Measurement technology for the pharmaceutical industry
In view of the higher demands on 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 measuring accuracy.
Measuring instruments from WIKA are manufactured in line with the GMP guidelines (good manufacturing practice). They meet the stringent requirements of, e.g.:
- FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
- EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group)
- 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc.
- ASME BPE (Bio Processing Equipment)
- ATEX (directive 94/9/EC)
For the proof of conformity within the scope of an FDA approval and national authorities, we have an extensive programme ready-certified. For the ongoing testing of the 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:
- Clamp connections, Tri-clamp, DIN 32676, ISO 2852, ASME BPE
- Aseptic connections DIN 11864
- NEUMO BioConnect® and NEUMO BioControl®
For toxic, bioactive substances or very sensitive substances, special instrumentation options are available in order to integrate the measuring instruments into the plant 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:
- BioControl® CS
- BioConnect® HD
- Connect S®
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
WIKA has been active in the Contractor Business for more than 25 years. Together with international engineering companies, we implement major projects the world over. Thus we are more than simply a reliable supplier of high-quality process instrumentation and measuring instruments: As your partner we develop products and solutions with you that are specifically tailored to your requirements.
WIKA is your competent partner through all phases of the project: starting with planning the basic and detail engineering through the realisation and implementation of the project to the after-sales assistance.
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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.