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.
Throughout the long-standing partnership between Neumo and WIKA, many pressure and temperature measuring instruments have been developed with connectors specially designed for the sterile process technology. The Neumo connectors, especially developed for the pharmaceutical industry, are particularly suited to adaptation of pressure and temperature gauges in piping systems and containers.
Whether you need mechanical, mechatronic or electronic measuring instruments, at WIKA you will find the widest range of pressure and temperature gauges, which meet the GMP guidelines and the requirements of pharmaceutical production and biotechnology.
For the different challenges in the sterile processing industry, various versions of NEUMO connections are available:
Advantage for the user is the perfect compatibility of the measuring instruments on the fittings. An extensive range of measuring equipment meets all requirements on the instrumentation.
The BioControl® housing is available at WIKA.
For details regarding the NEUMO connections please see www.neumo.de
The 1.4435 stainless steel connection combines measuring instruments and BioControl® CS housings 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 operator increases safety and minimises costly process downtime, and therefore saves costs. With these new products, WIKA is primarily addressing the pharmaceutical industry.
WIKA has worked with licensing and EPC companies for more than 30 years on major projects all over the world. We partner with you from the planning stages through to completion, and we provide post-project support. In addition to supplying high-quality process measurement instruments for temperature, pressure, level and flow applications, we can also work with you to develop solutions that meet your exact requirements.
WIKA also offers on-site expertise and technical support services to help ensure the success of your project. For more information, contact us at 1-888-945-2872 or [email protected]
Our high level of performance is essentially based on three factors: A wide and innovative product range, comprehensive and competent service and a reliable global presence. We are pleased to be committed to your success, too.