Xoptix Limited launches their new in-process particle sizer for the pharmaceutical industry, the PharmaSizer, and will be presenting the new system on the stand at POWTECH 2014 in Germany, from 30th September to 2nd October.

The Xoptix Team proudly unveils the new addition to the XO range of in-process particle sizers, the PharmaSizer. The tried and tested engineering of the XO in-process particle sizer for both wet and dry process applications, forms the basis of the new product for pharmaceutical manufacturing production. It’s real-time, inline monitoring of particle sizes from 0.1 µm to 1100µm, is designed to be fully GAMP compliant with full materials certification and traceability. The PharmaSizer is constructed from 316L stainless steel and all material contact surfaces are electropolished to Ra 0.5µm or better, plus connections and o-ring are product specific. Clean in Place (CIP) options are available and the latest software release version 5 is compliant with 21 CFR Part 11, to conform with pharmaceutical manufacturing documentation. There is also ATEX explosion safety options for specialist applications.

Sales Director at Xoptix, Stuart Barton explains what the launch of the PharmaSizer means to the Company “POWTECH, together with TechnoPharm 2014, is the perfect launch pad for our new PharmaSizer. The sheer size of the show gives us a wide audience to demonstrate the new system and shows the industry exactly what it can do in the flesh. We’re proud this cutting edge technology has been developed at our Headquarters in Worcestershire in the UK. With our 10th Anniversary fast approaching, we know that the PharmaSizer will be a key product for our 2015 growth strategy, especially as we’ve already been taking orders for the new sizer!”

The PharmaSizer is designed to integrate quickly and easily into any production facility and works 24/7 automatically taking samples, measuring the particle size distribution 2000 times per second. It reports in real time to the process operators, or to the process control computers/PLC in a fully closed loop turnkey solution.

The Xoptix control system XOSC3X for the PharmaSizer has an LCD display that gives continual reporting of size and system data. Plus it’s easy to read so any variation in particle size can be spotted early and alarms can be activated. Front mounted flow meters to control sampling are simple to adjust and the whole unit can be linked and controlled by PC, laptop or tablet, for easy remote monitoring. The local display on the PharmaSizer provides quick on the spot information about the status of the process.

For more information about the new PharmaSizer from Xoptix email mail@xoptix.co.uk or call +44 1684 899345.