Popular BBC science show Bang Goes the Theory is designed to stimulate interest in technology and engineering, the show's tag line is to 'Discover and challenge the scientific principles that shape your world'. In order to do this they recently chose to test if the childhood story of someone being pushed all the way up and over 360 degrees on a park swing was possible, or an urban myth. Helping to make the water powered jet pack work reliably in the experiment was a crucial piece of technology from solenoid valve specialist Bürkert.
Bürkert's new micro dosing unit Type 7615 - a high-precision diaphragm pump for exact dosing of liquids in the µl range - is the fluid technology specialist's latest addition to its product portfolio for analytical, bio-medical and medical applications. The micro dosing unit, comprising of three valves, doses 5 µl in one stroke with a accuracy of +/- 2%. The maximum flow rate is 8 ml/min in both directions.