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Step-by-Step Guide to Disassembling Your LSP-500 Ultrasonic Processor

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 1, 2016 11:42:36 AM / by Iva Gyurgina

LSP-500 Ultrasonic Processor AssembledWhen you need to replace a part in your LSP-500 or ship the processor to another location, you need to disassemble it first. In this post, we provide step-by-step disassembly instructions for the LSP-500 ultrasonic system configured in the flow-through mode. In addition, a link to a video on this topic is included at the end. 

Prior to disassembling the system, we recommend that you read the processor's manual


Disassembly instructions: 

To begin, please use the picture below and get familiar with the system's main components. 

LSP-500 Parts Identification Inlet and Outlet

1. Make sure the ultrasonic processor is turned off;

2. Detach the ultrasound cable from the transducer;

3. Make sure there is no liquid in the main liquid hoses;

4. Disassemble the inlet and outlet connections by removing the 1/2" clamps, gaskets and hoses;

5. Remove the 1.5” clamp holding the FBH-type Barbell horn (also called probe or sonotrode) in the reactor chamber;

LSP-500 Ultrasonic System Disassembly - Remove Flange Connection

6. Raise the ultrasonic stack higher on the support stand;

7. Remove the reactor chamber (also called flow cell) from the support stand;

8. Disassemble the support arm from the reactor chamber by using an adjustable wrench;

9. Remove the ultrasonic stack from the support stand;

10. Remove the transducer’s support arm by using an adjustable wrench;LSP-500-detach the support arm and raise the ultrasonic stack higher on the support stand11. Use the provided spanner wrenches to disassemble the horn from the transducer. Insert the pin of the first spanner wrench into a hole in the transducer’s front mass and hold it against the work bench to prevent counterclockwise movement;

12. Insert the pin of the second spanner wrench in a hole of the horn’s input end and set it up to provide counterclockwise torque;LSP-500 disassembly: detach the horn from the transducer by using spanner wrenches13. Tap the second spanner wrench with a rubber mallet to create counterclockwise torque while holding the ultrasonic stack in place with your hand. When the Barbell horn turns with respect to the transducer, remove the wrenches and continue by hand;

14. Next, remove the Mylar acoustic washer to make sure that it is clean of any particles or scratches.

LSP-500 Installation: remove mylar acoustic washer and check for damage

The LSP-500 ultrasonic processor is now disassembled!

LSP-500 system is now disassembled

If you need additional instructions, please download the processors's manual. For assembly instructions, please read our recent blog: Step-by-step Guide to Assembling Your LSP-500 Ultrasonic Processor.

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To accompany these instructions, please see our video on LSP-500 Ultrasonic Processor Assembly and Disassembly procedures:

Topics: Ultrasonic Processing Systems

Iva Gyurgina

Written by Iva Gyurgina

Iva Gyurgina is the Director of Marketing and Customer Relations at ISM. She is responsible for creating and delivering ISM’s marketing materials and managing correspondence with ISM clients. Iva holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing and Management from University of Connecticut. Prior to joining ISM, Iva was a Tennis Professional and has managed tennis clubs’ programs in several locations in NY. She has also worked in wealth management, technology and pharmaceuticals industries. Iva has proven experience in building customer relationships and delivering marketing strategies.