BioProcessing Fittings PharmaLok Clamps

PharmaLok Clamps

State-of-the-Art Design Allowing for Easy Operation

The biopharmaceutical industry has made a strong move towards single-use technology, so Nordson MEDICAL has developed ground-breaking clamp designs that simplify the assembly process by making it effortless to securely attach sanitary fittings to bag ports and filters.

PharmaLok™ clamps are ASME BPE compliant and operate at a maximum pressure of 80 psi. Single-use and easy-open clamp sizes fit .5" (12.7 mm) to .75" (19.0 mm) and 1" (25.4 mm) to 1.5" (31.8 mm). These clamps provide a significant advancement for the industry, as a number of existing solutions either require tools for closure or consist of multiple components, which turns what should be a simple operation into a difficult and awkward process.

"As a founding member of BPSA, Nordson MEDICAL has been fortunate enough to have insight into the needs of the biopharm industry," comments Ken Davis, Global Marketing Manager for Nordson MEDICAL. "User-friendly solutions are increasingly demanded, and single-use systems have developed into an overwhelming market trend. Incorporating these factors into the PharmaLok™ has resulted in an ideal solution for our customers."

Easily operated with one hand, PharmaLok's patent-pending design allows effortless attachment of fittings to bag ports and filters. The user simply rests the fitting in the PharmaLok's regulation-sized slot, lightly grips the surrounding handles, and listens for the sound of clicks to confirm a secure connection.

Features & Benefits

  • Effortlessly, securely attaches sanitary fittings to bag ports and filters
  • Easy, one-handed closure—no tools needed
  • Materials meet USP Class VI & ISO 10993 criteria
  • ASME BPE 018 DT-7-1 compliant & DIN compliant
  • Repeatable use with consistent pressure on the gasket
  • Tamper evident and zip-tie compatible
  • Audible clicks when securely connected
  • 360° compression
  • Connects both plastic & stainless steel fittings
  • SIP/CIP compatible
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PharmaLok™ Clamps Technical Information

Materials
  • Glass-filled nylon
Sterilization
  • Autoclavable up to 273° F (134° C) for a maximum of 30 min
  • Gamma radiation up to 50 kGy
Sizes Fitting
  • .5" (12.7 mm) to .75" (19.0 mm)
  • 1" (25.4 mm) to 1.5" (38.1 mm)
Maximum Pressure
  • 80 psi (5.5 bar)
    • Conforms to ASME BPE-2014 PM-4.2.2
Temperature
  • Normal operating temperature -94° F (-70° C) to 140° F (60° C)
  • Cryogenic freezing to -112° F (-80° C)

.5" to .75" Clamps

BioProcessing Fittings Mini Flange Clamps

Easy-open and TC version mini flange clamps from .5" to .75".

1" to 1.5" Clamps

BioProcessing Fittings Maxi Flange Clamps

Easy-open and TC version maxi flange clamps from 1" to 1.5".

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