IDEX Health & Science introduces the new Upchurch ScientificÂ® PEEKâ„¢-Lined Stainless Steel (PLS) Tubing. The metal-free, all-PEEK fluid path withstands up to 15,000 psi, making it the ideal choice for biocompatible UHPLC applications.
IDEX Health & Science introduces the new Upchurch Scientific® PEEK™-Lined Stainless Steel (PLS) Tubing. Coupling the chemical compatibility of PEEK with the strength of stainless steel, the metal-free, all-PEEK fluid path offered by PLS tubing can withstand up to 15,000 psi (1,035 bar), making it the ideal choice for biocompatible applications at UHPLC pressures. Incorporating patent-pending technology, PLS tubing also offers unique and innovative design features that help assure better overall dimensional tolerances (±5-15 µm, depending upon the inner diameter) over traditional PEEK tubing or stainless steel tubing.
The special design features of PLS tubing also allow it to be bent into system-specific shapes, including angles and sample loops, with no loss of performance. This allows PLS tubing to be used throughout the fluid pathway in any area where biocompatibility and high-pressure-holding ability is desired – e.g., from the pump to the injection valve, on the injection valve itself, connecting the valve to the column, etc.
PLS tubing is available in a variety of pre-manufactured lengths and with inner diameters ranging from 25 µm to 250 µm (0.001”-0.010”). Additionally, each piece of PEEK-Lined Stainless Steel Tubing ships complete with Upchurch Scientific VHP One-Piece Reusable UHPLC Fittings.