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VACUSAFE Aspiration System

Aspiration System

Product story

Safe disposal of biological liquids

Vacuum systems are widely used in biological laboratories for the aspiration, collection and subsequent disposal of biological liquid waste. Typically, “do-it-yourself” systems, consisting of a vacuum flask connected via a tubing to a water-jet pump, are found in laboratories. However, these self-made systems have some significant drawbacks. Emptying the flask is tedious and messy, connected Pasteur pipettes can get broken and injure the operator and most critical, the vacuum source often gets contaminated by liquids or aerosols.

As a much safer and user-friendly alternative, INTEGRA developed the VACUSAFE Aspiration System. VACUSAFE is a compact, all-in-one laboratory vacuum pump, providing a safe and efficient way to collect and contain biological liquid waste. For maximum safety, VACUSAFE is equipped with vacuum source protection, a shatterproof bottle and a secure stand that holds the bottle in place.

How it Works

How it works

VACUSAFE combines vacuum pump, collection bottle, overflow protection and filter in an all-in-one liquid aspiration system. Such a closed aspiration system offers the most effective method for containment of biohazardous liquids by maximal personal protection.

  • Safety first - Protect yourself and the lab

    The VACUSAFE product range offers different levels of safety depending on the requirements of specific applications.

    For total containment of hazardous liquids, VACUSAFE provides following safety features:

    • Integrated pump with vacuum control
    • Self-closing connectors to avoid escape of drops or aerosols
    • Level sensor detecting when the bottle is full

    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. Several aspects make VACUSAFE a convenient tool for productive aspiration:

    • All-in-one system includes all necessary components
    • Straightforward operation – simply switch on, set the desired vacuum and start working
    • Integrated pump / valve is switched off automatically when the vacuum is established in the bottle
    • Noise of the integrated pump is well below 65 dB(A)
    • Quick tubing connectors speed up bottle removal
  • 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.

VACUSAFE product range

Common and specific features of all available models

VACUSAFE Instrument Models

 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.
  158 320 158 310 158 300
Electronic level detection: prevention of liquid overflow - yes yes
Autoclavable quick couplings made of PVDF: lid is autoclavable, bottle and tubing couplings are self-sealing for full containment of biohazardous liquids. - yes yes
4 litre polypropylene bottle yes yes -
3 litre safety coated glass bottle, for fast autoclaving (20 min. at 121 °C) - - yes
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Tech Info

Tech info

Find here a quick overview of the product specifications. More detailed information can be found in the download-section below.

Vacuum range
-300 to -600 mbar (adjustable)
Pump flow rate
8 l/min (air)
Aspiration rate
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
Downloads Parts and Numbers

Parts and numbers

Instruments

VACUSAFE

Aspiration system with integrated vacuum pump, complete with collection bottle, bottle handle, tubing set with filter, mains adapter and VACUBOY hand operator (155 510).

Description Part No.
  • 3 litre bottle (safety coated glass)
  • Level detection and lid with quick tubing couplings (PVDF)
158 300
  • 4 litre bottle (polypropylene)
  • Level detection and lid with quick tubing couplings (PVDF)
158 310
  • 4 litre bottle (polypropylene)
  • Lid with tubing fittings
158 320
Full range of VACUSAFE aspiration systems
Accessories

General Accessories for VACUSAFE

Description Part No.
4 litre bottle, polypropylene 158 370
3 litre bottle, safety coated glass 158 420
Lid for 4 litre polypropylene bottle, with quick couplings (PVDF) and level detection 158 401
Lid for 4 litre polypropylene bottle, with tubing fittings 158 372
Lid for 3 litre safety coated glass bottle, with quick couplings (PVDF) and level detection 158 418
4 litre polypropylene bottle, lid with quick couplings (PVDF) and level detection (part no. 158 370 and 158 401) 158 431
4 litre polypropylene bottle, lid with tubing fitting (part no. 158 370 and 158 372) 158 432
3 litre safety coated glass bottle, lid with quick couplings (PVDF) and level detection (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 4 litre polypropylene bottle 158 630
Stand for PIPETBOY and VACUBOY 155 065
Mains adapter (100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) 158 395
Air outlet connector for connection of tubing 4 – 6 mm to the air outlet of the pump (without tubing) 158 427
Y-connector for connection of a second VACUBOY hand operator 158 354
VACUBOY hand operator (description: see VACUBOY ordering information) 155 510
Consumables

Tubing and Filter

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