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SimpleFilter™

PILOT PLANT NUTSCHE FILTER & DRYER

SOLID/LIQUID SEPARATION HAS NEVER BEEN SIMPLER

Mobile and flexible process solutions for efficient solid-liquid separation

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SOLID/LIQUID SEPARATION HAS NEVER BEEN SIMPLER

Mobile and flexible process solutions for efficient solid-liquid separation

overview
features
services
get in touch

AT A GLANCE

The SimpleFilter™ is a cost-effective and user-friendly solution allowing efficient nutsche filtration and drying of small and pilot scale batches. It is a compact and mobile system that can be easily moved throughout different production areas within a same facility.

The SimpleFilter™ was developed to overcome well-known production challenges faced by manufacturers when using traditional production methods such as Büchner filtration and oven tray-drying. It is the ideal technology to successfully complete scale-up and scale-down activities and obtain predictive performance results.

The SimpleFilter™ consists of a single plate pressure & vacuum filter-dryer vessel equipped with a glove-bag containment system allowing simple and effective product discharge under nitrogen purge. Its vessel is available in different materials hence suiting a broad range of chemical processes.

AT A GLANCE

The SimpleFilter™ is a cost-effective and user-friendly solution allowing efficient nutsche filtration and drying of small and pilot scale batches. It is a compact and mobile system that can be easily moved throughout different production areas within a same facility.

The SimpleFilter™ was developed to overcome well-known production challenges faced by manufacturers when using traditional production methods such as Büchner filtration and oven tray-drying. It is the ideal technology to successfully complete scale-up and scale-down activities and obtain predictive performance results.

The SimpleFilter™ consists of a single plate pressure & vacuum filter-dryer vessel equipped with a glove-bag containment system allowing simple and effective product discharge under nitrogen purge. Its vessel is available in different materials hence suiting a broad range of chemical processes.

INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

INDUSTRIES PRODUCTION SCALE PROCESSES PRODUCT FORM INGREDIENTS
Pharmaceuticals Pilot development Filtration & De-watering Suspension API drugs
Chemicals Scale-up Separation Slurry Intermediates
Food Scale-down Re-slurry Wet cake Raw materials
Precious metals Process prototypes Mixing & Sampling Powder Excipients
Material sciences Process Trials Drying Semi-solids Reagents
Speciality processes Process optimisation Catalysts
General Synthesis Pre-clinical
Hydrogenation
Carbon Filtration
Catalyst recovery

INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

INDUSTRIES PRODUCTION SCALE PROCESSES PRODUCT FORM INGREDIENTS
Pharmaceuticals Pilot development Filtration & De-watering Suspension API drugs
Chemicals Scale-up Separation Slurry Intermediates
Food Scale-down Re-slurry Wet cake Raw materials
Precious metals Process prototypes Mixing & Sampling Powder Excipients
Material sciences Process Trials Drying Semi-solids Reagents
Speciality processes Process optimisation Catalysts
General Synthesis Pre-clinical
Hydrogenation
Carbon Filtration
Catalyst recovery

VESSEL SIZES

0.125 Model 0.3 Model
Filtration Area 0.125m2 0.3m2
Vessel Volume 50L 130L
Typical Product Cake Volume (Process-dependant) 6L – 38L 15L – 90L
Equipment Dimensions (H x W x D) 1,495 x 1,220 x 1,455mm 1,510 x 1,170 x 1,490mm

VESSEL SIZES

0.125 Model 0.3 Model
Filtration Area 0.125m2 0.3m2
Vessel Volume 50L 130L
Typical Product Cake Volume (Process-dependant) 6L – 38L 15L – 90L
Equipment Dimensions (H x W x D) 1,495 x 1,220 x 1,455mm 1,510 x 1,170 x 1,490mm

UPGRADE OPTIONS

Standard SimpleFilter Upgrade Options
Vessel Material of Construction 316L Stainless Steel (316LSS) PFA Coated 316LSS
Filtration Mesh Polypropylene cloth mesh 316LSS or Alloy 22 mesh
Agitated Vessel No agitator Available
Agitator Raise & Lower (R&L) No agitator Manual or Automated
Glove-bag for Product Discharge Not included Available
Continuous Liner Discharge Chute Not included Available
Vessel Wash & Clean-in-Place (WIP/CIP) WIP spray-ball CIP spray-ring available

UPGRADE OPTIONS

Standard SimpleFilter Upgrade Options
Vessel Material of Construction 316L Stainless Steel (316LSS) PFA Coated 316LSS
Filtration Mesh Polypropylene cloth mesh 316LSS or Alloy 22 mesh
Agitated Vessel No agitator Available
Agitator Raise & Lower (R&L) No agitator Manual or Automated
Glove-bag for Product Discharge Not included Available
Continuous Liner Discharge Chute Not included Available
Vessel Wash & Clean-in-Place (WIP/CIP) WIP spray-ball CIP spray-ring available

FEATURES & BENEFITS

The SimpleFilter™ is designed to allow process developers and manufacturers to complete a wide range of processes into one single system, hence maximising production efficiency and reducing equipment footprint.
  • Slurry filtration
  • Product washing
  • Re-slurry (optional agitator recommended)
  • Vacuum drying
  • Product sampling
  • Product discharge

The SimpleFilter™ is a GMP piece of equipment ideal for multi-product applications. It is designed to allow end-users to remain agile and to quickly adapt to changing production requirements.

FILTRATION AGILITY DRYING AGILITY CLEANING AGILITY
One modular base design Direct heat transfer with base GMP design / reduced product traps
Quick filtration media change-over Vertical side wall heating jacket Suitable for Reflux cleaning
Suitable for cloth & metallic mesh Agitator option for drying uniformity CIP spray-ring option
At Powder Systems, we understand that selecting the right processing technology is critical to scale-up your process and ensure your ultimate production success. The core features of our SimpleFilter™ were designed keeping this crucial requirement in mind.

Upon batch completion inside the SimpleFilter™, your product can be easily collected by manually raking your batch from the vessel side-discharge into the glove-bag. If the agitator upgrade is purchased, the batch discharge process can be automated, with the final product heel removal only remaining manual.

Our SimpleFilter™ product range was designed to streamline your scale-up development, from feasibility studies to pilot plant and commercial production. It the perfect tool to complete scale-up and scale-down studies as it will help you maintain – at every scale – your key process objectives (product quality, product yield, batch consistency, etc.) and key production parameters (filtration time, washing time, drying time, etc.).

Being one of the early pioneers of containment technology, PSL has made all of its SimpleFilter™ models compatible with contained discharge technology.

The unique PSL glove-bag containment system was developed to allow end-users to perform safe product sampling and discharge within a nitrogen purge atmosphere for additional process safety and product integrity assurance.

Each flexible glove-bag is equipped with 2-glove arrangement to enhance ergonomics and maximise product recovery by allowing product heel-removal. A tri-clamp connection is also provided to connect the glove-bag to the chosen discharge container (via continuous liner system, split-butterfly valve, etc.)

SimpleFilter™ SERVICES

At PSL, we provide our industry partners with more than just process hardware. We take your process further together by offering a wide range of services to optimise the installation, operation and maintenance of your PSL SimpleFilter™.

By opting for our unique COPE and SERVE services, you can rest assured that you will receive and maintain a high-performing SimpleFilter™ production system, fine-tuned to your unique process requirements.

The Centre of Process Excellence is the process development arm of PSL. It was created in 2015 to offer the industry a collaborative space in which manufacturers and process developers can explore new ideas and learn about innovative production techniques.

EXPLORE COPE

PSL Serve is our dedicated customer care, on-site service and spares team. They are technical specialists, here to aid the smooth installation of new equipment, along with the servicing and repairs of existing PSL equipment and any spare parts required.

EXPLORE PSL SERVE

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