Ensuring a safer working environment in food and pharmaceutical processing plants

Wet-In-Place (WIP) functionality has been added to Piab’s popular piFLOW®p vacuum conveyors. WIP spray nozzles are now available for inclusion/retrofitting in new and existing piFLOW®p conveying systems.

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Wet-In-Place Module

Wet-In-Place Module

By wetting potentially harmful leftover material before the equipment is opened for cleaning, the spray nozzles ensure that any such dust stays Wet-In-Place until it can be safely removed.

  • Binds hazardous material
  • Environmental and user friendly
  • Easy to retrofit
  • Reduces cleaning and maintenance time
  • Minimizes need for protective gear
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piFLOW®p Family

A conveyor for when premium technology is needed

The piFLOW®p conveyor for powder and bulk materials is designed to perfectly match the stringent demands for operational safety and hygiene within the food and pharmaceutical industries. Made from materials that comply with the US FDA and EU 1935/2004 regulations, Piab’s conveyors can be used to safely transport large volumes of powder/bulk materials, and their advanced technology will guarantee segregation-free conveying. Maximising the safety of the processing staff, piFLOW®p is available in ATEX dust and gas approved designs, in which all plastic or rubber parts, including filters and seals, are made of antistatic nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR). The piFLOW®p capacity range is very big – from 2 litres batch volume up to 56 litres.

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Vacuum conveyors move pharmaceutical products with ease

Choosing the right conveyor for your pharmaceutical manufacturing process is a challenging task that requires careful considerations. We will here share our experience with you.

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Piab provides turnkey powder handling solution for tablet press OEM

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Background

In many cases, customers buying a Fette Compacting tablet press face the problem of moving the tablet powder into the press in an efficient, safe and hygienic way. Since vacuum conveying is not within Fette´s product range, their customers have to find and integrate a solution for transporting the powder themselves. Even when the customer finds Piab vacuum conveyors being the optimal solution for powder transport, there is still the challenge of integrating the two systems together without having dust or powder leak out. The result is a time consuming engineering project which itself adds very little value to the customer.

Result

With the range of piFLOW® conveyors from Piab, Fette Compacting GmbH can now offer a turnkey powder transport solution as an option. This turnkey solution guarantees that powder can be transported and discharged into the Fette tablet press without the risk of dust, scrap or interference of the tablet press reliability. Fette Compacting GmbH has verified the conveyor application together with the tablet press to guarantee the overall performance of the system.

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