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Twin Power Technology in 10mm, 16mm, and 22mm Sizes

Burkert Life Sciences division of Burkert Fluid Control Systems is the global leader in microfluidic systems and fluid control products.

by Burkert Life Sciences

Burkert Life Sciences division of Burkert Fluid Control Systems is the global leader in microfluidic systems and fluid control products. Employing innovative designs and lean manufacturing principles, we offer the most reliable fluid separated valves and micropumps in the market. Burkert is the original manufacturer of Rocker and Flipper style valves, ranging from 4.5mm valves for dosing and dispensing into 96, 384, and 1536 well microtiter plates to 32mm valves for waste handling. Our new patented Twin Power valves offer “Twice the Power in Half the Size,” reducing space by 50 percent, decreasing heat transfer to the media, and reducing power consumption. Capabilities at our Systemhaus located in Charlotte, NC 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 testing, and support for lean manufacturing through KanBan and JIT delivery systems.

Burkert Life Science releases 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.