In view of the high demands on the quality and product safety from pharmaceutical production, sterile process engineering plays a significant part in the cost-effectiveness and safety of the production processes, in both upstream and downstream areas. Even in the further course of the process chain, up to cleaning and sterilisation, contamination-free processing is a crucial quality factor. From measuring instruments, this demands a combination of the most up-to-date hygienic design and, at the same time, a high measurement accuracy.
Measuring instruments from WIKA are manufactured in line with the GMP guidelines (good manufacturing practice). They meet the stringent requirements of, e.g.:
For conformity verification with certification through the FDA and national authorities, we have a comprehensive programme of certificates available. For the ongoing testing of the measuring instruments in the context of quality management, a wide range of calibration equipment and calibration services are available.
WIKA supplies a wide range of industry-standard and manufacturer-specific process connections in hygienic design, for example:
For toxic, bioactive substances or very sensitive substances, special instrumentation options are available in order to integrate the measuring instruments into the plants without elastomers.
Over the many years of partnership between NEUMO and WIKA a wide variety of pressure and temperature measuring instruments were developed, specially designed to meet the demands of sanitary applications. The NEUMO connections meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and are especially suitable for connecting pressure and temperature measuring instruments to pipeline systems and vessels.
Whether you need mechanical, mechatronic or electronic measuring instruments, WIKA has the most extensive range of pressure and temperature measuring instruments complying with GMP regulations and fulfilling the demands of pharmaceutical production and the biotechnology industry.
For the different types of problems encountered in sanitary applications, there are various designs of NEUMO connections with component approvals available:
The advantage for the operator is the perfect compatibility of measuring instruments and fittings. A wide range of measuring instruments leaves no wish unanswered in measurement technology.
The BioControl® housing is available from WIKA.
Details on the NEUMO connections can be found on www.neumo.de
The 1.4435 stainless steel connection combines measuring instrument and BioControl® CS housing on an all-metal basis. In comparison to connections with elastomer sealings, it is unaffected by temperature influences and aggressive products and media.
The risk of defective O-rings and thus cross-contamination is eliminated. The measuring instruments – in combination with diaphragm seals or thermowells – can therefore be used exceptionally safely. The sealing contour is not affected by repeated resealing.
At the same time, maintenance and replacement tasks, which occur regularly with worn plastic sealings, are eliminated. The operators increase safety and minimise costly process downtime, and therefore save costs.
WIKA has been active in the contractor business for more than 25 years. Together with international engineering companies we realise large projects all over the world being more than simply a reliable supplier of high-quality measuring instruments: We develop - together with you - products and solutions made custom-fit to your requirements.
During all phases of the project WIKA remains your competent partner: Starting with planning in the basic and detail engineering, through realisation and implementation of the project, all the way to the after-sales support.
WIKA’s high level of performance is based essentially on three factors: A wide and innovative product range, comprehensive and competent service and reliable global presence. We are happy to assist in your success.