The multi-port valve blocks themselves are manufactured by machining and can be customised.
The Ingelfingen-based technology company GEMÜ has launched two new solutions for connecting single-use multi-port valve blocks. Firstly, it is now possible to control the locking of the valve block pneumatically via locking cylinders. This is achieved by a valve block that is recessed into the surface of the system.
On the other hand, the solution consists of a valve block mounted on the surface of the system. In this case, the valve body is connected to the drive unit manually via a removable hand lever. The latter variant offers greater flexibility in the arrangement of the nozzles.
The coupling between the actuators and the diaphragms welded onto the valve block is achieved using the clamping principle familiar from the GEMÜ SU40 SUMONDO. GEMÜ manufactures the multi-port valve blocks themselves by machining and they can be customised.
The use of single-use technologies offers several advantages: Saving on conventional cleaning cycles and the associated expenditure on energy, cleaning media, waste disposal and peripheral equipment, while increasing protection against cross-contamination between different manufacturing campaigns.
In addition, downtimes in factories can be minimised, which significantly improves the flexibility and effectiveness of single-use solutions in medical and pharmaceutical technology compared to conventional solutions. Furthermore, the use of single-use technology reduces the negative environmental impact by eliminating energy-intensive cleaning cycles.