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Hoffman Clip


Summary

A clip used to seal flexible tubing.

Operation

Hoffman clips may be referred to as just 'tube clips' in lab catalogues and may be of a number of slightly different designs.

Most clips are of a square construction, usually made from a plated nickel which should keep them corrosion free for a long time. The bottom plate of the clamp is removable or at least can swivel on one side allowing a tube to be inserted between the moving and stationary plates.

At the top of the clip is a threaded bar with thumbscrew which when turned, allows the moveable plate to push down on the tubing, causing the flowing liquid within the tube to cease.

Things to be aware of:

Various types of Hoffman clip are available for various thicknesses of tubing. Most lab suppliers stock Hoffman and Mohr clips. Both are used for clamping flexible tubing.

Safety

 Caution

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