Sanitary Dry-Disconnect Couplings

for the Pharmaceutical & Food Industries
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Whether you are a small-scale lab, medium sized batch processor, or large manufacturer, we offer the right dry-disconnect coupling to suit your needs – with full support and validation from start to finish.

Beware! There are many so called “sanitary” dry-disconnect (dry-break) couplings on the market today. But most of them are based on poppet valve or ball valve designs. By nature, these couplings are not sanitary because they can trap liquid and allow bacteria to germinate. A poppet valve will always contain a dead volume of liquid, no matter what, and a ball valve design allows a dead space around the ball and the body. In the ball valve design, some manufacturers have attempted to eliminate the dead space by inserting plastic shims (PTFE fillers) around the ball. The problem with fillers is that you cannot be 100% sure if you have completely filled in the dead space. It would be impossible to determine the exact thickness required for the filler because of variations in the cast body and ball dimensions. If you assemble the body using a slightly thicker filler, the coupling will jam and make it impossible to turn the handle. If the filler is slightly thinner, then certainly there would be a small void around the ball – enough for the liquid to seep into the void and create a dead volume for bacteria to germinate.

Dry Link sanitary couplings are the only true sanitary, drip-free couplings available today because of their simple butterfly design. The smooth mirror-polished bore has no voids, dead spaces, crevices, or fillers that could trap bacteria. Easily drainable and sanitized using steam or other methods such as CIP, SIP, etc, our sanitary couplings are routinely specified in pharmaceutical, biotech, semiconductor, food, and cosmetic industries where ultra cleanliness is required.

Standard sanitary couplings are supplied with triclover ends and with wetted internal components polished to 20 RA micro-inch (0.50 RA micron) mirror finish. Wide choice of sizes, body & seal materials, end connections and with full material test certifications (MTR), FDA & USP certifications are available. Other options such as extra fine inside polish, and outside polish to matte finish. Please specify using this How to Order link.

Totally Drip-less quick disconnect sanitary couplings

  • SS316 construction (optional Hastelloy C): sizes 1/2", 3/4", 1”, 1.5”, 2”, 3”, & 4"
  • Tri-Clover end standard (optional BW, Flanged, FNPT & BSPP ends)
  • Smooth bore–No voids, crevices, or fillers–Polished 20 RA micro-inch internal finish
  • Self draining design for effective CIP or SIP cleaning
  • Choice of seals (PTFE, FKM-Viton, EPDM, or FFKM-Chemraz/Kalrez)
  • Optional Seal Material certifications (FDA 21, CFR 177 or USP Directive 24, Class VI)
  • Tamper resistant, lockable Dust Covers
  • Extremely compact & light weight
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