10 Port Filter/Dryer
Continuous Carousel Filter/Dryer
Pilot/Production Scale Filtration
20 or 50 mm / 10 ports
10 to 20 L/hr Slurry
2.0 to 4.0 kg/hr Dry Solids
Continuous automatic filtering, washing and drying
with Vision System for fine control over filtration and washing processes
CCFD Pharma Vision
Continuous automatic filtration, washing and drying with innovative vision system for fine control over filtration and washing
State-of-the-art vision system automatically stops filtration and washing before dryland!
From feasibility through optimization to production on a single validateable platform!
The DN20 CCFD Pharma Vision achieves accurately controlled automatic filtering, washing, deliquoring as well as nitrogen/air drying, discharge of dry solids and Wash in Place. It consists of ten 20 mm diameter, 50 ml capacity filtration chambers.
Automatic dryland detection!
Accurate auto-dispense of wash volume based on measured cake volume!
Improves product purity, yield and quality attributes!
Improves wash efficiency!
Reduces solvent usage!
Reduces energy and waste!
CCFD Pharma Vision - Functionality
Vision system for automated fine control of filtration and washing processes
Auto transfer from external process into jacketed slurry buffer vessel
2 x Wash dispense systems (vessel, pump, valves)
WIP dispense system (vessel, pump, valves)
Heated Nitrogen/Air drying system with temperature control
Filtrate receiver with Auto-drain feature
Filtrate/wash sampling bottles for offline analysis
Adjustable filtration/washing/drying parameters
Auto-data population, recall and presentation
Auto Wash in Place during auto-operation
End of day automated cleaning routine
Includes AWL's Innovative
Electric Heated Transfer Line
Maintains accurate temperature control of gas
No liquid pump required
Lower Energy costs
Optimisation Mode: Process one aliquot automatically
Production Mode: Auto-operation for maximum throughput
Non-settling Mode: For processing non-settling slurries
Manual Mode: Operation of all processes
CCFD Pharma Vision - Options
Nitrogen Blanketing System
Cooling vessel for Wash Solvent
HMI Control Panel
Local HMI or DCS control
Compile, store and retrieve 100 recipes
Auto data population recall and presentation
Full data-logging to allow Darcy plots to be generated and filtation conditions optimised
CCFD Pharma Vision - Process Sequence
1st Wash - Stops draining before dryland
3rd Wash - Drain and Deliquor
Port 5 - 9
2nd Wash - Stops draining before dryland
Drying - Heated Nitrogen/Air
Filtration - Stops before dryland
AWL CCFD VISION - KEY ADVANTAGES
Ability to stop at or just before dryland!
Accurate control of filtration and washing within 1 ml!
Automated dispense of wash volume based on measured cake height!
Significantly reduced solvent usage
Improved product purity, yield and quality attributes
From feasibility through optimisation to production on a single validateable platform
Optimisation of filtration and washing parameters can be achieved within a few hours and only requires a small sample volume… Minimum Throughput, Maximum Data!