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EPIC Small Production 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 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

EPIC Series

Pilot Freeze-Dryer/ Lyophilizer

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

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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
BULK FILL (liters)
Depth5678910
10mm13.916.719.522.325.127.8
15mm20.92529.233.437.641.8
20mm27.833.43944.650.155.7
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
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
  • FreezeBooster® Controlled Nucleation*
  • LyoPAT® Determines vial heat transfer coefficient(Kv), defines process design space in a single run & develops transferrable protocols*
  • Auto-Dry™ Protocol Development Software*
  • Water Defrost
  • Up to 18 Product Probes
  • Capacitance Manometer
  • Proportional Vacuum Control
  • Dry Vacuum Pump
  • Isolation Valve
  • Stainless Steel Doors
  • Shelf Latching Kit
  • LN2 Trap
  • Resistivity Probe
  • CIP
  • Clean Room Configuration
  • Isolator Interface
  • H2O2 Integration Kit
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Software
  • Validation Documentation
  • IQ/OQ Workbook
  • FAT/SAT
VIAL CAPACITY
VIAL
(ml)
DIA
(mm)
HT
(mm)
# Shelves
5678910
2164157606912806492161036811520
5224829903588418647845382
10245824102892337438564338
2029711610193222542576
5043816607929241056
1005292450540630
OPTI-DRY® PC/PLC CONTROL

Epic Series Freeze DryerThe 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.

Epic Series Freeze DryerOPTI-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.

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

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).

For a complete list and comparison of all our Freeze Dryers, please visit our main Freeze Dryer page.