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EPIC Small Production Freeze Dryer

EPIC Freeze Dryer

Perfect for Small Scale Production

The EPIC Freeze Dryer offers up to 30 sq. ft (2.787 sq M) of shelf area with a condensing rate of 40 Liters in 24 hours and a capacity of 50 liters. 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 option includes Clean in Place (CIP). This combination provides the ideal platform for simplified and optimized protocol development.

We have addressed common application issues in our design to ensure that the equipment does not a limit your freeze drying needs. These features include:

  • More accurate vacuum sensors
  • Superior shelf temperature uniformity
  • Reduced shelf temperature transition times
  • Increased stoppering pressure
  • No rubber hoses
  • No vapor flow choke points
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About the EPIC Freeze Dryer

CONTROL SYSTEM

  • PC/PLC with ethernet and remote connectivity
  • Manual and automatic operating modes
  • Graphic and numeric data collection
  • Automatic system and leak rate testing

SHELF SYSTEM

  • Up to 30 sq. ft. of shelf area
  • 18″ x 24″ each shelf size
  • Bulk or hydraulic stoppering option, 12 PSI stoppering pressure for 2ml vials
  • 316L stainless steel on all wetted parts

CONDENSER

  • Choke free design
  • External condenser with 8" vapor port
  • Exposed coil condensing surface to eliminate vapor bypass
  • Hot gas defrost

REFRIGERATION

  • Oversized and highly reliable scroll compressors
  • CFC-free, non-proprietary refrigerants

VACUUM

  • Pirani vacuum sensor with solenoid control
  • Gas backfill
  • Corrosion resistant vacuum pump
  • Option: Capacitance manometer with proportional control

FITTINGS

  • Sanitary and KF fittings on all chamber access ports

Note: Specifications subject to change without notice. All specifications based on 20C ambient on 60Hz.

EPIC STANDARD FEATURES

SHELF AREA 15 sq ft to 30 sq ft (1.394 to 2.787 sqM)
SHELF ASSEMBLY Bulk or Hydraulic Stoppering
SHELF TEMPERATURE RANGE -70º to + 65°C
SHELF HEAT TRANSFER Hollow Fluid Filled
SHELF SIZE/FINISH 18″x24″, 316 L SS, 20 Ra or better
CONDENSER TEMP -85°C
CONDENSER CAPACITY 50L
CONDENSER RATE 40L in 24 hours
CONDENSER STYLE Exposed Coil, 8" vapor port
DEFROST Hot Gas
COMPRESSORS (SCROLL) 5 HP 1st stage, 3.5 HP 2nd stage
PRODUCT SENSORS 4 Type T Thermocouples
VACUUM PUMP Corrosion Resistant
VACUUM CONTROL Pirani w/ Solenoid & Needle Valve
Option: Capacitance manometer with proportional control
GAS BACKFILL Included
CONTROL SYSTEM PC/PLC with Opti-Dry Software
TRAYS Two per shelf included
CABINET 62″w x 44″d x 87.5″h
ELECTRICAL 230V/60Hz, 3ph, 60A
480V/60Hz, 3ph, 40A
230V/50Hz, 3ph, 60A
415V/50Hz, 3ph, 40A

VIAL CAPACITY

VIAL
(ml)
DIA
(mm)
HT
(mm)
# Shelves
      5 6 7 8 9 10
2 16 41 5760 6912 8064 9216 10368 11520
5 22 48 2990 3588 4186 4782 5382         -
10 24 58 2410 2892 3374 3856 4338         -
20 29 71 1610 1932 2254 2576         -         -
50 43 81 660 792 924 1056         -         -
100 52 92 450 540 630         -         -         -

* Capacity data shown in the above chart is an approximation.

Shelves Spacing
(in/mm)
Area
(sq ft/sq M)
5 5.5 / 139 15 / 1.39
6 4.5 / 114 18 / 1.67
7 3.75 / 95 21 / 1.95
8 3.25 / 82 24 / 2.23
9 2.8 / 71 27 / 2.51
10 2.5 / 63 30 / 2.79
Depth 5 6 7 8 9 10
10mm 13.9 16.7 19.5 22.3 25 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

* Capacity data shown in the above chart is an approximation.

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.

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.

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

MECHANICAL

  • Clean room configuration
  • Butterfly isolation valve on condenser
  • Shelf latching kit to change shelf inter-distance
  • Isolator interface for connection to an isolator
  • Stainless steel door when using solvents
  • LN2 trap to protect your vacuum pump from solvents
  • Clean In Place to wash between different products
  • H2O2 integration for sterilization

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS

  • Auto-Dry
  • Up to 16 thermocouples
  • Resistivity probe
  • 21 CFR Part 11 capable software

VACUUM

  • Capacitance manometer to control the same as production systems
  • Proportional vacuum control (+/-2mT control)
  • Dry vacuum pump for use when processing solvents

SERVICES

  • Startup and training
  • Software Validation
  • Electro-Mechanical Validation documentation
  • IQOQ, FAT and SAT documentation and execution
Click here to learn more about our Clean-In-Place technology featured in the Magnum Freeze Dryer.

 

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