Watson-Marlow Bredel OEM pumpheads are key components in a technologically advanced Integrated Biological Detection System (IBDS) developed by Smiths Detection with INSYS.
A leading player in the creation of advanced detection and security systems, Smiths Detection has spent the last three years working with INSYS Limited to develop the IBDS, a vehicle-mounted laboratory environment that houses a Smiths bio-detection system designed to detect biological and chemical particles in the atmosphere.
The bio-detection equipment relies on Watson-Marlow Bredel OEM pumpheads that can handle very small amounts of fluid within a wide range of flow rates to distribute the liquid sample to the detection units within the IBDS vehicle.
Smiths Detection found that Watson-Marlow Bredel 308MC microcassette pumphead was the only product that met their specific demands.
The multi-channel flows of the 308MC microcassette pumpheads are ideally suited to the movement of very small amounts of fluid, allowing the detection system to split fluids and meter them to different devices simultaneously.
The bio-detection system containing the pumps and detection equipment is fitted inside a sealed cabinet, which is attached to a specially designed military vehicle. The vehicle can be driven anywhere for air sample analysis.
Explaining the selection of Watson-Marlow pumpheads for chemical warfare detection, Colin Fewster from Smiths Detection says that the pumps can manage small amounts of fluid, and also have the capability to channel the liquid accurately around the bio-detection system to different biological testing units.
The 308MC microcassette pumpheads are part of a wide range of single and multi-channel OEM pumps available from Watson-Marlow Bredel with diverse applications ranging from beverage vending to water analysis.