The cup horn can process multiple sealed tubes or vessels at one time without contact with an ultrasonic probe. This method eliminates cross contamination, sample foaming, overheating and aerosolization which can all occur when using a probe. Most importantly the cup horn enables samples under 200μl to be effectively processed.
The cup horn is attached to the converter in place of a probe, and filled with water. Microtubes containing samples are placed inside using specially designed tube holders. Ultrasonic energy is transferred through the water and into the sample tubes. Multiple tube holders are available for various size tubes and vessels.
Inlet and outlet ports enable cold water to be circulated within the cup, inhibiting heat build up during extended operation. Use of the chiller is highly recommended and due to the high noise level created by the cup horn, a sound abating enclosure is required.
Note: Selecting the appropriate size and type of sample tube will greatly improve results. Contact Sonics for application assistance.
Part No. 830-00247 and 830-00248 tube holders are included with the cup horn.
The high throughput multi-element probes increase productivity and minimize repetitive tasks by processing numerous samples simultaneously. Units are available with 4, 8, 16, and 24 tips and are compatible with either the 500 or 750 watt systems. Custom formatted multi-element probes are available upon request. The replacement tips are PART NO. 630-0660.
The heavy duty stand with lab jack is recommended for use with each multi-element probe unit.
The flow cell enables continuous processing of 1L or greater volumes. The process fluid enters through the inlet at the bottom of the unit. As it passes through the cavitation field, it is ultrasonically processed. The fluid exits the unit through an outlet port. The intensity and extent of processing are controlled by adjusting both the flow rate and amplitude setting.
A 1/2" (13mm) solid tip flow cell probe is included and the volume of liquid inside the chamber with the probe installed is 65mL. A variable speed pump is recommended but not included.
Flow Cell Assembly
316L stainless steel
Maximum Flow Rate
Max. Operating Pressure
Internal Volume w/Probe
hose barbs for 1/4" ID tubing
Ultrasonic processing produces high pitched noise, which originates from the vessel walls and the liquid surface. The sound enclosure reduces the noise to comfortable levels. A support rod and converter clamp are included. Access ports are available on both sides and the top of the enclosure.
(H x W x D) 301/2" x 131/2" x 13" (775 x 343 x 330mm)
(H x W x D) 29" x 121/2" x 12" (737 x 318 x 305mm)
Securely support your ultrasonic processor with a chemically resistant plastic holder on a 51/2" x 9" cast-iron base with 1/2" diameter rod.
The converter clamp and support stand can be ordered separately.
The chemical effects of ultrasound are diverse and include dramatic improvements in both stoichiometric and catalytic reactions. In some cases, ultrasonic treatment can increase reactivity by nearly a million-fold. It does so through the process of acoustic cavitation; the formation, growth, and implosive collapse of bubbles in a liquid.
During cavitational collapse, intense heating of the bubbles occurs. The localized hot spots have temperatures in the range of 5000°C, pressures approaching 500 atmospheres, lifetimes of a few microseconds, and heating and cooling rates greater than 109K/s. Of special interest for sonochemistry research, is the fact that cavitation generates highly reactive free radicals that greatly enhance chemical reactions.
Applications for chemical reactions exist in both homogeneous liquids and in liquid-solid systems. Ultrasound has also been found to be beneficial for the initiation or enhancement of catalytic reactions, in both homogeneous and heterogeneous cases.
The adapter Part No. 830-00014 screws onto the special probe Part No. 630-0217 at the nodal point. The glass chamber slides onto the adapter and is secured in place as the bushing is screwed into the chamber compressing the O-ring. Moving the glass chamber up or down on the adapter allows the portion of the probe protruding out of the adapter to be immersed at the optimum depth into the sample.
4-10mL reaction vessel. Two 14/20 side necks. Supplied with bushing and O-ring. Glass chamber height: 4 7/8" (123mm).
10-50mL reaction vessel. Bottom well capacity: 10mL. Main body capacity: 50mL. Two 14/20 side necks. Supplied with bushing and O-ring. Glass chamber height: 4 3/4" (120mm).
Three 14/20 side necks. Supplied with bushing and O-ring. Glass chamber height: 6 3/8" (162mm).
5" (127mm) long. Stainless steel. Internally threaded. Threaded onto a full wave 10" (254mm) long 1/2" (13 mm) probe at the nodal point.
1/2" (13mm) special 10" (254mm) long full wave solid probe. Used with the adapter.
For hands-free operation with 10' (3m) cable.