Dolomite has enhanced its Mitos P-Pump range with the introduction of closed-loop Flow Control, which provides control of flow rates from 70nL/min to 5 mL/min. The improved flow rate precision of the software benefits the fields of droplet generation, microprocess engineering, and microreaction kinetics.
By connecting a Mitos flow rate sensor in-line between the pump and microfluidic device, users can enter a flow rate target on the Mitos P-Pump with no need for a personal computer (PC). Systems can be extended to multiple P-Pumps, which will control flow rate independently. The software allows quick changeover between flow control and pressure control.
Operating in flow control mode provides quantifiable benefits in droplet microfluidics. The flow control software has set a new benchmark for droplet monodispersity with a CV less than 0.14% measured for the droplet size over long time periods.