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Oak Harbor, WA, March 1, 2012 — IDEX Health & Science removed all polymer components in the liquid end of the new TitanHT valve to achieve the higher pressures (up to 25 ksi, 1700 bar) needed with the smaller column particle sizes of UHPLC. Instrument manufacturers can see the complete array of valves, fittings, tubing, check valves, filters, and columns for UHPLC at Pittcon Booth 2729, March 11-15, 2012.
“Polymer seals leak at 25 ksi and higher coefficients of friction cause increased wear,” explained Michael Keller, IDEX Health & Science Applications Engineer. “The new design of the TitanHT for UHPLC introduces a completely re-engineered, metal-on-metal architecture in the wetted path of the valve head. In addition to the pressure capacity, this new valve design exhibits a lifetime up to three times longer than conventional valve heads. That’s fewer preventive maintenance calls, and lower overall cost of ownership.”
Because the overall structure of the valve body remains the same, the new metal-on-metal configuration easily retrofits existing instruments. In addition, the port geometry matches the new, reusable, one-piece VHP fittings, allowing instrument manufacturers to standardize with one supplier, resulting in greater buying efficiencies.
IDEX Health & Science offers a three-fold advantage to its customers by bringing life to fluidic pathways with products, people, and engineering expertise. These integrated assets work seamlessly together to enable fluidic pathways beyond a combination of components, which collectively position IDEX Health & Science as the forerunner in biotechnology and life science fluidics. Known as industry leaders in the design, development, and manufacturing of liquid subassemblies, fluidic products and related sub-systems, IDEX Health & Science provides the best solution for analytical, diagnostic, and biotech instruments. Product offerings include: fluidic connections, valves, pumps, degassers, column hardware, manifolds, and customized assemblies. For more information visit: www.idex-hs.com.