Nanofibers have gained a lot of attention in the last two decades due to their technical benefits. Researchers have conducted many studies for various application fields during this period and the interest is only increasing.
As a result, a number of high-function products have been created and commercialized. Nanofibers have attracted the attention of entrepreneurs due to their high commercial potential, and therefore the market share of nanofiber products has reached considerable dimensions.
In a report titled "Global Nanofiber Market 2015-2020" prepared by Technavio, it is estimated that the nanofiber market will grow to 1.245 million US dollars by 2020 with the annual growth rate of 33% from 455 million US dollars in 2015.
Electrospinning systems have great value at the point of converting the nanofiber materials from R&D to industrial production. INOVENSO, a world leader in the field of electrospinning machines, has manufactured the "NS416 Industrial Scale Electrospinning Line". The NS416 series has high production capacity, and enables easy monitoring and management of all parameters that are useful in the production of nanofibers.
In order to achieve effective commercial production, the production of materials in uniform and specific standards is paramount. The NS416, designed and manufactured by INOVENSO engineers, passed all of the applicable tests successfully.
The NS416 is fitted with 110 electrospinning needles and a homogenization system, allowing the surface to be evenly and continuously at a width of 1 m. Its advanced automation system and air conditioning equipment enable uninterrupted production at the determined quality even under varying environmental conditions.
The NS416’s production capacity can achieve up to 5000 g of nanofiber per day based on the properties of the polymer solution used. Nanofiber webs up to 500 m in length can be manufactured with the constant substrate feeding system.
||Industrial Scale Multi Nozzle Electrospinning Unit
||Electrostatic Painted Sheet Metal
|Feeding Area Material
||PE 1000(High Density, Chemical resistant)
||4 mm Transparent Glass
||400 - 600 kg (Depends on options)
||W:3640 mm H: 1940 mm D: 1600 mm
High Voltage Power Supply
||0 - 40 kV Positive and 0 - 20kV negative polarity 2 pieces
High Precision Micropump
||0.1 - 1000 ml/h
|Flow Rate Precision
||1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 ml
Or continuous peristaltic pump feeding
|Number of Nozzle on Each Feeding Pipe Set
|Number of Feeding Pipe Set
|Number of Nozzle
|Single Nozzle Production
|Feeding Pipe Material
||Electrically Conductive Brass
|Nozzle Inner Diameter
||0.8 mm (0.315”)
|Min. Required Solution for Single Nozzle Feeding
|Min. Required Solution for Each Feeding Pipe Set
|Min. Required Solution for Full Loading
||Continuous Roil To Roll Production
|Fiber Deposition Width
|Substrate Winding Speed
||max. 10 m/min - min. 0.1 m/min
|Coating Homogenity System
||X-axis repetitive motion
|Stroke & Speed of Coating Homogenity System
||Stroke: 30 mm - 80 mm, Speed: 5-50 mm/sec
|Distance Between Nozzle and Collector
||30 mm - 280 mm
|Distance Adjustment Precision
- Collector Block In/Out Motion
- Emergency Stop Button
- Safe Door On/Off Button
- LED Illumination On/Off
- Exhaust Fan On/Off
- Winding On/Off
- Winding Speed Adjustment
- Winding Direction Selection
- Coating Homogenity System On/Off
- Coating Homogenity System Stroke Adjustment
- Coating Homogenity System Speed Adjustment
- Spinning Distance Adjustment
- Pump 1-2 On/Off
- Flow Rate Adjustment
- High Voltage Adjustment
- Max. Current Limitation
- Temperature Indicator
- Relative Humidity Indicator
Temperature and Humidity Control - Changes in ambient humidity and temperature cause the fiber morphology to change based on the solvent evaporation rate. Also, the electrospinnability of certain extreme solutions may vary based on ambient conditions. Therefore, the control of environmental conditions improves the reliability of research data. Temperature control system will enable users to control temperature between room temperature and 40 °C, and humidity can be controlled to 25% RH.
Bicomponent Nozzle - Core-shell nanofibers can help the progress of nanofiber studies to the next level. A coaxial nozzle is all that is needed to give secondary characteristics to nanofiber media. The specially designed coaxial nozzle has an inner diameter of 0.8 mm and an outer diameter of 1.6 mm. An extra syringe pump is present to obtain core-shell, hollow and bicomponent nanofibers.
Gas-Jacket Module - Gas shield is a solution for clogging polymers on the top of needle by solvent saturated N2 gas.