JetAir Technologies’ latest product for the pharmaceutical industry, The PharmaDryTM, is a portable system engineered to dry large blenders and tanks quickly, avoiding the long wait times associated with traditional drying. It saves manufacturing time for the pharmaceutical industry, which can spend hours, even days, letting blenders air dry.
As the pharmaceutical industry innovates new health solutions, the need to produce multiple products on the same equipment increases. Quick and thorough changeover is critical in moving to this type of flexible manufacturing.
Unfortunately, cleaning and sanitizing stainless steel tanks and blenders between products using traditional methods (i.e. air drying) is time consuming. The primary issue is dry time, which requires hours, even when the tank or blender is alcohol wiped.
The PharmaDry uses a powerful, state-of-the-art high-efficiency blower to drive this rugged, portable system. It uses forced air to dry blenders and tanks up to 2,300 gallons (150 cu ft) in 30 minutes or less with minimal operator attention. The PharmaDryTM can also dry parts, tank exteriors, walls, and floors
“The PharmaDry dries in a fraction of the time and the [blending] equipment looks better without all of the streaking from residue,” says George Paffendorf, Director of the GEMCO Technical Center. “We use the PharmaDry to dry small parts, too – no more manual wiping, no more alcohol, and no more rags.”
This drying system allows quick reuse of blenders and eliminates alcohol wipe downs. In short, the PharmaDry maximizes production time, blending capacity, and facility safety.