SmartFAST have been widely adopted in many sectors of industry and in science laboratories for use when handling no-risk cell cultures or non-pathogenic biological specimens when the aim is to provide a high degree of protection factor to the samples and the products on the worktop.
SmartFAST have applications in a wide range of disciplines such as: microbiology sterility tests, nucleic acids used in thermocycling,cell culture, sterile manipulations, molecular biology, DNA amplifications, PCR.
Although SmartFAST is primary conceived as positive pressure laminar flow cabinet, it is equipped with a special closing panel on the top which allow to switch from positive to negative pressure work. Therefore the are two working possibilities:
Positive pressure (main operational principle): The environment air is drawn from the top of the cabinet and then pulled downwards and filtered by virtue of H14 HEPA/ULPA filter into the working area in positive pressure creating vertical laminar air flow pattern.
Negative pressure (alternative operational principle): The ambient air is drawn in
through the slots of the stainless steel base at the front opening and it then passes under the work surface, from where it is drawn up and channeled after filtration through a H14 HEPA/ULPA filter in laminar air flow condition (about 90%) and exhausted outside (about 10%) from the upper side of the cabinet.
To exchange the two operational systems, it is sufficient to change the position of the closing plate on the top of the cabinet.
Ergonomic Design: The angled sloping (7°) front hinged safety-glass provides optimum visibility of all objects placed in the interior workspace. The frontal opening is set to 200 mm. The whole front of the cabinet can also be opened upwards as it is hinged on the top – in order to allow easy access for complete and effective cleaning and decontamination.
Economic and easy-to-place: SmartFAST are the compact version of vertical laminar flow cabinet with overall width dimension of 830mm that allow to place the cabinet also in restricted spaces.
ECS® Eco Controling System: The new ECS® microprocessor employs the latest innovative methods of integrated management of all principal functions of ventilation and filtration - self-regulating all the main filtration and ventilation system components - compensating for declining pressure drops and restoring power balance. Combining the use of AC motor-blower and certified low pressure-drop filters, the new ECS® controlling system optimize power consumption, reducing CO2 emissions into the environment.
Anti Bacterial Coating: Exclusive Dupont™ ALESTA® anti-bacterial “Ag+ cations-based solution”, capable to prevent microbial contamination of surfaces thereby inhibiting long term surface growth.
High Level Lighting: The safety glass side-windows with the ideal positioning and sizing of the light-system provide the highest level of luminosity to the work area.
Easy handling and maintenance: SmartFAST can pass through standard 800 mm wide door openings thanks to the overall depth of just 652mm. All service operations are available from the front of the cabinet. Useful snap hinges keep in open position the frontal tempered glass increasing the height of the frontal opening. This solution allows the entrance of devices (such as microscopes) beneath laminar flow.
Electrical socket fitted as standard.
External structure in epoxy powder coated cold-rolled steel for excellent corrosion resistance to the attack by aggressive common chemicals. Alternatively special models with external structure made in AISI 304L stainless steel for superior cleanability are also available on demand.
Rear wall in stainless steel AISI 304 L, designed to conform to requirements and pass the “cleanability test”.
Work surface in stainless steel AISI 304L fixed in one piece perforated.
Front window: Stratified hinged safety glass to give easy access to large items. It is provided with gas springs to keep it open during maintenance or sanitization operations.
Filtration:H14 HEPA/ULPA filter with an efficiency better than 99,995 % MPPS (EN-1822).
Operation Condition: Air cleanliness in Class ISO 3 as per ISO:EN 14644-1.
Motor blower: direct coupled motor, electronic speed controlled to maintain a constant laminar air flow of 0.45 m/sec, and compensate for a partially clogged filter up to a maximum plenum pressure of 40 mm of water.
Servicing side glass with ports for service taps installation.
The user-friendly practical keyboard and the rear-lit LCD (optional) will continuously display all required data keeping the user constantly informed of the cabinet conditions in operation, and in particular:
• display of laminar airflow velocity
• display of inside and outside temperature
• display of residual lifetime of HEPA/ULPA filter, UV Lamp.
• display of total number of hours of operation
• display of saturation level of HEPA/ULPA filter
Audio-visual alarms (optional) provided for:
• out of range or incorrect laminar airflow velocity
• front window opened
• clogging of HEPA/ULPA filter
• end of life-cycle of UV lamp
• fan-motor malfunction
• power failure
Lighting: fluorescent tubes in built-in housing, placed outside the sterile area.
D.O.P.-DEHS inlet port for testing the HEPA/ULPA filters
UV sterilizing lamp (optional) installed on the aluminum front closure panel complete two switch-off countdown timers, one variable on a 0-3 hours scale (1 minute steps), the other set to 3 fixed hours.