Sterile TPE Tubing Sealer
A sterile TPE Tubing sealer is used to completely unplug TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) tubing. This tool is widely used in biotech and pharmaceutical industries because it allows to cut a hose in two while preventing external elements can penetrate and proliferate inside tanks or other pockets of liquids.
Tubing sealer solutions in the market
A TPE tubing sealer can be single-use or multiple-use and depends on the chosen supplier thanks to their technologies. The advantages and disadvantages of each solution are:
- Single-use sealing equipment: small stops are most commonly integrated in pharmaceutical tubing. The disconnection between the two cables therefore forces you to buy the tubing from the manufacturers, or, when it is possible to add them on third-party tubing, to buy a large number of small connectors – hard plastic disconnectors.
- The advantage with this solution is that you do not need a mains-powered machine to install and connect two cables, as well as disconnect them.
- On the other hand, the disadvantages are many: significant risk of contamination if poorly connected / disconnected, dependence of the manufacturer with constant orders of stops, therefore non-ecological.
- Multi-purpose sealer: the machine, which weights a few kilograms, fits around the pharma tubing and then decompresses the tubing between two clamps, then increases the temperature to fuse the TPE tubing and destroy any possibility of bacterial proliferation. After 2, 3 minutes, the tube can be disconnected.
- The only disadvantage: it is the use TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) tubing or other compatible with the rise in temperature and fusion such as the C-Flex tubing from Saint-Gobain.
- The advantages are multiple: less dependent on the manufacturer (differentiation between the manufacturer of the machine and the tubing supplier), cost reduction (no need to use a new component for each use), waste reduction.
MGA Technologies Sterile TPE Tubing Sealer
The MGA Technologies sealer is used to disconnect TPE tubing from sterile process equipment by pressing them into a clamp. A magnet allows a safe closing, in a completely aseptic way.
The different phases of use of the device:
- Stage 1: the agent deposits the tubing between the two clamps and closes the tool,
- Stage 2: the sealer sets itself up to the melting point,
- Stage 3: the machine is kept at temperature for a few seconds to guarantee the fusion of the cable and to destroy any possibility of a microbial development,
- Stage 4: the vane pump then cools the tube until it reaches a temperature that is safe to handle,
- Stage 5: the agent then releases the clamps of the pipe and after verification of the realization, it is disconnected simply with a pair of scissors.
Technical Specifications of the MGA Technologies sealer
The technical characteristics of the MGA Technologies flexible sealer:
- Suitable for disconnecting new or autoclaved TPE tubes (thermoplastic elastomers) such as C-Flex tubes,
- Hoses of diameters: 1/4 “, 1/2” and 3/4 “,
- Usable on current 220/230 volts – 50 / 60Hz.
Several aluminum clamps are delivered with the machine for different tubing diameters.
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