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  • Hydrocell Waste Water Sampler

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Sampling Technology of Tomorrow – Here Today

The USI Hydrocell composite sampler is specifically designed to collect composite (flow/time proportional) samples of trade effluent discharges in industrial applications. A robust industrial design with state of the art touch screen programming and display makes the Hydrocell the product of choice for all your waste water sampling needs.

Models for Every Occasion

The Hydrocell has been designed with the trade effluent industry in mind. It is available in non-refrigerated wall mounted single bottle and floor standing twin bottle versions whilst the refrigerated version is available in 4 or 8 bottle versions. Ten litre wide mouth carboy bottles are used in all versions except the eight bottle sampler which comes with wide mouth 4 litre bottles.

Windows Based Programming

Beautifully Simple – The Hydrocell incorporates the USI concept with Windows based programing, touch screen colour graphics and 6 programmable relays. The software design is easy to use and doesn’t require a complex instruction manual like traditional type samplers. A product you instinctively know how to use because it offers Windows based functionality, is operated by a simple to use full colour touch screen display which instantaneously shows data in both graphical and text format. Quite simply, it is child’s play to operate and does away with complex instruction manuals and uncertainty users often feel when programming traditional type samplers.

21st Century Functionality

We have developed the new range of Hydrocell samplers with smart technology to meet demands and bring 21st functionality to a reliable industrial waste water sampling solution.

Intelligent Stepper Motors

The Hydrocell samplers all have intelligent stepper motors with their own built in processors. This ensures that the filling arm always knows where its current bottle is even if the arm is moved out of position. This technology, unique to the Hydrocell provides repeatability that no other product can offer.

Stunning Display

The USI uses a 7” TFT full colour 840×480 display to give sharp images and clear programming screens. In the Run mode the display depicts all the bottles and shows each fill event and the current level in each bottle. This visual feedback means at all times the user can see exactly what the status of the sampler is.

All information is clearly displayed thus avoiding confusion and uncertainty often found when programming other less advanced products.

The user even has the option to change background, text and shape colours to compensate for different ambient light conditions.

Thermoelectric Cooling

The Hydrocell has done away with the traditional method of cooling using refrigerator compressor units with cooling plates. Instead the Hydrocell uses the most advanced thermoelectric Peltier coolers. Peltier coolers are more robust, offer greater reliability, use less space and avoid the use of liquid coolants.

A major advantage of Peltier coolers is that they can either generate heat or refrigerate depending on the voltage polarity sent to the Peltier elements. So, the Hydrocell at no extra cost provides frost protection as the Peltier device is automatically run in reverse when the temperature drops below zero. Other products rely on separate heating elements inside their enclosure, often at additional cost.

Robust Peristaltic Pumps

All Hydrocell samplers use robust peristaltic pumps, which offer a pump lift of up to 10m, are able to handle all kinds of liquids including slurries and aggressive fluids without the needs of valves, seals and glands, this makes them inexpensive to maintain compared to other products. The Hydrocell uses only hard wear 9.6mm neoprene peristaltic pump tube and can sample at up to 204L/hr up to 2 bar.

Data Logging

The Hydrocell is unique in the sampler market as it offers a 512MByte data logging facility. This enables the user or engineers to evaluate performance and detect faults. Nothing is left to chance.

Click to open: Specification


Hydrocell 2 2 Bottle Non-Refrigerated
Hydrocell 4 Touch Screen or Remote Keypad via USB Port
Bottles 10 Litre LDPE Standard or PP (Optional)
User Interface
Display 7” High Resolution Full Colour Graphics Display 800×480 Anti-Glare
Programming Touch Screen or Remote Keypad via USB Port
Operating System Windows CE 6.0 R3 (licence included)
Enclosure Ratings IP65/DIN VDE 60529 NEMA 12
Approvals ABS Lid UL94 HB/1.6 Polyamide base UL94 VO/1
Processors Dual Processors with SPARTAN3AN FPGA and ARM11 based CPU.
Logger 512MB NAND Flash plus Internal SD Card.Records Sampling Events, Alarm Conditions, Pump Starts, Pumped Volume, Configuration
Electronics Operating Temperature Range -20 to +70 oC
Supply (AC) Universal Power Supply 85 -240V ~ 1.2A
Supply (DC) 24 or 12V (Optional)
Media source suitability Waste Water from Non-Pressurised Submersed Sampling Point
Type Peristaltic with 12V DC Motor
Tube Thick Walled Marprene Tube, 8mm ID
Intake Tube Braided LDPE up to 40m length
Maximum Suction Lift 7m (23 Feet)
Repeatability +/-5ml
Line Velocity 0.7m/s at 7m Lift
Stepping motor
Type PANDrive Smart Motor with Auto Calibration for Bottle Location
Sample Trigger Pulsed Input / 4-20mA Input / Contact Closure
Time Based User Programmable Time Based
Outputs and Communications
Alarms 4 User Programmable SPCO Rated at 5A @230VAC
Digital 1x USB External, 1xUSB Internal, Ethernet Connection
Models Fully User Programmable for Calibration Volume, Line Purge, Start Bottle, Bottle Sequence, Continuous or Fixed Cycle, Sample Interval, Refrigeration Temperature
Display Features Visual Display of Bottle Filling Action, Current Bottle Fill Status, Alarm Conditions, Spot Sampling
Engineering Engineering Mode for Diagnostics, Testing, and Software Upgrading