Cito Autosampler for S-flow IV

Autosampler for automated Houillon viscosity testing
Offering high-throughput sampling, Cito eliminates any errors that could be caused by the incorrect injection and frees the operator up to attend to other tasks. Cito works fully autonomously, requiring no operating presence overnight.
Autosampler
Excellent Repeatability
High throughput
Services up to 2 systems
Highly accurate

The first automatic sampler of its kind for Houillon kinematic viscosity testing.

 

The Cito Autosampler is in-field upgradeable to all existing S-flow IV systems, can service one or even two S-flow IV systems at the same time, providing a capacity of using 8 tubes simultaneously.

 

Cito consists of a custom robotic arm that is mounted onto a base frame, which can reach and serve up to two S-flow IV instruments, one on either side. Around the base and on the flat top of Cito sufficient space is offered to store pipette racks and sample trays.

 

Offering high-throughput sampling, Cito eliminates any errors that could be caused by the incorrect injection and frees the operator up to attend to other tasks. Cito works fully autonomously, requiring no operating presence overnight.

 

To optimize throughput, Cito will check the availability of all measuring tubes at the time of sampling. When multiple tubes are available at the intended test temperatures, sufficient samples will be drawn up and those tubes will then be sampled consecutively, speeding up the process considerably. In a typical application such as used oil analysis, where most samples will be tested at 40 °C and 100 °C, Cito will draw up enough sample for both the 40 °C and 100 °C tubes and then inject the sample in those tubes. It doesn’t matter whether those tubes are in the same system or different systems: Cito will move between the tubes in the most efficient way possible.

 

Omnitek offers a range of standardized sample trays. The first tray-type offers 2 trays with a total of 96 samples, using 30 ml sample cups that allow for easy filling. The other type contains 2 trays with a total of 192 samples, using 12 ml sample vials often utilized by automatic sample preparation systems. Omnitek offers the possibility of customizing a sample tray to facilitate the use of your sample cup or vial. Each tray also contains pipette tip trays for low and high viscosity samples within the range of 2-2,500 cSt at room temperature. Cito will automatically identify which pipette tip should be used based on the expected viscosity provided by the user.

 

Features
Cito S-flow IV Autosampler
Trays

30 ml cups:  2* 48 positions

12 ml tubes: 2* 96 positions
Tip types 1000 µL standard tips
Wide bore tip, used for viscosities higher than 450 cSt @25 °C
Tip racks 30 ml cups:  3* 96 tips
12 ml tubes: 7* 96 tips
Sample Injection volume range 100 – 1,000 µL
Supported cups or tubes 30 ml cups and 12 ml tubes
Viscosity range of the sample at ambient temperature 2 – 2,500 mm2/s @25 °C
 Software Omnitek Cito Software
PC requirements

Windows 10, 5 Gb free hard drive space

4 USB 2.0 ports free

Dimensions for:

 

Cito a


Cito with 1 S-flow IV a 


Cito with 2 S-flow IV’s a

(w x d x h)

60 cm x 71 cm x 120 cm (24” x 28” x 48”)
101 cm x 71 cm x 120 cm (40” x 28” x 48”)
162 cm x 71 cm x 120 cm (64” x 28” x 48”)
Weight (empty) 53 kg (117 lb)
Room temperature b 15 ~ 25 °C (59 ~ 86 °F)
Humidity b 20 ~ 90 %RH non-condensing
Electrical requirements 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
Power requirements 280 Watt
Comunications 1 LAN (USB), 1 RS232 (USB) + 1 RS232 (USB) per S-flow IV unit
Data export From PC software (output in the tab or comma-separated files, customizable and suitable for most LIMS system)

Physical dimensions, leave an additional 40 cm free next to each S-flow IV to handle the solvent bottles 

b Some applications can require lower humidity, temperatures, so samples are not compromised while waiting on their turn to get measured

Features
  • Modular high-speed autosampler
  • Cito services up to 2 S-flow IV instruments (8 tubes)
  • It can be added later to any S-flow IV+
  • Customizable to allow different sample cups and racks

 

Standard configuration 1
 
192 positions of 12 ml tubes

1 S-flow IV system configuration

2 S-flow IV systems configuration
 

                                        

 

Standard configuration 2
96 positions of 30 ml cups
1 S-flow IV system configuration 2 S-flow IV systems configuration

 

                                        

The sample tray can be customized upon request.

Industries
Petroleum Based Samples
Other Sample Types

Refineries

Lubricating Oils

Printer ink

Terminals (Fuel Distribution)

Additives

Gelatins
Lubricant Manufacturers Base Stocks  

Additive Manufacturers

Industrial Oils

 

Condition Monitoring Labs

Transmission Oils

 

Third Party Testing Labs

Hydraulic Fluids

 

Research & Development Labs

Used Oils

 

Quality Control Labs

Waste Oils

 

Military Labs

Crude Oils

 

Power Plants

Fuel Oils

 

Mines

Gasoline 

 

Customs

Diesel

 

Universities

Bio Fuels

 

Automotive

Marine Fuels

 

Chemical Plants

 

 

Iron & Steel

   

Textile

   

Aviation

   

Railways

   
Highways    

For other fluids / solutions please send your inquire