The mp6 micropump and all our components and accessories are connected by the same Tygon tubing. This tubing has an inner diameter of 1.3 mm. Of course, our components are also compatible with other tubing, but this is the one we use most often.
This tubing has an inner diameter of 1.3 mm and an outer diameter of 3 mm. The wall thickness is 0.85 mm. The tubing is sterilizable – both in an autoclave and with ethylene oxide. It is transparent, so you can directly see where the fluid is currently in the system. The Tygon tubing is compatible with both liquids and gases. It is a laboratory and vacuum hose without the plasticizer DEHP, which can handle most inorganic laboratory chemicals.
This tubing is non-oxidizing, non-contaminating and less permeable than comparable rubber tubing. In addition, the glassy, smooth inner wall prevents deposits and makes cleaning easier.
Typical applications for Tygon tubing are in laboratories, analytical instruments, and hose and vacuum pumps. It is also ideal for condensers, incubators, desiccators, gas lines and drainage lines. At the same time, the Tygon tubing offers a long service life. This increases the productivity of the pumps.
Because Tygon tubing is the preferred tubing for our components, you’ll find it in each of our microfluidic kits. Take a look at, for example, the mp-basic kit and the mp-advance kit. Of course, you will also find the tubing in all our videos. Furthermore, you might also be interested in our mp6 data sheet. Here you will find information about how the hose length can affect the pump performance.
Even though this tubing is our preferred solution, we also offer other options. Depending on what liquids or gases are to be pumped, it may be necessary for the hose to have a different (more durable) material. Otherwise, there is a risk that the hose will become permeable or degrade quickly. Feel free to contact us with your specific requirements. We will then be happy to advise you on finding the optimum tubing for your application.