Cincinnati, OH (March 22, 2012) – CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Saunders® EX Endurance Diaphragm which will be on display at the CRANE booth (#3320) during Interphex 2012 (May 1-3, New York, NY). Additionally, other highlights of the booth will include a showcase of CRANE’s new Online BioPharm Module & Valve Selection Guide, as well as its Saunders® S360 range of Actuators which were launched globally this past November.

“Through technology introductions that provide revolutionary benefits to our customers, we strive to remain in the forefront of industry innovation, education and enhancement,” said Andrew Powell, Global Business Line Manager for CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions, Saunders. “The Saunders® EX Endurance Diaphragm and the CRANE Online BioPharm Module are just two examples of our ability to do that and we look forward to bringing these solutions to Interphex this year.”

Saunders® EX Endurance Diaphragm
Designed as a niche market solution for critical Life Science applications that require reliable high temperature performance for extended periods of time, the Saunders® EX Endurance Diaphragm can be used in steam distribution and supply, sterile barrier and block and bleed applications. Key features include a distinctive design that benefits users through its extended life at Steam Sterilization Temperatures, and reduces the requirement to re-tighten fasteners after installation. Furthermore, the Saunders® EX’s advanced “Seal-to-Atmosphere” qualities reduce the risk of leakage into the atmosphere during long term steam service.

Saunders® S360 Actuator for Life Science Applications
The Saunders® S360 Actuator is a compact, lightweight, piston-type pneumatic actuator with a modular range that delivers optimum dimensional envelope and closure performance. The full 360° rotation capability of this range of actuators allows for flexible installation and air port alignment, and its smooth corrosion-resistant profile optimizes cleanability. This combination of quality performance and hygienic design makes the Saunders® S360 appropriate for sterile BioPharm applications, including clean utilities, fermentation and downstream processing.

CRANE BioPharm Applications Module & Valve Selection Guide
CRANE’s recently launched Online BioPharm Applications Module ( guides the user through Bio-Block valve configuration examples for improving cleanability and process fluid handling. Featuring interactive process maps of Bioreactors, CIP (Clean in Place), WFI (Water Distribution), Filtration and Chromatography, this online tool provides valuable training for distributors, engineers, and students on where and how complicated Bio-Block valves can be used within critical BioPharm processes.


About Crane
Crane Co. is a diversified global manufacturer of engineered industrial products traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CR). One of its segments, CRANE Fluid Handling, provides highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide. It is made up of several focused fluid handling businesses, including CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™.

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ designs and manufactures a variety of high performance products including: sleeved plug valves, lined valves, process ball valves, high performance butterfly valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, actuation, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps. Its trusted brands Saunders®, XOMOX®, DEPA®, ELRO®, REVO®, Resistoflex®, KROMBACH® and WTA® offer customers complete and innovative fluid handling solutions designed for the most demanding corrosive, erosive, and high purity applications within the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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