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iDP Diaphragm Isolation Valves for Dialysis Treatment

Home hemodialysis continues to gain traction as an industry standard by providing the opportunity for more frequent treatments, possibly even while the patient sleeps, for a dramatically improved quality of life.

For over 20 years, dialysis equipment makers have chosen Humphrey Products' diaphragm isolation valves as an effective and dependable fluid control solution. Today, they are the obvious choice of equipment meant for the home.

 

iDP Kidney Dialysis Valve Features

Constructed simply for reliability and with a variety of materials compatible for water purification, pH level control and cleaning fluids, Humphrey iDP kidney dialysis valves are offered in 2- or 3-port solenoid valves and either digital or proportional control.

Fluid temperature, flow capacity and maximum pressure ratings have been optimized for dialysis treatment, and the diaphragm isolation valve operator is encapsulated to perform in dry or humid environments.

 

How iDP Valve Modifications Improve Performance

Additional features for our diaphragm isolation valve meet the demands of more diverse dialysis applications.

New features include:

  • FFKM elastomer for high-temperature compatibility, including steam
  • Compact manifold mount type for overall space savings in equipment
  • Stepper-operated proportional valve for precision variable flow control of fluids
  • High-pressure option can control fluid media up to 80 psi

New attributes to iDP valves were developed to meet various hemodialysis requirements and have given us a high market share in the industry.

 

Humphrey iDP Valves Boost Home Hemodialysis

The Humphrey iDP kidney dialysis valves have contributed to the success of new equipment targeted specifically for home hemodialysis.  Their selection was based on a proven history of performance and reliability in dialysis equipment.

Recent features added to the iDP kidney dialysis valve series were a direct result of the needs of equipment for the home to improve patient independence and overall quality of life.

Call 1.800.477.8707 or contact us online for more information on our iDP kidney dialysis valves.

Diverse Solenoid Valve Applications

Humphrey Products has specialized in making direct-acting pneumatic solenoid valves for more than 60 years. Our Balanced Solenoid Valve Series offer universal functionality for various solenoid valve applications, thanks to compact sizes and flexible designs.

 

Balanced Solenoid Valve Features

Our Balanced Valve Series includes several models that have:

  • Multi-purpose piping: pipe any valve for vacuum, low or high pressure, and as normally closed or open, diverter or selector
  • 2-, 3- and 4-port solenoid valve configurations
  • Individual valve or manifold mount models
  • 15-, 19- and 25-mm sizes (1/8, 1/4 and 3/8 pipe ports)
  • Excellent flow capacity
  • Industry low leak rates
  • Environmentally protected models (IP67 ingress protection)

 

Benefits of Using Humphrey’s Balanced Solenoid Valves

Developed with equipment makers in mind, the Balanced Valve Series’ design is simple, reliable and cost-effective.  The flexible, direct-acting pressure-balanced construction makes each valve ideal for a long cycle life in a variety of applications.

Watch our video for a detailed analysis, and contact us to learn more about our products.

Humphrey Products to Showcase Medtech Valves at MD&M West 2023

The Humphrey Products team will be in Anaheim, California at the MD&M West 2023 medtech conference from February 7-9, 2023. Medical design manufacturers, innovators and industry leaders will come together to learn about new technology, build relationships and network.

Humphrey Products will join hundreds of other industry experts, engineers and thought leaders to highlight our innovative proportional and solenoid valve solutions. We will be at booth 1525 for the duration of the trade show.

We will showcase liquid handling and valve applications, including our:

The team looks forward to making new professional connections and continuing to build existing partnerships to better serve our customers. Add us to your Show Planner online here.

Call 1-800-477-8707 or contact Humphrey Products online for product and service information.

ABOUT HUMPHREY PRODUCTS

Humphrey is recognized as a leading producer of pneumatic and liquid control products, serving organizations worldwide. With expertise in a wide range of industries and proven valve technology, the company is able to engineer unique solutions for medical applications, analytical equipment, commercial and industrial operations and more.

ABOUT MD&M West

MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies and innovative thinkers to create powerful solutions and life-changing medical devices.

Humphrey Products to Attend COMPAMED 2022

Humphrey Products has built its reputation on a wide assortment of custom valve solutions for media-handling components and valves in the medical industry. The team will feature those applications at COMPAMED 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from November 14 to 17.

Humphrey Products will host a display in Hall 8B, booth G20-1, to showcase its liquid handling and valve applications. The product lineup will include:

The team will also debut MiDP, the new stepper motor-driven proportional valve developed to precisely control the delivery of aggressive chemicals and reagents.

Call 1-800-477-8707 or contact Humphrey Products online for product and service information.

ABOUT HUMPHREY PRODUCTS
Humphrey is recognized as a leading producer of pneumatic and liquid control products, serving organizations worldwide. Our expertise in a wide range of industries is based on technologies proven in our range of solenoid valve and specialty valve products, enabling us to engineer unique solutions for medical, analytical, test and measurement, commercial and industrial applications.

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, we have an experienced staff of more than 200 employees. We serve customers globally through a network of authorized distributors located around the world.

ABOUT COMPAMED
COMPAMED is the leading international trade fair for the supplier market and medical manufacturing. The fair is geared toward focusing on diversity to shape the future of medical technology. It also serves as a hub where medical professionals and manufacturers can meet and network.

Using Humphrey Products Online Catalog for Distributors

Our online product catalog is designed to cater to the needs of design engineers, technical buyers and Humphrey distributors. We’ve created a tutorial explaining how to browse our pneumatic and solenoid valve selection.

Two Search Methods

  1. Use the search field in the upper left corner of our web pages to find a specific product based on its model number or Humphrey valve series. The product should appear in the search results for you to view product details.
  2. Select the Products tab from the upper ribbon. A product features menu will appear on the left side of the screen, where you can search by broad category or specific valve attributes. It’s best to start from the top of the menu and work your way down. The search results will refresh with each feature selection.

Product Line Selection

This online catalog section is located at the bottom of the left-hand menu and is intended for Humphrey distributors. It provides introductory material on products and links to our online brochure and product videos. As you narrow your search, you can select and compare different valves to learn about their advantages.

Product Detail Pages

Each product page includes an image of the valve, the series and the model number. You’ll find the product description, specifications, downloadable PDFs and technical sheets.

Product pages include application examples for each valve and links to accessories and related products. View or download a CAD model or 2D drawing, which are good resources for clients.

Each valve’s list price and availability are refreshed daily, so you can provide your clients with up-to-date pricing information.

Humphrey distributors can also use the HSIS login at the bottom of any web page to access additional products and lead times information that isn’t available to the public.

Watch our video tutorial for a complete walk-through of our online catalog, and contact us for product information.

Learn About Our ProControl Proportional Solenoid Valves

Humphrey ProControl Proportional Solenoid Valves offer a wide variety of pressure opportunities for pneumatic applications. These proportional solenoid valves deliver variable control of compressed air or inert gases based on the corresponding input current to the coil.

Types of Proportional Solenoid Valves

Humphrey offers five different types of flow capacity:

  • Mini PV3 and PV10 solenoid valves: These valves offer precise control in confined spaces, cost-effectively. They deliver 0-32 and 0-75 LPM, respectively.
  • PC30 solenoid valves: Mid-size valves with additional flow capacity ranging from 0-225 LPM.
  • Servoid series: These valves are extremely precise and are excellent for various low-pressure settings. They deliver 0-200 LPM.
  • Balanced servoid: Stable performance regardless of upstream pressure changes. This solenoid valve is the industry standard for biomedical critical care patient ventilators.

Control Output Flow Options

Proportional solenoid valves can be used in medical, analytical, instrumentation, test, measurement, factory automation and process control applications.

These valves come with three types of flow options:

  • Selectable: Delivers unique output flow within each cycle.
  • Incremental: Adjusts flow at a predetermined amount within each cycle.
  • Dynamic: Responds continuously to downstream demands.

Proportional Valve Driver

Proportional valve drivers are intended for valves that run on one amp or less, regardless of the valve manufacturer. You can conveniently test, evaluate and use proportional valves with a proportional valve driver in real-time.

Check out our video breakdown for more information. Contact us to learn more about our products.

Breaking Down Proportional Solenoid Valves

Humphrey ProControl™ Proportional Solenoid Valves are an excellent option for pneumatic applications that require variable or controlled valve output flow.

Proportional Solenoid Valves - How They Work

Proportional valves are small two-port, normally closed, direct-acting solenoid valves. They respond precisely to the amount of input current applied to its solenoid. From a stabilized upstream pressure source, customers can expect precise and consistent variable output flow performance for millions of cycles. Output flow adjusts precisely to minor changes in input current.

Proportional valves can enhance pneumatic system performance with soft starts, precision stops, and reduced shock during operation. In closed-loop systems, proportional valves will deliver precise flow control and instantaneous response, even with minute adjustments from input sensors.

The ProControl™ Offering

Today, Humphrey offers three standard valve models and two customizable valve platforms from our Engineered Solutions group. Standard models:

Modifications to standard valves are possible and welcomed. Humphrey can optimize valve performance with an understanding of OEM customer requirements. Contact procontrolway@humphrey-products.com.

The ProControl™ Servoid Series are tailored to specific customer requirements. Featuring very high flow from a low supply pressure source, the Servoid Series can deliver extremely precise and linear output flow with low hysteresis and high-resolution characteristics.

Proportional Solenoid Valve Drivers

Most OEM customers drive proportional valves from their onboard PCB. For others, Valve Drivers are available and are used to take input signals sourced from sensors and deliver appropriate output current to operate the solenoid. Customers use drivers to test, evaluate and use proportional valves on benchtops or in proportional valve projects. Humphrey offers it’s driver with the ProControl™ PCD.

Advantages of Proportional Solenoid Valves

  • Consistent operation without voltage changes
  • Tight seal at rest
  • Low hysteresis
  • Low power consumption
  • Excellent resolution
  • Compact construction

Check out our video breakdown for more information. Contact us to learn more about our products.

Discover Medical Technology Innovations at MD&M West 2022

Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. For nearly 40 years, serious professionals from all over the world have come to MD&M West – the largest MedTech event in North America – to find the technology, information, and resources to build life-changing medical devices.

Humphrey Products “wouldn’t miss it,” says technical product manager Deron Kaczorowski. The company’s experience in the miniaturization of valves and subsystems for liquid, vacuum, low- and high-pressure applications is particularly important in medical device manufacturing.

But new medical device innovations often need new component technology to ensure optimum performance, so MD&M West is more a “meeting of minds” than a tradeshow, said Mike Hammond, director of product management. “Every year, we meet people designing the future of medicine and get to talk through the challenges they’re facing.”

These conversations are exciting for Humphrey Products, which has an entire division devoted to the design and manufacture of custom valves and valve systems for the MedTech industry. In the last half-century, Humphrey Products’ Life Science Group has worked side-by-side with medical device designers and engineers from the pre-prototype phase through production and field testing to develop components for respiratory equipment, dialysis machines, automated slide stainers and more. They even developed a product to pilot the pumping of the first artificial heart.

For a company with innovation in its blood, the annual MD&M West expo is a must-attend event, indeed.

Meet the Humphrey Products team at the Medical Design & Manufacturing conference at the Anaheim Convention Center from April 12-14, 2022. Stop by booth 2891 to explore new products and weigh in on new valve concepts.

ABOUT HUMPHREY PRODUCTS
Humphrey is recognized as a leading producer of pneumatic and liquid control products, serving organizations worldwide. With expertise in a wide range of industries and proven valve technology, the company is able to engineer unique solutions for medical applications, analytical equipment, commercial and industrial operations, and more.

ABOUT MD&M West
MD&M West brings together MedTech engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers to create powerful solutions and life-changing medical devices.

Industrial Design & Manufacturing Company Humphrey Products to Host Job Fair in Kalamazoo

Humphrey Products continues its recruiting efforts as the company hosts another job fair on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Humphrey’s headquarters at 5070 East N Avenue in Kalamazoo.

Representatives from the Humphrey Products Human Resources team will speak with prospective candidates and take applications for all open positions, including:

  • Assembly
  • Buyer
  • Design Engineer
  • Machinist
  • Master Production Scheduler
  • Sales Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer Product Design Intern

This is the growing company’s second job fair in recent months. “Our September job fair was very fruitful,” says human resources manager Laura Oliver. “We have so much talent in this area, and hosting these events ourselves gives us an opportunity to spend more one-on-one time with candidates and find the right fit for their skills.”

An industry leader in the design and manufacturing of pneumatic and liquid control products, Humphrey Products offers competitive salaries and incentive programs for every position. The dynamic team values an open exchange of ideas, innovation and collaboration, making it a rewarding place to work.

For more information about the upcoming job fair, please call 269.216.5145 or email loliver@humphrey-products.com.

ABOUT HUMPHREY PRODUCTS
Humphrey is recognized as a leading producer of pneumatic and liquid control products, serving organizations worldwide. Our expertise in a wide range of industries is based on technologies proven in our range of solenoid valve and specialty valve products, enabling us to engineer unique solutions for medical, analytical, test and measurement, commercial and industrial applications.

Humphrey Products to Attend COMPAMED 2021

Humphrey Products built its reputation on a wide assortment of engineered solutions for media-handling components and valves in the medical industry, and the team is excited to showcase those applications at the 2021 COMPAMED international trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, from November 15 to 18.

COMPAMED is a melting-pot for high-tech medical solutions where medical manufacturers and suppliers meet with heads of research and development, production managers, engineers and technicians to discover diverse MedTech solutions.

The trade show features products including:

  • Manufactured products and parts
  • Services
  • Digital technology
  • Microtechnology
  • Raw materials
  • Adhesives

Humphrey Products will host a display in Hall 14, section D24, to showcase our liquid-handling and valve applications. We will also meet with OEM manufacturers, process and design engineers and technology procurement managers to build working relationships with companies around the world.

The product lineup will include:

Call 1-800-477-8707 or contact us online for product and service information.

ABOUT HUMPHREY PRODUCTS
Humphrey is recognized as a leading producer of pneumatic and liquid control products, serving organizations worldwide. Our expertise in a wide range of industries is based on technologies proven in our range of solenoid valve and specialty valve products, enabling us to engineer unique solutions for medical, analytical, test and measurement, commercial and industrial applications.

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, we have an experienced staff of more than 200 employees. We serve customers globally through a network of authorized distributors located around the world.

ABOUT COMPAMED
COMPAMED is the leading international trade fair for the supplier market and medical manufacturing. The fair is geared toward focusing on diversity to shape the future of medical technology. It also serves as a hub where medical professionals and manufacturers can meet and network.

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