The HABITAT ferment control tower package is particularly suitable for HABITAT’s fermentation applications and is used to monitor and control the bioprocess. It includes the control unit with all connection options for gas supply, liquid addition, sensors and temperature control as well as a tablet for easy and clear operation of the bioreactor.
Control and monitoring
The bioprocess and all associated test parameters can be easily controlled and monitored via the tablet attached to the control unit and with the help of the intuitive and easy-to-use software. Depending on the type of cultivation, you can choose between the operating modes batch, fed-batch and perfusion/continuous. The new Chaotic Mixing function ensures faster and more effective mixing when required. The 10.4-inch tablet allows direct access to all actuators directly on the main screen. A clear calibration management, a diagram overview and the complete documentation of the process round off the operation. A software version that meets FDA CFR Part 11 requirements is available as an option.
Built in mass flow controllers for 4 separate gas lines (for N2, O2, air and CO2) ensure precise, individually adjustable gassing, ideally tailored to the needs of your cells. Flow rates of 0.1-20 l/min can be achieved.
4 integrated Watson Marlow pumps, adjustable in direction and speed, give you the variability to pump in and pump out different liquids (like acid, base, anti-foam agent, feeding solutions).
HABITAT cell enables the measurement of the following parameters by means of sensors:
• DO (dissolved oxygen)
• filling level
The constant and precise temperature control during the cultivation is guaranteed by the heating sleeve, which is adapted to the respective vessel size. (Heating sleeve is included with the HABITAT cell vessel package).
All features at a glance
> compact, space-saving design, dimensions: 223 x 402 x 450 mm (WxDxH)
> large tablet for clear operation (10,4 inch)
> intuitive, easy-to-use software with a lot of functionalities.
> 4 integrated fast-load pumps (Watson Marlow)
> connectivity: USB, PC, RS232, ethernet, external signal input, external pump, single-use unit, thermostat
> data storage
> gas supply with 4 built-in mass flow controllers: e.g. for O2, Luft, N2, CO2
> Status LED display: direct error display by indicator light
Note: Only a control tower package and the separately available vessel package make up a functional unit.