Almatec introduces Biocor Series pumps for sterile applications. Biocor Series pumps are specifically designed for critical biologic fluid transfer applications and meet the strict standards, regulations and operational requirements that govern the biopharmaceutical industry, according to the company. Featuring a 316L polished stainless steel wetted path, Biocor pumps provide containment and utilize ball-lifting magnets that can be attached to the pump housing from the outside at the location of the four ball valves. With the use of magnets, the ball valves can be lifted from their seats, allowing the pump to be drained entirely without needing to be disassembled or removed from the application. This enables clean-in-place (CIP) and sanitize-in-place (SIP) capabilities.
Biocor Series pumps are equipped with the Perswing P air-control system, which reportedly ensures accurate reversal of the main piston and low noise levels. The suction and discharge ports are offered in a clamp sanitary connection for inlet/outlet, but are available in a variety of sanitary threads. The diaphragms, ball valves and O-rings are made of PTFE or EPDM. Biocor pumps have earned certifications for hygienic design and cleanability from the EHEDG organization, as well as material compliance as stipulated by the FDA and the European directive EC1935/2004, according to the company.