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Vacuum Transfer Station by Rheo for vacuum conveyance of materials

Vacuum Transfer Station [patent pending]

The Rheo Vacuum Transfer Station is the new workstation for vacuum conveyance. This portable workstation combines the ergonomics and modularity of the Material Transfer Station with the functional requirements of a vacuum transfer system.

This Material Transfer Station can utilize any vacuum source and delivers a complete package that addresses ergonomics, containment, and inerting concerns often associated with material transfer systems.

Rheo can provide the entire material transfer package including the vacuum pump and receivers or we can utilize your existing vacuum system to deliver a more ergonomic and contained dump station.


Benefits list for the Vacuum Transfer Station by Rheo for contained material transfer

Containment

The Vacuum Transfer Station comes in three containment options:

Full perimeter dust extraction with ventilation sleeve on the Vacuum Transfer Station for standard containment

Standard Containment

This system uses a Ventilation Sleeve under the worktable surface to provide full perimeter dust extraction.


Convert the Vacuum Transfer Station from open transfer to a high containment configuration using single-use glovebags

Single-Use RABS System

By utilizing your choice of single use glovebags, the MTS can be quickly changed from the open transfer configuration to a high containment configuration for potent powder transfer.


dispense potent powders into a vacuum transfer hopper using rigid glovebox on the Vacuum Transfer Station

Rigid Glovebox

The Rheo glovebox isolator with our high-flow HEPA filtration provides a high-containment WIP transfer station for dispensing potent powders into a vacuum transfer hopper.



Vacuum Transfer Station with Integrated ventilation sleeve from Rheo

Integrated Ventilation Sleeve

The integrated Ventilation Sleeve delivers the Rheo designed, full perimeter dust extraction technology to the underside of the Vacuum Transfer Station work table. This sleeve is designed to create a down that pulls the air away from the operator’s breathing zone and into the local dust collection system. The small size and easy to remove features of this sleeve are ideally suited for a quick cleaning process.


Vacuum Transfer Station with integrated ventilation by Rheo

Rigid Glovebox Isolator

The Rheo Vacuum 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.


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

Rheo offers additional solutions for the Vacuum Transfer Station

Options

The Vacuum Transfer Station is built to order and has many options that can be integrated into the design:

  • Interting System
  • Weighing
  • Flow Aids
    • Vibratory System
    • Bridge breaker
    • Aerator ports
    • Impactor
  • WIP Sprayball
  • Interchangeable Vacuum Hoppers


Containers

The Vacuum Transfer Station can be used for transferring material from many container types:

  • Drums
  • Bags
  • FIBC
  • Bins

The Rheo Vacuum Transfer Station can transfer materials from a variety of containers including Drums, Bags, FIBC, and Bins

Vacuum Transfer Station connection for exhaust and air

Utility

  • Air Connection: minimum pressure of 90 PSI (621 kPa), recommended flow rate of 5.0 cfm (2.4 L/s)
  • Exhaust Connection: minimum pressure of 3 inch WC (745 Pa), recommended flow rate of 450 cfm (190 L/s)


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.