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FAQs

Fluidics FAQs

Here we have provided comprehensive lists of commonly asked questions regarding our fluidics products and related applications. This information is designed to support your inquiries, but if you don’t find the answers you are looking for we encourage you to contact us for further assistance.

Please use the sort buttons in the left navigation to navigate between questions and answers that are specific to our Optical Filters, Optical Imaging Systems, Cameras, Microfluidics, Webstore, and Engineering Partnership.

What are some advantages to using PEEK tubing?

PEEK tubing is extremely flexible and can be easily cut to your desired lengths with the IDEX A-327 Tubing Cutter. This tubing can be used with stainless steel nuts and ferrules, flangeless fittings, or any IDEX Health & Science universal Fingertight fitting. PEEK tubing can also withstand very high temperatures, and has a recommended maximum use temperature of 100°C, above which the tubing will hold to lower pressures.

PEEK tubing, even though it is polymer-based, can withstand pressures up to 5,000 psi or higher in many cases (dependent on the ID of the tubing; larger IDs require a lower maximum pressure rating. The solvent being used can also effect pressure ratings). Another nice benefit of this tubing is its very smooth internal surface, which cannot be matched by any stainless steel tubing and which minimizes the turbulence created by laminar flow of the fluid.