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Stationary twin bottle waste water sampler with state of the art touch screen programming and display

Hydrocell 2 Waste Water Sampler

The next generation Hydrocell 2 composite waste water sampler is designed for composite (flow, event, or time proportional) collection of samples of trade effluent discharges in industrial applications.

Incredibly simple and intuitive to program, with state of the art touch screen programming and full graphical display, the Hydrocell’s USI interface makes it the most powerful sampler on the market. It’s robust industrial design makes it suitable for all conditions.

Hydrocell 2 Waste Water Sampler display

The Hydrocell 2 waste water sampler has been designed with the trade effluent industry in mind and comes supplied with two 10 litre LDPE wide mouth bottles. Please take a look at the other features and benefits below.


Windows 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.


Detailed Specification

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Hydrocell 2

2 Bottle Non-Refrigerated

Hydrocell 4

Touch Screen or Remote Keypad via USB Port


10 Litre LDPE Standard or PP (Optional)

User Interface


7” High Resolution Full Colour Graphics Display 800×480 Anti-Glare


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


ABS Lid UL94 HB/1.6 Polyamide base UL94 VO/1



Processors Dual Processors with SPARTAN3AN FPGA and ARM11 based CPU


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


Peristaltic with 12V DC Motor


Thick Walled Marprene Tube, 8mm ID

Intake Tube

Braided LDPE up to 40m length

Maximum Suction Lift

7m (23 Feet)



Line Velocity

0.7m/s at 7m Lift

Stepping motor


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


4 User Programmable SPCO Rated at 5A @230VAC


1x USB External, 1xUSB Internal, Ethernet Connection



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 Mode for Diagnostics, Testing, and Software Upgrading

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