Flexible microbiological testing lab with battery pack option
The AquaFlex MFX50 system is a modular microbiological water safety laboratory system, designed for maximum flexibility, enabling users to tailor units to their exact requirements. The optional transit power pack (TPP) ensures continuous power supply for returning to a central laboratory, or a backup supply in the event of mains power failure.
The novel Integral Flexi-Frame system is compatible with aluminium and plastic petri dishes of differing sizes, NutriDisk pre-prepared media dishes for a variety of microbiological parameters of interest, as well as dip slides and multiple tubes, allowing compatibility with a wide range of microbiological test methods and apparatus. An extensive range of pre-prepared NutriDisks and dipslides are available from Trace2o, covering a range of organisms, offering a comprehensive microbiological analysis laboratory within a single compact unit.
The Integral Flexi-Frame system fits neatly into the large capacity single-chamber incubator, which utilises fan-assisted heating elements to maintain a uniform temperature profile across the whole incubator. The powerful heating elements offer rapid heating times to minimise wasted time during analysis, and have an extensive range of temperature set points from +20 to +50°C. A compact control panel with backlit LCD display allows time and temperature to be programmed, whilst external status LEDs allow verification of operation from outside the unit.
The MFX50 kit includes the AquaSafe aluminium membrane filtration unit and 50 aluminium petri dishes as standard, as well as consumables for 250 tests of faecal and total coliforms by the membrane filtration method, all housed in a waterproof hard shell carry case for easy portability.
The AquaFlex is the perfect solution for a semi-permanent microbiological testing station in a fixed or mobile laboratory. The optional battery pack allows for more portable operation. The power pack can be connected to the incubator in the back of a vehicle to provide transit power between the field and the laboratory, or can function as an emergency backup power in the event of mains failure in rural laboratories with temperamental services.