Precision fluid control products – just what the doctor ordered

Precision fluid control products – just what the doctor ordered  

Quality, performance and reliability are prerequisites when it comes to selecting automated fluid-handling solutions for medical and scientific instruments. Here at the Lee Company, we know all about the demands of sectors such as in-vitro diagnostics, respiratory care, laboratory science, drug discovery and environmental analysis. Indeed, ever since our formation in 1948 we’ve been busy pioneering miniature fluid control products capable of meeting the needs of instrument design engineers and developers the world over.

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Latest safety screens set a high bar

Sample analysis gets a ‘small’ boost in fluidic applications 

In miniature fluid control applications there are many prerequisites for system protection, not least the use of high-pressure safety screens offering simple installation and proven retention. It was these thoughts that spurred designers here at The Lee Company to create our latest range of HI-BAR insert-retained safety screens.

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Sample analysis gets a ‘small’ boost in fluidic applications

Sample analysis gets a ‘small’ boost in fluidic applications 

Designers of systems for sectors such as analytical chemistry, clinical/vitro diagnostics, human genomics, biotechnology and environmental analysis face many challenges. We know this through our regular dialogues with customers and the dedication that we apply to aiding accurate, reliable sample analysis in fluidic applications.

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Industry breathes sigh of relief thanks to latest pressure valve

Solenoid valve helps ventilator designers in battle against COVID-19.

The latest genvi™ LGV three-port miniature solenoid valve from The Lee Company is proving ideal for use in ventilators, as manufacturers rush to meet the current upsurge in demand due to coronavirus. With high flow capability, our genvi™ valve translates into improved efficiencies, which in turn means increased oxygen delivery or faster venting, for example.

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Industry breathes sigh of relief thanks to latest pressure valve

Industry breathes sigh of relief thanks to latest pressure valve 

Ever struggled to find an effective solution for controlling high upstream hydraulic pressure in applications where a constant volume pump is supplying more flow than the system requires? Well, here at The Lee Company we’ve been listening to your concerns on this very issue and have a great solution to offer: the compact Hi-Damped Pressure Relief Insert (HD PRI).

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The Lee Company puts a new spin on video tours

The Lee Company puts a new spin on video tours

Here at The Lee Company we’ve put together a new interactive video that shows our manufacturing facility and processes in a whole new light. Complete with 360° functionality, viewers can rotate around at will, to see in any direction. Simply position the cursor over the video, hold down the left mouse key and rotate away.

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Miniature fluid system components for the space industry

Houston, we have a problem - call The Lee Company 

In the space industry there exists a number of key market drivers, among the most important of which is fuel economy. Fuel is expected to last for long space missions, as there will unlikely be any opportunities to fill up on route! The upshot is that fluid system components for space vehicles need to be both lightweight and compact, without compromising vital design requirements such as reliability and safety.

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Lee Products Miniature Fluid control Products

Think big, design small

Designing fluid control systems for use in compact spaces often engenders its own set of challenges, with some designers concerned that miniature innovations somehow represent a compromise in performance. And yet, assuming you pick a reliable technology partner, nothing could be further from the truth. 

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Pumping up precision in medical and scientific applications

Pumping up precision in medical and scientific applications

There are certain tasks, in certain industries, which demand that little bit more when it comes to precision, and pumping is no exception, particularly within the fluidic systems deployed by the medical and scientific sectors. A dispense pump can be the system’s most essential component, which is precisely why our engineers here at The Lee Company have developed the class-leading LPD series of precision dispense pumps.

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Small-footprint solenoid valves offer big performance

Small-footprint solenoid valves offer big performance

Engineers are frequently tasked with designing portable or stationary instruments that have to meet highly demanding size, power and weight limitations. Nothing unusual in that, you might think. Well, yes, except there’s a caveat. These objectives must be met without sacrificing core attributes such as system-level performance and quality.

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Solenoid valves in full flow

Solenoid valves in full flow 

As engineers, we sometimes need that little bit more when it comes to the performance of our engineering components. OK, so this requirement is usually application dependent, but there are plenty examples in industry today that demand performance levels over and above that offered by standard products. And this includes solenoid valves.

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Oil and gas industry plugs into the latest seal technology

Oil and gas industry plugs into the latest seal technology 

As oil and gas wells continue to forage deeper and deeper, drilling, completion and production equipment is subject to ever-increasing hydrostatic pressures. What’s more, when equipment returns to the surface, pressure may remain within the tool, thus requiring a safe purging process.

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The medical device industry's quiet solenoid valve

The medical device industry’s quiet solenoid valve

Have you ever been frustrated by the inherent clicking noise that emanates from an energised solenoid valve? All that hard work put into the design of your medical device or instrument, with its sophisticated functionality and sleek good looks – all somewhat overshadowed by the click, click, click of metal-to-metal solenoid contact.

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Critical component protection in a small, lightweight package

Critical component protection in a small, lightweight package 

As engineers, we all appreciate the need to protect critical hydraulic and pneumatic components. Whether your industry is aerospace, oil and gas, motorsport or machine tools, etched safety screens that protect relief valves, nozzles and orifices from rogue particles of contamination and debris are an integral design requirement

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Delivering constant flow regardless of pressure changes

Delivering constant flow regardless of pressure changes

Whatever the application or industry, be it aerospace, oil and gas, or motorsport, when it comes to micro-hydraulics, flow control is a big deal. However, one specific parameter can spoil the party with regard to the successful deployment of flow control valves – pressure!

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Permanent, leak-proof seals for cross-port passageways

Permanent, leak-proof seals for cross-port passageways

Many of you will be familiar with the challenges of sealing cross-port passageways, particularly if the passageways in question are deep and/or difficult to access. Here at Lee Products our design and development teams have been busy overcoming this challenge.

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Solenoid valves that stay in state even during power loss

Solenoid valves that stay in state even during power loss

The design engineers among you will be aware of certain applications where traditional solenoid valves simply do not suffice. Such projects might include systems where the valve needs to stay in state during a power loss event, or battery-operated systems that need to exhibit long working life, or even power-critical systems with extended ‘on’ periods.

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Miniature positive displacement pumps aid self-priming at altitude

Miniature positive displacement pumps aid self-priming at altitude

Any design engineer tasked with specifying a miniature positive displacement (PD) fuel pump for small to medium unmanned aerial systems will be highly aware of the challenges in hand. Such challenges include self-priming at altitude and the need to reduce cavitation. With these thoughts in mind, our R&D team here at Lee Products set about creating an optimised solution. Following an intensive period of development we are now proud to unveil the company’s new family of high-quality Positive Displacement Pumps.

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