CCFD Vision
DN20/50
10 Port Filter/Dryer
&Vision System
Continuous Carousel Filter/Dryer
Overview

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.

Vision System

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!

Includes AWL's Innovative

Electric Heated Transfer Line

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

CCFD Pharma Vision - Options

  • Nitrogen Blanketing System

  • Cooling vessel for Wash Solvent

Operational Advantages

  • 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

  • Auto-calibration feature

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

Port 1

1st Wash - Stops draining before dryland

Port 2

3rd Wash - Drain and Deliquor

Port 3

Port 4

Port 5 - 9

2nd Wash - Stops draining before dryland

Drying - Heated Nitrogen/Air

Filtration - Stops before dryland

Port 10

Cake Discharge

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! 

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