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Components Allow Micro-Pump Manufacturer Enhanced Performance Range

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:46am
Components Allow Micro-Pump Manufacturer Enhanced Performance Range

Quadrant’s Techtron PPS enables BioChem Fluidics, a leading micro-pump manufacturer, to provide the broadest possible performance range for their line of micro-pumps. Designed for use as miniature fluid handling components, these components include micro-pumps, isolation valves, pinch valves, relief valves and rotary valves are used by the world’s leading analytical instrument manufacturers and laboratories participating in today’s bio-tech industry. Techtron PPS has a unique combination of high strength and excellent dimensional stability with chemical resistance to almost all solutions. Techtron’s water absorption is among the lowest of all polymers and has no known solvents below 392°F. BioChem utilizes Techtron for both pump bodies and manifolds.

BioChem Fluidics, a Halma Company, uses only Quadrant’s Techtron PPS for their micro fluid handling devices. The cleanliness, ability to machine tight tolerances, purity of the material, and the availability of many sizes of both rod and plate stock enables BioChem to deliver the purity and reliability their customers expect. BioChem micro-pumps are designed for continuous duty. They are suitable for up to 20 million actuations or nearly 3,000 hours of continuous use at a 2 Hz cycle rate. They dispense volumes ranging from 4µl to 250µl per cycle. The pumps can be cycled at up to 4 Hz for the smallest version and 1.6 Hz for the largest. Bio-Chem Valve products are employed as critical components by instrument manufacturers serving a host of analytical and industrial applications including, chromatography, chemical research, biotechnology, hematology, pharmaceutical analytical research, industrial quality testing, printing and environmental monitoring.

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