Introduction to Avestin Emulsiflex C3 High Pressure Homogenizer

Hi. I'm Rich at New Life Scientific, and today I want to show off a new machine that we've never had in before, and I've got this in and looked under the hood and kind of went through it to kind of get a real grasp on the company and the, and the technology behind it. And right now, at this point we do microfluidizers as far as, you know, homogenizers, but we've never had this.

This is actually made by Avestin, and this is the Emulsiflex C3, and it's motor driven and also has some pneumatics built into it that actually control the pressure of it.

So I'm quite impressed with it, and the biggest thing I really like about it is how quiet it runs and the amount of pressures it produces. So basically the technology behind it is it's got an electric piston pump that's completely embedded in oil, and then it has a pneumatics diaphragm for pressure regulating, and it seems to be built from ground up.

So I'm going to turn it on and just show you kind of how it's primed, how it's ran. But it's really straightforward as far as running it. You just have your air regulator here which actually adjusts the pressure, and then it actually adjusts the actual output pressure up to 30,000 PSI, and this will go to 35,000 – I've actually tested there. So you just got your stop button and your start button.

So you start basically – (I've already primed this. I'm going to, you know, kind of go over how you prime it and then we're going to start it up.) – so basically, I just filled it with some water and put the cap on it here, and you screw the cap on tight, and then the same air that I use to plug in the machine, I just plug the air in, and it actually pressurizes the canister, and it actually pushes the fluids down and works out all the air pockets that are always the culprits when you need to prime a pump. So that, you know, pushing all the air pockets out with it, with the air, and then, you know, taking the cap back off and getting it kind of where I've got it right now.

So that was basically it. I use the same air that I plugged into the back, brought it up, plugged it in, and now we're, it's primed, and it's ready to go. So right now it just stopped. So all you gotta do is do a quick twist unrelease on the stop, and then you're just going to hit the start button, and it just, the motor just starts up, and you can see right now I've got it, the pressure way down.

And like I said, it's super quiet. You probably can't even hear it running, because I barely hear it running here. So to regulate the pressures, you just add air pressure in the diaphragm, and then it just opens it up.

And so I'm running about 30 PSI there, and it's hitting about 10,000. So as you adjust the pressure up about 40 there, and it's hitting 10,000, but just continue pushing it.

And I'm going to pull the hose out here, and you can kind of be able to see, because I'm just recirculating it right now. So you can see up here at the top as it pressurizes, it squirts it out. So the piston pump actually pulls the fluid in, pushes it out. So it has check valves built on both sides of the pump so that it pulls it in, check valve pushes it out, check valve. But that's pretty much it. But like I said, I'm super impressed with the machine. It works great.

And if you’ve got any questions on it, I can, you know, answer – (Like I said, it is somewhat of a new machine. I'm very more familiar, I guess, with the Microfluidics homogenizers, but this one definitely liked it.) And we're gonna start looking at it more, but a great running machine, and it's ready, turnkey. It's super simple –  just plug in the air, the air pressure, and get the air out, and purge it, and run it. So, like I said, I'm Rich at New Life scientific for any questions. Thanks for watching.


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