Hollis, NH July 29, 2014 – The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announces the release of its newest Diaphragm Isolation liquid Valve. This 6.4 mm diaphragm isolation valve improves performance of Clinical Diagnostic and Analytical Chemistry systems requiring precision fluid and delivers liquid dispense performance in a very small package. At just 6.4 mm wide it can be easily mounted over microplates improving performance and saving space. When mounted on a manifold the R6’s ultra-small footprint enables smaller and more efficient fluidic circuits by taking less space and shortening fluid channels. The R6 provides solutions to today’s demanding analytical, clinical and agent detection applications

"As we listened to the future requirements of life science OEMs the need for simplified and compact instrument designs became clear.” says Don McNeil, Senior Product Manager for Parker Hannifin. "Our new R6 valve enables OEM’s to design fluid circuits that take less space and are more efficient. It compact footprint enables it to be mounted as close as 7mm centers. With an internal volume of only 8.1 uL the R6 valve is ideal for low carryover designs and reduces use of precious reagents.”

The Parker R6 is ideal for applications such as in-vitro diagnostics, hematology, molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry, genomics, proteomics, liquid handling, sample preparation, chromatography and precision flow control.

“We are very excited about another addition to our precision fluidic product portfolio. Last year we introduced the Parker Smart Syringe Pump which offers the highest performance in the smallest package on the market. We are excited that with this expanded portfolio that Parker can provide the pumps and valves needed across today’s laboratory instrumentation, including sampling, reagent addition, wash, waste and decontamination sub systems.”

Parker Precision Fluidics is a market leader in miniature, low power, light-weight and high performance fluidic products. More information is available at www.parker.com/precisionfluidics/r6valve or email [email protected]

With annual sales of $13 billion in fiscal year 2013, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 58,000 people in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 57 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.parker.com or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.