New from BioPure Technology, Waterlooville, UK, part of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, is a bio tube applicator. The tube-to-hose barb assembly machine is designed for easy insertion of single-use fluid path connectors into a wide variety of tubing, including those made from silicone and thermoplastic elastomers. The applicator aims to complete union of the tube and connectors without damage to the internal bore of the tube, and without lubrication such as isopropyl alcohol. Providing a repeatable process, the applicator is compliant with current good manufacturing practices and reduces the risk of junction failure. The applicator is customized with a set of jaws, tube supports, and a cradle to support the fluid path component. For new applications, BioPure’s in-house engineering team can design custom-made parts. A reverse bio tube applicator is also available to remove tubing from connected products. For more information, visit BioPure Technology.
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