Design and Implementation of a Low-Cost High-Performance Syringe Pump System

Coskun H., GÜL Ö., Ferhanoğlu O., GÖKDEL Y. D.

21st National Biomedical Engineering Meeting (BIYOMUT), İstanbul, Turkey, 24 November - 26 December 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study describes design and implementation of a high-performance, low-cost, syringe pump device. Proposed device can be used with different injectors having volumes that are ranging from a common 0.5 mL to a larger 60 mL. This adaptable and programmable syringe pump provides high accuracy and adjustable flow rate in a simple mechanical manner and costs approximately $ 200. Developed system was tested on an optical table in lab conditions. It is measured that system can provide rates up to 0.05 mL/ h, when used on a 0.5 mL syringe whereas the maximum volume 60 mL injector can provide a flow rate of 5.8 mL/ h. Mean flow rate error of the system is calculated as 1.33%. Time-distance plots reveal a high degree of linearity and negligible hysteresis. Thus, the manufactured syringe pump is an excellent candidate as a high-precision liquid delivery system for low-resource settings.