Emerson now offers the ASCO Series 062 Rocker Isolation Valve designed for demanding fluid control manifolds in the clinical laboratory such as hematology and immunoassay analyzers, sample preparation and preanalytical, and DNA sequencing instruments. They are designed to control neutral and highly aggressive liquids used in nearly any type of analytical instrumentation.
“The new ASCO Series 062 valves offer reliable and precise fluid control in a wide variety of analytical instrumentation and medical device applications,” stated Sven Richter, vice president of analytical and medical at Emerson’s Automation Solutions business, in a news release. “We understand that our original-equipment manufacturer customers are under pressure to get products to market quickly, while improving production and cost efficiencies that allow them to succeed in competitive markets. That’s why we bring this new Series 062 product to our customers.”
The 16-mm valves support easy integration into complex fluid-handling manifolds, resulting in a reduction in footprint, weight, and power. They also offer two-way and three-way functionality to maximize flexibility and versatility.
An easy-to-flush special rocker mechanism, combined with a separating diaphragm, prevents heat transfer to expensive in-vitro diagnostic reagents and eliminates the potential for sticking and clogging of the valve seat, the company reported. Hermetic separation of the control mechanism prevents particulate contamination caused by the friction of moving parts, ensuring maximum purity of liquid samples.