Vertex Aquaristik is scheduled to release the Vertex Libra Dosing Pump system come this November. The Libra Dosers will be available in three models “Libra”, Libra Classic, and Libra Pro. The models start out like any old dosing pump called the Libra, however the Libra Pro is where it really pops with a 3.3″ Touch LCD. The dosers use stepper motors, and although we would have liked to have seen servo motors which are more efficient and quieter the stepper motors on the Libra pumps will get the job done. They will dose a minimum of .05ml per minute all the way up to a maximum of 10ml per minute. You’ll have the option to include larger motors that will peak out at 750ml per minute for large demands in bigger aquariums. The Pro Libra model is shown above, while the standard model can be seen below the break. We’ll have pricing information for you shortly, but we have confirmed that these units will include a two year warranty.
Libra dosing pump series offered in 3 versions:
1- Advanced sleek design, dimensions; 315mm Length, 100mm Width, 120mm Height.
2- Durable anodized Aluminum body with heat sink, ABS/PC end caps.
3- Stepper motors; up to 300% more accurate than straight DC motors offered by other makes.
4- Quick-Loc pump-head design; makes for easy removal of rollers and tube without the need to remove the gear.
5- Quad-roller head for maximum accuracy and durability.
6- Snap-Loc motor connection to body; makes for easy removal of motor and gear without the need to open enclosure.
7- Over-current and over-voltage protection.
8- Driver equipped with under-voltage and thermal protection.
9- 4 pump slave dosing module (SDM) ready.
10-Communication to SDM via USB 2.0.
11-USB / Bus power connection to be used in smart Cerebra control systems.
12-Multiple Power connection options and self powered.
13-Power supply to SDM via USB 2.0.
14-Minimum dosage per minute 0.5ml / Maximum dosage per minute 10ml (+/- 3%) 0.140625 deg/Half step.
15-Larger capacity pumps offered; Minimum dosage per minute 10 ml / Maximum dosage per minute 750ml (+/- 3%) 0.1125 deg/ Half step.
16-Rated current; Constant Current method 0.8A (% max/Phase) per pump.
17-Multiple dosing options in groups and or dosing programs management.
18-Several dosing programs per day/ week.
19-Internal back-up battery.
20-Onboard real-time clock.
21-Fluorine tubes; resistant to corrosive chemicals, oils and fuel.
22-Firmware update via USB through PC and or Cerebra.
23-Motor, gear and pump-head; “Made in Japan” 1 year warranty.
24-Designed, made and assembled in-house by Vertex Aquaristik; “Made in Austria” 2 Year warranty for electronics and other hardware.