Fluid path - equipment

Bio Tube Applicator

Overview

Bio Tube Applicator

The Bio Tube Applicator tube to hose barb assembly machine allows effortless insertion of connectors into a wide variety of tubing, including silicone and thermoplastic elastomers.

Union of the tube and connectors is completed without damage to the internal bore of the tube, and importantly, without lubrication such as IPA. Providing a repeatable process, this aids cGMP compliance and validation procedures.

The presence of IPA in the fluid path is a growing concern in bioprocessing, so avoiding its use simplifies validation.

Increase quality and productivity

Automating your tube to hose barb assembly provides repeatability not available with manual processes, thus increasing quality and reducing the risk of junction failures, especially in higher pressure downstream bioprocessing. Automation can also boost productivity and streamline your workflow

Improve safety

Advanced features that can replicate a manual assembly process ensure that even the most complex application can be transferred to the Bio Tube Applicator. Improving safety in the assembly process, the Bio Tube Applicator removes risk of operator error and health risks associated with RSI

Add flexibility

Utilizing different combinations of change parts, a wide range of applications can be achieved.

Technical summary

Tubing/component size compatibility1/8 - 1 in
Compressed air pressure range5 - 6 bar
Compressed air pressure range73 - 87 psi
Main feed, electrical supply100-120V/220-240V AC 50/60Hz 

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

Specifications

Technical specifications

Bio Tube applicator
Tubing/component size compatibility1/8 - 1 in
Working temperature range5 - 40 °C
Working temperature range41 - 104 °F
Storage temperature range-40 - 70 °C
Storage temperature range-40 - 158 °F
Compressed air pressure range5 - 6 bar
Compressed air pressure range73 - 87 psi
Main feed, electrical supply100-120V/220-240V AC 50/60Hz 
Control options, electrical supply24 V DC
Fuse rating5 amps
Weight18.5 kg
Weight40.7 lbs
Dimensions8.66H x 17.32W x 21.26L in

Specifications - parts

1 Automatic shut down safety cover
2 Tube support
3 Jaws
4 Cradle
5 Two button activation
6 Ergonomic, lightweight design including carry handles
7 Pressure gauge
8 Air vent exhaust: fitted with exhaust filter that meets the requirements   for use within ISO Class 4 clean room
9 Air inlet
10 Power inlet
11 Pecking dial: can be adjusted to ensure a precise replication of the manual assembly process is achieved

Materials of construction

MaterialPOM-C

Literature

Brochures

  1. Bio Tube Applicator (US).pdf
    PDF - 340.7kb

Datasheet

Change parts

The change parts can be interchanged within 30 seconds and do not require tooling. Application videos are available which demonstrate the operation of the Bio Tube Applicator and its use to solve a variety of applications.

By utilizing change parts we guarantee a repeatable process to ensure every connection is the same as the last. This not only improves production efficacy, but provides a base for validation and aids compliance to cGMP.

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