Biowelder® TC Sterile Tube Welding Device
Automated Sterile Tube Welding for Total Containment
Advanced biomanufacturing processes require advanced tools to provide reliable connections between components. The Biowelder® TC is an automated device for making sterile connections between thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing elements. This proven technology uses unique rotating tube holders to connect dry- or liquid-filled TPE tubing and ensures total containment of process fluids by reconnecting discarded tube ends. Validation protocols ensure that Biowelder® TC connections are sterile.
Device can accommodate tube sizes from 1/4" to 1" OD and supports co-welding of varied TPE brands. Tubes can be dry, wetted or filled.
2. Total Containment
Patented technology creates two welds to prevent environmental contamination from discarded tube ends.
An operator starts the automated welding process via the LCD touch screen.
4. Error Prevention
Tube holders are color-coded for ease of use.
5. Ultra Safe Connection
The thermal welds are extraordinarily stable and ensure a sterile connection.
|Type designation||BioWelder® TC, BWTC|
|Power connection||100 VAC–240 VAC|
|Input frequency||50|60 Hz|
|Power input||300 VA|
|In and out connections||Device plug C14 max. 250VAC Ethernet jack type RJ45|
|Power connection of fuse||2 × 3.15 A T (Type FST)|
|Operating temperature||+5°C – +40°C|
|Place of use||Indoor (Laboratory|
|Transient overvoltage||Overvoltage category II|
|Altitude||up to 2000 m|
|Humidity||– 80% up to 31°C, linearly diminishing to 50%
– relative humidity at 40°C, not condensing
|Degree of protection||IP20|
|External size (L × W × H)||555 mm × 261 mm × 269 mm|
|Power cord||According to local regulations
– minimum 3 × AWG18 or 3 × 0.75 mm2
– minimum local mains supply voltage
|Welding Cycle||1 min 30–2 min 30 (depending on tube diameters and material)|
|Standard settings for||TuFlux® TPE, C-Flex® 374*, AdvantaFlex® , PharMed® * BPT, SaniPure™* BDF™|
|Minimum tubing length 4||450 mm|
|Max operating pressure validated||1 bar|
For further details, please refer to enclosed datasheet.