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Piston pumps are used in a wide range of single-fluid aspiration and dispensing applications. The Cavro Pulssar PBC series of OEM piston pumps offers best-in-class performance, ensuring high precision and accuracy for pipetting, diluting and dispensing applications. Available with a range of market-leading options – such as integrated valves, control electronics, and pressure sensors – the pump’s ultra-low maintenance design offers exceptional process security and peace of mind for challenging applications.
This compact unit can be supplied in a range of materials making it ideal for use with aggressive and abrasive liquids, such as NaOH. The pump’s modular design allows it to be easily configured for numerous applications, providing straightforward integration into your instrument design.
Piston pumps are used in a wide range of single-fluid aspiration and dispensing applications.
|CV||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%|
|Accuracy||≥ 99.5%||≥ 99.5%||≥ 99.5%||≥ 99.5%||≥ 99.5%||≥ 99.5%|
* According to Tecan test conditions and methods at room temperature, including best practices liquid-handling techniques.
3-way (3/2), 24 VDC
2-way (2/2), 24 VDC
|Valve Materials||EPDM with PPS
FFKM with PEEK
|Control Electronics||Optional Cavro Pulssar PBC electronics|
|Motor Cable||Options available|
|Pressure Sensor||Limited availability|
|Principle||Stepper motor and lead screw drive. The motor may be controlled by Tecan’s optionally available control electronics or by customer developed electronics.|
|Life expectancy||Drive mechanism: five million cycles1|
1) Average life expectancy for small volumes under Tecan test conditions. Pulssar PBC Pump life may vary based on customer application and usage.
|Supply voltage||24 VDC ± 10 %|
|Addressing||Up to 15 devices can be addressed individually|
|Inputs||Two TTL Level Digital Inputs|
|Outputs||Three TTL Level Digital Outputs|
Valid when using optional control electronics
|Three communication protocols are supported by the optional control electronics:|
|1) OEM communications protocol (serial)
2) Data Terminal (DT) protocol (serial)
3) CAN protocol
|Baud rate||OEM & DT protocol: 9,600
|Operating temperature1||15-35 °C
|Humidity2||20-85 % RH at 35 °C|
|Storage temperature2||-20 to +60 °C max 85% RH
(-4 to 140 °F)
2) non‑condensing mechanism
The PBC is manufactured with components that meet the requirements set by the following standards
- European Union Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction
of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
- China RoHS, SJ/T 11364-2014
- REACH Directive
- Conflict Minerals (3TG)
PBC pumps are manufactured in compliance with Tecan’s ISO 13485:2016 certified Quality Management System. The PBC is a module designed for incorporation into larger systems that require independent testing and certification, and therforedoes not carry its own UL, CE, WEEE or other related markings.
Application-focused multichannel liquid handling technology for integration