Editors' Picks of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Innovations
One way for drugmakers to reduce costs and remain competitive is to increase the efficiency of their production lines. Personnel can reevaluate their equipment to make sure that valuable ingredients are not wasted and mechanical failures are infrequent. Mindful of the pressures on the industry, equipment vendors seek to develop reliable products that will improve their clients' operations. This month's products are designed to aid various parts of the manufacturing process. The Titus Company's nitrogen generators perform precise separations. A metering pump from Moyno is intended to offer accuracy and gentle handling. DENSO's series of cleanroom robots are designed for repeatability and flexibility.
Nitrogen generators offer efficiency
The TN2 generators are available in three configurations. The TN2 Essentials model is appropriate for small applications that do not require high purity. The TN2 Total unit is available as a wall-mount enclosure and enables operators to fine-tune the purity and amount of nitrogen generated. A fully self-contained model includes a compressor and air receiver for facilities that lack a reliable source of compressed air.
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Metering pump provides variable-speed control
The progressing-cavity pump imparts low shear, flows products gently into the discharge piping, and changes the fluid velocity only slightly. The unit is thus appropriate for sensitive products that require gentle handling.
Cleanroom robots have long reach
Despite their long reach, the VM series units have a small footprint. Unlike many robots, the devices' wiring and air lines are concealed within the arms. This design helps save floor space and enables the robots to be integrated easily into a production line.