Encynova launches new liquid chemicals pump

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Encynova, a provider of precision pumps, announces the new 2-1
Development Unit, which is said to provide increased process
development versatility for a variety of chemical-based liquid
metering applications. Simon Pitman reports.

Ideal for cosmetic and pharmaceutical development application, flow rates up to 50 ml/min can be delivered by the compact unit's single-piston pump and easy-to-use controls. Further more, the pump can be controlled with a built-in analog control knob, an analog signal, or ASCII commands via RS485/232 communications.

"This is the latest generation in our range and it has been developed to provide maximum accuracy, minimum servicing requirements and a pump that will last for millions of actions,"​ said David Miller, chief engineer at US-Based Encynova.

"It can also be bought with a controller, which means it doesn't have to be hooked up to a computer. On top of that it also takes up a very small area - a very important point in laboratories where space is often a key issue."

As with all Encynova systems, sliding ceramic plates internally seal the pump's liquid path so valves are not needed to control flow. The pump operates in forward and reverse modes, does not lose prime and is rated for pressures up to 125 psi.

The built-in controller, power supply and 'inert' materials configuration allow the user to handle a variety of chemicals quickly and easily. According to Miller, these chemicals can range from benign to the most aggressive formulations.

Based in Broomfield, Colorado, Encynova's​ scalable technology and products cover a variety of applications, from laboratory development, to pilot plant, to full-scale production with process-friendly digital integration. The company supplies equipment to a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food companies. Around 70 per cent of its business is outside the US and it has sales representation in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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