Analytical instruments rely on syringe pumps to deliver precise amounts of fluid for analysis. These can vary from single syringe systems to multiple, highly automated syringe systems. Syringe pumps can come in standard or highly customized configurations that vary dependent on factors such as media and lifetime expectancy. One of the key components of a syringe pump is the seal, which not only provides a sealing control function but also helps to regulate the friction within the syringe system. A well-made seal such as our OmniSeal® solution will extend maintenance intervals and help the system deliver precise levels of fluid for a longer period of time.
Saint-Gobain Seals offers sealing solutions in a number of low friction materials that are ideal for the syringe pump application. With over 22 FDA compliant or USP Class VI certified materials, there are plenty of materials from which to choose the precise fit for this application. Typical materials for the syringe pump application include PTFE, PTFE blends, UHMWPE and UHMWPE blends.