Spray Technology For Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Individual Solutions for Individual Processes

Sterilization, tank cleaning, filling, packaging are many processes encountered time and time again in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. It all depends on small, decisive details. We are familiar with details from numerous projects and we support our customers by understanding the specifics required for their individual processes. Learn more.

Applications

  • Cleaning glass lined reactors, bioreactors and fermentation tanks
  • Antimicrobial spraying
  • Blister pack cooling
Pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical manufacturing industry has stringent cleaning and sanitation policies to ensure that contaminants are not introduced into processes. Implementing spray technologies streamlines production lines to ensure full coverage of cleaning and sterilization methods without slowing down operations. Learn more about spray technology for pharmaceutical manufacturing and the benefits of these systems.

Why is Efficient Spray Technology for Pharmaceutical Companies Important?

Various equipment, holding tanks, and other systems may become introduced to dust, dirt, grime, and particles from pharmaceutical products. Having these materials present may impact how devices operate or become part of manufactured products that will be later consumed.

When workers perform manual cleaning and sanitation methods, they may risk the chance of reintroducing contaminants from their clothes or equipment. The workers may also miss areas on storage tanks and other equipment that could lead to bacteria or mold growth. Other factors that can impact operations is that workers may not be able to reach every area, such as high storage tank walls, or could risk their health in corrosive environments.

Efficient spray technology allows workers to reach every crevice with minimal effort. Spray nozzles designed to produce an evenly distributed spray with a consistent droplet size ensures that surfaces are clean and sanitized while using less cleaning solutions and rinse water. This technology also helps workers clean hard to reach areas safely, or can be used on mounted spray systems to ensure there is no worker contact with sensitive products and equipment or dangerous environments.

Common Applications:

Cleaning glass lined reactors, bioreactors, and fermentation tanks

Reactors, bioreactors, and fermentation tanks hold live microorganisms and cultures that are allowed to ferment to later make into products. Spray technology limits human contact on surfaces that could prevent damage or destroy the microorganisms or disrupt the fermentation process. In addition, sufficiently cleaning glass-lined reactors allow workers to perform the right measurements within the containers.

Antimicrobial spraying

Devices and equipment that come within contact of pharmaceutical products may become contaminated in time. Spray technology allows for the distribution of antimicrobial cleaning solutions and sanitizing products that lower the levels of dangerous bacteria and other organisms on surfaces. This process can be automated to further promote efficient cleaning methods.

Blister pack cooling

Blister packs contain medicines in pill and capsule form. The lids of the packs are thermal sealed after the medication is inserted. Pharmaceutical manufacturers can implement spray technology in this production operation to cool the blister pack after the lid is sealed on top to prevent the remaining heat from damaging the medication.

High Impact Tank Cleaning

Pharmaceutical tanks can hold chemicals and materials that are later used to create products or be placed into processes. Old materials and chemicals may stick to the sides of the tanks which could contaminate new materials that are poured inside. Spray technologies can perform high impact cleaning to dislodge the buildup of materials and chemicals to thoroughly clean the surfaces inside the tanks.

Individual Solutions for Individual Processes

Sterilization, tank cleaning, filling, packaging are many processes encountered time and time again in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Here at Lechler, we offer spray technologies and systems that are designed to handle a wide range of pharmaceutical processes that are dependent on having cleaning, cooling and sanitization methods that cover all the small details and surfaces.

We are familiar with numerous manufacturing projects as we support our customers by understanding the specifics required for their individual processes. Contact us today to learn more.

Highlighted Products

Rotating Cleaning Nozzle "PTFE Whirly"

The "PTFE Whirly" is designed for applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. It works with rotating solid jets and is suitable for use in corrosive environments. The slip-on connection has a 3A certification and can be used in areas subject to particularly high hygiene requirements, such as contact with food.

Technical data (PDF, 239 KB)

5TA Rotating Cleaning Nozzle

The 5TA is hygienically designed for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. It is extremely effective thanks to the powerful solid jet nozzles and is also suitable for small tanks with persistent soiling. The series can resist pressures of up to 217 psi and high temperatures without any problem. All parts used exhibit a particularly high surface quality.

Technical data (PDF, 236 KB)

Contact

Lechler, Inc.Phone (800) 777-2926Fax (630) 377-6657info(at)lechlerusa.com