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The Zooplankton Sampler (ZPS) collects individual samples onto mesh windows in a urethane sample belt. Velocity and light gradients are minimized to avoid triggering organism escape responses. The ZPS collects and preserves up to 50 in situ zooplankton specimens. Sample collection is determined by a user-defined time-series.
|NUMBER OF SAMPLES:||50 samples|
|DEPTH:||Maximum depth of 5,000m
|TEMPERATURE RATING:||0° to 35°C
|PUMP FLOW RATE:||15-25 liters/minute
|MAX TOTAL VOLUME:||25,000 liters
|VOLUME ERROR:||±5% of average
|MAX DEPLOYMENT TIME:||12 months (based on volume/flow rate)
|POWER:||30Ahr battery pack
A complete ZPS software distribution is available on CD from McLane. The distribution includes the current version of the ZPS Firmware, User Manual, Crosscut communication software. Software downloads provide the most current versions of utilities such as Crosscut.
Instructional videos are available that explain Attaching the ZPS Cover and Intake, Belt Preparation, Battery Installation and Sample Belt Installation.
Visit our Library for a complete selection of ZPS documentation and other product resources.
McLane offers a hands-on course in ZPS operation. ZPS owners and prospective owners are invited to spend one day at our facility.
Learn more about Support and hands-on product training.