Rotary Vial Washers

The RW series of rotary vial washers are designed to be an efficient means of particulate matter and microorganism removal, an alternative to labour-intensive, batch-style vial washers. By minimising the number of moving parts (such as grippers with springs, penetrating spray needles and chains), the user-friendly RW series offers minimal operator requirement and maintenance.

With minimal footprint, and the capability to recycle, filter and re-use WFI, the range can cover the full range of pharmaceutical vials (2-100 mL) with efficiency in mind. Each vial formal has an HMI selected “recipe”, with specific settings for a variable such as spraying time and indexing time.

Benefits

Dependably effective washing: Guaranteed reduction of particles by 1000 times and spray manifold eliminates the risk of chipping vials

Suitable for almost any manufacturing space: Small footprint and reduced water usage

Highly efficient and economical to run: Simple servodriven operation with fewer moving parts reduces maintenance and dedicated recipes, to ensure vastly reduced water usage

Extremely flexible: Easy and quick change between different sizes of glass or plastic vials

Click on a model below for more information.

RW-250

RW-500

RW-800

RW-1150

RW-250

Minimal footprint, semi-automatic rotary vial washer for 2-100ml glass or plastic vials with up to 70 vials p/min output

Features

  • Typical batch size: 1,000-8,000 vials
  • 8 vial holders that hold up to 6 vials at the neck
  • A transparent cover permits visual verification of the washing process
  • Dedicated media manifolds (1 for water, 1 for air)
  • GMP design: All 304/316L stainless steel
  • Intrinsically designed for 3-log endotoxin reduction
  • Allen-Bradley Micrologix 1100 PLC that works in conjunction with an Allen-Bradley PanelView Component C400 Touch Terminal HMI
  • No penetrating nozzles, no glass breakage, less particulate generation
  • Internal surfaces are electro polished
  • Orbital welding is used whenever possible
  • Piping system is designed to run from high to low to prevent water stagnation
  • Optional WFI-skid to supply the WFI at 80°C (no need for a WFI-loop)
  • Complete validation documents package available (FRS, DDS, FAT/SAT, IQ/OQ)
  • Self-draining after end of batch

  • Dimensions
    127x114cm
  • Purpose
    Low speed, semi-automatic pharmaceutical and biotech applications
  • Vial Range
    2-100ml glass or plastic (change parts required) 
  • Output
    Up to 70 vials per minute
  • Changeover
    15-minute changeover to a different vial format

 

RW-500

RW-500TL Vial Washer with Integrated Trayloader
Vial washing with automatic trayloading is made possible on the RW-500TL. An ideal batch vial processing system for low-to-medium volume output requirements. Vial range 2-100ml. Output up to 100 vials/minute. The trayloader does not require change parts. To maintain cleanliness, the outfeed of the washer and the trayloader can be placed under a Vertical Laminar Airflow Unit. Features include: ‘no-tray present, washer does not start-up’ and ‘tray full, washer stops’.

Features

  • Typical batch size: 10,000-25,000 vials
  • 8 vial holders that hold up to 6 vials at the neck
  • Rotary infeed table with automatic loading of the vials into the vial holders
  • A transparent cover permits visual verification of the washing process
  • Dedicated media manifolds (1 for water, 1 for air)
  • Recycling of WFI, intermittent spraying and automatic lid lift mechanism
  • GMP design: All 304/316L stainless steel
  • Main drive is servo-driven
  • Intrinsically designed for 3-log endotoxin reduction
  • Allen-Bradley Micrologix 1100 PLC that works in conjunction with an Allen-Bradley PanelView 600+ operator interface
  • Each vial format has an HMI selected ‘recipe’ with specific settings for spray time and indexing time to help reduce water consumption
  • Water for injection (WFI) can be recycled, filtered and used a second time, further reducing water consumption
  • No penetrating nozzles, no glass breakage, less particulate generation
  • Self-draining after end of batch
  • Internal surfaces are electro polished
  • Orbital welding is used whenever possible
  • Piping system is designed to run from high to low to prevent water stagnation
  • Silicone seals are used throughout the piping system
  • Optional WFI-skid to supply the WFI at 80°C (no need for a WFI-loop)
  • Complete validation documents package available (FRS, DDS, FAT/SAT, IQ/OQ)

  • Dimensions
    133x128cm
  • Purpose
    Smallest automatic vial washer and is designed for low-to-medium output pharmaceutical and biotech applications
  • Vial Range
    1-100ml (change parts required)
  • Output
    Up to 120 vials per minute (dependent on the vial format)
  • Changeover
    20-minute changeover to a different vial format

RW-800

Medium speed automatic rotary vial washer for vials 2-250ml with output of up to 200 vials p/min

Features

  • Typical batch size: 10,000-25,000 vials
  • 8 vial holders that hold up to 6 vials at the neck
  • Vials are fed to the vial carriers by way of an infeed drive belt
  •  Vials leave the washer in a single-file fashion
  • Rotary infeed table with automatic loading of the vials into the vial holders
  • A transparent cover permits visual verification of the washing process
  • Safety provisions are in place to prevent water spraying when the cover is not located over the washing chamber
  • Dedicated media manifolds (1 for water, 1 for air)
  • Recycling of WFI, intermittent spraying and automatic lid lift mechanism
  • GMP design: All 304/316L stainless steel
  • Main drive is servo-driven
  • Intrinsically designed for 3-log endotoxin reduction
  • Allen-Bradley Micrologix 1100 PLC that works in conjunction with an Allen-Bradley PanelView 600+ operator interface
  • Each vial format has an HMI selected ‘recipe’ with specific settings for spray time and indexing time to help reduce water consumption
  • Water for injection (WFI) can be recycled, filtered and used a second time, further reducing water consumption
  • No penetrating nozzles, no glass breakage, less particulate generation
  • Self-draining after end of batch
  • Internal surfaces are electro polished
  • Orbital welding is used whenever possible
  • Piping system is designed to run from high to low to prevent water stagnation
  • Silicone seals are used throughout the piping system
  • Optional WFI-skid to supply the WFI at 80°C (no need for a WFI-loop)
  • Complete validation documents package available (FRS, DDS, FAT/SAT, IQ/OQ)

  • Dimensions
    90x130cm
  • Purpose
    Medium speed automatic vial washer for pharmaceutical and biotech applications
  • Vial Range
    2-250ml (change parts required)
  • Output
    Up to 200 vials per minute
  • Changeover
    20-minute changeover to a different vial format

RW-1150

High-speed automatic rotary vial washer with output of up to 400 vials p/min for pharmaceutical and biotech applications

Features

  • Typical batch size: 10,000-25,000 vials
  • 16 vial holders that hold vials at the neck
  • Vials are fed to the vial carriers by way of an infeed drive belt
  •  Vials leave the washer in a single-file fashion
  • Rotary infeed table with automatic loading of the vials into the vial holders
  • Infeed Vial Flip Table that is ergonomically designed to avoid repetitive wrist motion, has a quicker plastic removal (2-3 times faster), and less potential of fallen vials
  • A transparent cover permits visual verification of the washing process
  • Safety provisions are in place to prevent water spraying when the cover is not located over the washing chamber
  • 14 effective water/air stations
  • Combined exposure time is approximately 20 seconds based on 30 indexes per minute
  • Dedicated media manifolds (1 for water, 1 for air)
  • Recycling of WFI, intermittent spraying and automatic lid lift mechanism
  • GMP design: All 304/316L stainless steel
  • Main drive is servo-driven
  • Intrinsically designed for 3-log endotoxin reduction
  • Four level dual password protected menu guides the operator through the operations of the machine
  • Water for injection (WFI) can be recycled, filtered and used a second time, further reducing water consumption
  • Tank includes a high and low level control mechanisms automatically adding water upon low-level detection
  • Internal immersion heating element helps maintain water temperature
  • No penetrating nozzles, no glass breakage, less particulate generation
  • Self-draining after end of batch
  • Orbital welding is used whenever possible
  • Piping system is designed to run from high to low to prevent water stagnation
  • Optional WFI-skid to supply the WFI at 80°C (no need for a WFI-loop)
  • Complete validation documents package available (FRS, DDS, FAT/SAT, IQ/OQ)

  • Dimensions
    202.5x183x137cm  vial running surface 85-95cm
  • Purpose
    High speed automatic vial washer for pharmaceutical and biotech applications
  • Vial Range
    2-500ml (change parts required)
  • Output
    Up to 400 vials per minute
  • Changeover
    20-minute changeover to a different vial format