Fluid path - connectors

Q-Clamp

Overview

Q-Clamp: click to secure connectivity

Q-Clamp is an innovative sanitary clamp, designed to help create integral connection throughout your fluid path and reduce potential leaks. Supporting the validation of connections throughout your bioprocess Q-Clamp's unique closure ratchet system is designed to work with sanitary ferrules aligned to ISO and ASME BPE standards.

  • Unique design for correct flange and gasket alignment
  • Removes potential for gasket over-compression
  • Patented single-handed tool-free clamping
  • Ergonomic design to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury

Unique design to safeguard the integrity of your fluid path

Constructed from two unique parts, manufactured in a Class 7 cleanroom, Q-Clamp allows for complete fluid path connection integrity.

Q-Clamp has a bumped hinge to hold the clamp open, supporting efficient ferrule and gasket alignment. The internally tapered design of Q-Clamp's bottom half has over 180 degrees coverage of the ferrule, enabling retention and maximum operator efficiency.

Overcoming the challenge of over-compressing a gasket in a connection, Q-Clamp has a tool-free ratchet closing system that can be performed in seconds with one hand.

These innovative design features combine to help safeguard your fluid-path connections by reducing potential leakage.

Features and benefits

  • Unique design for correct flange and gasket alignment
  • Removes potential for gasket over-compression
  • Closure system designed for ferrules aligned to ISO and ASME BPE standards
  • Ease of one-handed assembly

Technical summary

Max. operating pressure7 bar
Max. operating pressure101 psi
Operating temperature range-5 - 40 °C
Operating temperature range23 - 104 °F
Shelf life3 years
CertificationADCF, ISO 14644-1 Class 7, ISO 9001, ISO10993, USP Class VI 
TC Size½-¾ TC - 1-1½ TC in

Technical Summary table lists features available within the range. See ‘Technical specifications’ tab for model specific information.

Specifications

Technical specifications

Q-Clamp
Max. operating pressure7 bar
Max. operating pressure101 psi
Fluid temperature range2 - 40 °C
Fluid temperature range35 - 104 °F
Operating temperature range-5 - 40 °C
Operating temperature range23 - 104 °F
Sterilisation methodsAutoclave, Gamma, Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) compatible 
Autoclave stability135 °C (275 °F) for 30 minutes, repeatable 3 cycles 
Gamma stabilityMax 50kGy Cumulative 
Shelf life3 years
CertificationADCF, ISO 14644-1 Class 7, ISO 9001, ISO10993, USP Class VI 
TC Size½-¾ TC - 1-1½ TC in
Quantity10, 50, 100 PCS

Dimensions

Materials of construction

MaterialReinforced Nylon 66

Tamper evident cover

The tamper evidence cover (TEC) is a single molded part, manufactured in an ISO 14644-1 Class 7 cleanroom. The design follows the contours of the Q-Clamp ratchet mechanism, ensuring that once connected, it is no longer possible to open the clamp.

  • Autoclavable and gamma stable
  • Lot traceable
  • Pressure rated up to 7 bar (100 psig)

TEC is lot traceable throughout the supply chain and offers an option to customize the logo on the front of the cover.

 

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Operating instructions 

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Compliance

Production facilities:

  • Components are manufactured and packed within an ISO 14644 Class 7 cleanroom
  • The quality management systems of the production facilities are certified to ISO9001 and ISO14001

Post sterilised product are tested to a range of current USP, EP and FDA standards. These include:

  • USP and ISO 10993 Parts 6, 10 and 11 In Vivo for Biological Reactivity
  • USP and ISO 10993 Part 5 for In Vitro Cytotoxicity
  • Extractables studies have been performed using a single solvent approach
  • Available in eight colours; blue, grey, orange, purple, green, red, yellow and clear

Order Information

Product codes

Description Partcode
Q-CLAMP, 1/2" - 3/4", 10 PCS/PK 1032-0075-0010
Q-CLAMP, 1/2" - 3/4", 100 PCS/PK 1032-0075-0100
Q-CLAMP, 1" - 1 1/2", 10 PCS/PK 1032-0150-0010
Q-CLAMP, 1" - 1 1/2", 50 PCS/PK 1032-0150-0050
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, CLEAR, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0001-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, BLUE, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0002-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, GREY, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0003-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, ORANGE, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0004-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, YELLOW, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0005-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, RED, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0006-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, GREEN, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0007-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, PURPLE, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0008-0100

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