Product News: Twin Power Technology in 10mm, 16mm, and 22mm SizesBukert Life Science has introduced Microfluidic valves with Twin Power technology, now available in three sizes – 10mm, 16mm, and 22mm. Twin Power technology combines the industry-proven rocker principle with a highly innovative new actuator. This dual-solenoid design allows the use of a smaller valve with lower power consumption and improved reliability, without sacrificing performance.
Smaller, faster, stronger. Twin Power valves have the flow and pressure resistance typically found in larger valves, making them ideal for applications where space is critical or higher performance is needed. The 10mm Twin Power valve is available with an orifice size up to 1.6mm and pressure resistance up to 5bar (73psi). The 16 and 22mm Twin Power valves are available with 3.0mm orifice, with pressure resistance up to 2 bar (29psi) for the 16mm valve and up to 5bar (73psi) for the 22mm valve.
In addition to size reduction, the Twin Power design gives the advantage of integrated power-reducing (“hit and hold”) electronics. This decreases energy consumption by 75 percent and reduces the risk of heat transfer between the coil and the media.
Further benefits of the new Twin Power rocker valves include a more robust separating diaphragm and a low dead volume fluid cavity, resulting in less carryover, better flushability, and better cleanability. By offering high performance wetted materials, such as PEEK, FFKM (Simrez and Kalrez), FKM, and EPDM, Twin Power valves can handle most aggressive fluids without deterioration or loss of performance.
Available in both 2-way and 3-way versions, Burkert’s microfluidic valves with Twin Power technology can replace virtually any standard valves in the marketplace, reducing space and power consumption without sacrificing reliability or performance.
Burkert Life Science systemhaus, located in Charlotte, NC, is an ISO 9001 certified supplier of microfluidic products, subassemblies, and complete fluid control system s. Capabilities include engineering and design consultation, flow simulation, CNC manifold machining, fabrication of sheet metal brackets and enclosures, welding, electronic integration, rapid prototyping, reliability testing, automated assembly and test, and support for lean manufacturing through KanBan and JIT delivery systems.