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MAGNUM® XL Pilot Freeze Dryer

MAGNUM® XL Pilot Freeze Dryer

Expanded Capacity for R&D and Small Scale Production

Offering up to 30 sq ft (2.787 sq M) of shelf area with a condensing capacity of 30 liters and a condensing rate of 20 liters in 24 hours, the MAGNUM XL Pilot Freeze Dryer stands out amongst the competition. This lyophilizer offers 30% more shelf area than most other units in its class.  While the MAGNUM XL is commonly used for R&D purposes in the lab, it is the perfect lyophilizer for small scale production. This unit is designed for lower moisture content products such as Tissue, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and more.

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

  • 15 shelf pull down from +20 to –40C in less than 60 minutes
  • Vacuum pull down to 100 mT in less than 30 minutes
  • Vacuum leak rate less than 30 mT per hour
  • Vacuum level 10 mT in clean dry system (-85C)
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About the MAGNUM XL Freeze Dryer

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 

SHELF SYSTEM

  • Up to 30 sq. ft. of shelf area
  • 12″ 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

  • External condenser with 6" 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

MAGNUM XL STANDARD FEATURES

SHELF AREA 20 sq ft to 30 sq ft (1.858 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 12″x24″, 316L SS, 20Ra or better (305mm to 610mm)
CONDENSER TEMP -85°C
CONDENSER CAPACITY 30L
CONDENSING RATE 20L in 24 hours
CONDENSER STYLE Exposed Coil, 6" Vapor Port
DEFROST Hot Gas
COMPRESSORS (SCROLL) 3.5 HP 1st stage
2 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 One per shelf included
CABINET 46″w x 37″d x 88.5″h
ELECTRICAL 230V/60Hz, 1ph, 40A
220V/50Hz, 1ph, 40A
380V/50Hz, 3ph, 30A


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

VIAL
(ml)
DIA
(mm)
HT
(mm)
# Shelves
10 11 12 13 14 15
2 16 41 7740 8514 9288 10062 10863 11610
5 22 48 4030 4433 4836 5239 - -
10 24 58 3220 3542 - - - -
20 29 71 2180 - - - - -
50 43 81 - - - - - -
100 52 92 - - - - - -

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

Shelves Spacing
(in/mm)
Area
(sq ft/sq M)
10 3.25 / 82 20 / 1.85
11 2.9 / 73 22 / 2.04
12 2.6 / 66 24 / 2.23
13 2.3 / 58 26 / 2.41
14 2.1 / 53 28 / 2.60
15 2.0 / 51 30 / 2.79
DEPTH 10 11 12 13 14 15
10mm 18.8 20.4 22.3 24.1 26 27.8
15mm 27.8 - - - - -

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

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.

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
  • Water Cooled Condenser
  • Butterfly isolation valve on condenser
  • 8" Vapor Port
  • 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
  • H2O2 integration for sterilization

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS

  • 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

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