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.
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!
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.
Inspection documentation is made available for the wetted parts:
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.
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Product quality and safety both benefit from the demanding regulations regarding production in the pharmaceutical industry. In R&D, the demand for GMP compliant equipment is rising. Suurmond and its suppliers have experience with these strict regulations when it comes to reactors and dosing systems. From lab to production scale.
Quite a few requirements are set to comply with GMP, both for the materials used and the roughness of the surface as well as the cleanability of the dosing system. This is necessary because contamination is undesirable and not even allowed. The ultimate goal of GMP is to always guarantee the same high-quality product, without risk of cross-contamination by residual product in one of the components of the process equipment.
A lot is possible in terms of material use and selection of components thanks to Suurmond offering modular solutions. Suurmond can go far and is even willing to go the extra mile, which is made possible thanks to our high-end component suppliers. Our supplier BÜCHI is even at the forefront with their cGMP reactors.
Cleaning is extremely important in the pharmaceutical industry. Relevant parts of the BÜCHI cGMP reactors are therefore made of stainless-steel.
The frame is made of welded, polished square pipes of stainless-steel. The valves also have polished valve bodies and stainless-steel handles. The patented büchiflex glass connections are executed in polished stainless-steel with a minimal threaded portion.
The cover plate is made of Hastelloy C22 with welded Tri-clamp adapter (also available in other materials).
For the clean-room, motors without external ventilation are used to prevent turbulence. An ATEX version is also available.
Switzerland plays a key role in the pharmaceutical industry. The Swiss company BÜCHI can therefore be called a forerunner in this field. They always respond to new developments in time.
Many dosing systems are used in the pharmaceutical industry. With the suurDOS® dosing systems, Suurmond goes to great lengths to meet the requirements. Suurmond offers tail-made solutions thanks to their suppliers with the same flexible attitude. For example, in the case of GMP, think of a pump and filter with surface roughness of Ra 0.8 μm, both CIP and SIP cleanable! PEEK tubing and special NPT fittings without corners and dead volume.
An additional advantage of the suurDOS® is that an accurate and pulsation-free flow from 1μl per hour is possible, independent of the differential pressure and volume flow! This saves you valuable APIs! An economical and safe solution, also for your process!
GMP provides quite a few procedures and guidelines to make every part traceable. All batches must be validated. This means that these are recorded with certificates. Only a carefully recorded and controlled production process ensures the quality of a medicine. For laboratories, this means that DIN is used as a guideline. This is a European directive that also immediately complies with CE.
Validation is facilitated by all the documentation and certification we provide. Suurmond makes Inspection documentation available for the wet parts. 3.1 certificates and the Declaration of compliance 2.1 (DIN EN 10204:2005) are supplied for the metal products.
DEMANDING PROCESSES, SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS!
For years, Suurmond has supplied reactors for lab and R&D. Completely assembled according client’s specifications and of good Swiss and German quality. The demand from the market for short delivery times and cost-effective solutions has increased in recent years. To meet this demand, Suurmond has developed its own glass reactor system; the suurGLASS labreactor. The reactor has been designed in consultation with users. The first reactors are planned to be delivered in July. We are happy to make special arrangements with universities and colleges.
The suurGLASS reactor is a universal reactor with a standard configuration. The big advantages are the short lead times and the economic price. The reactor has a modular set-up. Extensions of the configuration are possible at any time.
The DN150 cover contains 5 nozzles, one of which is used for the stirrer. With this concept, 25 configurations are possible.
An important advantage of the suurGLASS reactor, is that you don’t need to remove the upper section when exchanging vessels.
This means that the motor/dynamic seal/cover remain in place. Our innovative design Quick-Action-Clamp allows you to easily remove the reactor without any help.
The suurGLASS reactor fits in a ‘table-top” fumehood.
In addition to the standard configuration, specials are also possible. Besides, due to the modular construction, adjustments can be made
at a later stage as well.
A wide range of accessories to complete your reactor to your application, like baffle, cooler, dropping funnel, Pt-100, etc. and various PTFE or stainless steel stirrers.
Are you interested and do you want more extensive information for you and your colleagues without any obligation? No problem!
Contact us to plan a suitable date and time for an online TEAMS meeting with one of our specialists!
Since 1974, Suurmond has been a customer-oriented solution provider for process technology for production sites. For years, we have also supplied solutions for R&D and laboratory under the name AUTOCLAVE.
As markets continuously change, it is necessary to adapt our organisation to the changing requirements.
We have therefor restructured our product portfolio into 3 Business Units:
Solutions based on industrial/ chemical pumps of leading companies such as MAAG Pump Systems AG, Gather Industrie GmbH and HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH. We design dedicated dosing systems by the name suurDOS® and complete pump systems specifically for your application.
Formerly sold under the name AUTOCLAVE, we now supply the modular solutions for R&D and laboratories under the name SUURMOND. The Business Unit Reactor Systems says it all!
The name AUTOCLAVE and its logo will disappear. Instead you will find all solutions in the Business Unit Reactor Systems. Büchi AG and Systag System Technik AG being the main suppliers here.
We supply dedicated gear pumps, screen changers and filtration systems from MAAG Pump & Filtration Systems AG and Mahr Metering Systems for polymer processing and polymer production. We provide solutions for (Pre)polymer processing, Masterbatch, Compounding, Recycling, Extrusion and Polymer production.
The only thing that changes, is the disappearance of the name AUTOCLAVE and its logo! Other details and your contact persons remain the same. Restructuring the portfolio will help you find a solution for your process in an easier way.
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