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Blender Drying (A)

Filtration and drying is a critical part of the API manufacturing process. Conical blender dryers are a complex, all in one system that accomplishes the task for drying the crystallized slurry. Rheo offers containment and material handling options for the loading and pack-off of the dry powder. A custom designed Drum Tipper can tip and position the drum of material into the blender dryer. The Ventilation Sleeve is a simple, yet effective containment option that provides local extraction during the transfer of powder into the dryer. The portable Packout Material Transfer Station offers a fully designed containment system that allows for the filling and weighing of the powder into lined drums.

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Drum Tipping

Fixed Mount Drum Tipper

The Rheo Drum Tipper addresses the ergonomic risk factors associated with manually dumping drums. Each Drum Tipper is designed to meet the specific requirements of the application (drum weight, discharge height, discharge reach, etc.). The Fixed Mount Drum Tipper design features a very small footprint and is intended for dedicated applications. This feature is available for both standard and Variable Height Drum Tippers.

Ventilation Sleeve

The Rheo Ventilation Sleeve provides localized dust extraction to capture airborne dust and vapor. The full perimeter slot design provides 360 degrees of extraction to ensure that the required capture velocity is achieved across the entire opening of the Ventilation Sleeve. Each Ventilation Sleeve is engineered to interface with the equipment it serves. The Ventilation Sleeve can be offered as a standalone fixture or mounted on an articulating, height adjustable arm. These arms can be integrated with a portable cart or a wall mounted plate.

Several options are available to ensure the best solution for the application. These options include bag landing tables, bag disposal ports, integrated lids, custom adapter plates, and product grates.

Packout Material Transfer Station

The portable Rheo Material Transfer Station features a small footprint that optimizes ergonomics and containment associated with dispensing operations. The integrated Drum Tipper and assortment of interchangeable modules can be configured to achieve containment levels of less than 1 μg/m³. The Material Transfer Station can be configured to dispense and weigh to a wide range of container types (drums, single use bags, pails, etc.) and sizes. The Material Transfer Station allows for integration with process equipment (Comils, Screeners, Crushers, etc.) as well split valve systems (ChargePoint, Buck, EziDock).

This Material Transfer Station is configured to provide containment during the packout of powders into drums from overhead dryers.

Rheo - Containment Equipment - Air Filtration Unit

Air Filtration Unit (Supporting Product)

Rheo offers a complete line of portable and stationary Air Filtration Units that provide a local HEPA filtration device to serve Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems. The Rheo Air Filtration Unit is designed to meet the utility requirements of multiple Rheo Ventilation Sleeves; it is also a good fit for any application with similar extraction utility requirements.

Each system is configured to comply with international electrical standards. The GMP compliant design features a small footprint and noise rating of 76 dBa. Safe Change filters and activated carbon filters for VOC’s are also available.

Rheo Air Filtration Units are a cost effective alternative to upgrading house exhaust systems that have become over utilized or where there is a need to prevent the contamination of the house exhaust system ducting.

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