The PharmaConnect® 'plug and play' approach enables a number of diverse process modules from GEA Pharma companies to be docked to ONE control module.
The primary processes are based around Aeromatic-Fielder's PMA Granulator technology, providing the user with the ability to process batches from 100g up to 25kg and over.
A range of standard bowl sizes are available to handle batch quantities of:
However, the modular format of PharmaConnect® allows special modules to be used for customer's specific needs. For example non-standard capacities, different shapes, or even different materials such as glass.
In addition to the typical high shear granulation process, GEA Pharma Systems also offers the PharmaConnect® modules for its NICA Extrusion and Spheronization pelletizing system and for its TRV (Turbo Rapid Variable) high speed blender. The TRV is a high speed blending unit, featuring a single, bottom driven impeller drive. It is particularly suitable for the rapid batch blending of small quantities of pharmaceutical active ingredients with base excipients, typical of inhalable products. By combining the high surface area of the main impeller blade with the directional effects of the feeder blade, rapid, homogeneous and stable blends can be produced in a reproducible manner. Further modules for other GEA Pharma Systems products will be available in the future.