ML230 Focused-ultrasonicator

  • Treatment Power: 0.1 to 250 W Avg. Incident Power, 2.5 to 500 W PIP,
  • Sample Processing Capacity: Parallel processing of up to 8 samples
  • NGS Sample Volumes: 5 to 500 µL

The Parallel Sample Processing Platform Powered by Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA®).  The ML230 Focused-ultrasonicator enables parallel processing of up to 8 samples simultaneously and is compatible with the AFA-TUBE conical style strip tubes with no thread or septa. The instrument has a small footprint, saving bench space, with a built-in touchscreen that is easy to clean and maintain.  The instrument also has USB ports that allow users to export/import methods, rack definitions, history files etc. 

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Technical Specification Description
Primary Applications DNA, RNA, Protein, and Biomarker extraction, DNA/ RNA Shearing for NGS
Treatment Power 0.1 to 250 W Avg. Incident Power, 2.5 to 500 W PIP,
Part Number 500656
Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC 500VA, 50 to 60 Hz
Operating Environment 15 °C to 25 °C
Operating Temperature 10 °C to 40 °C
Safety Complies 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
Regulatory Labeling CE, ETL Mark (for Product Safety), WEEE
SonoLab Version SonoLab 10
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10
Chiller Integrated, air-cooled-not included, sold separately
Sample Processing Capacity Parallel processing of up to 8 samples
NGS Sample Volumes 5 to 500 µL
Recommended Batch Size 1 to 8 samples
Covaris Consumables 8 AFA-TUBE TPX Strip
Upgrade Potential No
Associated Accessories Link to instrument accessories page

Key Features

  • AFA-energetics® (active, non-contact, isothermal acoustic energy)
  • Intuitive touchscreen control
  • Automated water management
  • Simultaneous processing
  • Embedded RFID Reader


  • Precise and accurate results with the robust AFA process for many applications
  • Easy-to-use software user interface that is easy to clean
  • Easy to maintain with reduced user variability
  • Preserves labile biomolecules
  • Guarantees proper consumable matches the correct method and tracks lot information 

Quick Guide:

ML230 DNA Shearing Protocols


ML230 Flyer


ML230 User Manual

Product Inserts and User Manuals

ML230 Focused-ultrasonicator The Parallel Sample Processing PlatformPowered by Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA®)