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Cavro® Smart Valve (SV)

Economical modular valve for OEM instrumentation

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The Cavro Smart Valve has been designed to integrate easily into any instrument platform for liquid handling applications. The component is available in many valve configurations, from 3 to 12 ports.

  • Compatible communication interface with other Tecan Cavro components
  • Wide selection of valve options
  • Reliable

The Cavro Smart Valve is a compact, stepper motor-driven valve module. It is an intelligent device that can communicate singly or in a multi-device configuration of up to 15 modules, through an RS 232, RS 485, or CAN interface. For RS 232 and RS 485, baud rates of 9,600 and 38,400 are supported. For CAN, baud rates of 100K, 125K, 250K, 500K, and 1M are supported. Other features of the Cavro Smart Valve include device diagnostics, self-test and error reporting.

The module operates using a single 24 V DC power supply, and has both a DA-15 connector and an edge connector to handle power and communications. The Cavro Smart Valve is available with a variety of plastic and ceramic valve configurations for chemical compatibility and long life, and supports a broad range of applications.

The Cavro Smart Valve is a UL-recognized (standard UL 61010A-1) device and is built with components that meet the requirements set by the European Union’s Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).


Cavro Smart Valve Specifications