Production Line Clean Air Solution Launches to Pharma Industry Interest
Product News Oct 17, 2014
A unique new product, set to minimise the costs associated with manufacturing drug packaging to GMP standards, has received great interest since its launch at a UK trade event.
The HEPA-lite was unveiled at Interplas earlier this month and generated a significant number of enquiries from firms seeking a cost-effective solution to preventing contamination of drug packaging during manufacture.
Created by award-winning modular cleanroom specialist, Connect 2 Cleanrooms, HEPA-lite is a mobile, adjustable cleanroom unit which can be fitted at mission-critical elements of the manufacturing process line. It provides localised filtered air to protect processes from contamination, without the need to enclose the entire machine set-up within a cleanroom environment.
Managing director of Connect 2 Cleanrooms, Joe Govier, said he was delighted at how HEPA-lite had been received.
“We designed the HEPA-lite in order to overcome a specific problem and the visitors to our stand at Interplas were able to identify with that issue and realise the unique benefits of our product,” he said.
“Stringent air purity standards are required for the manufacture of packaging for most drugs or pharmaceutical products and these can be costly and time-consuming to achieve. The HEPA-lite will change all that by providing a localised solution at mission-critical elements of the production line.
“What’s more, manufacturers will benefit from greater competitive advantage through advanced process control.”
HEPA-lite has been through a strategic development process and is the result of solutions-focused research by Connect 2 Cleanrooms, which aims to create products that will solve real-life problems for customers.
The modular system is designed with the ultimate flexibility in mind. Low, braked castors and angle-adjustable legs make the product easy to slide under machinery and the C-frame itself is built bespoke to requirements. Its minimal footprint makes it ideal for workspaces where space is at a premium.
HEPA-lite is ideal for use on injection moulding machines, for example protecting the mould area, and can be adapted for use on conveyor systems and process and flow lines.
Being mobile, HEPA-lite is easy to manoeuver, making it simple to perform cleaning, tool changes or to carry out maintenance on the machinery. The product features integrated LED lighting and a digital pressure differential transmitter with digital output. This enables the manufacturer to specify upper and lower thresholds for air pressure requirements and triggers an audible and visual warning alarm, should pressure vary outside these parameters.
HEPA-lite can also be customised to suit manufacturers’ individual needs. Side panel options are available, with either a softwall curtain or clear acrylic hardwall, and the product can be supplied with the customer’s branding.
For more information see www.connect2cleanrooms.com.