Active Motif PIXUL Sonicator

Cambridge Scientific ID: 28511 Category: Tag:


Next-generation sequencing applications, such as ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, RIP-Seq, exome sequencing, and whole genome sequencing require precise sample fragmentation (200-600 bp) for compatibility with short read sequencing platforms. Shearing by physical sonication, as opposed to enzymatic methods, is preferred for its unbiased nature and ability to produce a relatively narrow fragmentation profile.

However, most currently available sonication systems are incompatible with high-throughput sample processing or require expensive proprietary plates or tubes. PIXUL is the first and only multi-sample sonicator that delivers extremely consistent shearing of up to 96 samples processed in parallel and is fast, simple, and inexpensive to operate.


  • Dimensions (h, d, w): 45 cm x 59 cm x 34 cm (17.7 in x 23 in x 13 in)
  • Weight: 23 kg (50.7 lbs)
  • Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 6 A max. at 115 VAC, 700 W
  • Operating Environment: 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), max. 85% relative humidity
  • Storage Temperature: 5°C to 25°C (41°F to 77°F)
  • EMC: Complies with EN IEC 61326-1, “Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements – Part 1: General requirements”, Class A. Complies with FCC Part 15 Class A and FCC part 18 radio emissions requirements for the USA and ICES-001 and ICES-003 for Industry Canada. Complies with EU EMC Directive 2014/30/EU. 
  • Safety Certification: 
      • UL Listing – certified to comply with UL #61010-1, 3rd Edition cUL
      • Listing – certified to comply with CAN/CSA C222.2 No.
      • 61010-1-12, 3rd edition.
      • IEC 61010-2-081 . Particular requirements for automatic and semi-automatic
      • laboratory equipment for analysis and other purposes
      • CE Mark – complies with EN/IEC 61010-1 3rd edition.
      • Under Ul file # E513812-D1000
  • Operating System: User interface, software and processors are fully integrated into the instrument.
  • Chiller: Chiller is fully integrated into the instrument.
  • Sample Processing Capacity: Sample processing uses round bottom 96-well microplates (Corning Cat. No. 3799), 200 µL per well
  • Recommended Batch Size: 1 to 96
  • Applications: DNA Shearing, RNA Shearing, Chromatin Shearing, Protein Extraction

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