As easy to use as a bench-top bioreactor

Techfors-S

Is the first step always the hardest? Not with the Techfors-S. The Techfors-S contains exactly the same components as our bench bioreactors. This ranges from the pumps via the gassing line to the touch screen controller and the associated software. Both beginners as well as process experts will be able to manage easily.

Techfors-S

In situ made easy
Comfortable from A to Z
Minimum working volume of 3 litres
Clean at the touch of a button
Touchscreen controller

Optional

Applications
Volume (TV)
Gassing
  • Air
  • CO2
  • N2
  • O2
Sensors
  • Biomass
  • Exit gas analysis (CO2, O2)
  • pCO2
  • Redox
  • Viable cell density
I am interested in:
  • Cleaning-in-Place (CIP)
  • Sterilisation-in-place with integrated steam generator
  • Bioprocess Software
  • Qualification
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Minimum working volume of 3 litres

The double jacket of the Techfors-S vessels guarantees optimum temperature control even at low starting volumes - essential for modern fed-batch fermentations. Thanks to its compact design and mobile stand, the Techfors-S can be used anywhere.

Clean at the touch of a button

The optional CIP system TechCIP relieves you of cleaning and therefore does not just make the vessel of the Techfors-S shine. The subsequent in-situ sterilisation is carried out either via your mains line or by means of an integrated steam generator. In any case, your Techfors-S will be ready to start for your next bioprocess.

Comfortable from A to Z

Our many years of experience have gone into the development of the Techfors-S. Our developers have incorporated many small refinements such as the viewing window at eye level, the practical lifting crane for the lid or the lighting of the 19 mm port. For a plus in comfort.

eve® Bioprocess Platform Software

eve® is able to do more than just plan, control and analyse your bioprocesses. The eve® software integrates workflows, devices, bioprocess information and big data in a web-based platform, with which you can organise your bioprocesses in a web based system.

Features

Vessel
  • Working volume from 3 to 30 l
  • Double jacket made of 316L stainless steel
  • Individually configurable with a selection of different impellers, spargers and special accessories
  • Up to 14 ports for sensors (anti-foam, optical density, pH, pO2, redox, conductivity, live cell density, etc.)
  • 1 port in the bottom of the vessel for harvesting/sampling
  • High-performance pumps
  • Basic setup includes four precision pumps per culture vessel (option of one more)
  • Autoclavable pump heads
  • Gravimetric feeding (with external scale)
  • Profile-based pump-speed control with eve®
  • Gassing
  • Customer-specific gassing with up to 5 gas lines, either via a sparger or in the headspace
  • Feed via rotameter or mass-flow regulator
  • Cascades may be configured in serial or in parallel for controlling the pO2 via the stirrer speed, gassing rate, gas composition, etc.
  • pH control with acid and CO2
  • Sensors
  • Customers may choose from digital (Modbus) or analog sensors.
  • Product calibration of the pH sensor for reliable measurements during long-running bioprocesses
  • If required, additional sensors and actuators can be connected.
  • Sterilisation
  • in-situ sterilisation
  • Mains steam or steam generator (external or integrated in the basic unit)
  • Operating unit
  • Touchscreen with integrated OPC server
  • Reliable measurement and setting of the bioprocess parameters and communication with eve®
  • Parallel management and control of up to six devices
  • Up to 24 selectable parameters, such as temperature, stirring speed, pH, pO2, anti-foaming agent, feed
  • eve® Bioprocess Platform Software
  • Planning, controlling and analysing bioprocesses
  • Integrated workflows, devices and bioprocess knowledge
  • Integrates bioreactors and analytical instruments, regardless of the manufacturer
  • Web-based project organisation
  • Communication using the latest OPC UA (Minifors 2) or OPC-XML-DA standard (Multifors 2, Labfors 5, Techfors-S, Techfors)
  • Synchronisation of process-related events such as sampling or inoculation
  • Vessels 15 l / 30 l / 42 l
    Working volume 3–10 l / 5,3 l–20 l / 6–30 l
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 882 mm x 813 mm x 1841 mm
    Drive Direct drive to 1200 min-1
    Magnetic drive to 300 min-1 (Zellversion)
    Temperature Coolant temperature + 5 °C to 80 °C; to 130 °C for sterlisation
    Gassing per vessel up to 3 MFCs
    Pumps per vessel 3 fixed, optional 2 additional variable
    Ports per vessel

    Top plate:
    19 mm    max. 9x

    Vessel bottom:
    25 mm    max. 5x

    Connectivity OPC XML DA via Ethernet
    Parallel operation via touch screen controller -
    Sterilisation Sterilisation-in-Place
    Techfors-S
    Vessels 15 l / 30 l / 42 l
    Working volume 3–10 l / 5,3 l–20 l / 6–30 l
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 882 mm x 813 mm x 1841 mm
    Drive Direct drive to 1200 min-1
    Magnetic drive to 300 min-1 (Zellversion)
    Temperature Coolant temperature + 5 °C to 80 °C; to 130 °C for sterlisation
    Gassing per vessel up to 3 MFCs
    Pumps per vessel 3 fixed, optional 2 additional variable
    Ports per vessel

    Top plate:
    19 mm    max. 9x

    Vessel bottom:
    25 mm    max. 5x

    Connectivity OPC XML DA via Ethernet
    Parallel operation via touch screen controller -
    Sterilisation Sterilisation-in-Place
    The Techfors-S bioreactor systems have been a key component to our mammalian cells grown in continous culture.
    Eva Bric-Furlong - Automation Specialist and Scientific Research Investigator, Sanofi US

    «Based on a clever and innovative framework, we build the Techfors-S to meet your requirements by using specific adaptations.»

    Raphaël Boillat — Area Sales Manager

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