Transonic Flowprobes and Flowsensors

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Transonic Flowprobes and Flowsensors

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A range of Flowprobes and Flowsensors are available to measure fluid flow in laboratory tubing; blood flow in vessels of various diameters; and cardiac output in acute and chronic preparations.

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Overview

A range of flowprobes and flowsensors are available from Transonic Systems, which are designed to be used with corresponding flowmeter modules, to accurately and precisely measure various fluid volume flows.

Perivascular Flowprobes

Measure acute and chronic in vivo flow in both small and large animal blood vessel. Perivascular flowprobes are placed external to the vessel and do not interfere with flow to the target tissues. For use with Perivascular Flow System Options.

Tubing Flowsensors

Measure volume flow in laboratory tubing containing non-aerated liquids including water, saline, buffer solutions, blood, and other fluids, either by splicing into or clamping onto the tubing depending on the design. Tubing flowsensors provide reliable, stable measurements even under perturbed and non-steady flow conditions. For use with Tubing Flow System Options.

Precalibrated for easy, immediate use

Transonic flowprobes and flowsensors are precalibrated and ready for immediate use. Data is recorded with a corresponding flowmeter module and via the PowerLab into LabChart software, where flexible recording options and real-time calculations are available. Custom calibration are also available for atypical uses.

Configurations


Cardiac Output Flowprobes 8-36mm

PAU Series

PAU or COnfidence flowprobes are made for chronic and acute cardiac output studies in large animal models. Ideal for accurate, immediate, beat-to-beat measurements on the ascending aorta and pulmonary artery. They are designed for used with Disposable Ultrafit Liners, which provides cushioning for safe, easy placement and attachment without a clip. Each flowprobe is supplied with 2 liners (1 open style for acute and 1 closed full-circle style for chronic use). These liners are recommended for single use only and can be purchased separately (reorder) in packs of 5.

Clamp-on Flowsensors 3-32mm OD

PXL Series

PXL Series sensors “clamp-on” to most flexible laboratory and extracorporeal tubing. They provide total physical and electrical isolation is maintained between the sensor and the liquid, and thus ideal for quick, repeatable process testing that is applied to multiple circuits without flow interruption. Applications include artificial heart and VAD performance, medical device and pump engineering, manufacturing and compliance flow testing. Different options are available for OD tubing measured in inches and mm. Each flowsensor is supplied standard with 2 m cable and a CC16 16-pin metal connector.

Inline Flowsensors 2-25mm ID

PXN Series

PXN series sensors offer flexibility in studies where tubing requirements are subject to change. Sensors splice into laboratory tubing for volume flow measurements of blood and other fluids, ranging from <1 to 100 L/min. Applications include perfused isolated organ studies, flow phantoms and circulatory models, tubing flow requiring maximum sensitivity. Each flowsensor is supplied standard with 1.85 m cable and a CC16 or CP16 16-pin metal connector.

Intraoperative Flowprobes 2-14mm

PMP Series

PMP Series flowprobes have clinical-style handles to match those used in clinical surgical settings, making them ideal for intraoperative measurements in preclinical animal trials. Each flowprobe is supplied with a J-reflector, 2 m cable and a CRA10 connector.

Microcirculation Flowprobes 0.5 and 0.7mm

V Series

V Series flowprobes, also known as Flex series nanoprobes, are designed for acute flow measurements with high resolution at low flows in small blood vessels, which is ideal for mice. The smaller probe is suitable for vessel diameters of 0.25 - 0.5 mm (mouse and rat femoral or hepatic arteries), while the larger probe is suitable for vessel diameters of 0.35 - 0.7 mm (mouse carotid and mesenteric arteries or portal vein; and rat carotid, superior mesenteric and renal arteries). Each flowprobe has a 60 cm cable and a Flexi-handle with CRA10 connector.

Perivascular Flowprobes 0.5-20mm

PS Series

PS Series flowprobes offer standard or custom configurations for animal models (mice and larger animals). Our range includes miniaturized versions (nanoprobes - 0.5 and 0.7mm) that measure flow <1mL/min. A 75 – 95% fit of the vessel in the probe is recommended for accurate measurements. Each standard acute flowprobe has a 100 cm cable (except MA1.5PSL, which has a 60 cm cable) and a CRA10 connector.

Perivascular Flowprobes 1 and 1.5mm

PR Series

PR Series flowprobes are for small acute or chronic applications that require larger probe heads for robustness.  A 75 – 95% fit of the vessel in the probe is recommended for accurate measurements. Each standard acute flowprobe has a 60 cm cable and a CRA10 connector.

Details

Product Codes


PAU Series
Cardiac Output Flowprobes 8-36mm
PXL Series
Clamp-on Flowsensors 3-32mm OD
PXN Series
Inline Flowsensors 2-25mm ID
PMP Series
Intraoperative Flowprobes 2-14mm
V Series
Microcirculation Flowprobes 0.5 and 0.7mm
PS Series
Perivascular Flowprobes 0.5-20mm
PR Series
Perivascular Flowprobes 1 and 1.5mm

Technical


Product Code Product Name
MA-n-PS-ori Precision S series Flowprobes
MC-n-PS-ori-ref-len-con-cal Custom Precision S series Perivascular Flowprobes
MA-n-PR-ori Precision R series Flowprobes
MC-n-PR-ori-ref-len-con-cal Custom Precision R series Flowprobes
MA-n-VB FLEX Microcirculation Flex V series Flowprobes
MA-n-PMP Intraoperative PMP series Flowprobes
MA-n-PAU COnfidence PAU series Flowprobes
MC-n-PAU-len-con-cal Custom COnfidence PAU series Flowprobes
ME-n-PXL-fld-tem-flow Clamp-on PXL series Flowsensors (1/16” OD increments)
ME-n-PXL-Mn-fld-tem-flow Clamp-on PXL series Flowsensors (mm OD)
ME-n-PXN-fld-tem-flow Inline PXN series Flowsensors

Flowprobes specifications include:
n = size
ori = cable orientation
ref = reflector style
len = cable length
con = connector
cal = calibration

More information on flowprobes is available in the tables below or from downloading these PDFs:

Transonic Perivascular Flowprobes
Transonic Perivascular Flowprobe Specifications

Flowsensor options (up to four per flowsensor) include:
n = size
Mn = size in metric OD (value of n is ignored)
fld = fluid (i.e KR for Krebs, BL for blood, H2O for water, FX for custom fluid)
tem = temperature (in degrees Celsius; i.e 23, 35, 37)
flow = flow rate (SF for standard flow or LF for low flow)

Note that tubing type and size (ID x wall x OD) must be additionally specified when ordering PXL flowsensors. For example: • Tygon ND 100-65 (1/4” ID x 1/16” wall x 3/8” OD)
• Tygon E-3603 (1/4” ID x 1/16” wall x 3/8” OD)

Pre-consultation is highly recommended before flowsensor selection. More information on flowsensors is available in the table below or from downloading this pdf:

Transonic Tubing Flowsensors

Sizes

Flowprobes/Flowsensors n Mn Units
PS 0.5, 0.7, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20 N/A Vessel Diameter (mm)
PR 1, 1.5 N/A Vessel Diameter (mm)
V 0.5, 0.7 N/A Vessel Diameter (mm)
PMP 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 N/A Vessel Diameter (mm)
PAU 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36 N/A Vessel Diameter (mm)
PXL 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20 N/A Tubing OD (x1/16 inches)
PXL-Mn 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16* M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M12, M14, M16, M20, M23, M25 Tubing OD (mm)
PXN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 16, 19, 25 N/A Tubing ID (mm)

*corresponding n is ignored when suffix Mn is added

Cable Orientation*
CODE ORIENTATION PS SERIES PR SERIES
B Back 0.5 – 20 1 – 1.5
S Side 0.5 – 20 1 – 1.5
L Lateral 0.5, 1.5 – 2.5 N/A
*Determined by anatomical approach

Calibration

CODE DESCRIPTION PS/ PR PMP/ V PAU
GA Acute calibration all sizes
GC Chronic calibration all sizes N/A  
GAC Acute/ Chronic calibration N/A N/A all sizes
GX Custom calibration all sizes N/A  
-P PhysioGear normalization 1–20 N/A all sizes

Standard Max Cable Length
CODE DESCRIPTION PS SERIES PR SERIES PAU SERIES
WCxx Up to 60 cm Nanoprobes 1 – 1.5  
WCxxx Up to 100 cm 2 - 20* N/A  
WCxxx Up to 200 cm N/A N/A 8 - 36*
*Substitute xx for shorter lengths

 

Reflector Styles for Special Applications
CODE DESCRIPTION PS SERIES PR SERIES MA STANDARD
LS L w/ slide cover 3 - 20 N/A 3 - 20 PS
LSF L w/ slide & silicone flange 3, 4, 6 N/A  
JN J w/o slide 0.5 - 16 1 - 1.5 1.5 PSL
JFH J w/o side w/ flexi-handle 0.5 - 2.5 1 - 1.5 0.5, 0.7 PS
JS J w/ slide cover 2 - 16 1 - 1.5 2 - 2.5 PS, 1 - 1.5 PR
JSF J w/o slide & silicone flange 2, 2.5 N/A  
U U reflector 3 - 20 N/A  
USW U w/ wide silicone shield 6 - 20 N/A  
USN U w/ narrow silicone shield 6 - 20 N/A  
MRI non-magnetic reflector 2 - 20 N/A  

 

Connectors
CODE DESCRIPTION ACUTE/CHRONIC ANIMALS ID KEY REQD. PS/ PR PAU
CRA10 10-pin Redel acute connector Acute All  No  all sizes
CRS10 10-pin Redel sealed connector with cap Chronic Dog & larger No all sizes
CS12 12-pin titanium connector with cap Chronic Dog & larger No 1 - 20 all sizes
CB12 12-pin titanium skin button with cap Chronic Dog & larger No 1 - 20 all sizes
CM4B 4-pin mini connector w/ cap & straight cable Chronic Rat, Rabbit & larger Yes all sizes N/A
CM4S 4-pin mini connector w/ cap & right angle cable Chronic Rat & Rabbit Yes all sizes N/A
CA4B 4-pin micro connector w/ straight cable Chronic Rat & Mouse Yes 0.5 - 1.0 N/A
CA4S 4-pin micro connector w/ right angle cable Chronic Rat & Mouse Yes 0.5 - 1.0 N/A