Quattroflow to Feature Single-Use Biologic Pumps
Quattroflow, a leading brand of positive displacement quaternary diaphragm pumps from Almatec® Maschinenbau GmbH, has announced that it will display the latest designs from its line of single-use pumps at INTERPHEX 2013. The pumps were created for biologic-handling applications within pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The INTERPHEX show, which features a wide variety of leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, will be held from April 23-25, 2013, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, USA.
Single-use (i.e. disposable) pumps are efficient and easy to use, explaining their increasing popularity among pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers in biologic-handling applications. These pumps feature replaceable wetted pump chambers, optimizing end product speed-to-market and maximizing production operations.
Quattroflow positive displacement pumps are ideal for single-use systems because of their four piston-diaphragm technology, which is driven by an eccentric shaft and motor without use of mechanical seals. Quattroflow diaphragm pumps primarily serve the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in applications that require high containment, purity, and cleanability. They are best known for transferring shear-sensitive media of aqueous solutions and biological products without damage, ultimately ensuring product safety, efficiency and reliability. The pumps feature wetted pump chambers made of plastic, while the valves are made of EPDM and the diaphragms of EPDM/PP compound.
The Quattroflow product line consists of four sizes – QF150, QF1200, QF4400, QF5050 and QF20K – with capacities of 1 to 20,000 lph (5283 gph).