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Bürkert’s Robolux multi-port diaphragm valve cleans up in the nutraceuticals industry

The rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar nutraceuticals industry depends on ultra-pure installations. This is where Bürkert's compact Robolux multi-port diaphragm valve really cleans up, as our latest blog explains.

Nutraceuticals are nutritional products that provide health and medical benefits, for example dietary supplements. They can strengthen the immune system, lower cholesterol and protect the body’s cells, which explains their growing popularity.

Market research projects worldwide sales of nutraceuticals will reach US$250 billion by 2018. Ensuring these products are produced to the highest quality standards is of paramount importance. That's where Bürkert's Robolux multi-port diaphragm valve comes into its own.

What is the Robolux multi-port diaphragm valve?

These multi-way, multi-port diaphragm valves were developed with ultra-pure installations in mind. They can be integrated into complex systems within a considerably more compact footprint and are perfect for a system approach. Robolux block valves allow existing process sequences to be converted to Robolux and redesigned. The consequent simplification of the piping system and its components results in space savings and lower installation and maintenance costs.

Burkert diaphragm valve

In a compact unit the equipment automates functions for the two independently controllable drive halves. The compact body features a hygienic design, adverse cleaning agents against resistant materials and a practical high IP protection. It also minimises internal volume and produces no dead flow zones. The results of which are manifold: better flow and evacuation properties, cleaning and changeover of the interfaces is easier and faster, and there’s less wastage of expensive chemicals and ingredients.

'A complete process solution'

Combined with Bürkert’s ELEMENT control head the Robolux valve provides a complete process solution. Field level valves can be equipped with all the required automation components such as pilot valves, optical status indicators and electrical feedback units. Furthermore, the new decentralised automation concept provides a compact alternative to central switching cabinets. Leading to significant cost and time savings associated with installation and trouble-shooting.

Controlling the hygienic process valves, using the control head as a central unit, allows it to perform all pneumatic actuation, feedback and diagnostic functions, and bus communication. An integrated three-colour optical status display, with high-power LEDs, gives a visual overview of valve status at the field level. As well as giving electrical feedback to the master controller, it also signals the current switching position of the process valve. Therefore facilitating diagnosis and maintenance within the system itself.

For more information please visit www.burkert.co.uk/en.

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Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases.

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