New Miniature Liquid Valve Combines Space Saving with Efficiency Improvements in Fluidic Designs
Feb 09 2015 Read 724 Times
The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin has announced the release of its newest Diaphragm Isolation Liquid Valve. This 6.4 mm diaphragm isolation valve improves performance of clinical diagnostic and analytical chemistry systems that require precision fluid, plus it delivers liquid dispense performance in a very small package. At just 6.4 mm wide it can be easily mounted over microplates improving performance and saving space. When mounted on a manifold the R6’s ultra-small footprint enables smaller and more efficient fluidic circuits by taking less space and shortening fluid channels. The R6 provides solutions to today’s demanding analytical, clinical and agent detection applications.
"As we listened to the future requirements of life science OEMs the need for simplified and compact instrument designs became clear,” said Don McNeil, Senior Product Manager for Parker Hannifin. "Our new R6 valve enables OEM’s to design fluid circuits that take less space and are more efficient. It compact footprint enables it to be mounted as close as 7mm centres. With an internal volume of only 8.1 uL the R6 valve is ideal for low carryover designs and reduces use of precious reagents.”
The Parker R6 is ideal for applications such as in-vitro diagnostics, haematology, molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry, genomics, proteomics, liquid handling, sample preparation, chromatography and precision flow control.
“We are very excited about another addition to our precision fluidic product portfolio. Last year we introduced the Parker Smart Syringe Pump, which offers the highest performance in the smallest package on the market. We are excited that with this expanded portfolio that Parker can provide the pumps and valves needed across today’s laboratory instrumentation, including sampling, reagent addition, wash, waste and decontamination sub systems.”
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