slide clamp

slide clamp

Etymology: AS, slidan + clam, fastener
a device, usually constructed of plastic, used to regulate the flow of IV solution. The slide clamp has a graduated opening through which the IV tubing passes. Pushing the tube into the narrow end of the opening constricts it and reduces the flow rate of the IV solution. Sliding the wide end of the opening over the tube increases the flow rate. Compare roller clamp, screw clamp.
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Once certain the slide is centered in the jaws of the tool, tighten the slide clamp.
Once you select the correct support block position, secure the slide by tightening the slide clamp.
Roller damps replace slide clamps for easier, more controlled flow rates on multiple bottle sets.