Emerson Introduces Miniature Rocker Isolation Valve

The ASCO Series 062 rocker isolation valves are designed for use with neutral or highly aggressive liquids in clinical diagnostic and laboratory instruments.

By Joel Davies -

Emerson has introduced the ASCO Series 062 Rocker Isolation Valve designed for fluid control manifolds in clinical laboratory environments such as haematology and immunoassay analyzers, sample preparation and pre-analytical, as well as DNA sequencing instruments.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) Emerson is a global technology and engineering company providing solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Its Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers with production and protection whilst its Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

ASCO rocker isolation valves control neutral and highly aggressive liquids used in nearly any type of analytical instrumentation. The “easy to flush special” rocker mechanism, combined with a separating diaphragm, prevents heat transfer to expensive in-vitro diagnostic reagents and eliminates the potential for sticking and clogging of the valve seat. Hermetic separation of the control mechanism prevents particulate contamination caused by the friction of moving parts, ensuring maximum purity of liquid samples.

The new ASCO Series 062 Rocker Isolation valves are 16mm in size allowing for integration into complex fluid-handling manifolds, reducing footprint, weight and power. It also offers two-way and three-way functionality, for flexibility and versatility.

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The ASCO Series 062 rocker isolation valves are designed for use with neutral or highly aggressive liquids in clinical diagnostic and laboratory instruments, with typical applications including in-vitro diagnostics, haematology, DNA sequencing and industrial liquid analyzers. Image: Emerson.

“The new ASCO series 062 valves offer reliable and precise fluid control in a wide variety of analytical instrumentation and medical device applications”, said Sven Richter, vice president of analytical and medical at Emerson’s Automation Solutions business.

“We understand that our original-equipment manufacturer customers are under pressure to get products to market quickly, while improving production and cost efficiencies that allow them to succeed in competitive markets. That’s why we bring this new Series 062 product to our customers”.

The Series 062 valves also have a smaller internal volume, reducing contamination risk, maintenance requirements and potential reagent waste. The valve offers pad-mount and barb-fitting mounting options making installation easier, as well as a long lifetime of 10 million cycles that increase instrument reliability.

You can find more information about Emerson and its new ASCO Series 062 Rocker Isolation Valve on its website.

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