VIAFLO Lightweight Electronic Pipettes
Lightweight Electronic Pipettes
The perfect pipetting system
Do your pipette tips ever loosen, leak or fall off? This is a common issue in laboratories, caused by the use of universal pipette tips. Such tips require “hammering on” which stretches the shape of the pipette tip rim. The stretched pipette tip rim immediately starts moving back to its original shape and away from the tip cone. This can cause leaking, misaligned tips and even pipette tips that completely fall off the pipette!
That is why INTEGRA designed the pipettes and GripTips in combination, resulting in a perfectly matched pipetting system. GripTips snap into place with minimal tip loading effort, providing a secure connection. GripTips never fall off and are always perfectly aligned, resulting in superior accuracy and precision results.
How it works
Solving many issues of traditional manual pipetting, VIAFLO electronic pipettes excel in terms of ergonomics, ease of use and productivity:
GripTips are always securely attached and perfectly aligned, regardless of how many side well touch offs are performed. You no longer have to hammer your pipette tips on or worry about pipette tips falling off!
2) O-RING SEAL
3) RIM SNAPS OVER THE LOBES
The rim (3) of the GripTips will snap over the Multi-Lobes (1), attaching firmly. As a result, GripTips will never accidently fall off.
A shoulder (4) provides a positive stop to prevent over-tightening of the tip. It can only be attached up to that point and no further, ensuring that all tips are at the same height. That means that the tip is either on or off, but nothing in between.
Convenient operation and navigation
The Touch Wheel is a quick and ergonomic way to modify pipetting parameters. Instead of repeatedly pushing buttons or twisting fingers to modify volumes, you simply slide your finger over the wheel.
The full color screen provides full text menus (in multiple languages) and displays pipetting protocols without abbreviations, making VIAFLO pipettes particularly easy to understand and intuitive to use.
Various pipetting modes
VIAFLO pipettes feature 10 preset PIPETTING PROGRAMS, for which only a few parameters such as volume and speed need to be defined.
For more elaborate pipetting protocols, up to 40 user defined custom programs can be created. The custom program is a step-based setup queuing liquid handling steps such as aspirate, dispense, mix and more.
If connected to the VIALINK PIPETTE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, also complex custom programs can be quickly created and stored in a library on the computer.
1) Currently active pipetting mode
2) Next pipetting step is marked
3) Aspiration volume
4) Other parameters such as speed
See it work
Uses and Applications
- Pipet Mode
Allows liquid transfers when aspirate and dispense volumes are equal
Similar to how manual pipettes work, just with all the benefits of electronic pipettes. Watch the video to see how easy it is to use INTEGRA’s electronic pipettes for everyday use.
- Repeat Dispense
Dispensing multiple aliquots of the same volume
The repeat dispense mode allows dispensing multiple aliquots of the same volume without refilling the tips after each dispense for fast microplate filling and processing.
To increase the accuracy and precision of the dispenses, a pre- and a post-dispense can be defined, which are discarded back to the source or waste.
- Sample Dilute
Aspiration of two different liquids separated by an air gap
This mode enables the aspiration of two different liquids separated by an air gap followed by a dispense of the entire tip content.
Typically, this mode is used to dilute a concentrated sample by which the diluent is aspirated first, followed by the air gap and then the sample. This way the diluent chases the concentrated sample during the dispense, ensuring no residual sample remains in the tips.
Transfers a defined volume and follows with a defined number of automatic mixing cycles
Mixing different liquids together in the tip in a homogenous and reproducible way.
- Manual Pipet
Full control over the pipetting cycle
The manual pipet mode gives a user full control over the pipetting cycle. Only as long as the RUN button is pressed, the pipette aspirates or dispenses. The speed and a maximal volume can be set.
This mode can be used to:
- Measure the volume in a tube or plate
- Perform titrations
- Carefully aspirate supernatant without disturbing the pellet
- Reverse Pipet
Leaving a last dispense that is discarded
Using this mode a larger volume is aspirated than the actual dispense, leaving a last dispense that is discarded. The function of this mode is equal to the reverse pipetting technique conducted with manual pipettes.
The reverse pipetting technique is used to pipette viscous and volatile liquids and can also improve pipetting results at very low volumes.
- Variable Dispense
Dispense multiple differing volumes
Aspirate once and dispense multiple differing volumes. Variable Dispense mode eliminates the need to adjust volumes between each dispense.
- Multi aspiration mode
Multi aspiration mode
Allows aspirating multiple aliquots of different volumes.
This mode can be used for a variety of collection applications where the aspiration volume is well known. This mode is also suited for supernatant collection in microplates.
Electronic pipettes are typically used to pipette into microtiter plates, but with the Multi Aspirate mode (sometimes referred to as Pooling), a known amount of liquid can aspirated back into the pipette tip from a plate.
This mode is especially useful when used in multichannel form for multiple samples at the same time, and when supernatant collection is necessary and the amount of liquid to be aspirated is a known volume.
- Sample Dilute/Mix
Allows aspirating two liquids separated by an air-gap followed by a complete dispense and Mix steps.
Use this mode to perform sample dilutions where mixing of sample and diluent is required. This mode could also be used to introduce and mix diluent and sample to the first column of a serial dilution plate.
- Serial dilution mode
Serial dilution mode
Allows aspirating a transfer volume followed by a mix. Rows and Mix Cycles are tracked on the display.
Use this mode to perform serial dilutions. The Serial Dilution mode enables aspiration of a specific volume followed by a mix sequence and ending with the original aspiration volume in the tips.
- Custom Programs
Custom programs provide full flexibility to write and run your own protocols.
Each INTEGRA electronic micropipette allows you to create and store of up to 40 multi-step pipetting protocols, ensuring the same process is followed by every user for consistent performance and increasing reproducibility between different operators.
Steps which can be added include aspirate, dispense, mixing, timers, text prompts, and beeps.
Find here a quick overview of the product specifications. More detailed information can be found in the download-section below.
- Battery type
- Rechargeable, Li-ion, 3.7 V, 1050 mAh, Typical charging time: 2.5 hours
- Mains adapter
- Input: 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz; Output: 5.7 – 6.4 V, 3 W
- Pipetting channels
- 1, 8, 12 or 16
Parts and numbers
- VIAFLO Electronic Pipettes
VIAFLO Electronic Pipettes
Single, 8, 12, and 16 channel VIAFLO pipettes.
All VIAFLO pipettes come with:
- Rechargeable battery (located inside the pipette)
- 25 ml reagent reservoir SureFlo™ sample pack
- Bag of spare O-rings (300 μl and 1250 µl volume ranges only)
- O-ring removal tool (300 μl and 1250 μl volume ranges only)
- Certificate of Performance
A power supply is not included. Different charging options are available to choose from. The pipette communication module is not included.
Single Channel VIAFLO Pipettes
Volume Range Part No. 0.5 – 12.5 µl 4011 2 – 50 µl 4016 5 – 125 µl 4012 10 – 300 µl 4013 50 – 1250 µl 4014 100 – 5000 µl 4015
8 Channel VIAFLO Pipettes
Volume Range Part No. 0.5 – 12.5 µl 4621 2 – 50 µl 4626 5 – 125 µl 4622 10 – 300 µl 4623 50 – 1250 µl 4624
12 Channel VIAFLO Pipettes
Volume Range Part No. 0.5 – 12.5 µl 4631 2 – 50 µl 4636 5 – 125 µl 4632 10 – 300 µl 4633 50 – 1250 µl 4634
16 Channel VIAFLO Pipettes
Volume Range Part No. 0.5 – 12.5 µl 4641 2 – 50 µl 4646 5 – 125 µl 4642
- Charging Options and Accessories
Charging Options and Accessories
Mains Adapter, Stands, Battery, Communication Module
Type Description Part No. Mains adapter for electronic pipettes Directly charge the pipette using a mains adapter. Pipette can be used while charging. 4200 Single pipette charging stand Charging stand for one pipette. Incl. mains adapter. 4210 Charging/communication stand for 1 pipette In addition to charging pipettes, this stand enables the communication of a pipette with a PC and VIALINK. Incl. mains adapter. 4211 Carousel charging stand for 4 pipettes The space saving carousel stand accommodates 4 electronic pipettes for charging. Incl. mains adapter. 4215 Linear stand The linear stand accommodates all types of INTEGRA pipettes. It can be converted to a charging stand by attaching up to four charging stations and equipping a mains adapter (3216). 3215
Linear Stand Accessories
Type Description Part No. Mains adapter This mains adapter is required to convert the linear stand into a charging station. 3216 Charging station Attach up to four charging stations to the linear stand to convert it into a charging stand. Incl. connection cable. 3217 Charging/communication station In addition to charging, this station enables the communication of a pipette with a PC and VIALINK. Up to four charging/communication stations can be attached to the linear stand. 3218
Type Description Part No. Pipette battery Li-ion battery 4205
Type Description Part No. Pipette Communication Module For VIAFLO / VOYAGER pipette 4221
- Replacement O-Rings
Red O-Rings for Tip Fittings
Description Part No. 200/300 µl, replacement kit, 24/pack 100-00027-50 1000/1250 µl, replacement kit, 24/pack 100-00028-50 5000 µl, replacement kit, 10/pack 100-00029-00
Use the GripTip Selector Guide to find your pipette tips.