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Oil-free air for pharmaceuticals
4th Quarter 2018, Pneumatic systems & components


In the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, every input into the final product has to be scrupulously hygienic and sterile. Rand-Air is a leader in the rental of portable air and power solutions, and supplied an Atlas Copco ZT315VSD oil-free compressor to Adcock Ingram, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer.

“The Atlas Copco ZT315VSD with its 44 cubic metre a minute, 8,6 bar supply is eminently suitable for this application as it supplies completely contaminant- and oil-free air,” says marketing manager, Byrone Thorne. “In this instance, we did not supply a dryer as Adcock Ingram takes the feed from our compressor through their own in-house dryer. While the ZT315VSD is a standby unit, in the event of an operational issue with one of the in-house centrifugal compressors, the Atlas Copco ZT315VSD would take over the supply of compressed air with minimum disruption to the facility’s manufacturing capability.”

The unit is well suited for the rigorous 24/7 duty cycle required by Adcock, and its output is critical in ensuring uninterrupted production. An absolutely reliable supply of completely contaminant- and oil-free compressed air is essential for high speed pharmaceutical mixing processes – and also for blending, packaging and water conditioning. Rand-Air’s high quality service and maintenance is all part of the package.

“This is very much in line with Rand-Air’s rental ethos, where the customers have the freedom to concentrate on their core business while leaving the responsibility for the provision of essential, contaminant and oil-free compressed air to us,” concludes Thorne.

For more information contact Byrone Thorne, Rand-Air, +27 11 345 0700, byrone.thorne@randair.com, www.randair.com


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