DuraPulse Heart Valve Test Instrument from TA Instruments

Using proprietary ElectroForce controls and linear motor technology, the DuraPulse™ Heart Valve Test (HVT) instrument achieves smooth waveform fidelity and precise control for accelerated heart valve durability testing.

Automatic feedback control and independent test chambers ensure that established test conditions are maintained throughout the test.  The DuraPulse HVT instrument provides testing to the ISO 5840 standard for heart valve durability assessment.

Key Features

  • High frequency operation
  • Precise waveform control to prevent high pressure spikes on valve closing
  • Automatic controls (closed-loop feedback) to maintain test conditions throughout test
  • Modular, independent control of each heart valve station
  • Simplicity in transfer of heart valve device from durability test instrument to pulse duplicator
  • 2, 4, or 6-station unit
  • Reliable – 10 year warranty on linear motors

Technology Benefits

Motor Technology Benefits

Reliable Testing

  • 10-year ElectroForce® motor warranty
  • ElectroForce motor designed, developed and manufactured by TA Electroforce to exacting standards
  • Frictionless design ensures optimal control and long-life for a variety of durability testing applications

High-Fidelity, Responsive Control

  • Accurate control and high-resolution performance provides more precise material properties
  • Very low motor moving-mass provides industry leading frequency response

Low-Force Control Applications

  • No motor friction or stiction provides accurate, low-force testing
  • Excellent control from gram-force loads to 200 N, providing versatility for a variety of tests

Clean, Electromagnetic Technology

  • Standard ElectroForce® systems can be used in clean rooms or incubators for exceptional versatility
  • Efficient electromagnetic power conversion is well-suited for a variety of test environments

Energy-Efficient Technology

  • Efficient power utilization reduces operating costs
  • Lab-friendly instruments and easy installation allows testing to start immediately
  • No expensive infrastructure or contamination – saves upfront costs and operating expense

Software Technology Benefits

Easy-to-Use, Flexible Software

  • Test setup and status window to guide users
  • Customizable windows and views
  • Intuitive and configurable test setup
  • Multiple test monitoring sources

Direct Control Over Your Data

  • Customizable and flexible data collection
  • Control of data acquisition before and during the test
  • Data is stored even if test stops unexpectedly

Real-Time Test Parameter Control

  • Adjust waveforms in real-time
  • No need to stop test to reconfigure major test parameters

Security and History Tracking

  • User login for added security
  • Secure workspace with audit trail traceability
  • File system security to protect test files