The workhorse of the Electrolab range, a truly outstanding value-for-money package with proven reliability.
The FerMac 320 is our medium-priced bioreactor system.
Where the vessel volume is smaller, or the process is not particularly viscous, this system offers all the flexibility of our 310/60 system but with a noticeable cost-saving.
The 320 series combines a specially designed range of vessels with a variation of our established 360 controller to give a truly outstanding value-for-money package with proven reliability.
The control system and motor design are also ideal for the re-instrumentation of other makes of bioreactor.
Agitation is provided by the direct drive motor, which is attached to the vessel by a bayonet fitting.
It can easily be fitted to or removed from the vessel using just one hand and is designed to self-tighten as speed is increased.
This gives positive, vibration-free drive at all speeds. To achieve the ideal mixing arrangement our impellers can be easily adjusted or changed, giving maximum flexibility.
The FerMac 320 Controller is technically the same as the 360 version, but with the addition of an internal motor driver. This ensures familiarity of use between both our FerMac 310/60 and 320 bioreactor systems. It uses a clear fluorescent display and shows all the key parameters on one screen at the same time. A single keystroke takes you into specific calibration screens for each parameter, keeping the display uncluttered and intuitive.
When you decide to expand, the 320 is pre-configured for additional FerMac modules (such as the FerMac 368 gas analyser or the FerMac 366 pump module) and has spare parameter channels to allow for other upgrades.
Redox, optical density or viable cell biomass, pCO2, light intensity - almost any (autoclavable) measurable probe can be added.
Connection to our Fermentation Manager SCADA software enables you to have everything from simple data logging right through to complex supervisory control strategies.
FerMac autoclavable bioreactors for the 320 are available in 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 and 15 litre working volumes (18L for cell culture) and feature our easy coupling drive shaft design - enabling replacement in seconds and minimising down-time. Single-use rigid bioreactors are available in volumes up to 15L.
This version of the FerMac 320 has a vessel specifically designed for microbial culture and features a flat bottom.
This version of the FerMac 320 has a vessel specifically designed for cell culture.