Screening and processing equipment supplier Kason, were out in force at InterPhex 2006, with a range of products that aid the manufacturing industry meet stringent pharmaceutical sanitary requirements.
>Kason is just one of a handful of companies that supply one of the most highly regulated industries in the world. Pharmaceutical manufacture is complex and practices vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and yet, such practices shall remain within the principles of such guidelines as the Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).
Good Manufacturing Practice is the Quality Assurance that ensures products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate for their intended use and conform to the regulatory requirements stipulated by health authorities.
Kasan's Ultra-Sanitary Batch Sifter is not only cGMP compliant but also meets standards imposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Batch Sifter features all-stainless construction with ground and polished welds, vertical quick-disconnect clamps, a gap-free screen frame and domed, crevice-free interior.
The unit scalps oversize particles down to 38 microns (400 mesh) from dry bulk pharmaceutical powders or solids-laden slurries, and can be disassembled with no tools for rapid sanitising.
The dust-tight pharmaceutical sifter has a stainless steel housing, motor and stand, tri-clover inlet and outlet flanges, vertical quick-disconnect clamps and continuously ground and polished welds.
Kasan have taken great pride in producing equipment that complies with the various worldwide standards. With the manufacturing side under close scrutiny, the pressure to get it right has never been greater.
"Kasan equipment also complies with 3-A, FDA and BISSC standards, enabling engineering management to meet cGMP and other sanitary regulations with confidence," said Henry Alamzad, Kason's President.
Kasan also launches a small-batch, quick clean pharmaceutical sifter, dubbed the Mini Centri-Sifter, which allows the screening of small batches of pharmaceutical powders allowing disassembly and wash down.
As material is gravity-fed into the unit, the centrifugal action created by rotating helical paddles propels and accelerates material against the screen. The paddles, which do not contact the screen, also serve to break up agglomerated materials.
On size material passing through screen apertures drops through the first of two discharge spouts and into a storage vessel or processing equipment. Oversized particles unable to pass through the apertures exit through the end of the screen cylinder and fall through a second discharge spout for discarding or reprocessing.
The company, whose facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality standards, manufactures circular vibratory screeners and centrifugal screeners for gravity-fed or in-line pneumatic sifting, scalping, classifying, de-dusting and dewatering, and circular fluid bed processing systems for drying, cooling or moisturizing, in facilities.