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The HAPOO system ensures complete decontamination of the bottle exterior

The production cycle in the pharmaceutical industry can be summarized as follows:

1 | Raw material arrival and storage;
2 | Cleaning and sterilization of the working environment;
3 | raw material weighing;
4 | Preparation of particles;
5 | Production of different dosage forms (solid, semi-solid and liquid);
6 | Packaging;
7 | Storage and Shipping.

The pharmaceutical industry and safety regulators are increasingly focusing on the use of external scrubbers to remove product particles from the outside of the bottle.

Decontamination of the outside of the bottle

The pharmaceutical industry and safety regulators are increasingly focusing on the use of external scrubbers to remove product particles from the outside of the bottle.

There are two reasons:

Healthy

The first is the health factor of minimizing exposure to packaging operators and medical staff who routinely handle these medicines;

Economy

The second reason is economic: with the increase in pharmaceutical costs and the automation of quality checks, some foreign matter on the bottle can cause the product not to meet the standard, resulting in significant financial losses.

Question

The client who contacted us is a pharmaceutical equipment manufacturer. They need to equip the system with nozzles for the decontamination of the outside of the bottle.

A conveyor arm transports the bottles along a path where they are first washed and then dried. U-shaped perforated plates first wash and then dry the moving ampoules that pass through them.

The bottle is held in position by a clamp placed on top of the bottle.
This has two advantages: it minimizes the risk of contamination of the inside of the bottle with the sanitizer, and it leaves the bottom of the bottle exposed to the sanitizer.

One difficulty that needed to be addressed was identifying and placing the nozzles so that the same level of stain removal could be achieved for all bottle sizes.

Solution

HAPOO’s technical department researched solutions capable of ensuring a high level of disinfection for bottles of all sizes.

Seven 316L stainless steel flat nozzles were installed which were custom made from Flat Fan Nozzle J. These nozzles are on a perforated plate and the bottles are first washed with sterile compressed air and then dried.

One of the seven nozzles washes and dries the bottom of the bottle, while six nozzles are mounted on the sides of the perforated plate, three on each side.

Advantage

The flat jet of the nozzle provides high impact and excellent washing and drying performance.

The system designed by HAPOO is also flexible and adaptable to different types and sizes of bottles, always ensuring a high level of disinfection.

flat fan nozzle

Standard flat fan nozzles are available in a wide variety of capacities, spray angles, thread sizes and materials.
Used in several industrial applications, these nozzles produce a fine mist spray with just the right amount of impact.

If you need to know more about our nozzle solutions, please contact us!

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