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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 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 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

SPECIFICATIONS

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
  • Larger shelves for more product capacity - 18” x 24”
  • Increased stoppering pressure 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

OTHER

  • Sanitary style fittings on all sensor and vacuum ports
  • Built in validation port – sanitary fitting
EPIC STANDARD FEATURES
SHELF AREA 15 sq ft to 30 sq ft
SHELF ASSEMBLY Bulk or Hydraulic Stoppering
SHELF TEMPERATURE RANGE -70º to + 65°C
SHELF HEAT TRANSFER Hollow Fluid Filled
SHELF SIZE/FINISH 18″x24″, 316L, 20 Ra or better
VAPOR PORT 8″ Standard
CONDENSER TEMP -85°C
CONDENSER CAPACITY 50L
CONDENSING RATE 40L in 24 hours
CONDENSER STYLE Exposed Coil
DEFROST Hot Gas
COMPRESSORS (SCROLL) 5hp and 3.5hp
PRODUCT SENSORS 4, Type T
VACUUM PUMP 525 LPM, Corrosion Resistant
VACUUM CONTROL Pirani w/ Solenoid & Needle Valve
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/3ph/60Hz/60A

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

VIAL CAPACITY

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 4784 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.

SHELF CONFIGURATION

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

BULK FILL

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

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

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.

 

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.

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