The Covaris Water Conditioning System (WCS) is an optional accessory for the S-Series, E-Series, and L-Series Focused-ultrasonicators. The system was designed for core facilities with multiple users and robotic, automation applications. The WCS circulates the sample processing bath water through both a particulate filter and an ultraviolent (UV) sterilizer to enable the distilled or deionized water to remain clean and free of algae growth for up to one month; both of which will diminish the AFA efficiency and reproducibility
The WCS includes a rack for the Focused-ultrasonicator laptop computer to “sit” above the WCS which reduces linear bench space.
The WCS also incorporates an “elapsed hours” timer and “maintenance due” indicator for the particulate filter and UV lamp replacement which will be activated after one year of use. In addition, in the case of a blockage in the system water flow, a “Check Flow” indicator will warn the user that maintenance or service is required. Both of these indicators and the circulation hose hookups are located on the front panel of the system.