New smart monitoring technology

Louise Smyth

Powder containment and aseptic transfer valve specialist ChargePoint Technology has launched a smart monitoring hub to support efficiency and safety within chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. The company will be exhibiting its new Verifi solution at ACHEMA 2018.

ChargePoint contained transfer devices are critical to ensuring integrity of product handling during high potency and sterile manufacturing, enabling manufacturers to meet their product quality, operator safety and productivity targets. Now, with Verifi, manufacturers have an automatic and reliable method of understanding the health status of the device allowing them to better control risk and ensure consistent integrity throughout the life-cycle of the system and its critical components. 

Verifi is connected directly onto the ChargePoint Active valve unit so continuously records data and delivers alerts to its users. Its LED display provides operators with visual feedback, giving the user confidence and safety and quality teams peace of mind. Service advice allows maintenance teams to take preventative action, resulting in less downtime and improved efficiency.

Data can also be synchronised via WiFi to the secure Verifi Portal, where it is stored in the cloud for production and process managers to analyse remotely and export for further reporting.

Ben Wylie of ChargePoint said: “We have experienced a growing demand for our containment technologies globally over the past 12 months. As the ‘biotech boom’ and the use of high potency APIs continues, we can continue to invest in this market, offering safe and efficient material transfer solutions.

“Not only are we seeing enormous support for our new monitoring technology but our split butterfly valve (SBV) is growing in popularity worldwide, with the industry adopting it as an alternative to more cumbersome and costly containment solutions.”

ChargePoint Technology’s other solutions include its AseptiSafe range providing increased sterility assurance for ingredient and small component transfers in aseptic processing and sterile API production. The PharmaSafe powder containment valves offer the highest level of containment performance to ensure the safe handling of potent APIs, intermediates and pharmaceutical formulations.

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