The BioNet® Bioreactor is the latest in autoclavable benchtop glass vessels. Available in a range of sizes: 3, 5, 7, 15 and 20 liters total volume. All metal components are manufactured from 316L stainless steel with electropolish.
Integral scaling, improved component designs and extensive product inventory makes this the most user-friendly bioreactor available.
The Broadley-James BioNet Controller uses the highly regarded, field-proven DeltaV™ control solution from Emerson Process Management for controlling and managing small to large arrays of Utility Towers. Individual controllers can manage up to 10 Utility Towers and can be sequenced to control an entire suite of Bioreactors. The BioNet Controller is housed in a 20″ x 20″ x 8″ 316L stainless steel enclosure, with a clear window, and can be located anywhere within 100 meters of the Utility Tower.
BioNet Utility Tower
The Broadley-James BioNet Utility Tower stainless steel enclosure contains all the instrumentation, pumps, motors, valves, and meters necessary to provide monitoring and control of pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Level, Gas Flow, and Agitation for related benchtop bioreactors. This monitoring and control is accomplished through the use of digital communications between the BioNet Controller and the BioNet Utility Tower. The design of the BioNet Utility Tower offers a number of features unique to a benchtop solution.
Single/Dual 30″ x 24″ x 12″ (316L Stainless Steel)
Brushless Motor Digital Motor Control Module Foundation™ fieldbus pH Module Foundation™ fieldbus DO Module Foundation™ fieldbus Temperature Module Digital Thermal Mass Flow Controllers Variable Speed Peristaltic Pumps Digitally Enabled Remote I/O Embedded PC 15″ Industrial Color Touch Screen Power Supply USB Interface RJ45 Modem
pH, Dissolved Oxygen, and Temperature measurements are achieved through the use of FOUNDATION ™ fieldbus instrument cards. Primary, secondary, and tertiary variables from these measurements are transmitted back to the BioNet Controller for analysis of measurement validity. Additional benefits include advanced sensor diagnostics to prevent in-process failures, unprecedented automated data collection, and greatly improved process control.
Precise Mass Flowmeters
Highly precise mass flowmeters, accurate to ±0.7% or better, replace traditional rotometers (±10%) for greatly improved control of gas mixing and flow rate. These flowmeters communicate their measurements to the Controller via DeviceNet™, which allows for active monitoring, trending, and precise control.
Advanced Stir Motor
Advanced stir motor enabled with a digital encoder provides accuracy at very low rpms. This encoder also allows the Controller to count revolutions and provide alerts for impending maintenance.
Rugged Peristaltic Pumps
Rugged variable speed peristaltic pumps, with motor control feedback to the Controller, allow for accuracy of ±5% or better. The communication ability of the pump motors enables the Controller to monitor pump speed and count revolutions. Maintenance alerts can be tied to the number of revolutions counted by the Controller.
Computer Touch Screen
Embedded computer with a 15″ industrial color touch screen integral to the Utility Tower allows the operator to perform calibrations, monitor variables, trend data, and change process conditions. The digital network feature of the BioNet System allows an end user to monitor the process variables of all the Bioreactors on the network from a single Utility Tower in the suite or from a remote location such as a control room, supervisory office, or from another facility thousands of miles away.