E220 Focused-ultrasonicator

The E220 focused-ultrasonicator is a workstation-based instrument capable of extremely rapid and complete homogenization, tissue disruption and sample extraction.
It provides multi-sample preparation with scalable acoustic energy, capable of processing a wide range of sample types and volumes. The E220 can also be operated in stand-alone mode or can be easily integrated as part of an automated laboratory system.
  • Sample processing capacity: 1 to 96 per batch
  • Sample volume: 50ul - 10ml
  • Treatment Power: 100 Watts Average Power

The E220 enables multi-sample, batch preparation, capable of processing a wide range of sample types and volumes. The E220 may be programmed to process from 1 to 96 samples in a single batch. For example, with 96 samples, 96 different AFA energies may be pre-programmed. With the available racks, the E220 instrument is easily configured for use with all AFA Tubes (volumes from 50µl to 10ml) including single AFA microTUBE™ and the AFA 96 microTUBE Plate, for both single and batch sample processing.

The E220 can be operated as a stand-alone unit, or easily integrated as part of an automated laboratory system. The versatility of the E-Series Focused-ultrasonicator makes it possible to bring the advantages of AFA to numerous biological and chemical applications including, DNA and chromatin shearing, tissue homogenization, cell lysis, compound dissolution, and particle micronization.

Focused-ultrasonicators operate at frequencies well beyond the range of human hearing (500KHz) so, unlike traditional (low frequency) laboratory sonicators they are inaudible and do not require sound-proof boxes or other special precautions. The E220 is also available in higher power (E220X) and robotic capable (E220R) configurations.


E220 User Manual

Key Features

  • Non-contact, closed vessel
  • Precisely controlled and adjustable energy delivery
  • Automation ready
  • Multi-sample capability
  • Broad sample volume range


  • No heat damage, higher recovery
  • No cross contamination, no aerosols, no clean up
  • Standardized processes, highly reproducible
  • Integrates into customers’ sample processing work flow
  • Higher productivity, less operator intervention
  • One instrument for multiple applications
Technical SpecificationDescription
Technical SpecificationE220 Focused-ultrasonicator
Treatment SystemBench-top; high-intensity acoustic transducer, temperature monitoring device, circulation pump, water bath with safety enclosure
Treatment Power100 Watts Average Power
Dimensions24” (width) x 30” (depth) x 19” (height) (61cm x 76cm x 48cm)
WeightApproximately 110 lbs (50 Kg)
Power Requirements100-240 VAC 500 VA, 50-60 Hz
Ambient Temperature19°C to 25°C (66°F to 77°C)
Relative humidity30% to 70%
Water Bath Temperature+5C to +40C; Controllable
WaterDistilled or deionized water only
ComputerNotebook compatible; available with system from Covaris
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows XP SP3 minimum or Windows 7
Regulatory CertificationsCE, ETL Mark (for Product Safety), WEEE
SafetyComplies with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. Certified to IEC/EN/UL 61010-1:2004 “Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use, Part1: General Requirements”
EMCComplies with radio frequency emissions and immunity requirements for Class A Industrial/Scientific/Medical (ISM) equipment under EN 61326-1:2005, as well as EN 61000-3-2:2004 and EN61000-3-3:1995. These standards meet the essential requirements of the EU EMC Directive 2004/108/EC. Additionally, the instrument meets FCC Part 15 Class A radio emissions requirements for the USA and ICES-003 Class A for Industry Canada.