In case you haven’t yet heard, Omni International will be introducing the new THQ handheld laboratory homogenizer to the market within the next few months. This new product will have a brushless motor, digital speed control/readout, and will be OmniTip compatible. These features will reduce the amount of noise inside labs, and will allow a consistent processing of samples using plastic and stainless steel OmniTips.
This Rotor/Stator design homogenizes samples using a brushless motor. This allows the THQ to produce a sound level of 60dB at top speed, which is 15% quieter than most motor drives (but not as silent as your ninja lab partner). It also has a universal power input, accepting 115 and 220 volt power, and an optional external battery pack. This battery pack offers a 15 minute battery life at peak power, which allows it to be used out in the field for quick and efficient on-the-spot testing.
Having a digital speed control with a 3 digit speed readout (displaying the set speed, not the actual speed), will allow you to process samples at the same speed repeatedly. When using the digital touchpad, the THQ has a controllable speed (using separate increase/decrease speed controls) anywhere between 8,000 and 35,000 rpm. After processing the sample, the homogenizer can be turned off, but when turned back on, remembers the last speed at which it was running (This means that you can remember what you were supposed to pick up after work today, and it will remember what speed to run the next sample).
The Omni Tip (a mechanical shearing blade assembly) couples directly to the THQ and has the capability of processing samples ranging from 2ml to 50ml tube sizes. In addition, when using the bayonet generator coupling, a user can successfully process a sample using the 10mm generator. Depending on the size of the blade assembly, plastic and stainless steel Omni Tips are available.
Overall, the THQ, which will be introduced to the market in the next few months, will be one of the quietest and most consistent digital speed controlled laboratory homogenizers on the market today.
Stay tuned for our next Blog about the new Omni TH – Handheld Homogenizer!