For the first time, a package unit for low performance of laboratory and pilot plants has been realised for the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry with PU CSC 1/5/8 of GEA Westfalia Separator Group.
At the Achema fair, GEA Westfalia Separator Group presented PU CSC 1/5/8 for the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry which is a package unit with separator and the entire peripheral equipment on a single frame. The package unit is especially suitable for use in laboratory and pilot plants employed for the production of vaccines, insulin or antibodies, for example. A total of three bowl sizes are available for different throughput capacities. With outputs from15 to 30 litres per hour, 100 to 200 litres per hour and 150 to 300 litres per hour the system can be adapted automatically to the various fermenter sizes in biotechnology. Thus, for the first time a package unit has been realized which is also suitable for the smallest fermenters. The entire package unit including the pipe system and the special valve nodes can be steam-sterilized and corresponds to GMP requirements.
By means of the integrated CSC separator, GEA Westfalia Separator Group has broken a sound barrier. It is the first and only unit worldwide which reaches an acceleration of 20,000 g required by users in special fields of application. As a standard feature, the CSC separator has been equipped with a hydrohermetic feed system to ensure a gentle product supply as well as with the variable discharge system GEA Westfalia Separator hydrostop used to eject very dry solids.
Capable of being integrated in the manufacturing process with no effort at all
A package unit saves time. It is planned by experts of GEA Westfalia Separator Group and prefabricated in the company’s own workshop under optimal conditions. The user can integrate the package unit into the manufacturing process with very little effort and loss in time after completion. By planning and manufacturing the package unit parallel to the own activities, the running time of the investment up to the production is reduced decisively.
The package unit is mounted on a frame where it is piped, provided with all electrical and pneumatic connections, and tested. Extensive test runs are carried out as well. Upon request of the user, an acceptance test of the package unit is carried out in his presence, and the unit is checked for functional safety.