• The SMA-Z Standard and Micro-Volume Flow Cells are designed for absorbance measurements where the monitored wavelengths are longer than 210 nm. These flow cells are available in 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100-mm optical path lengths.

    Standard volume and micro-volume models are available.

    Custom sizes are also available.

    Materials include chemically inert Teflon, PEEK, Ultem, stainless steel and Plexiglas.

    These flow cells utilize UV-grade, fused silica windows that also has a high UV through IR transmittance (210 nm through 2000 nm). The windows are held in place by chemically-resistant seals, pressure mounted with stainless steel SMA connectors (connectors do not contact the fluids). The windows are removable for cleaning or replacement with material of different optical properties.

    For optical paths less than 2.5 mm please see our Ultra-Short Path (USP) Flow Cells. For optical paths greater than 100 mm please see our Ultra-Long Path (ULP) Flow Cells.

  • Each order includes one flow cell, two optical windows, two steel SMA connectors, six tubing connectors (nuts and ferrules), ten feet of Teflon tubing, six seals, and a manual.

    Z-Type flow cells made of Plexiglas or Ultem are the most popular because they can be visually inspected without interrupting an automated assay. This allows the rapid identification of problems like the lack of reagents, turbid samples, or failure of the light source.

    Two SMA terminated fiber optic cables are required (P600-20 fibers are recommended). Fibers must be ordered separately.

  • SMA-Z Flow Cell Spec Sheet

  • SMA-Z Flow Cell Manual

Standard Volume Part # Description Micro-Volume Part #
     
  SMA-Z-2.5mm  
79048 SMA-Z Cell - 2.5mm optical path, PEEK 79043
79049 SMA-Z Cell - 2.5mm optical path, Plexiglas 79044
79050 SMA-Z Cell - 2.5mm optical path, Stainless Steel 79045
79051 SMA-Z Cell - 2.5mm optical path, Teflon 79046
79052 SMA-Z - 2.5mm optical path, Ultem 79047
 
  SMA-Z-5mm  
79072 SMA-Z Cell - 5mm optical path, PEEK 79063
79073 SMA-Z Cell - 5mm optical path, Plexiglas 79064
79074 SMA-Z Cell - 5mm optical path, Stainless Steel 79069
79075 SMA-Z Cell - 5mm optical path, Teflon 79070
79076 SMA-Z Cell - 5mm optical path, Ultem 79071
 
  SMA-Z-10mm  
79027 SMA-Z Cell - 10mm optical path, PEEK 79022
79028 SMA-Z Cell - 10mm optical path, Plexiglas 79023
79029 SMA-Z Cell - 10mm optical path, Stainless Steel 79024
79030 SMA-Z Cell - 10mm optical path, Teflon 79025
79031 SMA-Z Cell - 10mm optical path, Ultem 79026
 
  SMA-Z-20mm  
79058 SMA-Z Cell - 20mm optical path, PEEK 79053
79059 SMA-Z Cell - 20mm optical path, Plexiglas 79054
79060 SMA-Z Cell - 20mm optical path, Stainless Steel 79055
79061 SMA-Z Cell - 20mm optical path, Teflon 79056
79062 SMA-Z Cell - 20mm optical path, Ultem 79057
 
  SMA-Z-50mm  
79082 SMA-Z Cell - 50mm optical path, PEEK 79077
79083 SMA-Z Cell - 50mm optical path, Plexiglas 79078
79084 SMA-Z Cell - 50mm optical path, Stainless Steel 79079
79085 SMA-Z Cell - 50mm optical path, Teflon 79080
79086 SMA-Z Cell - 50mm optical path, Ultem 79081
 
  SMA-Z-100mm  
79037 SMA-Z Cell - 100mm optical path, PEEK 79032
79038 SMA-Z Cell - 100mm optical path, Plexiglas 79033
79039 SMA-Z Cell - 100mm optical path, Stainless Steel 79034
79040 SMA-Z Cell - 100mm optical path, Teflon 79035
79041 SMA-Z Cell - 100mm optical path, Ultem 79036

Trouble choosing the right flow cell?

What material is best for my application? What is the internal volume of each flow cell? Do I need sapphire windows?

Find the answers to most of your questions in this specification sheet.

If you still have questions, we will happily recommend a flow cell for your application.

SMA-WIN Kits
Replacement Seal and Windows

You will need to clean your flow cell to preserve its longevity. We recommend cleaning it once every three months. Most of our customers, however, clean them every six months.

After each cleaning, it is necessary that you replace the Teflon seals. This will ensure a watertight seal. For the best optical performance, exchange the silica windows every half-year.

We supply these consumables in the SMA-WIN Kit (PN 79150). This packet includes two silica windows, six Teflon seals, and a scrubbing brush. A separate kit with two new SMA adapters also exists. This is the SMA-WIN-SS Kit (PN 79153).

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