Valve block design is good wheeze 01 November 2009

Costs of automating a machine that fills asthma inhaler cartridges have been slashed by cutting its aseptic diaphragm valve requirement from eight to just four.

Burkert says it supplied an unnamed pharmaceutical company with an integrated Robolux valve system to replace traditional shut-off valves.

The result was fewer weld connections, reduced installation time and validation costs, and smaller internal volumes – that in turn mean no deadlegs so maximum sterility.

A company spokesperson explains that this was the first application for its 2034 Robolux valves in the UK. It also used a 5470 manifold block to pilot the valve block, and Burkert completed the solution within two weeks.

Brian Tinham

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