Fluid path - connectors

Q-Clamp

Overview

Q-Clamp: click to secure connectivity

Q-Clamp is an innovative sanitary clamp, designed to help create integral connection throughout your fluid path and reduce potential leaks. Supporting the validation of connections throughout your bioprocess Q-Clamp's unique closure ratchet system is designed to work with sanitary ferrules aligned to ISO and ASME BPE standards.

  • Unique design for correct flange and gasket alignment
  • Removes potential for gasket over-compression
  • Patented single-handed tool-free clamping
  • Ergonomic design to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury

Unique design to safeguard the integrity of your fluid path

Constructed from two unique parts, manufactured in a Class 7 cleanroom, Q-Clamp allows for complete fluid path connection integrity.

Q-Clamp has a bumped hinge to hold the clamp open, supporting efficient ferrule and gasket alignment. The internally tapered design of Q-Clamp's bottom half has over 180 degrees coverage of the ferrule, enabling retention and maximum operator efficiency.

Overcoming the challenge of over-compressing a gasket in a connection, Q-Clamp has a tool-free ratchet closing system that can be performed in seconds with one hand.

These innovative design features combine to help safeguard your fluid-path connections by reducing potential leakage.

Features and benefits

  • Unique design for correct flange and gasket alignment
  • Removes potential for gasket over-compression
  • Closure system designed for ferrules aligned to ISO and ASME BPE standards
  • Ease of one-handed assembly

Technical summary

Max. operating pressure101 psi
Operating temperature range-5 - 40 °C
Operating temperature range23 - 104 °F
Shelf life3 years
CertificationADCF, ISO 14644-1 Class 7, ISO 9001, ISO10993, USP Class VI 
TC Size½-¾ TC - 1-1½ TC in

Technical Summary table lists features available within the range. See ‘Technical specifications’ tab for model specific information.

Specifications

Technical specifications

Q-Clamp
Autoclave stability135 °C (275 °F) for 30 minutes, repeatable 3 cycles 
CertificationADCF, ISO 14644-1 Class 7, ISO 9001, ISO10993, USP Class VI 
Gamma stabilityMax 50kGy Cumulative 
Quantity10, 50, 100 PCS
Sterilisation methodsAutoclave, Gamma, Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) compatible 
Max. operating pressure7 bar
Max. operating pressure101 psi
Shelf life3 years
Fluid temperature range2 - 40 °C
Fluid temperature range35 - 104 °F
Operating temperature range-5 - 40 °C
Operating temperature range23 - 104 °F
TC Size½-¾ TC - 1-1½ TC in

Q-Clamp dimensions

Materials of construction

Literature

Brochures

  1. BioPure overview (EN).pdf
    PDF - 572.4kb
  2. BioPure overview (US).pdf
    PDF - 581.6kb

Datasheet

  1. Q-Clamp datasheet (EN).pdf
    PDF - 472.1kb
  2. Q-Clamp datasheet (EN).pdf
    PDF - 472.1kb

Other Resources

  1. ½ inch - ¾ inch Q-Clamp technical drawing.pdf
    PDF - 254.2kb
  2. Q-Clamp tamper evident cover technical drawing.pdf
    PDF - 181.2kb
  3. ½ inch - ¾ inch Q-Clamp technical drawing.pdf
    PDF - 254.2kb
  4. 1 inch - 1½ inch Q-Clamp technical drawing.pdf
    PDF - 280.7kb
  5. 1 inch - 1½ inch Q-Clamp technical drawing.pdf
    PDF - 280.7kb
  6. Q-Clamp tamper evident cover technical drawing.pdf
    PDF - 181.2kb

Tamper evident cover

The tamper evidence cover (TEC) is a single molded part, manufactured in an ISO 14644-1 Class 7 cleanroom. The design follows the contours of the Q-Clamp ratchet mechanism, ensuring that once connected, it is no longer possible to open the clamp.

  • Autoclavable and gamma stable
  • Lot traceable
  • Pressure rated up to 7 bar (100 psig)

TEC is lot traceable throughout the supply chain and offers an option to customize the logo on the front of the cover.

 

BioPure Q-Clamp clips

 

Operating instructions 

BioPure Q-Clamp clips

Compliance

Production facilities:

  • Components are manufactured and packed within an ISO 14644 Class 7 cleanroom
  • The quality management systems of the production facilities are certified to ISO9001 and ISO14001

Post sterilised product are tested to a range of current USP, EP and FDA standards. These include:

  • USP and ISO 10993 Parts 6, 10 and 11 In Vivo for Biological Reactivity
  • USP and ISO 10993 Part 5 for In Vitro Cytotoxicity
  • Extractables studies have been performed using a single solvent approach
  • Available in eight colours; blue, grey, orange, purple, green, red, yellow and clear

Order Information

Product codes

Q-Clamp product codes

Description Partcode
Q-CLAMP, 1/2" - 3/4", 10 PCS/PK 1032-0075-0010
Q-CLAMP, 1/2" - 3/4", 100 PCS/PK 1032-0075-0100
Q-CLAMP, 1" - 1 1/2", 10 PCS/PK 1032-0150-0010
Q-CLAMP, 1" - 1 1/2", 50 PCS/PK 1032-0150-0050
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, CLEAR, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0001-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, BLUE, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0002-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, GREY, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0003-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, ORANGE, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0004-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, YELLOW, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0005-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, RED, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0006-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, GREEN, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0007-0100
Q-CLAMP TAMPER EVIDENT COVER, PURPLE, 100 PCS/PK 1033-0008-0100

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