Level 1, 2 and 3 Laboratories

Safety Cabinet

VACUSAFE is designed to provide simple, reliable and safe aspiration of hazardous waste liquids in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories.

VACUSAFE enables Biosafety level 1, 2 and 3 labs to comply with the stringent user safety guidelines for handling contaminated solutions while maximising productivity and minimising noise and operational inconveniences.

  • dependable liquid level sensor to prevent overfilling of the shatterproof waste bottle
  • easy-toreplace hydrophobic filter that blocks potentially dangerous aerosols from entering the laboratory workspace
  • fully autoclavable components to protect you from biohazards

For total containment of hazardous liquids:

  • integrated pump with vacuum control thereby eleminating the risk of contaminating house vacuum pipelines and reducing environmental impact caused by evaporation of volatile elements
  • air outlet that can be connected to silicon tubing to direct exhaust air into a safety hood or through an additional HEPA filter to produce a totally closed system
  • Self-closing quick connectors preventing the escape of drops or aerosols when disconnected the waste bottle and tubing
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Specifications for VACUSAFE

 
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

Instruments  (also click on tabs below for further information)

Instruments (Click on image to enlarge) Part No.
VACUSAFE Aspiration system complete with collection bottle, bottle handle, tubing, filter, and VACUBOY hand operator (155 510).
 
 
VACUSAFE - Aspiration system complete with collection bottle, bottle handle, tubing, filter, and VACUBOY hand operator
With integrated vacuum pump
3 litre bottle (glass)
Level detection and lid with quick tubing couplings (PVDF)
158 300
 
VACUSAFE -  With integrated vacuum pump, 4 litre bottle and level detection
With integrated vacuum pump
4 litre bottle (polypropylene)
Level detection and lid with quick tubing couplings (PVDF)
158 310
 

VACUSAFE -  With integrated vacuum pump, 4 litre bottle, withoud level detection

With integrated vacuum pump
4 litre bottle (polypropylene)
Lid with barbed tubing fittings
158 320

Accessories

  Part No.
Bottle   4 litres, polypropylene 158 370
3 litres, glass 158 420
Lid   for 4L bottle, with quick couplings (PVDF) + level detection 158 401
for 4L bottle, with barbed tubing fittings 158 372
for 3L bottle, with quick couplings (PVDF) + level detection 158 418
Bottle and lid   comprises part no. 158 370 and 158 401 158 431
comprises part no. 158 370 and 158 372 158 432
comprises part no. 158 420 and 158 418 158 430
Level sensor cable     158 403
Bottle handle   for carrying polypropylene bottle, removable 158 625
Bottle stand   for polypropylene bottle 158 630
Stand   for PIPETBOY (acu or comfort) and VACUBOY 155 065
Mains adapter   100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 158 395
Air outlet connector   for connection of tubing to the air outlet of the pump (w/o tubing) 158 427
Y-connector   for connection of second VACUBOY hand operator 158 354
VACUBOY   See VACUBOY ordering information  

Consumables

  Part No.
Tubing   for connection of hand operator to bottle, 180 cm, silicone 158 332
for connection of instrument to bottle, 70 cm, silicone 158 331
Filter   for protection of vacuum source, 0.45 μm, hydrophobic 158 015
Tubing set with filter   comprises part no. 158 331, 158 332, 158 015 158 342

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