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High Output External Vial Washer

Vials filled with potent drugs such as antibiotics, cytotoxics and cytostatics need to be cleaned before further processing. SP PennTech’s unique solution to this requirement is achieved by enclosing the aluminum cap between two opposed belts. The seal that is created prevents the cleaning agent from entering the cap area, thereby eliminating potential future bacterial contamination.

Another advantage of sealing the cap is the application of pressurized water for cleaning the entire vial body, including the bottom. Operation is menu-driven through the human machine interface (HMI). PLC-controlled servo motors automatically set the output rate, the vial height and the water/air flow per vial size. The changeover to a different cap or vial format is tool-less and can be accomplished within 15 minutes.

  • Compact in-line vial decontaminating machine designed to rinse pharmaceutical vials
  • Vial Range: 2- 500ml
  • Output: Up to 500 vials per minute
  • 5 Minute Changeover (tool-less and the only change part is the vial transport timing screw)
  • Can be used as a stand-alone unit with an infeed and outfeed turntable or integrated into a filling line
  • Separate drying stem is required to assure bone-dry vials when exiting the decontamination machine
  • No alignments of spray nozzles
  • No format parts required for 13 and 20mm caps
  • Equipped as standard with an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC and an Allen Bradley PanelView 600 Plus Human Machine Interface (HMI)
    • Siemens is available as an option
  • Menu-driven operation through the human machine interface (HMI)
  • To avoid unauthorized access to machine functions password levels are implemented
  • PLC-controlled servo motors automatically set the output rate, the vial height and the water/air flow per vial size
  • All electrical components are installed in the electrical cabinet located in the base of the machine
  • Piping system and electrical cabinet are installed inside the frame of the machine, resulting in a small footprint and a clean installation
  • A vial-dedicated timing screw over the length of the machine captivates and transports the vial through the machine
  • The vials ride on a narrow rail and rotate continuously during their travel in the machine
  • Enclosing the aluminum cap between two opposed belts creates a seal that prevents the cleaning agent from entering the cap area and allows pressurized water for cleaning the entire vial body, including the bottom
  • The machine is separated into the rinsing section and the drying section
  • Rinsing is accomplished by low pressure water nozzles, cleaning the vials from the neck down (while they rotate)
  • Drying can be accomplished by either compressed facility air or by an on-board air blower in the base of the machine
  • Optional negative pressure can be obtained in the enclosure by installing an exhaust with HEPA-filter on the top of the unit
  • An accident prevention hood or under pressurized hood with gloves ports is available
  • All stainless steel, heavy duty construction with tempered glass windows and doors
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High Output External Vial Washer