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Robovalve Technology

Burkert's Robovalve Type 2035 multi-way multi-port valve technology is discussed below. Download the brochure or link to Robovlave products right from this page.

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About Robovalve Technology

At the heart of the Robovalve concept is the idea that valve bodies can be designed to address specific applications, such as forward flow, bypass flow, & reverse flow. If the valve body alone can perform this function, then we have succeeded in eliminating unnecessary piping, welding, & complex valve clusters. This is the Robovalve concept. Invented in the early 1990s, the development of Robovalve was a direct response to industry demands to minimize the system volume and dead legs inside BioProcess purification systems. The technology is patented and offers truly a unique solution for piping systems plagued by the inefficiencies of standard shut-off valves.

Robovalves are installed in Biopharmaceutical companies around the world. Even though designing a system with multi-way, multi-connection valves requires a little extra thinking at the beginning, you can be sure that the final result will always be worth the effort. When combining Robovalve technology with Burkert's Process Valves and Block Valves we are able to offer System Designers the best possible solution to challenging fluid control applications. The tables below provide an overview of the various applications and some of the Robovalves products they are typically used in.

 

Applications:


Valves for Building Manifolds (Buffer Inlets or Column Fraction Collection)

 
Robovalve with Double Actuator This valve body represents the most basic multi-way Robovalve. It is often combined with the 2S/4C valve below for construction of zero dead-leg manifolds systems. 2-Seat 3-Connection Robovalve

Double Actuator

2-Seat / 3-Con

 

Conventional Flow Diagram



Valves for Building Manifolds (Buffer Inlets or Column Fraction Collection)

 
Robovalve with Double Actuator
This valve is often combined with the 2S/3C valve above for use in construction of zero dead-leg manifolds systems.
2-Seat 3-Connection Robovalve

Double Actuator

2-Seat / 4-Con

 

Conventional Flow Diagram



A Single Valve Solution for Block, Bleed, & Divert Fluid Control Applications

 
RV50DS Actuator
This valve provides full shut off functionality at all three connection locations. Use for block, bleed, and divert applications
Robovalve Flow Diagram

Double & Single Actuators

3-Seat / 3-Con

Back View

 

Conventional Flow Diagram



3-Way Fluid Control, Excellent for Tank Inlets

 
RV50DS Actuator
Similar to the valve above, this single valve masters flow control in 3 directions from one valve body.
Robovalve Flow Diagram

Double & Single Actuators

3-Seat / 4-Con

Back View

 

Conventional Flow Diagram



4-Way Fluid Control for Transfer Panel Applications

 
RV50DS Actuator
Similar to the valve above, this single valve master flow control in 4 directions from one valve body.
Robovalve Flow Diagram

Dual Double Actuators

4-Seat / 4-Con

Back View

 

Conventional Flow Diagram



Forward Flow & ByPass Flow Valve: Ideal for MicroFiltration, Ultrafiltration & Hollow Fiber Devices

 
RV50DS Actuator
Steam your piping, but not your device - or use it to isolate a filter for storage in sanitizing solution.
Robovalve Flow Diagram

Double & Single Actuators

3-Seat / 4-Con

Back View

 

Conventional Flow Diagram



Forward Flow & Reverse Flow

 
RV50DS Actuator
Use this valve to change flow direction. The dead-leg flowpath enhances cleaning and reduces hold-up volume
Robovalve Flow Diagram

Dual Double Actuators

4-Seat / 4-Con

Back View

 

Conventional Flow Diagram



Forward, Reverse & ByPass Flow - The Chromatography Valve

 
RV50DDS Actuator
The Chromatography valve is the industry standard for efficiency & design in purification systems worlwide
Robovalve Flow Diagram

(2) Double & (1) Single Actuator

4-Seat / 4-Con

 

Conventional Flow Diagram



For further information and to see why Burkert really is the smart choice in fluid control systems please contact us for more information or download the literature below:

Robovalve Literature download