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EPIC Small Production Freeze Dryer

Small production freeze dryer
Epic Freeze Dryer

EPIC Small Production Lyophilizer

The EPIC® Small Production Freeze Dryer is the perfect unit for small scale production. It offers up to 30 sq ft of shelf area with a condensing rate of 40 Liters in 24 hours. With these specifications the price and performance of the Epic Small Production Freeze Dryer beats anything in its class. Standard features include PC/PLC controls for data collection, self-testing features (automatic freeze-drying, defrost, and system and leak rate testing. Additionally, remote connection is available to allow for a simple troubleshooting and customer services with customer approval

 

In addition to our standard features , advanced system options include: FreezeBooster® Controlled Nucleation, Auto-Dry™ Protocol Optimization, AccuFlux™ and CIP. This combination provides the ideal platform for simplified and optimized protocol development.

 

We have addressed common application issues in our design with features such as; more accurate vacuum sensors, no rubber hoses, no vapor flow choke points, superior shelf temperature uniformity, reduced shelf temperature transition times, increased stoppering pressure, and more to ensure that the equipment is not a limit to your freeze drying needs.

 

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

  • 10 shelf pull down from +20 to –40C in less than 45 minutes
  • Vacuum pull down to 100 mT in less than 25 minutes
  • Vacuum leak rate less than 30 mT per hour
  • Vacuum level 10 mT in clean dry system (-85C)

EPIC Small Production Freeze-Dryer/ Lyophilizer

Shelf area up to 30 sq ft (2.79 sq M) & 50 L condenser
 
APPLICATIONS

  • Tissue Bank
  • R&D/Small Scale Production
  • Diagnostics
  • Well Plates
  • Vials
  • Bulk Applications / Trays

EPIC FREEZE DRYER HIGHLIGHTS

CONTROL SYSTEM

  • PC/PLC with ethernet and remote Internet connectivity
  • Manual and automatic operating modes
  • Graphic and numeric data collection
  • Automatic system and leak rate testing
  • Options for Protocol Optimization and Controlled Nucleation

 

SHELF SYSTEM

  • Up to 30 sq. ft. of shelf area
  • Large shelves for more product capacity – 18″ x 24″
  • Increased stoppering pressure for 2ml vials
  • 316L stainless steel on all wetted parts

 

CONDENSER

  • 8″ vapor port standard
  • Exposed coil condenser for maximum efficiency
  • Hot gas defrost

 

REFRIGERATION

  • High reliability scroll compressors
  • Water Cooled
  • Oversized refrigeration components for high reliability
  • CFC-Free, non-proprietary refrigerants

 

VACUUM

  • Pirani vacuum sensor standard
  • Vacuum control standard
  • Gas backfill standard
  • 525 lpm corrosion resistant vacuum pump

 

PORTS

  • Sanitary style fittings on all sensor and vacuum ports
  • Built-in validation port – sanitary fitting

BULK FILL (liters)

Depth 5 6 7 8 9 10
10mm 13.9 16.7 19.5 22.3 25.1 27.8
15mm 20.9 25 29.2 33.4 37.6 41.8
20mm 27.8 33.4 39 44.6 50.1 55.7

SHELF CONFIGURATION

ShelvesSpacing
(in/mm)
Area
(sq ft/sq M)
55.5 / 13915 / 1.39
64.5 / 11418 / 1.67
73.75 / 9521 / 1.95
83.25 / 8224 / 2.23
92.8 / 7127 / 2.51
102.5 / 6330 / 2.79

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

EPIC STANDARD FEATURES
SHELF AREA15 sq ft to 30 sq ft
SHELF ASSEMBLYBulk or Hydraulic Stoppering
SHELF TEMPERATURE RANGE-70º to + 65°C
SHELF HEAT TRANSFERHollow Fluid Filled
SHELF SIZE/FINISH18″x24″, 316L, 20 Ra or better
VAPOR PORT8″ Standard
CONDENSER TEMP-85°C
CONDENSER CAPACITY50L
CONDENSING RATE40L in 24 hours
CONDENSER STYLEExposed Coil
DEFROSTHot Gas
COMPRESSORS (SCROLL)5hp and 3.5hp
PRODUCT SENSORS4, Type T
VACUUM PUMP525 LPM, Corrosion Resistant
VACUUM CONTROLPirani w/ Solenoid & Needle Valve
GAS BACKFILLIncluded
CONTROL SYSTEMPC/PLC with Opti-Dry Software
TRAYSTwo per shelf included
CABINET62″w x 44″d x 87.5″h
ELECTRICAL230V/3ph/60Hz/60A

BUILT-IN FEATURES

  • Product temperature feedback optimizes the recipe, both freezing and primary drying, based on the product temperature average.
  • Multiple methods for Primary Drying Endpoint Determination (requires capacitance manometer).
  • Pressure Rise Testing (requires isolation valve).

VIAL CAPACITY

VIAL
(ml)
DIA
(mm)
HT
(mm)
# Shelves
   5678910
2164157606912806492161036811520
5224829903588418647845382 
10245824102892337438564338 
2029711610193222542576  
5043816607929241056  
1005292450540630   

OPTI-DRY® PC/PLC CONTROL

The EPIC Series comes complete with PLC controls and a PC for programming and data collection. Our easy-to-use software provides automatic freeze-drying, defrost, and system test. Data can be printed either numerically or graphically. This same control system can be used on industrial dryers, allowing scaling to production. An interactive maintenance screen simplifies component servicing.

 

Small production freeze dryer

 

OPTI-DRY® uses an Ethernet platform for hardware connectivity making data transmission extremely fast. It also provides web connectivity for those who want remote access to their systems.

 

Small production freeze dryer

 

For R&D, Protocol Development, Small Scale Freeze
Drying Production, Cycle Automation and Optimization, Opti-Dry® offers all the tools you need.

 

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

  • Shelf Latching Kit
  • LN2 Trap
  • Water Cooled Condenser
  • 6″ Vapor Port
  • Resistivity Probe
  • CIP
  • Clean Room Configuration
  • Isolator Interface
  • H2O2 Integration Kit
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Software
  • Validation Documentation
  • IQ/OQ Workbook
  • FAT/SAT

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