White Paper | January 29, 2014

Robolux Valves And ELEMENT Control Heads: A Combination To Facilitate The Next-Generation Of Plants

Source: Bürkert Werke GmbH
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Maintaining sterile process conditions is a vital but daunting task for manufacturers. Separation processes like filtration and chromatography place considerable demands on sterile systems and must be done properly to ensure the purity of media. The consequences of failure are huge.

For customers and regulators, nothing less than perfect purity is acceptable when mixing different media during fermentation. Failure to meet these expectations can prove fatal to a business. On a more mundane level, the use of flawed plant designs affects the lifespan of production equipment, with pipe systems, valve manifolds and tank installations all prone to contamination in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

At biologics and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities the perfect functioning of each piece of the production process is essential. Robolux valves are built to thrive in such tough conditions. The multiport design addresses the three essential characteristics of an effective valve: Cleanability, drainability and low internal volumes. This combination of traits translates into a compelling business proposition.

The valves have proven their worth in real-world applications over the past several years, notably by increasing the yields achieved by manufacturers. Now Burkert has taken the technology to the next level by combining the Robolux valves with its ELEMENT series of control heads.

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