In today's industrial climate the demands for strict regulation and compliance to reduce operator exposure levels cannot be over emphasized.
Hosokawa's expertise in this area is renowned, being the preferred supplier to many major pharmaceutical and chemical companies worldwide.
High Containment Isolators
Where ultra high containment levels are required for the handling of highly active or toxic chemicals the Hosokawa range of isolators offers complete operator safety and product integrity.
Designed to meet individual requirements isolators enable both manual and automatic handling procedures to be carried out with minimal operator exposure.
Incorporating barrier containment technology in critical process areas such as milling, drying and product pack off, Hosokawa are able to offer containment levels of below 1µg/m³. Utilizing individually designed processing equipment integrated within the sealed environment of an isolator offers a true "shirt sleeve environment".
Hosokawa work in close co-operation with customers to ensure that all production and containment levels and end user requirements are fully met. Individual designs are translated to CAD and virtual presentation prior to mock up stage before production.
Integrated CIP is now a major design factor in containment technology. It eliminates the need for additional cleaning bays with associated potential for cross contamination and minimizes downtime whilst at the same time ensuring the total protection of personnel. Hosokawa have developed a range of isolators which offer a variety of CIP options.
The glove boxes are ergonomically designed for ease of use, allowing products to be handled without risk of exposure. Over pressure and under pressure environments can be maintained and humidity controlled to ensure product integrity and stability.
Features / Benefits
- Fixed or opening viewing panels
- Inflatable or solid door seals
- Internal or external lighting
- CIP systems
Choice of material of construction
- Localized isolation for process equipment
- Reactor charging
- Drum tipping and discharging
- Product sampling
- Filling and weighing
- Waste handling and removal
- Inspection and maintenance tasks