Pharmaceutical production with LEWA metering systems

The pharmaceutical industry has very strict requirements for their manufacturing processes. Metering pumps and metering systems must meet these demands. LEWA metering systems support to run continous and safe production processes.

Solution

With the ecodos and ecoflow pump series in sanitary or hygienic design as well as the LEWA-developed mechatronically controlled intellidrive drive technology, LEWA offers pumps that meet the high demands of pharmaceutical production without limitations:

  • High metering accuracy
  • Precise reproducibility for continuous processes
  • Wide metering range
  • Suitable for a wide variety of fluids
  • Hermetically tight process chamber to save product and environment
  • Short product holdup times and gentle conveying
  • Depending on the option: CIP and SIP cleanability
  • Hygienic and pharmaceutical designs
  • FDA-compliant materials
  • 3.1-material certificate
  • EHEDG test certificate, QHD certificate
  • Compliant with clean room requirements

LEWA metering systems excel primarily due to their fast, high-precision flow control.

Not only a mutual monitoring of pumps and flowmeters results from the pump characteristics stored in the process control, but also a plausibility check. This ensures high operating reliability and metering accuracy.

A further advantage is that the entire production process can be logged with no omissions, to pharmaceutical specifications. LEWA offers a large degree of practical experience during the selection of the suitable flowmeter and other components: All components match with each other and thus ensure a perfect function of the metering system.

Background

Process description

Fluids must be added to a substance mixture in pharmaceutical processes. This can also mean that the system must first prepare the product to be conveyed (e.g., blending, melting of salts, temperature control, dispersing, etc.). A custom-designed solution for the functionality of the system and adjustment of the individual components to the overall system is therefore required.

The actual conveying of the fluid must then be done under defined process conditions, e.g., definition of pressure and temperature, placing high demands on process control and thus on the complete system solution.

A stable process is possible with coordinated and individually programmed instrumentation and control technology and a control system. Using storable recipes in this system control, processes are carried out reliably and with maximum repeatability. Logging of the process progress and its results is indispensable for a reliable production in order to fullfil cGMP requirements.

The different user levels are only accessible to approved users. The system must have a design concept so that these can be qualified and validated. Therefored the guidelines according to CFR 21 part 11 are fulfilled.

The product made with the system must correspond to the specified quality guidelines of the pharmaceutical industry and conformity must be able to be verified at anytime.

 

Industries

Pharma, Life Science & Biotech

LEWA supplies pumps and systems for the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and biotech industries that comply with all hygienic requirements. We're happy to help you!

Products

LEWA ecoflow® diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecoflow diaphragm metering pump all around talent

The ecoflow® diaphragm metering pump from LEWA is a true all-around talent in the field of metering and mixing and can be used in all industries.

LEWA ecoflow® sanitary/hygienic diaphragm metering pump

ecoflow sanitary hygienic pump

The ecoflow® diaphragm metering pump in sanitary/hygienic design is the ideal pump for food and pharmaceutical products.

LEWA ecoflow ® packed plunger metering pump

LEWA ecoflow packed plunger pump

The LEWA ecoflow® packed plunger metering pump is the high-performance and economical metering pump for simple pumping or metering tasks.

LEWA ecodos® sanitary/hygienic diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecodos sanitary/hygienic diaphragm metering pump

The LEWA ecodos® diaphragm metering pump with its sanitary/hygienic design is the ideal pump for food and pharmaceutical products in the low-pressure range.

LEWA FC laboratory pumps

LEWA FC laboratory pumps

The smallest flow rates and precise metering make LEWA micro-metering pumps of the FC series the first choice for laboratory pumps.

Customer-Specific Metering, Mixing or Filling Systems from LEWA

LEWA production units

LEWA develops customized production units for metering, mixing, and filling fluids. Contact us and let us advise you!

Customer-Specific Metering Systems from LEWA

LEWA customer specific metering systems

LEWA provides you with custom-designed metering systems according to your specifications. Trust in our experience gained from 60 years of metering technology.

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