How to deliver compact, reliable and cost-effective solutions in world of Microfluidics
The world of Microfluidics is advancing quickly and as new developments and technologies arise so do the number of possible applications.
Maintaining a leading global position in this diverse arena is Bürkert Fluid Control Systems. The company has developed a microfluidics product line and has expanded it over the years based on experience and expertise in the field, working with its customers to deliver against demanding expectations.
Watch this video to see Bürkert miniature solenoid valve, which utilises TwinPower Technology come to life.
Microfluidic solenoid valves
Follow the link to read more about Bürkert’s solutions in the field of Clinical Diagnostics, Life Sciences and Intensive Care Technology.
But what is it about Bürkert that make them so good in the field of Microfluidics?
Bürkert uses an international network of Systemhaus Facilities to take requests from customers and develop them into finished products locally. Using a philosophy that has been developed over 15 years which allows the company's development engineers to pool resources and knowledge in order to solve problems at the Systemhaus design and development hubs.
Learn more about Bürkert Systemhaus Facilities.
The whole process focuses on the clients' requirements and how they can be delivered by the best qualified team in the most efficient way.
The first goal is to respond to every customer inquiry within 48 hours and provide an initial outline of the solution.
As soon as the project is initiated, a project manager is assigned and it is their responsibility to create a team that will pursue the project to completion. This team will contain all the necessary skills and expertise to design, simulate, prototype, construct and test the finished product. Working closely with the client, this team has the ability to ensure the most efficient methods are used to develop an idea into the completed design.
Bürkert Systemhaus Process for Microfluidic Solutions
1. Concept design
The first step for the team is to use their expertise to help the client understand all the available solutions and develop a design which will meet all the necessary specifications and standards as well as perform reliably and integrate with any existing infrastructure. By using 3D CAD animations or simulations combined with expert knowledge in manufacturing, materials and tool design, a firm production concept can be delivered at an early stage.
2. Project specification and Project planning
Once the concept is approved, the project is planned in detail with a full specification sheet defining exactly what will be delivered by the system and the requirements of each component. With such a wide range of standard products as well as the ability to create bespoke components, the project team can deliver a detailed product definition along with thorough documentation.
3. Sample Production
Within the Systemhaus facility it is only a short distance between the design office and the production areas, which helps in the communication of the product definition to the production engineers, who have the ability in some cases to deliver a functional model within 24 hours. The project team delivers the sample components to the client along with all the necessary local and global approvals to ensure that the design can go into production.
4. On-time delivery of solution
Each Systemhaus facility has a flexible development and prototyping space which enables the necessary machine tools, assembly areas and work areas required for each project to be located together and maintain the efficiencies of the project team involved. Using such a versatile and efficient workspace enables the Bürkert team to deliver the customer's requirements on time.
To read more about Bürkert’s philosophy and Bürkert’s expertise in Microfluidcs download their Microfluidics Brochure.
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