PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment and Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the April 2012 edition from AdvantaPure and Fitzpatrick Company.
New AdvantaTube sealer and sterile welder are preprogrammed for AdvantaFlex TPE tubing
AdvantaPure supplies thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing for pharma and biopharm, single-use, fluid transfer applications such as disposable molded manifolds, tubing assemblies, peristaltic pumps, and sample retention. In response to customer requests, the company introduced the AdvantaTube sealer and the AdvantaTube sterile welder, which are preprogrammed to seal and weld the company’s AdvantaFlex TPE tubing. Settings for other types of TPE tubing are also available.
Contained system for roll compaction of powders
Fitzpatrick introduced the Contained Chilsonator System (CCS1025) for roll compaction of powders that is designed to fully contain all product in its processing and receiving sections and allow use in cleanrooms. An optional product containment system can be added at the discharge. The feed system design uses a horizontal feed screw to meter material and a vertical, precompression screw to deaerate and transport material to the compaction rolls. In some applications, an optional vacuum deaeration system can be used to assist in drawing entrained air from the product, thus improving compaction efficiency.