Solenoid valve system
These 10- and 16-mm analytical valve systems are designed for the analytical, medical, and biotechnical industries. The 6600 Series of 2- and 3-way valves should be more easily installed on a manifold because all inlets are together on one side. They have Simriz isolating diaphragms that completely separate the actuator from the fluid. A stainless-steel plate isolates the actuator from the coil, ensuring no heating of the media. Applications include blood analysis, chromatography, peptide synthesis, and kidney dialysis.
Burkert Contromatic, 2602 McGaw Ave., Irvine, CA 92614; FAX (949) 223-3198; www.burkert.com.
Minimatic Electronic Valves and manifolds are designed to provide a complete system for efficient interface with electric and electronic circuits and are recommended for a range of applications in the biomedical field. The standard valves covert low-voltage, low- current signals into high-pressure (100 psig) pneumatic outputs. Optional low-pressure/ medium-flow and low-pressure/high-flow valves are available. The 2- or 3-way control valves contain no sliding parts.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, 7390 Colerain Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45239; FAX (513) 521-4464; www.clippard.com.
This line of dc-powered miniature pumps reportedly includes the industry's smallest. They are recommended for space-critical air and gas applications, and battery-powered portable equipment. Motors feature ironless winding technology to reduce current draw and increase life. Some applications include blood pressure monitors, gas chromatography, and medical diagnostic equipment.
Virtual Industries Inc., 2130 Victor Place., Colorado Springs, CO 80915; FAX (719) 572-5504; www.virtual-ii.com.
Combining the speed of a canned motor vacuum blower with the productivity of a high-capacity mechanical pump, 1739 Series direct-drive pumps have no external shaft seal, maximizing uptime of the vacuum system. Capacity can be up to 2,600 cfm. An optional bypass feature can decrease pump-down time by 5 to 50%.
Stokes Vacuum Inc., 5500 Tabor Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19120; FAX (215) 831-5420; www.stokesvacuum.com.
This line of proportional flow control and on/off valves includes eleven orifice sizes, from 0.032 to 0.0625 inch, in the proportional flow control valve line; and seven, from 0.024 to 0.0109 inch, in the on/off line. Recommended for applications requiring high reliability and quick response, these valves are customizable.
Teknocraft, 425 West Dr., Melbourne, FL 32904; FAX (321) 768-8732; www. teknocraft.com.