Electronic
Nebulizers

MICRONICE® electronic liquid atomizers are patented industrial vibrating mesh nebulizers. Our expertise in piezoelectric technology gives these nebulizers the highest flow rates on the market, with equivalent particle size, coupled with great reliability and ease of use.

Simplicity of use of our devices

The Micronice® range of Electronic Nebulizers, based on a “vibrating mesh” nebulization technology at ultrasonic frequencies, allows for different functions depending on the type of microperforation of the membrane. 

  • For drop sizes below 5 µm, this technology is used as an aerosol generator.
  • For drop sizes between 5 and 30 µm, this technology is a component for the diffusion (spraying) of liquids (solution or suspension) in gases or air.
  • For drop sizes above 30 µm, this technology behaves like a liquid atomizer, allowing for controlled deposition on surfaces of all types of liquids (dynamic viscosity < 3 mPa.s).

The mechanical response time of the Electronic Nebulizer, which is limited by the fluid flow, is very low, in the order of a millisecond. This control capability allows for precise or ultra-fast control of the deposition or diffusion of microvolumes of liquid.

To validate your aerosol-generation, diffusion, or liquid deposition functions in a simple, user-friendly way, Tekceleo offers Validation Kits with an easy-to-use Control Interface. The control interface consists of a user-friendly control display that allows you to easily set your parameters (flow rates, diffusion times, operating cycles).

A unique control capacity for a miniature nebulizer

The principle of vibrating mesh nebulizer makes our technology suitable for multiple use cases :

  • Integration into modular devices (Set & Forget),
  • Mobile or portable equipment (disinfection robots),
  • Miniature instruments, and handheld devices (medical inhalers).

The electronic control of these nebulizers allows for great flexibility of use. The very low inertia of the liquid leads to very low response times (a few milliseconds). Combining these two properties and the very low power consumption (2W/nozzle) gives our customers critical, lasting competitive advantages.

The principle of this technology (derived from medical nebulizers) gives the user the ability to alter the flow rate, diffusion time, quantity of liquid and diffusion cycle, all in real time. By design, the user has the ability to control the size of the drops, the maximum flow rate, the type of liquid (viscosity, surface tension, density, corrosion), and the shape of the spray (under customer specification).

 

Our range of Micronice® Electronic Nebulizers:

 

Our evaluation kits are designed to make it easier for our customers to get started with the technology. The use of these “Plug and Spray” (P&S) kits allows each customer to quickly learn the technology and to validate their functions by easily setting their parameters. Each category of kit is designed for different types of use.

  • The “P&S-T45” Kit focuses on both testing liquids for nebulization and laboratory use for “manual” liquid atomization (substrate, microorganism, targeted contamination…).This Kit is limited by the size of the tank and the orientation of the nebulizer (45° from the vertical), compensated by its ease of use and change of atomized liquid.
  • The “P&S-360” Kit’s objective is to validate the parameters of the application in order to integrate the technology into an equipment or machine being developed by the Customer. This ready-to-use (Plug & Spray) kit makes it possible to nebulize or diffuse liquids in all spatial orientations (360°).

Once the Customer has validated its operating parameters (particle size, liquid volume, deposit quality, flow rate, operating cycles, etc.), the Customer enters the “Service” or “Technical Support” phase to integrate the Micronice® technology into its equipment, device or system. Tekceleo is prepared to serve its customers by providing them with all the assistance required for the proper functioning and control of the nozzles, ensuring After-Sales Service (ASS), and helping them integrate the proposed technologies.

 

 

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Our range of Micronice® Nebulization Evaluation Kit:

P&S T45
Plug&Spray réservoir intégré™
Plug & Spray built-in tank. Mxx corresponds to the type of membrane. The P&S-T45-Mxx nebulizer kit with built-in reservoir (10mL), makes it possible to nebulize small quantities of liquid vertically from top to bottom, up to a 45° angle. It is ideally suited for applications that require fine control of micro-volumes, such as medical, scientific, or metrological aerosols, or thin film deposition. This kit is particularly suitable for testing the nebulization capacity of liquids or for accurately generating small amounts of aerosol. In general, the P&S-T45-Mxx is used in laboratory equipment, scientific instrumentation, automatic diagnostic systems or medical equipment. Main features of the P&S-T45 Kit: 
  • Liquid: Viscosity < 3mPa.s
  • Droplet size: 4µm, 10µm, 12µm, 50µm
  • Aerosol flow rate: 1,2ml/min, 2ml/min, 3ml/min, 40 ml/min respectively
  • Variable flow rate: from 1% to 100%
  • Tilt down: +/- 45° max (vertical axis).
  • Power consumption: < 3W (with electronics)
  • Battery operation (wireless)
  • Response time: <1 ms
  • Noise: < 35dBa (almost inaudible)
  • Temperature resistance: > 100°C (but depends on the phase change of the liquid)
  • tank capacity: 10 mL (Can be increased upon customer specification)
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P&S 360
Plug & Spray Omnidirectional
The P&S-360 nebulizer kit with remote tank allows you to nebulize large quantities of liquid in an omnidirectional way (360°). Upward diffusion is possible thanks to the pump/circulator. This multi-use nebulizer kit is suitable for all your needs, especially for humidification or air diffusion. It allows continuous atomization for liquid depositions.   Main features of the P&S 360 Kit: 
  • Continuous operation possible (several months to several years without interruption)
  • Droplet size: 4µm, 10µm, 12µm, 50µm
  • Aerosol flow rate: 1,2ml/min, 2ml/min, 3ml/min, 40 ml/min respectively
  • Variable flow rate: from 1% to 100%
  • Aerosol orientation: 360° (omnidirectional)
  • Power consumption: < 3W (per nozzle with electronics)
  • Response time: <1 ms
  • Noise: < 35dBa (almost inaudible)
  • Temperature resistance: > 100°C (but depends on the phase change of the liquid)
  • Average Lifetime (continuous operation): 1 to 3 years depending on the liquids used
 

Our range of electronic nebulizers and controllers:

Multiple Controller
Mutli-Nozzle
The Multiple Controller allows you to control up to 5 nozzles simultaneously. This increases throughput, minimizes space requirements, and reduces integration costs. The Multiple Controller has all the control functions required by the application (flow variation, response time, diffusion accuracy, diffusion cycle...)
360-M04 Spray Head
360° flexible spray head - 04 microns
  • Drop size: 04 microns
  • Max flow rate: 1.2 mL/min per head
  • Frequent uses: aerosoltherapy, precise atomization...
360-M10 Spray Head
360° flexible spray head - 10 microns
  • Droplet size: 10 microns
  • Max flow rate: 2 mL/min
  • Frequent uses : Precise atomization, industrial aerosol generation...
360-M12 Spray Head
360° flexible spray head - 12 microns
  • Droplet size: 12 microns
  • Max flow rate (H2O) : 4 mL/min
  • INOX membrane option
  • Frequent uses : decontamination of surfaces by air (DSVA), generation of industrial aerosols...
360-M50 Spray Head
360° flexible spray head - 50 microns
  • Droplet size: 50 microns
  • Max flow rate : 40 mL/min
  • Frequent uses : aeroponics, hydroponics, humidification...
T45-M04 Spray Head
45° spray head with integrated tank - 04 microns
  • Drop size: 04 microns
  • Tank capacity: 10 mL
  • Max flow rate: 1.2 mL/min per head
  • Frequent uses: aerosoltherapy, precise atomization...
T45-M10 Spray Head
45° spray head with integrated tank - 10 microns
  • Droplet size: 10 microns
  • Tank capacity: 10 mL
  • Max flow rate: 2 mL/min per head
  • Frequent uses: surface contamination, microorganism deposition, scientific aerosol generation, precise atomization...
T45-M12 Spray Head
45° spray head with integrated tank - 12 microns
  • Droplet size: 12 microns
  • Tank capacity: 10 mL
  • Max flow rate: 3.5 mL/min per head
  • Frequent uses: microorganism deposits, surface contamination, precise atomization...
T45-M50 Spray Head
45° spray head with integrated tank - 50 microns
  • Droplet size: 50 microns
  • Tank capacity: 10 mL
  • Max flow rate: 40 mL/min per head
  • Frequent uses: scientific aerosol generation, biology experiments...
Nébuliseurs électroniques à membrane vibrante

Our technology

Behind our vibrating mesh nebulizer technology

Whenever a liquid (solution, formulation, suspension) is in contact with the vibrating membrane, it is “extruded” into a cloud of micro-droplets on the other side of the membrane through micro-perforations. Generating a mist or spray through micron-sized holes allows the droplet size to be precisely calibrated with a very low-variance Gaussian distribution (this is called monodispersed nebulization). As a matter of physics, the aerosol or spray is not generated by any pressure inside the nebulizer nozzle. There is no relationship between droplet size and the liquid’s nozzle exit velocity. More precisely, the aerosol’s exit velocity is almost zero. This is why this type of nebulization, when amplified piezoelectrically, generates aerosols or sprays with very low power consumption. Such an advantage makes this technology suitable for integration into modular devices (Set & Forget), mobile or portable equipment (disinfection robots), miniature instruments, and handheld devices (medical inhalers). The electronic control of these nebulizers allows for great flexibility of use. The very low inertia of the liquid leads to very low response times (a few milliseconds). Combining these two properties and the very low power consumption (2W/nozzle) gives our customers critical, lasting competitive advantages.

The principle of this technology (derived from medical nebulizers) gives the user the ability to alter the flow rate, diffusion time, quantity of liquid and diffusion cycle, all in real time. By design, the user has the ability to control the size of the drops, the maximum flow rate, the type of liquid (viscosity, surface tension, density, corrosion), and the shape of the spray (under customer specification).

Technologie MICRONICE

Comparison with competing technologies:

  • High frequency ultrasonic power atomization: Single droplet size (7 to 8 µm) linked to the frequency (1.6 MHz); Liquid alteration (oxidation, alteration of molecules, heating); Short nozzle life (high frequencies); Centralised aerosol generation; Complex and unreliable electronic controller; Very high power consumption in relation to the aerosol flow rate; Large dead volume to manage (hygiene); Extraction by fan mandatory, among other drawbacks.
  • Liquid pressure atomization: Metal nozzles under liquid pressure; Single-nozzle perforation; Polydispersed spraying (no control over droplet size); Bulky, centralized system; Requires a high-power, noisy pressure pump; High system inertia and continuous operation; No flexibility of use; Difficult-to-control high flow rate; Limited to small droplet size (drop size related to liquid pressure); Clogging problems, among other drawbacks.
  • Pneumatic atomization: Uses a pressurized gas (air) to atomize a liquid by Venturi effect; Centralized system with a pneumatic compressor; Smaller footprint but very noisy (compressor); Polydispersed droplet size; Liquid altered by shearing of the molecules, causing gas pollution; No control over the flow rate (steady state); Droplet size linked to the gas outlet speed; High mechanical and fluidic inertia; Medium and robust flow device, among other drawbacks.

Strengths of our nebulizers:

  • Miniature, Compact and Light Electronic Nebulizer without speed and without liquid pressure. Modular design does not require a bulky, noisy compressor.
  • Tekceleo’s patented Micronice® amplified vibrating membrane technology that competitors can’t match.
  • Mono-dispersed aerosol (centered on one drop size. All our sprays are measured and characterized on a Sympatec Laser Particle Size Analyzer)
  • Works with various types of liquids (including suspensions in microbiology and corrosive acids) (viscosity < 3mPa s)
  • No temperature rise (no alteration of the liquid or phase change) (the liquid does not turn into steam)
  • Very low power consumption (battery-compatible) (mobile, portable or handheld devices)
  • Can generate fine droplets (< 5µm)
  • Quiet-running
  • Capable of nebulizing micro-volumes (electronic pulse control)
  • Designed to allow a membrane to be defined (depending on the size of the drops and the liquids to be diffused. Wide range of membrane types)
  • No dead volume (all the liquid nebulized) and head-up diffusion.

Applications of our nebulization technologies:

  • Humidification: precise humidifier for relative humidity control is controlled spaces. Humidification of fresh products.
  • Aerosol generator: atomization and aerosol generation for laboratories.
  • Disinfection and bio-decontamination: Aerial disinfection by diffusion of biocides (H2O2, HCLO, Peracetic Acid, etc.) odour destruction, medical hygiene management, disinfection of microbiological safety cabinets (biosafety), disinfection of filling lines in production.
  • Industry: 3D printing (Binder Jet 3D Printing, controlled humidification during the shaping of materials (paper, wood, etc.), jet evaporative cooling of components, surface activation, thin film and layer deposition (inks, semiconductors, solar cells, etc.).
  • Agriculture: Precise diffusion of plant protection products, diffusion of nutritive solutions in aeroponics, diffusion of liquids by drones, etc.
  • Food processing: Precision humidification, cooling and preservation of foodstuffs (vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, etc.), precise deposition of preservatives, disinfection of packs (HCLO) in filling lines, etc
  • Medical: Aerosol therapy, surface decontamination, airway humidification, drug delivery, spotting function (droplet-on-demand, reagent droplet deposition, micro film deposition).
  • Veterinary medicine: Care of animals by the pulmonary route.
  • Cosmetics: Perfume diffusion.
  • Thermal comfort: Humidification of the ambient air, regulation of the modular humidity rate.
  • Artwork preservation: Books, paintings, wood, papers, etc.