TFS Takasago Fluidic Systems

Case Studies

Our products have been adopted by various companies and institutions throughout the world and our
history since 1959. Here we would like to present a few of our accomplishments over the years.

  • NASA Glenn Research Center

    Miniature Peristaltic Pumps

    NASA Glenn Research Center

    NASA Glenn Research Center

    Small pumps used for single layer liquid crystal formation and defect generation mechanism analyzer in zero gravity As part of the "OASIS" (Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space) project that was tested inside the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015, the formation of single-layer liquid crystals and the analysis of defect generation mechanisms in zero-gravity were performed, which is difficult to reproduce on Earth. The aim is to design liquid crystal display (LCD) that can better perform in outer space. The experimental analyzer was equipped with Takasago ultra-compact pumps (syringe type and tubing type). Problems and solutions To...

  • Blossom Coffee, Inc.

    Miniature Peristaltic Pumps

    Blossom Coffee, Inc.

    Blossom Coffee, Inc.

    Professional coffee brewer incorporated custom pinch valves with excellent heat resistance Blossom Coffee, Inc. is a design and development company in San Francisco, USA specializing in coffee equipment. The newly developed coffee brewer is a professional grade product that can control the supply temperature of beans and hot water that affects the taste and aroma of coffee in the range of 50 to 95 ° C in 0.5 ° C increments. This special brewer has been introduced in global media, such as ABC and BBC networks, and are also sold worldwide including Japan. Problems and solutions During early stages of...

  • Valley Christian School

    Miniature Peristaltic Pumps

    Valley Christian School

    Valley Christian School

    Valley Christian School in U.S.A. –Adoption Example RP-Q1 overcomes a limited space and power consumption and was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014’s summer Valley Christian School is a private, K-12 Christian School located in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California. This school develops and manages the ISS (International Space Station) project and provides modules, software and knowledge to participating schools who want to run their own experiments on the ISS. Valley Christian School was developing two ISS project experiments which used the RP-Q1. The first was run by the junior high school to examine...

  • JAMSTEC Adoption example

    Miniature Peristaltic Pumps

    JAMSTEC Adoption example

    JAMSTEC Adoption example

    Challenge of miniaturization and power saving. Automatic measurement of CO2 concentration on ocean surface. Measurement of CO2 on ocean surface*Images courtesy of JAMSTEC Inside the CO2 measurement buoy Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) used a ship to monitor the concentration of CO2 on the sea in order to more accurately grasp the distribution of the absorption / release of CO2, one of the greenhouse gases, on a global scale. But they felt the limitations of the conventional method, and developed the "CO2 measurement buoy" to measure while drifting on the ocean surface. Our products are used as...

  • Kumamoto University in Japan

    Miniature Peristaltic Pumps

    Kumamoto University in Japan

    Kumamoto University in Japan

    Customer’s field and the device features A Portable μTAS (micro Total Analysis Systems), which is an analytical instrument that uses micro-channels to detect the concentration of the atmospheric pollutant gasses SO2 and H2S. Customer’s problems and our solutions The customer’s wished to downsize an application that pours 10~20μL/min of diluted sulphuric acid and fluorescein mercury acetate (FMA) into a micro-channel, such that it becomes portable. In response, we proposed a small, lightweight and highly inert shape memory alloy driven valve as a miniature pump and achieved the customer’s requirements. Result The customer succeeded in developing a small sized portable analyzer...