Processing Magazine

Control system for use in biopharmaceutical single-use filling applications

August 19, 2009
Ideal for single-use filling, the control system is designed to be integrated with new and existing filling systems, providing line flexibility for fast and contamination free changeovers. It is a fieldbus controlled multi-filling system, capable of controlling from 1 to 16 of the manufacturer’s peristaltic dispensing pumps in a local network. The very accurate and reliable peristaltic technology provides accuracy of up to +/-0.5% down to the micro fill volumes. Available field interfaces include DeviceNet and Profibus DPV1. Peristaltic dispensing is ideal for single-use filling not only for small production runs but also for high speed filling lines. The system’s short fill time makes it a serious alternative to other dispensing technologies such as piston pumps.