We not only provide our customers with components such as valves, pumps etc., but also design and manufacture Custom Manifolds to satisfy our customers' requirements. These manifolds contribute to decrease in plumbing and minimization of the internal volume. Depending on the manufacturing technologies a manifold with channels of the minimum width as narrow as 0.2 mm is also possible to provide.
Characteristics of Custom Manifolds
Suitable, highly chemically inert materials such as PEEK, PPS, PTFE, etc can be chosen for the manifold.
Flow channel configurations with a common inlet or a common outlet, and a radial type or a line type are available according to your requirements. Through the use of a bonding technique, 3D flow channel configurations that cannot be produced by machining process are possible.
Number of Mounted Valves
The number of mounted valves can be selected. We have the experience of manufacturing a manifold unit with 192 valves.
Examples of Custom Manifolds
The valve mechanism is built into the manifold to make a single integrated unit.
Easy to design an economical model in comparison to a valve mounted type as the structure is simple.
Fewer parts are used, which contributes to a compact size.
Mounted valves are unable to be exchanged for repair.
Unsuitable for complicated channel configurations.
Valve Mounted Type
Multiple valves are mounted on a manifold in which only the channels are machined. Gaskets (mainly elastomers) are used for the channel connection parts. (Advantages) Mounted valves can be replaced for repair. Suitable for a manifold unit using lots of valves. The photo is an example of a manifold mounted with 196 valves.
Mounted valves can be replaced for repair.
Suitable for a manifold unit using lots of valves. The photo is an example of a manifold mounted with 196 vales.
Can combine bonded chips, manifolds made of special materials such as ceramics, and other components such as pumps etc. and various structures of manifold can be produced.
Gaskets (mainly elastomers) are necessary. Therefore, chemical compatibility may be restricted.
By directly connecting each port of multiple valves in line, a flow channel is produced. A manifold block is not used.
Manifold block is not used meaning less space is required.
Valves are able to be replaced for repair.
Gaskets (mainly elastomers) are necessary for the connecting parts. Therefore, chemical compatibility may be restricted.
Basically, only a line-type of flow configuration is available.
Unsuitable for a manifold unit using many valves.