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Material Transfer Station - Rheo - Containment Equipment

Material Transfer Station [patent pending]

The Rheo Material Transfer Station is a small footprint workstation that improves operator safety during the material transfer and weighing process. This innovative modular system allows the integration of existing and proven technology to achieve containment levels to below 1 μg/m³.


Material Transfer Station high containment integrated

Material Transfer Station

Check out this video of the Material Transfer Station in action! This model is high containment with integrated weighing.



Material Transfer Station with features listed

Common Configurations

The following are four common configurations of the Material Transfer Station, visit each page to learn more about the configuration:

Standard containment for Material Transfer Station

Standard Containment

The Standard Containment Material Transfer Station is designed for simple open transfers. Containment levels of less than 10 μg/m³ can be achieved via the integrated Rheo Ventilation Sleeve. This configuration can be used with built-in floor scales.


Standard Containment with Integrated Weighing

The Standard Containment with Integrated Weighing Material Transfer Station is designed for simple open transfers. Containment levels of less than 10 μg/m³ can be achieved via the integrated Rheo Ventilation Sleeve. This configuration is set up to use the integrated load cell system for weigh and dispense transfers. The scale is rated up to 150 kg.


High Containment

The High Containment Material Transfer Station is designed for highly contained, closed transfers for highly toxic products and APIs. Containment levels down to 1 μg/m³ can be achieved via the integrated Flexible Isolation System. This configuration can be used with built-in floor scales.


High Containment with Integrated Weighing

The High Containment with Integrated Weighing Material Transfer Station is designed for highly contained, closed transfers for highly toxic products and APIs. Containment levels down to 1 μg/m³ can be achieved via the integrated Flexible Isolation System. This configuration is set up to use the integrate load cell system for weigh and dispense transfers. The scale is rated up to 150 kg.



Modular Design

To increase the utility of this equipment, Rheo has developed a quick and easy change over from an open transfer system to a high containment system. The open transfer system uses a full perimeter dust extraction device to capture fugitive dust while the high containment system uses a Restricted Access Barrier System (RABS).

This modular design offers two levels of containment controls to accommodate the full span of compounds.



The Rheo Vacuum Transfer Station with a rigid glovebox isolator for highly toxic products

Rigid Glovebox Isolator

The Rheo Material Transfer Station can be designed with a rigid glovebox isolator for highly toxic products and APIs requiring closed transfers. The oxygen concentration and pressure in the glovebox can be controlled using a programable logic controller to maintain a safe working environment. Integrated spray balls can be used with a wash-in-place system to quickly wash the glovebox between batches.



Dust Extraction

The integrated Rheo Ventilation Sleeve provides localized dust extraction to contain airborne dust and vapor. The full perimeter slot design provides 360 degrees of extraction to ensure that proper air velocity is maintained in the dust zone despite obstructions, such as an operator’s hands or a drum liner.


This shows dust extraction and vapor control with the Rheo Ventilation Sleeve

Operator Centric Design

By designing around an analysis of operator movements during the drum charging process, an unmatched level of safety, operating simplicity, and functionality is achieved. A drum can be raised, lowered, and tipped into the proper position by using a single hand or foot control. This approach to drum handling allows the operator to easily control the product flow during the entire charging process.



Customizable

Rheo embraces a customizable design philosophy allowing our products to conform to particular application needs. During the design phase, the Rheo engineering team analyzes the application to develop a custom comprehensive material handling solution. By using standard options as well as custom-designed features, a GMP operator-centric design can be achieved.



Cleanability

The design of our Material Transfer Stations allow full wash-down capabilities and access to all surfaces and components. With no sealed panels that could leak or collect water, the design of the stations ensure that all the cleaning solution will fully rinse from the frame.



Surface Finish

Rheo offers several different surface finish options to fit your application needs.

Visit our GMP Compliance page to learn more.


Rheo offers multiple surface finished for GMP compliance. See the options side by side.