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MAGNUM® Pilot Freeze Dryers

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MAGNUM Pilot Freeze Dryer

Offering up to 20 sq ft of shelf area and a condensing rate of 30 liters, the Magnum Pilot Freeze Dryer stands out amongst the competition. This lyophilizer offers 30% more shelf area than most other units in its class. The Magnum Pilot Lyophilizer uses the most advanced PC/PLC controls, offering data collection and self-testing features. Advanced system options such as FreezeBooster® Controlled Nucleation, Auto-Dry™ Protocol Optimization, AccuFlux™, and LyoPAT® In-Process, Process Analytical Technology, are also available. The combination provides the ideal platform for simplified and optimized protocol development. While the Magnum is commonly used for R&D purposes in the lab, it is the perfect lyophilizer for small scale production.

 

Our easy-to-use software provides automatic freeze-drying, defrost, system and leak rate testing. Data can be printed either numerically or graphically. This same control system is used on industrial dryers, allowing scaling to production. An interactive maintenance screen simplifies component servicing. All systems are remotely accessible, with customer approval, for troubleshooting process issues.

 

SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

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

SHELF CONFIGURATION

ShelvesSpacing
(in/mm)
Area
(sq ft/sq M)
55.5 / 13910 / 0.93
64.5 / 11412 / 1.1
73.75 / 9514 / 1.3
83.25 / 8216 / 1.48
92.8 / 7118 / 1.67
102.5 / 6320 / 1.86

MAGNUM Pilot Freeze Dryers

Pilot Freeze-Dryer/ Lyophilizer

 
Shelf area up to 20 sq ft (1.86 sq M) & 30 L condenser
 
APPLICATIONS

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

MAGNUM 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 20 sq. ft. of shelf area
  • Large shelves for more product capacity – 12″ x 24″
  • Increased stoppering pressure – for 2ml vials
  • 316L on all wetted parts

 

CONDENSER

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

 

REFRIGERATION

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

 

VACUUM

  • Pirani vacuum sensor standard
  • Vacuum control standard
  • Gas backfill standard
  • 375LPM corrosion resistant vacuum pump

 

PORTS

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

VIAL CAPACITY

VIAL
(ml)
DIA
(mm)
HT
(mm)
# Shelves
   5678910
21641387046445418619269667740
5224820152418282132243627 
10245816101932225425762898 
2029711090130815261744  
504381480576672 768  
1005292325390455   

BULK FILL (liters)

Depth5678910
10mm9.311.11314.816.718.8
15mm13.916.719.522.32527.8
20mm18.522.32629.733.437.1

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

MAGNUM STANDARD FEATURES
SHELF AREA10 sq ft to 20 sq ft
SHELF ASSEMBLYBulk or Hydraulic Stoppering
SHELF TEMPERATURE RANGE-45ºC or -70º to + 65°C
SHELF HEAT TRANSFERHollow Fluid Filled
SHELF SIZE/FINISH12″x24″, 316L, 20 Ra or better
VAPOR PORT6″ Standard, 8″ Option
CONDENSER TEMP-53°C or -85°C
CONDENSER CAPACITY30L
CONDENSING RATE20L in 24 hours
CONDENSER STYLEExposed Coil
DEFROSTHot Gas
COMPRESSORS (SCROLL)5hp (-53ºC), 3.5hp & 2hp (-85°C)
PRODUCT SENSORS4, Type T
VACUUM PUMP375 LPM, Corrosion Resistant
VACUUM CONTROLPirani w/ Solenoid & Needle Valve
GAS BACKFILLincluded
CONTROL SYSTEMPC/PLC with Opt-Dry Software
TRAYSOne per shelf included
CABINET46″w x 37″d x 80″h
ELECTRICAL230V/3ph/60Hz/30A (-53°C)
230V/1ph/60Hz/40A (-85°C)

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).

OPTI-DRY® PC/PLC CONTROL

THE MAGNUM 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.


magnum pilot 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.


magnum pilot 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

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