Crane ChemPharma & Energy Highlights Saunders® Revolutionary I-VUE Smart Valve Sensor at Interphex 2014

For more than 75 years, Saunders brand diaphragm valves from Crane ChemPharma & Energy have delivered solutions to demanding process applications in the life sciences industry. As the inventor of the diaphragm valve, Saunders has been central to the evolution of high-purity valve technology and will bring this unparalleled level of expertise to the 2014 Interphex conference and expo.

In addition to featuring their extensive line of aseptic diaphragm valves and stainless steel actuators, Saunders representatives will attend Interphex to showcase the groundbreaking I-VUE Smart Valve Sensor and explain the impact that it has had on the market since its release in early 2013.

Designed specifically for aseptic diaphragm valve applications in the life sciences industry, the Saunders I-VUE is the first completely contactless valve sensor. Unlike traditional sensors with multiple components in constant contact, the I-VUE eliminates concern over failure caused by wearing parts and has resolved many of the problems inherent with other switch technologies with unique features like:

• Intelligent diagnostics and accurate alarms to prevent nuisance trips

• Total valve cycle count and cycle count until next maintenance interval

• Tolerance settings to overcome variability in operating conditions

• Accuracy to 0.2 mm

• Sensor calibration within 20 seconds, locally or from the DCS control system

• One size accommodates ½” to 6” valves

Since P K Saunders invented the original diaphragm valve in 1928, Saunders has set the standard in valve technology. Simplicity of design coupled with a history of cutting-edge innovation has enabled Saunders to accommodate a wider range of fluids than any other valve type. With highly-engineered valve solutions and the industry’s most innovative sensor technology, Saunders continues to prove the superior value of The Science Inside.


Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane provides products and solutions to customers in the aerospace, electronics, hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, automated merchandising, transportation and other markets. The Company has four business segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Engineered Materials, Merchandising Systems, and Fluid Handling. Crane has approximately 11,000 employees in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR). For more information, visit

Crane ChemPharma & Energy (within Crane’s Fluid Handling segment) designs and manufactures a variety of high performance products including: highly engineered check valves, sleeved plug valves, lined valves, process ball valves, high performance butterfly valves, bellows sealed globe valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, multi/quarter-turn valves, actuation, sight glasses, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps. Its trusted brands (in alphabetical order) ALOYCO®, CENTER LINE®, COMPAC-NOZ®, CRANE®, DEPA®, DUO-CHEK®, ELRO®, FLOWSEAL®, JENKINS®, KROMBACH®, NOZ-CHEK®, PACIFIC VALVES®, RESISTOFLEX®, REVO®, SAUNDERS®, STOCKHAM®, TRIANGLE®, UNI-CHEK®, WTA®, and XOMOX® offer customers complete and innovative product portfolio designed for the most demanding corrosive, erosive, and high purity applications. Among the industries served are the chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, refining, and power generation. For more information, visit


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