Bioprocessing Components
The new SF Series is based on design concepts calling for a heavy-duty part with superior side load strength, while providing superior flow through characteristics; making them the connectors of choice for single-use bioprocesses.
Sanitary Fittings

SF Series, Sanitary Fittings, offers more choices for single-use applications

Now Biopharmaceutical companies have additional choices for their single-use needs. The SF Series sanitary fitting line is the latest product addition from Nordson MEDICAL and the perfect solution for biopharm applications.

SF Series sanitary fittings from Nordson MEDICAL are designed for use in single-use container fluid transport systems, manifolds and wherever sensitive fluids must be transferred. The flanged fittings, which are offered in sizes of 1-½” (“Maxi”), and the popular ¾” (“Mini”) size commonly used with small tubing sizes, both work with flanges made to the ISO 2852 and ASME-BPE specifications*. SF Series sanitary fittings incorporate 600 Series barbs for easy use with silicone, C-Flex® or Tygon® tubing.

The new SF Series is based on design concepts calling for a heavy-duty part with superior side load strength, while providing superior flow through characteristics; making them the connectors of choice for single-use bioprocesses. Pharmaceutical professionals find these plastic plastics fittings offer all the benefits of disposable parts while offering performance capabilities not found in earlier versions of flanged fittings.

The SF Series is available in two styles and animal-free materials to meet the industry's needs. Both mini and maxi flanges are available in animal-free polypropylene and Kynar®, the mini and maxi caps are available in animal-free polypropylene, and all materials are USP Class VI rated. Five size options range from 1/4” (6.4 mm) to 1” (25.4 mm) and include male 600 series hose single barbs configurations with no parting lines on critical sealing surfaces. These sanitary fittings can be sterilized using either EtO, autoclaving or gamma techniques. “Feedback from customers indicate they really like our new sanitary fitting caps because of the large surface area they provide for gloved operators to grab onto when handling them,” says Ken Davis, Global Marketing Manager. These new sanitary fittings and highly efficient caps have been tested to interconnect with other commonly available plastic and traditional stainless steel parts. Nordson MEDICAL also sells platinum cured silicone gaskets to complete the seal operation.

Robust Sanitary Fittings

SF Series Features:

SF Series Benefits:

SF Series Specifications:

Animal-free materials No BSE documentation required. Materials: Animal free polypropylene, natural PVDF
Radiused flow surfaces Smooth, uninterrupted flow. Leak Resistance: Tested at 80 psi air under water for 90 seconds with no leaks.
"Mini" and "Maxi" sizes Easily retrofits to current operations and works with commercially available PharmaLok and other biopharmaceutical clamps. Tubing Removal Force:
1/4" PP with C-Flex shore tubing: 21 lbs.
1/2" PP with C-Flex shore A tubing: 89 lbs.
1" PP with C-Flex shore A tubing: 121 lbs.
No particulate build-up Interior surfaces controlled to 15 Ra microinch. Interior Surface Finish: 15 Ra Microinch
Tubing Sizes: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1"
 

SFMN655

Mini flange to 600 series barb, 1/4" (6.4 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMN670

Mini flange to 600 series barb, 3/8" (9.5 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMN680

Mini flange to 600 series barb, 1/2" (12.7 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMN6100

Mini flange to 600 series barb, 3/4" (19.0 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMX655

Maxi flange to 600 series barb, 1/4" (6.4 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMX670

Maxi flange to 600 series barb, 3/8" (9.5 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMX680

Maxi flange to 600 series barb, 1/2" (12.7 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMX6100

Maxi flange to 600 series barb, 3/4" (19.0 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMX6110

Maxi flange to 600 series barb, 1.0" (25.4 mm) tubing ID, animal-free polypropylene, natural PVDF

SFMNC

Mini cap, animal-free polypropylene

SFMXC

Maxi cap, animal-free polypropylene

GMN450

Molded gasket for Mini flange, platinum-cured silicone

GMX455

Molded gasket for Maxi flange, platinum-cured silicone

SF Series Instrument Tees Compatible with Existing Instrumentation

SF Series Instrument Tees work well with existing pharmaceutical instrumentation and are available in 1/2" and 1" tubing IDs. Critical to a successful single-use implementation, the fittings work for pressure testing, fluid transfer, and filtration applications. The configuration is a standard 1.5" TC style interface on the instrument side and tee style for the fluid path. The fittings also utilize Nordson MEDICAL’s popular 600 series barb, which is ideally suited for silicone and TPE tubing. Constructed of either Nordson MEDICAL’s standard polyethylene resin or as demand warrants, RENOLIT SOLMED Granuflex 4301 resin, the instrument tees utilize materials found in many single-use bags being used around the world.

Instrument Tee Features & Benefits:

Instrument Tee Specifications:

Works with existing pharmaceutical instrumentation Materials: Animal free Polyethylene
RENOLIT SOLMED Granuflex 4301 resin
Single-use technology Tubing Sizes: 1/2" and 1" tubing IDs
ASME BPE compliant interface on the instrument side Configuration:
1.5" TC style
Tee style for the fluid path  
600 series barb  
Common industry materials  
 

SFMXT680

Tee Sanitary Fitting, Maxi Flange to 600 Series Barb, 1/2" (12.7 mm) Tubing ID, Value Pharma™ Resin, Granuflex Polyethylene

SFMXT6110

Tee Sanitary Fitting, Maxi Flange to 600 Series Barb, 1" (25.4 mm) Tubing ID, Value Pharma™ Resin, Granuflex Polyethylene