Volkmann Inc: Pneumatic pharmaceutical conveyors

Low-profile vacuum pump and reverse jet shock tank are for conveying tablets and capsules in restricted height areas.

Volkmann PPC250VS
Volkmann PPC250VS

Volkmann, Inc., a maker of vacuum conveying equipment, introduces its new line of low-profile pneumatic pharmaceutical conveyors part of the Pneumatic Pharmaceutical Conveyor series (now designated PPCVS). These new low-profile models feature a purpose-designed low-profile vacuum pump and reverse jet shock tank for conveying tablets and capsules in restricted height areas.

Pictured here is an ATEX-certified PPC250VS model discharging through a split butterfly valve. It includes a HEPA unit and a mobile trolley with pneumatic height adjustment.

By adding these models, Volkmann now also offers common sizes throughout its range of products, allowing easy access to spare filters fitting multiple units.

All Volkmann PPCVS units feature a one-piece, gap-free design with a smooth, polished stainless-steel surface. Their modular, quick-release, best-in-class cGMP designs also allow for no-tools cleaning. The units feature a patented QX filter system with its unique connection to the filter plate. Replacing the commonly used felt seal or ‘O’ ring seal, this purpose-designed double seal ensures complete isolation of the process down to the 0.3-micron size critical to pharmaceutical manufacturing.

In addition, the PPCVS series offers the following options:
• Operation of the discharge valve in “Normally Opened” or “Normally Closed” mode
• Wash-in-place features in special cases including the vacuum pump
• A Conweigh weighing system for batch weight control
• Pull through Vee or cone blender loading
• Hepa filter options
• Plc-based controller options for non-volatile applications



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