Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine

Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine is Great for Producing Fibers

The science behind Taylor Cone formation is very fascinating and this phenomenon can be used to produce fibers that are nanometers to micrometers in diameter. Basically, when high voltage is applied from the needle, which is carrying a liquid flow, to the ground plate, there is this characteristic formation known as a Taylor cone. That Taylor cone is then pulled into a jet. From there, the jet is further disrupted into a series of tiny droplets. This characteristic formation is established when high voltage is balanced with pumping rate.

In essence, electrospinning is the process of using a high voltage power supply to fabricate continuous fibers that are nanometers to micrometers in diameter. Electrospinning process can be used to produce fibers from many synthetic and natural polymers. Some of the attractive properties of these fibers are the small diameter, high porosity and high surface-to-volume ratio.

The polymer that you want to make small fibers are mixed with a solvent and the solution is loaded inside the syringe. Syringe pump flow rate is adjusted to desired flow rate and high voltage is applied to the liquid solution. Under the established intense electric fields, the fiber strands that are manufactured are collected on a spindle.

Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine from Spruce Science is great for exploring nanofibers and electrospinning technology. The system consists of the Taylor Cone tower with the flow rate adjustment, collector module with rotation speed adjustment, and +10 kV adjustable high voltage power supply.

Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine

Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine from Spruce Science is a Complete System for Research and Development

Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine
Everything you need for electrospinning experiments are included and the system consists of:

High Voltage Connections on the Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine

Electrospinning High Voltage Connections

There are two high voltage connections on the Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine:

  1. Connection between Lab Mate high voltage power supply and Taylor Cone tower.
  2. High voltage connection to liquid sample.


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Your safety is paramount and rigorous safety practices must be enforced to ensure your safety when working with high voltage.

This power supply produces high voltages and stores energy that is hazardous. Physical contact with the high voltage output may result in life-threatening or fatal injury.

Before you turn on the high voltage power supply, always confirm first that the dial indicators are turned fully in the counter-clockwise direction and confirm the turn counting indicator reads 0.

Visually inspect the high voltage output connector and any high voltage connections for unintended touching or electrical shorts.

Always keep a safe distance from the test equipment and apparatus or system under test.

Do not touch connections unless the high voltage power supply is off and capacitors are completely discharged.  Allow five minutes for the high voltage power supply internal capacitors to discharge. Also, make sure the load capacitance is discharged.

Be extra cautious of any high voltage connections that are exposed. Such live terminals should be shielded and barriers must be provided to prevent accidental contact.

Proper grounding is very important. High voltage power supplies must always be grounded. Ensure that a secure ground connection is made between the high voltage power supply and earth ground.

All ungrounded terminals of the test equipment or apparatus under test should be considered as energized.

The work area for the HV power supply should be kept clean. It is important to put away unnecessary parts and components and to keep them far away from the test area.

The general work area around the HV power supply and high voltage connections must be kept dry. 

Do not ground yourself or work under wet or damp conditions.

Always consult with your organization’s health and safety expert.

Taylor Cone Electrospinning Machine
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