SP PennTech Masters the Simplicity of Design
The objective of vial washing is to remove particulate matter and microorganisms. Traditional vial washers have many moving parts (grippers with springs, penetrating spray needles, chains, and moving rods) in the washing chamber, all of which, generate particulate matter.
SP PennTech washers have only two moving parts in their washing chamber and their main drive is servo-driven.
Key points to look for in an efficient Vial Washer include:
- All stainless steel construction
- Internally electropolished piping
- Sanitary connections
- Orbital welds
- Sloped piping to prevent water stagnation
- Automatic draining at the end of the batch
- Menu-driven operation
- Programmable logic controller (PLC) assisted changeover in 15 minutes
- Direct servo-motor drive (no belts, no chains, no gears, no moving parts)
- No penetrating nozzles, no glass breakage, no nozzle bending
- Virtually maintenance free
- Intrinsically designed to remove 3-log bacterial endotoxin, up to 500ml bottles (on certain models)
- Low water consumption (as little as 3 liter/min)
- WFI recycling available, intermittent spraying, small footprint, compact design.
- Water for injection (WFI) can be recycled, filtered and used a second time, further reducing water consumption. These factors result in a highly efficient vial washing process.