Vacuum Conveying Solutions For The Pharmaceutical Industry
Volkmann Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors and material handling solutions are used throughout the pharmaceutical industry for feeding and transferring materials to and from processes such as refilling bins, initial weighing, blending, screening, granulating, compacting and compressing.
Mixtures can be conveyed free of segregation due to dense phase conveying both in feeding production processes and successfully transferring capsules, dragees and tablets.
Volkmann Vacuum Conveyors and systems are available with different quality standards:
- VS Vacuum Conveyors – feature modular and sanitary design. They are easy to dismantle without tools. Their single parts and assemblies are compact and lightweight.
- PPC Vacuum Conveyors – offer a very smooth and gap-free design. They are ideal for applications requiring the highest surface quality and a minimum number of connections and gaskets. The PPC series features easier rinsing and cleaning and they can be equipped with WIP and CIP functions. PPCs can also be installed within containment systems and isolators.
- Volkmann Pharma Hoists – can be used for stationary and mobile operation to make the handling of vacuum conveyors easier.
- Volkmann RNT-CON – discharges materials from bags and other bins under vacuum in a contained system.
Pharmaceutical (PPC) Vacuum Conveyors
The PPC Series of Pharmaceutical Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors from Volkmann were developed to meet the demanding requirements of the pharmaceutical and other industries for top quality materials, surfaces and characteristics of all parts in contact with the conveyed materials.
These high quality, cGMP vacuum conveyors are used primarily by the pharmaceutical and color/lacquer industries. The PPC series of pneumatic vacuum conveyors features a one-piece, gap-free design for their separator elements that is completely electrical conductive. This design eliminates spaces where product might remain, and optimizes frequent product changes with easy, absolute cleaning of the process machinery to avoid product contamination and meet the highest quality standards. Units are easily dismantled without tools, can be cleaned quickly and can be sterilized – see how. A PPC Vacuum Conveyor is fitted with a large butterfly valve at the discharge. This, too, can be easily dismantled without tools.
PPC Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors are offered as pre-configured units to suit the individual application. Customers can choose from a variety of pharmaceutical or electrical conductive filter systems (e.g. for hazardous inflammable materials). Special coatings, clamp modules, valve assemblies, WIP/CIP systems are available upon request.