How they contribute to safety, precision, and efficiency
That pharmaceuticals place high demands on their production is hardly surprising. The end-product must be always safe and effective, and waste of precious API ‘s must be avoided wherever possible.
For example, during production in the pharmaceutical industry, metering pumps are used to dose additives very accurately. These pumps must meet high standards. This is vital to ensure that drug production is safe and effective. Gear pumps are then a logical choice.
Pulsation-free and controlled dosing from 1µl/hour onwards
One of the advantages of gear pumps is their precision, which is very important for the quality of the final product. This is because the amount of liquid pumped can be controlled and adjusted to the specific requirements of a production process. Wasting expensive ingredients is therefore a thing of the past. Moreover, gear pumps are characterised by continuous, pulsation-free dosing and low shear stress. Two more important contributions to your quality!
Reliable and long service life
As gear pumps are configured specifically for the application, they are highly reliable and durable. The high-quality and possibly polished (Ra < 0.8) materials are resistant to corrosion and wear. This makes them suitable for use in demanding environments, such as clean rooms.
Due to the chemical character of additives, it is often necessary for pumps to be leak-proof. Magnetically coupled gear pumps are hermetically sealed. The shaft seals have given way to a magnetic bushing with static seals that hermetically seal the pump. This way, no leakage can occur!
To meet the GMP guidelines to which pharma must conform, gear pumps are available that are either SIP- or CIP-cleanable. Designed to meet the highest hygiene and quality requirements, they can be thoroughly cleaned without dismantling.
Suurmond solutions for the pharmaceutical industry:
- Magnetically coupled pumps from GATHER Industrie GmbH
- Micro gear pumps from HNPM for various life-science applications
- MAAG gear pump DX
- Micro filters from HNPM
- Quick disconnect couplings including Hastelloy
- GMP suurDOS® dosing systems
- GMP Glass reactor systems & nutsch filters
Inspection documentation is made available for the wetted parts:
- Pump/ filter/ flowmeter
- Tubing/ connections/ adapters/ seals
For the metal parts, material certificates type 3.1 and the declaration of conformity 2.1 (DIN EN 10204:2005) are supplied. Including ATEX certification if applicable.
Ask our specialists about the possibilities for your process! Let’s talk!