Compamed is a yearly international trade fair event located in Dusseldorf, Germany with a focus on delivering world-class high tech solutions for medical technology. This year the event occurred on November 16 – 19, 2019. Compamed 2019 featured approximately 750 exhibitors from over 40 countries and according to their official website, this year over 121,000 trade visitors attended the event.
This is a must event for any supplier or manufacturer in the medical supply industry. Compamed allows for the opportunity to meet engineers, product managers, and specialists in a wide range of areas from components, modules, microtechnology, software, fluidics, manufacturing equipment and much more. Parker Precision Fluidics was proud to be a part of this exciting event this year. Here is a quick review of some of the new products we featured at Compamed 2019.
Parker Precision Fluidics showcased four new products at Compamed:
- Helix pump
- BTX-Connect pump
- Lm-Pro valve
- Ultra Low Carryover valve
Parker focused on these four products because they're examples of the new breakthroughs in medical technology. These products show how markets desire smaller, compact, energy-saving and versatile designs for new more efficient medical devices. The products represent Parker's dedication to continuing to design innovative technology to meet the changing market demands.
Due to the great responses and many requests for additional information and samples of these products, we are sharing details again.
“The response to the introduction of the Helix pump was outstanding. It demonstrates Parker’s ongoing commitment to collaborating with companies in Diagnostics and providing innovative fluidic products that meet the demanding performance specification of future applications such as Point of Care Testing".
John Beauregard, global sales manager, Precision Fluidics Division, Parker Hannifin
The Helix miniature high-pressure pump
Parker's 49mm wide Helix pump delivers more than 5.5 LPM flow and pressure up to 100 PSI (6.9 bar). The Helix pump provides the best solution for bench-top diagnostic devices where performance is critical, and space is limited. The Helix miniature piston pump enables high-pressure operation in challenging high altitude environments and applications where external compressed air is not available.
This pump received a lot of attention for its point of care applications. The Helix's miniature size can deliver the necessary pressures for point of care diagnostics, which allows engineers to design smaller devices and still get all the demanded pressures. Learn more about The Parker Helix pump:
BTX-Connect miniature diaphragm pump
Parker's 30 mm wide BTX diaphragm pump product offers market-leading reliability and flow up to 11 L/min. The BTX-Connect pump product line combines best in class diaphragm pump design, innovative ‘connected’ brushless motor technology, ultra-low vibration, and advanced manufacturing techniques to bring a next-generation solution to next-generation device needs. The BTX- Connect pump features a new UART digital communication option.
Interest from engineers was on the UART connection which can provide accumulated hours, on/off cycles, fault conditions, pump speed measurements, and internal temp. This provides the ability to monitor the BTX-Connect pump’s performance during operation, observe and diagnose issues, and monitor the pump’s lifespan. Learn more about the BTX-Connect pump:
Lm-Pro miniature proportional valve
The Parker LM-Pro miniature proportional valve provides unparalleled flow control capabilities to meet your OEM application needs. The LM-Pro valve uses a Patent Pending Linear Motor actuation technology that provides exceptional resolution over a longer stroke and lower power consumption than traditional solenoid or voice coil actuation. With a linear controllable flow range from 0.5 to 540 slpm, pressure capability up to 100PSI (6.9 Bar), and typical power consumption of less than 2 Watts, the LM-Pro valve is a true, one-size-fits-all proportional valve.
The LM-Pro valve caught the attention of medical device manufacturers because of the wide flow range that allows for a single ventilator or respiratory to safely deliver precise gases to patients, from children to adults. Learn more about the Lm-Pro here valve:
Ultra Low Carryover miniature liquid valve
The Ultra Low Carryover Valve features both unrivaled low carryover and the ability to reduce fluidic circuit complexity by replacing one or more valves with a single valve. The valve uses a patent-pending new approach to increase throughput and decrease liquid waste by reducing wash times. Additionally, the Ultra Low Carryover valve offers superior performance as a gradient proportioning valve for HPLC, HbA1c and other life science applications.
This new proportional valve got the interest of many people in the clinical diagnostics and analytical chemistry instrumentation with the possible cost-saving benefits. Learn more about the Ultra Low Carryover valve:
Compamed is an international event that allows companies like us to showcase new innovative products to other manufacturers and distributors to create partnerships for a better future. See you next year at Compamed 2020!
Parker Precision Fluidics offers a wide variety of miniature pumps and valves for all your application needs. With over 30 years in the industry, we offer guaranteed high quality, reputable product, and market-driven innovation. Contact us today to speak to an expert Applications Engineer about your application-specific needs.
Article contributed by John Beauregard, global sales manager for Parker Precision Fluidics. John has been with Parker for over 17 years.