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    Pinch Valves

    Carten Sanitary Pinch Valves

    Sentinel Process has partnered with Carten to offer a line of sanitary pinch valves with unique advantages over traditional “throw-away” polymer components for shut-off single-use applications in bioprocessing.  All tubing brands and compounds can be operated indefinitely from batch-to-batch with no physical break to the process tubing thus preventing any possibility of contamination. The Carten pinch valve is a robust design manufactured using polished stainless steel.  These feature-rich pinch valves are customizable with quick turn-around time.

    Key Features:

    • Fits over existing tubing – no product exposure or breaks in tubing

    • Multi-Use functionality

    • Suitable for any tubing brand or compound

    • Interchangeable tube holder and compressor allows 2 valve bodies to support over 60 tube configurations

    • Fully autoclavable

    • Optional automated flow control

    • Optional real-time analytics for real-time monitoring

    • Optional open/close feedback sensor

    • Optional lock-out feature for User safety

    • Suitable for high pressure and solvents

    • XL version for high-pressure applications

    • Variety of mounting options

    Typical Applications Include:

    • Single-Use Filling

    • Single-Use Filtration

    • Single-Use Ultra-Pure Water Production

    • Single-Use Biopharmaceutical manufacturing

    • Single-Use Cell Culture

    • Single-Use Chromatography

    • Single-Use Aseptic biochemical production


     Pinch Valves for Single-Use Processing
    Tubing MaterialPlatinum-Cured Silicon or TPE (Additional Materials Upon Request)
    Tubing Size1/8” – 1” ID
    Body MaterialASTM A276/A479 316L (S31603)
    Bonnet MaterialASTM A276/A479 316L (S31603)
    Pressure RatingDependent on tubing selected
    Temperature RangeDependent on tubing selected
    Operating ModePneumatic and Manual
    InstrumentationCompatible with IFM, Turck and Burkert solutions