Electric Rotary Valves and Isolation Valves from Bio-Chem Fluidics at Pittcon

Company celebrates 25th anniversary with new product launch and reception

Boonton, NJ (January 26, 2011) – Bio-Chem Fluidics celebrates 25 years of operation at the Pittcon 2011 Conference and Expo.  The company will feature its new line of Electric Rotary Valves and Solenoid Isolation Valves, at booth 3027.  The show will take place from March 14-17 at Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, Ga.).

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ Electric Rotary Valves and Isolation Valves at Pittcon 2011.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ Electric Rotary Valves and Isolation Valves at Pittcon 2011.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ new line of Electric Rotary Valves provides inert fluid paths for sample collection, loop injection or flow path selection applications.  The valves’ precision machining eliminates flow path restrictions and provides a lower pressure drop than conventional solenoid mixing valves.  The new line of valves is designed for OEM customers, with standard configurations matching the most commonly found applications. The valves’ ¼”- 28 UNF fluid port connections allow easy integration into the most sophisticated systems.

Solenoid Isolation Valves feature highly inert fluid paths for use with aggressive chemicals.  The valves’ working parts are isolated from the corrosive fluid path with a flexible diaphragm, allowing longer operation.  Valves are available in a wide range of standard configurations optimized for OEM systems or customized to fit the exact application.  Standard valves achieve pressure ratings up to 30 psi while custom versions have been produced to withstand pressures up to 500 psi.

Pittcon 2011 marks Bio-Chem Fluidics’ 25th anniversary of its first custom, inert solenoid valve for analytical chemistry instrumentation.  The company will host a reception at the show to celebrate the occasion.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics Pinch Valves Improve Diagnostic Systems Design

Reliable valves reduce clogging risk and cost of maintenance

Boonton, NJ (December 20, 2010) – Bio-Chem Fluidics helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) address clogging waste lines in clinical diagnostic systems with its solenoid operated pinch valves.

Bio-Chem Fluidics pinch valves improve clinical diagnostic systems.

Bio-Chem Fluidics pinch valves improve clinical diagnostic systems.

Many OEMs use the same rocker isolation valves from the core of the diagnostic instrument to control the system’s waste line.  While these valves are efficient at handling test sample and reagent flow, the higher flow rates and thicker consistencies of waste fluid often result in clogs.  The diagnostic system must then be shut down, requiring expensive maintenance and part replacement to resume operation.

When pinch valves are used in waste lines, both the occurrence and severity of this problem are reduced.  Bio-Chem Fluidics’ pinch valves offer less flow restriction, simpler fluid paths, and larger minimum gaps than rocker valves to reduce the likelihood of clogging.  Pinch tubing wears in a predictable manner for easy preventive maintenance scheduling, and can easily be replaced by the user without the need for a service technician.

Bio-Chem Fluidics pinch valves have few moving parts for reliable operation.  Only the tubing comes in contact with the fluid path, and exterior surfaces can withstand common cleaning agents.  There is no need for a complicated manifold block, allowing the valves to be incorporated into existing systems or new designs.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics Names Brian Box OEM Sales Rep for Western US Region

Boonton, NJ (December 2, 2010) – Continuing to improve service for customers and potential clients, Bio-Chem Fluidics has appointed Brian Box as OEM Sales Representative, Western Region.

Brian Box, Bio-Chem Fluidics OEM Sales Representative for the Western Region US.

Brian Box, Bio-Chem Fluidics OEM Sales Representative for the Western Region US.

Box will be responsible for sales of Bio-Chem Fluidics’ miniature fluid handling components to OEM customers located in the western region of the United States.  Based locally in Northern California, he will be available for face-to-face meetings with current and potential clients.

Box has over 20 years of technical sales experience working with medical and electronics OEM industries.  He joins Bio-Chem Fluidics from medical pump manufacturer Diener Precision Pumps (Lodi, CA), where he was Sr. Sales Engineer focusing on sales to medical diagnostics and dialysis OEM companies.  Box holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University (Long Beach, CA).

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Chemically Inert Solenoid Isolation Valves Maintain High Flow Rate

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ compact 150L-Series easily integrates into OEM systems

Boonton, NJ (November 3, 2010) – Bio-Chem Fluidics has expanded its line of Bio-Chem Valve™ solenoid-operated isolation valves to include the high-flow, chemically inert 150L-Series.  The new valves are unique in that they provide a chemically inert fluid path through a large orifice, for a higher flow rate than other chemically inert valves.

The new 150-L Series Isolation Valve from Bio-Chem Fluidics.

The new 150-L Series Isolation Valve from Bio-Chem Fluidics.

The 150L-Series of valves is ideal for use in analytical instrumentation, clinical diagnostics and environmental analysis.  All wetted parts are constructed from PTFE for maximum compatibility with aggressive solvents.  The 150L-Series features a compact design for ease of integration in OEM systems.

All of Bio-Chem Fluidics’ isolation valves use a solenoid actuation mechanism, which is isolated from the fluid path with a flexible diaphragm.  This eliminates the need for the solenoid to be made from highly inert materials, reducing the final cost to the customer.  The actuation mechanism is rated up to 20 million cycles to ensure a long service life.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics’ Fluid Handling Solutions at COMPAMED 2010

Company displays full line of newly engineered pinch valves and micro-pumps

Boonton, NJ (October 12, 2010) –Bio-Chem Fluidics will feature its full line of fluid handling components for medical and analytical equipment at the COMPAMED 2010 International Trade Fair, November 17-19 at the Messe Arena (Düsseldorf, Germany).  The company’s redesigned pinch valves and solenoid operated micro-pumps will be on display at booth 8b/F20-2.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ pinch valves and micro-pumps, on display at COMPAMED booth 8b/F20-2.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ pinch valves and micro-pumps, on display at COMPAMED booth 8b/F20-2.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ new line of next generation pinch valves features a reengineered body with smooth contours that allow easier insertion and removal of tubing without snares.  The new pinch valve 075 and 100 series are available in 2-way normally open, 2-way normally closed, 3-way and dual tube configurations.

The company’s solenoid operated micro-pumps provide a precise, repeatable and discretely dispensed volume of fluid from 20 to 250 μl.  All wetted parts are constructed from non-metallic, inert materials to eliminate any contamination threat to the fluid stream.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ isolation, electric rotary and flow selection valves will also be on display at the company’s booth.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics’ Next Generation Pinch Valve Line at AACC 2010

Solenoid operated valves suitable for medical and IVD applications

Boonton, NJ (July 16, 2010) – Bio-Chem Fluidics will feature its new line of Bio-Chem Valve™ redesigned pinch valves at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Clinical Laboratory Expo, booth 7731.  The show takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, CA), from July 27-29.

Bio-Chem Fluidics new line of pinch valves, featured at the AACC Show booth 7731.

Bio-Chem Fluidics new line of pinch valves, featured at the AACC Show booth 7731.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ new line of “next generation” solenoid operated pinch valves are redesigned for more effective operation.  The molded body of each valve features smooth contours that guide tubing into the pinch points and eliminate snags and snares.  The new pinch valve 075, 100 and 150 series are available in 2-way normally open, 2-way normally closed, 3-way and dual tube configurations.

Valves are capable of continuous operation, easily meeting Bio-Chem Fluidics’ 2 million cycle operating standard, and can remain in a fully charged state indefinitely without damage to the valve or tubing.  The new design is constructed from chemically resistant materials to protect against corrosion caused by cleaning solutions.  Optional features, such as a tube sensor and manual override, are available upon request.

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Halma Announces Record Earnings and Strategy for Continued Expansion

$150m earmarked for acquisitions

Cincinnati, OH (June 22, 2010) – Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com), the leading global safety, health and sensor technology group, has announced record results with profits up 9% to $125m and revenue rising by 1% to $665m. The UK-based group, which includes Stirling-based Fiberguide Industries, Perma Pure in Toms River, and Boonton’s Bio-Chem Fluidics, has posted strong financials to raise shareholder dividends by 7%, the thirty-first consecutive year of increases.  Halma’s 11 US subsidiaries generate about 30% of its revenue.  The company plans to augment its organic growth efforts through acquisition of complementary technology companies, as it has done for many years.

Halma’s subsidiaries operate in three main market sectors: Health and Analysis, Infrastructure Sensors, and Industrial Safety, creating shareholder value with consistent organic growth and sound acquisitions.  Halma companies operate as independent entities under the day-to-day direction of their local management, while reaping the capital and network benefits of a larger multi-national parent.

The company is seeking successful and profitable companies that are closely allied to any of its current market sectors although photonics, water, fluid technology and health optics are a particular focus. It has $150m earmarked for acquisitions.

Andrew Williams, Chief Executive of Halma, commented, “In recent years, Halma has generated significant organic growth momentum through increasing investment in management development, new product development and establishing platforms for growth in Asia.  We have considerable resources to support investment in further acquisitions to accelerate growth in our chosen markets.  We can comfortably deploy up to $150m on acquisitions should we find the right opportunities.”

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Halma is a holding company of approximately 35 worldwide subsidiaries that develop and manufacture products to improve quality of life for people worldwide. The company’s business groups focus on industrial safety, health and analysis and infrastructure sensors.

To present potential acquisitions opportunities, please contact David Leighty, Group Acquisitions Executive, USA, (david.leighty@halma.com), Tel: 1-732-244-1858.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics Isolation Valves Reduce Cost of Fluid Handling

Customizable valves suitable for a wide range of applications

Boonton, NJ (May 24, 2010) – Providing low cost, versatile handling of small flows of aggressive or high purity fluids, Bio-Chem Fluidics (BCF) offers its line of Bio-Chem Valve™ Solenoid Operated Isolation Valves.

Bio-Chem Fluidics Isolation Valves provide low cost handling of high purity liquids.

Bio-Chem Fluidics Isolation Valves provide low cost handling of high purity liquids.

All wetted parts in BCF’s Isolation Valves are constructed from non-metallic, inert materials to eliminate contamination of the fluid stream through the valve.  The valves’ solenoid actuation mechanism is “isolated” from the fluid with a flexible diaphragm.  This eliminates the need for the solenoid and casing to be made from high-priced, exotic materials, reducing the final cost to the customer.

Valves can be configured for 2-way normally closed, 2-way normally open and 3-way operation, with orifice sizes ranging from 0.032” to 0.156”.  Additionally, BCF provides a selection of construction materials (PTFE, PEEK, PPS) and connection types (threaded ports or manifold mountable), allowing customization for many different applications.  BCF Isolation Valves’ actuation mechanism is rated up to 20 million cycles to ensure a long service life.

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Solenoid Operated Micro-Pumps from Bio-Chem Fluidics

Customizable pumps feature zero metallic contamination

Boonton, NJ (April 21, 2010) – Bio-Chem Fluidics’ (BCF) full line of Micro-Pumps deliver precise fluid volumes for analytical and chromatography equipment manufacturers, medical and IVD instrumentation, biotechnology and research scientists.

Solenoid-operated Micro-Pumps from Bio-Chem Fluidics.

Solenoid-operated Micro-Pumps from Bio-Chem Fluidics.

BCF solenoid-operated Micro-Pumps offer accurate, discrete dispense volumes from 4 to 250 μl to make certain that downstream instruments receive an accurate volume of liquid.  Pumps with dispense volumes of 20 μl and larger are self priming and don’t require a separate priming cycle.

All of the pumps’ wetted parts are constructed from non-metallic, inert materials for zero metallic contamination to the fluid stream passing through the pump.  BCF Micro-Pumps are capable of continuous duty operation with a high degree of repeatability.

Users can customize their pump order; specifying the construction materials, operating voltages and dispense volumes that fit their application.  BCF Micro-Pumps’ activation mechanism is rated up to 20 million cycles to ensure each pump has a long service life.

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New Line of Pinch Valves from Bio-Chem Fluidics

Design eliminates tubing snares and provides simple tube replacement

Boonton, NJ (March 31, 2010) – Micro fluidic valve and pump specialist, Bio-Chem Fluidics, has introduced a newly redesigned line of solenoid operated pinch valves for medical and IVD applications.  The line, which includes the 075 and 100 series, features a reengineered body with smooth contours that allow easier insertion and removal of tubing without snares.

Bio-Chem Fluidics' redesigned line of solenoid operated pinch valves.

Bio-Chem Fluidics' redesigned line of solenoid operated pinch valves.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ pinch valves allow a large bore flow passage through a flexible tube, which is pinched off to produce a tight seal.  Only the easily replaceable tubing comes into contact with the fluid, making the valves ideal for applications requiring frequent changes of the flow path.  Pinch valves are available in both normally closed and normally open configurations.

The new design is constructed from chemically resistant materials to protect against corrosion caused by cleaning solutions, and easily meets Bio-Chem Fluidics’ 2 million cycle operating standard.  Optional features, such as a tube sensor and manual override are available upon request.

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