The company said the valves are ideal for low-leak, long-life applications. Potential uses in the medical device industry include ventilators, oxygen concentrators, oxygen conservers, blood pressure cuffs, and more.
The ES valves feature Clippard’s patented spider technology that features only one moving part that travels a mere 0.007 in. during operation. The armature spring undergoes a variety of proprietary processes, including the individual calibration of each spider to its valve. Ideally, the spider valve tech can exceed 1 billion cycles.
The ES series features large cross-sectional o-rings, minimal leak points, and poppet designs. All mounting hardware is outside of the flow path for the ES, and the valve makers don’t tread any internal parts during assembly to reduce the possibility of contamination.
The ES has the best performance-to-price ratio for low leak valves, according to Clippard.
Applications include biomedical, dental, test equipment, oxygen control, textile, packaging, pressure control, automation and portable systems.